Keeping it Simple. Keeping it Tasty.

Our factory strives to be the absolute best. From our tasty full sugar candies to our new organic no sugar line, we have a wide range of capabilities and certifications.

Gluten Free

All of our products are gluten free! We can also produce gluten free products that are certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO).

USDA Organic

We are a USDA Organic certified facility by Oregon Tilth under the US National Organic Program 7 CFR Part 205. From our own branded candy to contract manufacturing capabilities, we can produce delicious organic candies.

Vegan

All of our organic products are vegan friendly! We love animals and we don't use them or their byproducts in any of our organic products.

Kosher Pareve

Our facilities are kosher certified, meaning all of our candies conform to the regulations of kashrut.

Non-GMO

The majority of our products are Non-­GMO/Non-BE. We do not use any bio-engineered ingredients or processes in any of our Organic or specifically formulated candy manufacturing processes.

Allergen Free

Our delicious sweets are all allergen free with no treenuts, peanuts or any other of the big-8 allergens. Just yummy sweets!

Unmatched Standards

Quality Candy Company is proud to be certified to the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing and Quality Edition 8.0. One of the most difficult and highest quality certifications attainable, you can be sure our manufacturing and process is world class.

“This rigorous farm-to-fork food safety and quality certification helps food producers assure their buyers that their food products have been grown, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible global food safety standards.” – SQF Program


1986

It all started with a man, a lollipop machine and a desire to provide restaurants/store fronts with an affordable way to leave their customers with a sweet and satisfying smile!

1988

After initial success, it was time to keep growing! After getting his hands on an old discarded starlight mint machine and twist wrap machines, Pierre added the new line and started to produce starlight mints. Today, Quality Candy is one of the largest starlight mint manufacturers in the world.

1989

After producing Starlight Mints for a year, Pierre noticed something. After making a 100lb batch, a large portion of the red and white stripes was left unusable and had to be scraped. Instead of throwing it away, a light bulb went off. Why not reuse the scraps to make something even more delicious!? And thus, the first and original Spi-C-Mint was born. By adding spicy cinnamon oil to the already peppermint-flavored batch, blending the red and white until it turned pink, then putting a fresh red and white-striped jacket on it, a new kind of candy was born. They became a hit with restaurants throughout the Southwest, and are now world famous and have many imitators. Just know, Quality Candy makes the original and best.

1991

After the success of the Spi-C-Mint it was time for even more candy innovation. Using an old recipe Pierre had for chocolate-flavored hard candy, he and his team hand blended Dutch cocoa powder and chocolate syrup into a molten candy mass. Using this chocolaty goodness as the center, and adding green minty stripes the Original Choco-Starlight was born! Once again it became a hit.  Others have tried to copy it, but none of the copycats go to the expense and trouble of trying to duplicate the Quality Candy formula and process.

1993

In January and February of 1993, the original Quality Candy factory, which was located down in the Rio (River) zone of Tijuana, was substantially destroyed by torrential rains and floods. A trying time, the Quality Candy team rallied and came back. The entire factory was relocated to a new 25,000 square foot building, up on a hilltop. Now, Quality Candy has expanded into adjacent and connected buildings to create a 100,000 square foot factory that they call home today. And this is just manufacturing space. Finished goods inventory is warehoused in Southern California.

1996-2019

Quality Candy is now one of the leading manufacturers of hard and soft sugar candies in the world. Through 1996-1997 capacity was doubled by adding more lines and more products such as lollipops, soft/pure sugar candies, drops and more. We are continuing to innovate as well! In the past 4 years, the Quality Candy team has developed the worlds first No Sugar & Organic candies!! A true revolution in an industry that is reliant on sugar.