Our Story

The Warrell Corporation is celebrating
50 years of Sweet Success

our-story
This image features the Pennsylvania Dutch Candies distribution center and two of our workers; Vicky Forry and Janet Jackson.

Celebrating 50 years of Sweet Success, the Warrell Corporation is proud to be one of the top contract candy-manufacturing companies in North America. Our development and mastery of six core manufacturing processes, including chocolate enrobing, chocolate panning, pan roasting, brittle & nut clusters, caramel, and taffy enables us to serve the needs of many of the top food companies worldwide. We also produce our own popular confectionary brands including Pennsylvania Dutch Candies™, Katharine Beecher®, Flipsticks® and Classic Caramel®.

 

1965: The Journey Begins
Similar to most great American business success stories, our company now known as the Warrell Corporation rose from humble beginnings. We started in 1965 in the small town of Mount Holly Springs, PA as Pennsylvania Dutch Candies — a specialty candy manufacturer, specialty food distributor, and marketer, serving gift stores and restaurants across the U.S. We sold the markets that were not being serviced by the big three.
Pennsylvania Dutch Candies continues to operate as a unit of the Warrell Corporation and remains our most popular brand. We continue to focus on servicing the tourist trade and traveling customers through specialty retailers.

 

Continued Growth as a Contract Manufacturing Company

Over the following decades, we continued to diversify into candy and snack manufacturing. Milestone events in our history were the acquisition of Katharine Beecher Candies in 1974, followed by Melster Candies nearly a decade later. In addition to candy and snack manufacturing, we expanded our capabilities to include ingredient, mainstream retail, contract, and private label customers.

 

Growth Leads to the Construction of a New Facility

The phenomenal growth of our company created the need for a larger facility to better serve our rapidly expanding contract candy and snack manufacturing customer base. This led to the renovation of a sprawling, state-of-the-art 200,000-square-foot facility in Camp Hill, PA. We further increased our production capabilities by purchasing Classic Caramel and its 30,000-square-foot facility in York, PA in 2009.

 

We’re Fully Prepared to Meet Your Contract Candy and Snack Manufacturing Needs Well into the Future

Our unrivaled combination of solid facilities, top-quality products, innovative product ideas, and contract candy and snack manufacturing expertise developed over the past 50 years will help us serve our customers for the next half century and beyond. Contact us for your next candy or snack project!

What Our Customers Say

For the past four years, The Warrell Corporation and CAL Marketing have been partners in creating some of the most innovative and on trend products in the candy industry. With 50 years experience in candy manufacturing, Warrell’s knowledge has helped us bring new ideas to life, enabling us to expand our range to more than 20 plus items in the past few years. With a large dedicated staff, Warrell has had the ability to make us feel like their only customer, with their friendly customer service and experienced R&D teams working closely with us from product development to dispatch. Working with Warrell has been a delight and we look forward to many more years of exciting candy creations!

“Sweet Factory has always carried the classic candy from Warrell – all of the flavors of the Bonomo Turkish Taffy.

However, the item that Changed Sweet Factory’s chocolate assortment forever is the Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle! We tried this new Warrell item at an ECRM candy Show and knew instantly it would become one of our best selling chocolate items – and it did!  We carry this item year round as our stores and customers never tire of it!  Such an innovative and high quality product from Warrell!”

I have been purchasing from Warrell for over 15 years and find their quality second to none. The customer service is always warm and friendly. I would highly recommend.