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Hammond's Candies

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Hammond's Candies is a candy manufacturer of hard candies and chocolates in the United States. The company makes lollipops, ribbon candy, and its best known product, oversized candy canes. Hammond's offerings have also included Honey Ko Kos (chocolates topped with shredded coconut), Mitchell Sweet (a "bite-sized" marshmallow surrounded by caramel), and candy coal.

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Carl T. Hammond, Sr. founded Hammond's Candy Company in Denver, Colorado in 1920. In 1999 the company was sold. Hammond’s purchased McCraw's Candies, a maker of flat taffy, in 2010. In 2013 Hammond's purchased Old Dominion Peanut Company.

Hammond's has expanded its offerings to include dips, pretzels, caramel corns and chocolate bars.

Old Dominion Peanut Company

Old Dominion Peanut Company is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia and manufactures markets peanut brittle and peanut candy.

Old Dominion was established in 1913 and makes peanut, cashew and pecan candies as well as its main product, peanut brittle. It was founded by the Worsham Family.

A building that was built in the early 1900s for High Rock beverage company before being used as one of Old Dominion's buildings caught fire in 2007.

Judge RW Arnold founded Old Dominion in 1880 as the first peanut factory in America for cleaning, grading and marketing peanuts.

McCraw's Taffy

Marcus D. McCraw opened a candy making business in Farmersville, Texas in 1908. His wife made the first "peanut pattie" and they produced Lance products. The business was at North Main Street across from Cello-Wrap Printing Company. Dee and Sarah McCraw created the famed taffy product.

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Hammond's Candies Wikipedia


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