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Albanese Candy

It's a Story of Sweet Success!

Albanese is a confectionery manufacturer, retailer, and distributor. For more than 30 years, we’ve made the World’s Best Gummies and Chocolates in the United States by using our simple recipe for success: putting flavor and texture first, always finding a better way, and never taking ourselves too seriously.

Our gummies and chocolates taste different because we’re different. All of our gummies, chocolates, and nuts are made at our factory located in the heart of the Midwest. We only produce the highest quality ingredients sourced exclusively from American and European growers. We’re best known for our 12 Flavor Gummi Bears®, but we have lots of fan favorites. If you like sour, our sour options that start sour, and stay sour, will surely make you pucker up! We appreciate our sugar-free and natural gummi fanatics too – we even mastered the Ultimate™ 8 Flavor Gummi Bears™ that elevate the tasting experience!

Look for the Gummi with the “A” on the Tummy to make sure you have the World’s Best in your hands.


1998 Albanese invents a new technology to allow for greater flavor release from gelatins.

2001 Albanese breakthrough allows for even more sour flavor to be added to our gummies.

2002 Albanese wins the Professional Candy Buyer's Product of the Year award recognizing us for innovation in gummi candies.

2003 Brought back the almost lost of art of rotogravure printing for use on all our packaging.

2006 Nominated again for the Product of Year in the non-chocolate category.

2006 Received the prestigious Techonolgy Award for developing process of placing Omega 3 Fish Oil into a gummi.

2008 Once again nominated for Product of the Year in the non-chocolate category. We may be the most nominated company!

2011 Received approval by the FDA for a Vegetable/Fruit snack for the school lunch program, exceeding the most demanding State requirements.

2012 Developed the first ever gummi that does not freeze in ice cream.

2014 Best of Supplements Awards Winner.

2015 Innovation Most Innovative New Product Award winner for our World's Best Peanut Butter Peanut bags.

2016 Launched an Albanese flavored slushy.

2017 Nominated for Most Innovative New Product Award.

2019 Halloween got a lot sweeter with the launch of our first seasonal Multipack.

2020 Nearly a decade in the making, Albanese launches the Ultimate™ 8 Flavor Gummi Bears™.

2020 WINNER! NEXTY Consumer Choice Award in Food & Beverage Category for Ultimate™ 8 Flavor Gummi Bears™