We take our candy very seriously here at CandyCo so we made it our mission to research and bring you the best American candy and snacks of 2021. This may surprise you but the best selling American candy list is not one that changes too often as some of these candy brands have cemented themselves in the hearts of millions around the globe, becoming the favourite American candy brands across generations.
The Top 10 Best American Candies
What’s not to love? These beautiful chocolate gems encased in a crunchy shell have been around a long time. With a variety of flavours like caramel, pretzel and white chocolate plus hilarious adverts to boot, M&Ms will forever be number one.
2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
As if chocolate wasn’t good enough it seems it’s even better when filled with delicious peanut butter. If you are in search of an American candy to try then here it is!
3. Hershey’s Bar
Referred to as the “Great American Chocolate bar” Hershey’s is a firm favourite and one of the best American candy bars on the market. Hershey’s also released a Cookies ‘n’ Creme edition of their classic chocolate bar and all we can say is ‘yes please!
Ranked as one of the best selling treats on the American candy list, Twizzlers are sweet and tasty twists that will always put a smile on your face. First released in 1929, these retro sweets have stood the test of time and their taste will tell you why!
You may be used to seeing the usual, one-flavour Snickers bar in your local shop but in America, Snickers’ come in many wonderful varieties such as the almond Snickers and the peanut butter Snickers which further complement this typical American candy.
6. Jolly Rancher
You’ll never get tired of Jolly Rancher hard sweets! Voted one of the top candies amongst kids at Halloween and an overall best seller in the U.S; if you haven’t tried these yet, you should.
7. Hot Tamales
Hot Tamales are a soft cinnamon candy that is both sweet and fierce. A family favourite since 1950, these firecrackers are not going anywhere fast. We are seeing popularity for these spicy delights soar across Ireland and have you seen the YouTube clips? It seems you all love a challenge!
8. Sour Patch Kids
If you like a tang on your tastebuds then Sour Patch Kids are for you. Coated in sugar with a sour finish, these delicious sweets have made their way onto the list of best American candy with a range of flavours to suit everyone.
Another peanut butter favourite, but this time it’s a bit crispier, the Butterfinger. This American Candy Bar is as comforting as it is moreish and has earned its spot on this list having first been created almost one hundred years ago in 1923. It’s a traditional American candy you need to try, at least once.
Last but certainly not least is the Twinkie. If you’ve watched American TV you have probably heard of this cream filled delight. Featured in classic family favourites like Die Hard, Ghostbusters and The Simpsons, it really is a snack that’s always there when you need it.
What a list and yes, we’re hungry now too! There are endless candies and snacks that could be listed here but….
Just so we’re not leaving any of these beauties out, let us not forget Cheetos, the hybrid combining the most loved bars; the Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces Bar and retro sweets like Nerds and Everlasting Gobstoppers.
For the team in Dublin at Candy Co, the best American candy is the one that leaves you wanting more so having a selection of firm favourites to satisfy your cravings is what we do and why we offer so much choice in imported sweets! As a second generation family retail business & sweet shop we’re experts in bringing the very best American candy and snacks to Ireland.