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Startup Candy Co

Quality Confectioners Since 1823

The Startup Candy Co offers Jumbo Pops, with unique wooden sticks and our classic old-fashioned Hard Candy Drops both of which have been handmade in Utah since the 18oos. These hard candies are available in all of our 40 flavors. Whether you are young, or simply young at heart, these confections are sure to sweeten your day!

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Great people, great suckers and hard candies. Always makes an effort to get our full order. Thanks! Bear River Lodge” — David Dunne, Google Review
I love the fact that the candy is handmade and the suckers come on wooden sticks instead of paper, and they taste amazing.” — Tyler Moore, Google Review
Fabulous Candy! I doesn’t matter what you get it is all good!”   — Miranda Jacobson, Google Review

American Fork, Utah

  • 1636 South 580 East
  • American Fork, Utah 84003
  • 801.373.8673

Justin Williams

William Startup started making candy in his basement in Manchester, England in 1820. He developed the first hard candy and called it “American Cough Candy” because he hoped to bring his new recipe to America one day. However, William passed away before making it to America, but he left his legacy to his son and namesake. William Startup Jr. learned the candy making process as a young boy and continued to run his father’s candy business. In 1868 William and his new bride immigrated to the United States and made their home in Utah where the3 dry climate is ideal for candy making. In 1874 the couple settled in Provo, Utah where their store quickly became a popular attraction. Today employees use the same recipes and passion for candy making to create a one-of-a-kind old fashioned line of candies and suckers.