Our Story: How Warrell Became a Top Contract Manufacturer

Warrell has over 50 years of Sweet Success


With more than 50 years of Sweet Success, Warrell 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, fire roasting, and nut clusters enable us to serve the needs of many of the top food companies worldwide.

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 distributed candy and snacks to the markets that were not being serviced by the big three.

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Continued Growth as a Contract Manufacturing Company

Over the following decades, we continued to diversify into confectionery 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.  After 10 years, our go-to-market strategy changed, and we closed the Classic Caramel facility to reallocate our resources on the growing contract manufacturing business generated at the Camp Hill facility.

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.   In November of 2018, Warrell unveiled Warrell Creations as it’s private label and contract manufacturing divisionContact us for your next confectionery or snack project!

Available Food Certifications

USDA Organic Kosher logo Non-GMO Verified gfco.org gluten free certified vergan logo Fair trade certified Halal certified Certified sustainable

Certified by NSF International to the FSSC22000 Standard, a recognized GFSI Standard.