Being a part of candy making is one of our highlights. We are proud that for over 15 years, candy makers have turned to P&P Distributors for all their assembly line machinery components. Lamps, timers, fans, valves, motors, gearboxes, even disposable gloves, and hairnets. P&P offers an unparalleled range of manufacturing components. We carry parts from over 400 manufacturers that help candy makers make their sweet treats.
The first candy came to America in the early 18th century from Britain and France. It was a rare treat because not many of the early colonists were proficient in sugar work. Even the simplest form of candy, a rock candy, made from crystallized sugar, was considered a luxury.
The Candy Revolution
In the 1830s, the candy business began its revolution when technological advances and the availability of sugar opened up the market. The first solid chocolate bar was produced in England in 1847 and when immigrants arrived in America with candy-making skills, our love for chocolate began.
Two of the biggest contributors to candy making in America are Rudolph Lindt and Milton Hershey. Rudolph Lindt invented the “Chocolate-Making Conch” in 1879 and in 1893 Milton Hershey saw a German-manufactured chocolate-making machine at the Chicago World's Fair and he immediately ordered one for his Lancaster factory and produced the first American-made milk chocolate bar.
And the rest is chocolate history. And P&P is proud to be a part of that history. We have delivered thousands of orders for customers like:
Russell Stover Candies
We’re excited to announce that our customers can now place orders directly on our website. This brings us closer to our mission which is to supply customers with only the finest originally manufactured goods, equipment, and components available.