Established: 1938 Dubuque Iowa Family owned and operated its entire existence. Heinz family for multiple generations, purchased by the Siegert family in July 2011.
Why should anyone care?
Betty Jane Candies has been a local favorite for decades, winning its local “Best Fest” contest every year since it began (We just won our 20th straight award in that contest in March 2018.) The rest of the nation is beginning to catch on to what Eastern Iowan’s have known for years, Betty Jane Candies is simply delicious!
Since 2011, Betty Jane Candies
-Has been named a top Product in the Tri-State area (open voting KCRG A-list contest)
-Featured in the 2014 Academy Awards Gift Bag
-People Magazine pick, top culinary gift in the state of Iowa 2014
-Featured 2017 Grammy Awards Gift Bag
-Named one of the best mom and pop Chocolate shops in America (Taste of Home Magazine Jan 2018)
Traditionally Betty Jane Candies has been a manufacturing company with 2-3 brick and mortar stores. In 2011 we rolled out a brand new E-Commerce website that has seen sales growth every year.
About 2 years ago we began developing a snack line geared towards wholesalers. Those products are now in hundreds of wholesalers in the Midwest including Hy-Vee, Fareway and Sam’s Clubs. Our products are open to any qualified wholesaler interested and our wholesale customer base is growing each month.
Our flagship product is the Gremlin, our version of a “turtle.” It is our most popular boxed gift item and also a snack version of it is the cornerstone of our wholesale business.