Candy UK are excited to announce the Management Buyout of Coronation Candy led by Suzanne Rowney and Diane Peck and we are in the process of rebranding as Candy UK as we proudly approach 100 years in manufacturing confectionery.
Our history is almost as long as our record-breaking stick of rock. Originally established as Coronation Rock by Alex Bolton back in 1927, we’ve survived through World War II and the Great Depression, and we’re still going strong well into the 21st century!
From humble beginnings in traditional handmade rock sticks & humbugs, we flourished during the war where demand went through the roof despite the many troubles of the time. People came from all over the country to sample and buy Blackpool rock and we even got the chance to present Sir Winston Churchill with a specially commissioned giant bar of rock.
We have continually evolved over the decades adding new product lines including every flavour imaginable to their range; from Strawberry to Chilli. We are a company with generations of learning, who are also fully embracing modern production techniques in response to customer demands.
Staying true to our British seaside heritage, Candy UK will remain in Blackpool but we are completely transforming our manufacturing HQ with cutting edge equipment and with the company rebrand we will continue to provide innovations in Candy. A sweet triumph for the British confectionery industry!
Since then, we’ve been in the news for some incredible feats, not least for holding a Guinness World record! To help promote Peter Kay: Live at the Top of the Tower back in 2000, we created the world’s largest stick of rock, measuring 14 foot and weighing in at nearly 70 stone (that’s equivalent to four newborn elephants)!
Candy UK Today
Since rebranding as Candy UK on January 1st 2019, we still take pride our rich heritage as much as we do our boundary-pushing nature. Our most popular product may still be the traditional pink peppermint rock with BLACKPOOL ROCK through the centre, but we have also invested substantially in bespoke manufacturing equipment, factory upgrades and raising our quality certifications from SALSA to BRC standard.