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Stock Up On Classic American Candy Favourites: Jolly Rancher, M&Ms, Fruit Roll Ups & More

New Zealand has its fair share of delicious, drool-worthy confectionery specials. Still, Kiwis find a way to pine for American classics. Nerds, Jolly-Rancher, M&Ms — you name it. Candy lovers are actively searching for these American delights, and this holds an opportunity for you to make better profits. 

However, not all American candy is welcome with open arms. Kiwis are selective with their taste. This means that any best-selling American confectionery in some parts of the world may be too sweet or artificial for their liking. 

As the leading supplier of wholesale confectionery in Auckland for a decade, we’re qualified to suggest to you the top American candy that will be bought not once, not twice, but repeatedly. 

Read on to learn about popular choices of confectionery items that more or less belong to the States.

What Kiwis Think About American Candy

Kiwis love candy, just like the rest of the world. While it’s true that Kiwis can swear by American brands they like, they’ll easily turn a blind eye to the others. 

For some, American candy holds a nostalgic appeal and represents a taste of international flavours. Call it the unique flavours, vibrant packaging, and novelty that American confectionery brings to the table. 

American classics like Hershey’s, Reese’s, or Skittles are the unequivocally sought-after treats that most households in New Zealand buy. 

Thus, understanding the diverse preferences of Kiwi consumers is crucial for businesses aiming to cater to the confectionery market. 

So, rather than talking about average or non-performing items, we’ve come up with the best-selling options worth considering.

Top Selling American Confectionery: What You Must Stock

As for the best American brands sold in New Zealand, these are among the best-selling products that you can get for your retail store.

1. Starburst

Despite its fame, few may know that Starburst originated in the United Kingdom before making its way to North America. It is a box-shaped, fruit-flavoured soft taffy candy that is highly demanded in New Zealand. At Stock4Shops, we have Starburst Original that has delicious flavours including Cherry, Orange, Strawberry and Lemon.

2.  Skittles

These multicolour, bite-sized treats have continued to stay relevant since their inception in 1974, courtesy of the British. Later, it was handed over to the Wrigley Company and it has continued to sell prominently ever since. At Stock4Shops, we have a delicious range of flavours in Skittles, including Skittles Wild Berry, Skittles Sours, Skittle Fruits and Skittle Freezer Pops.

3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

According to a study by Wikipedia, Reese’s peanut butter cups rank #1 among other best selling confectionery in the US. Introduced by the Hershey Company in the States, these butter cups are a perfect combination of salty, sweet flavours and are gluten free. The popularity of these butter cups has only soared during the past years and it’s also catching up in NZ. 

4. Warheads

As intense as its name, this candy packs quite a punch. Warheads are a popular brand of intensely sour candies that have gained a reputation for their extreme sourness and unique flavour profiles. They’re available in different flavours and varieties such as Freezer Pops, Sour Jelly Beans, Sour ‘Lil Worms, Wedgies and Sour Cubes at Stock4Shops.

5. M&Ms

We all know M&Ms. These button sized theatre-box candies are excellenting for busting boredom and candy cravings. M&M’s are often enjoyed as a snack, used for baking and decorating, and even used in various creative ways during celebrations and events. Here at Stock4Shops, we have a delectable variety of M&M flavours such as M&M’s Pretzel, M&M’s Milk Chocolate, M&M’s Peanut and M&M’s Mini Tubes. 

Fun Fact: The name “M&M’s” stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” representing the two core founders behind this iconic candy. It was initially developed as a convenient and portable snack for soldiers during World War II. 

6. Jolly Rancher

Jolly Rancher’s delicious range of hard candies is a must-have for your confectionery store. Be it bites on lollipops, this brand is what Kiwis love to gnaw on. Pink lemonade, watermelon, green apple and cherry are among the best-selling flavours in Jolly Rancher that you can consider from Stock4Shops. 

7. Hubba Bubba

Known for its soft and chewy texture, Hubba Bubba is among the most popular bubble gum brands. With its iconic packaging and wide range of exciting flavours, Hubba Bubba offers a burst of nostalgia and an instant mood lifter. At Stock4Shops, we offer a delightful assortment of Hubba Bubba gum, both as chewable gum and as tapes. These are available in flavours ranging from Strawberry to Grape.

9. Twinkies

Twinkies are a hailed snack in NZ and the credit goes to its golden, soft sponge cake and cream. Above all, it’s priced well and surpasses other American confectionery items in terms of taste and quality. From incorporating them into dessert recipes and milkshakes to using them as toppings or decorations, there are many reasons why a lot of customers are drawn to Twinkies. 

10. Mike and Ike Zours

These chewy treats are not only delicious on their own but also perfect for baking purposes. Mike & Ike Zours are the right balance of sourness, which is why many Kiwi customers buy them at first glance. At Stock4Shops, you can get tantalising flavours such as Mike & Ike Berry Blast, Mike & Ike Mega Mix and Mike & Ike Tropical Typhoon. 

Other Non-American Gems In Bulk Confectionery

  1. Musashi 

Although not a candy, Musashi is a highly acclaimed Australian brand that has a wide range of protein products. These include wholesale protein bars, energy drinks, protein brownies, and other items of high nutritional value. Musashi can be sold alongside confectionery products and grocery items, making them a versatile stock for retailers. 

  1. Hi-Chew 

Did you know this brand was Japanese? Hi-Chew is a popular candy that comes in chewy and fruity flavours like strawberry, green apple, grape, mango, and many more. Its sweet and sour variety makes for a great bestseller too. Whether you want to buy individual packs or candy bags, having Hi-Chew at your confectionery store will always be a choice worth making.

  1. Chupa Chups 

Chupa Chups may be a Spanish brand, but for many of us, it sparks nostalgia with its unmistakable sweet and sour taste. Chupa Chups candy and lollipops are in a great demand, when it comes to New Zealand alone. Chupa Chups Melody Pops are among the most popular bestsellers that you can take a look at. 

  1. Cadbury

Even though we have Whittakers, Cadbury chocolate takes the place for one of the most bought smooth and creamy chocolate. Cadbury dates back to 1905, when it was introduced in England, making it one of the oldest and prominent chocolate brands up till now. It has made its way to over 50 countries among which stands New Zealand as well, and we all know that. Whether it’s the classic Dairy Milk or the tantalising flavours of Fruit & Nut or Caramilk chocolate, Cadbury is sold all year round in most parts of the world. 

Save Big on American Confectionery with Stock4Shops

Now that you know what to stock, the only thing you have to do is to purchase it from a reliable supplier. Well, you’re in luck. Introducing our newest collection of mouthwatering treats that have been in-demand for a significant time.

Don’t miss out on these American bestsellers! Stock them up with the pioneering confectionery wholesaler in Auckland — Stock4Shops. We’re the leading bulk lollies and confectionery supplier ready to dispatch inventory of top products. Shop from our range of candy at no minimum order! 

P.S. You can avail yourself of free delivery with just $300+GST of your order value. 

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