Press

2015

WFAE Quick Picks: Tasty Gifts For Your Last-Minute List

12/18/2015

It’s going to be O.K. Everyone forgets a gift or two. Here’s a handful of locally-made delectables that are easy to find and nice to share at holiday gatherings. Each year, the Piedmont Candy Company makes and ships millions of mints under their Red Bird label. The puffs are pillow-y and perfect. The sticks are fun to use […]

Wilson’s World: Piedmont Candy Company

12/16/2015

Wilson’s World hits the road to visit Piedmont Candy Company LEXINGTON, N.C. – Since 1890 the Piedmont Candy Company has been in business.  But, it wasn’t until today that Wilson found out just what hard work goes into making candy.

Piedmont Candy Co. Is The Star Of Holiday Celebrations

12/10/2015

Iconic Red Bird Peppermint puff mints sweeten festivities, decor and beverages LEXINGTON, NC — What’s red, white and peppermint and flies off the shelves this time of year? Red Bird Peppermint puffs, a holiday tradition for 125 years, thanks to Piedmont Candy Co. in Lexington. Consider the numbers: • Thirty Red Bird mints are consumed per […]

What’s Your Dish? Hot Chocolate From Scratch

12/10/2015

Mary Cox from Piedmont Candy Company shows Good Day Charlotte how to make hot chocolate from scratch. Ingredients: 2 C milk 2 C half-and-half 1 C high quality semi-sweet chocolate Splash of vanilla extract 1 t. sugar, optional Red Bird Peppermint Puff candy stick  

Piedmont Candy Co. Drives Holiday Celebrations

11/12/2015

Iconic Red Bird Peppermint puff mints sweeten festivities, decor and beverages LEXINGTON, NC — Red Bird Peppermint puffs have been a holiday tradition for 125 years, thanks to Piedmont Candy Co. in Lexington. A staggering one million Red Bird bags, tubs and sticks are sold in the week leading up to Christmas. “Red Bird Peppermint […]

Piedmont Candy Co. Celebrates Sweet Success

10/27/2015

North Carolina heritage brand marks 125 years of making iconic Red Bird Peppermint puff mints LEXINGTON, NC — The taste of success is sweet at Piedmont Candy Company. The family-owned and operated company is celebrating a big anniversary: 125 years of producing iconic Red Bird Peppermint puff mints. Founded in 1890 (yes, that’s not a […]

Crystal’s Candy Corner: Piedmont Candy Co. and Red Bird

09/16/2015

Managing Editor Crystal Lindell dishes on her favorites treats from the Piedmont Candy Co., known for its Red Bird brand. The company is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year, and will be featured as Candy Industry Magazine’s October 2015 Cover Story! And while most people know the Piedmont’s famous Red Bird soft peppermint puffs, the […]