BY KATHLEEN PURVIS LEXINGTON, NC Let’s get this straight: The Piedmont Candy Co. doesn’t make candy canes. Candy canes are shiny. They’re crunchy. They stick to your teeth when you chew them. Piedmont Candy, the maker of Red Bird – North Carolina’s home-grown candy – makes candy sticks and candy puffs. And while some of […]
Red Bird peppermints have been around for 126 years, and are still a Holiday classic with more than 1 million bags sold the week before Christmas. A feature in North State Journal by Emory Rakestraw
If you’ve ever wanted to tour our candy kitchen and see how we make your favorite candy puffs – be sure to check out this video which tells you all about it!
All-natural Red Bird Peppermint puff mints are free of common allergens and gluten LEXINGTON, NC — Sometime’s, staying true to history and tradition is the secret to success. That’s been the case for Red Bird Candy for the past 125 years. With a growing list of allergens and sensitivities impacting what we can and can’t […]
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 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.
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 […]
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
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 […]