Meet North Carolina’s Candy Makers


Piedmont Candy Company This candy outfit is rooted in Lexington, North Carolina history, established in the year 1890. Piedmont Candy makes gluten-free puffed mints and candies out of pure cane sugar. A variety of flavors are offered under the brand name Red Bird, from lemon to cinnamon. The company’s staple candy is its peppermint puffs, […]

Watch as peppermint happens … Red Bird earns its candy stripes


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 […]

“A minted Christmas classic”


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

Red Bird Candy: Sweet Answer To Dietary Restrictions


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 […]

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


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


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


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


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