Candies & Gumballs
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Candy & Gumball Products
Candy & Gumball Products
Bulk Candy and Gumballs for Sale!
A great selection of vending machine candy, wrapped candy, packaged candy, bubble gum, chicle tab gum and jawbreakers candy. All of our candy, gum balls and jawbreaker merchandise are brand name products and guaranteed to be fresh. We also offer an great selection of packaged candies, novelty candy and wrapped gum products for events and retail sales. Be advised that because of government regulations and industry safety standards, once delivered, any food products such as candy, gumballs or nuts may not be returned for any reason.
VENDING MACHINE CANDY
Bulk & Loose Candy for Bulk Vending Machines
CANDY CRANE MIXES
Candy Mixes & Toy Mixes for Crane Claw Machines
WRAPPED CANDY PRODUCTS
Wrapped Bulk Candy Assorted Lollipops
RETAIL & NOVELTY CANDY
Discounted Candy Items Boxed Novelty Candies
BUBBLE GUM PRODUCTS
Dubble Bubble and Zed Assorted Gumballs
WRAPPED & PACKAGED GUM
Twist Bubble Gum and Novelty Gum Products
SMALL GUM PRODUCTS
Assorted Chicle Tabs Small Size Gumballs
Candy, Gum & Sour Filled and Unfilled Jawbreakers
The candy business underwent a drastic change in the 1830s when technological advances and the availability of sugar opened up the market. The new market was not only for the enjoyment of the rich but also for the pleasure of the working class. There was also an increasing market for children. While some fine confectioners remained, the candy store became a staple of the child of the American working class. Penny candies epitomized this transformation of candy. Penny candy became the first material good that children spent their own money on. For this reason, candy store-owners relied almost entirely on the business of children to keep them running. Even penny candies were directly descended from medicated lozenges that held bitter medicine in a hard sugar coating.
In 1847, the invention of the candy press (also known under the surprising name of a toy machine) made it possible to produce multiple shapes and sizes of candy at once. In 1851, confectioners began to use a revolving steam pan to assist in boiling sugar. This transformation meant that the candy maker was no longer required to continuously stir the boiling sugar. The heat from the surface of the pan was also much more evenly distributed and made it less likely the sugar would burn. These innovations made it possible for only one or two people to successfully run a candy business.
In 1928, Walter Diemer, an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia, was experimenting with new gum recipes. One recipe, based on a formula for a chewing gum called "Blibber Blubber", was found to be less sticky than regular chewing gum, and stretched more easily. This gum became highly successful and was eventually named by the president of Fleer as Dubble Bubble because of its stretchy texture.
This remained the dominant brand of bubble gum until after WWII, when Bazooka bubble gum entered the market.
Until the 1970s, bubble gum (gumball - a small ball of chewing gum with a colored sugar coating) still tended to stick to one's face. At that time, synthetic gum was introduced, which would almost never stick as a bubble popped. The first brands in the US to use these new synthetic gum bases were Hubba Bubba and Bubble Yum.
Bubble gum got its distinctive pink color because the original recipe Diemer worked on produced a dingy gray colored gum, so he added red dye (diluted to pink) as that was the only dye he had on hand at the time.
Thank you for shopping at the Professional Vending Supply Company. We strive for the continuous improvement in the freshness and appearance our products so that you may have an enjoyable and positive experience. We reserve the right to vary specifications without notice. Candy and Gumball representation is as accurate as possible and may vary slightly.