A loan of $10,000 helped us purchase our first automated chocolate enrober and cooling tunnel to expand our production capacity.


David's story

I started making candy when I was 14 years old. I wanted money to do the typical things that teenagers want to do so I asked my parent's for money. They told me they didn't have any money to give me but my mother offered me a recipe to make lollipops. She suggested that I try to sell them at school. Every night after school I would come home, do my homework, and make lollipops. My candy business thrived. I had lines of kids waiting for me outside every class. My success was short lived as the principal shut me down because I was taking too much revenue away from the vending machines.

Later on, I went to college where I studied retailing and marketing. I worked in that field for the first 17 years of my post college career. In 2014 I was looking for a career change. I have a tradition that I make goody bags for all of my single friends on Valentine's Day. That year I decided to make lollipops and flavored marshmallows. After delivering the bags, I received messages from several friends telling me that the treats were delicious and that I should try to sell them. Suddenly, a light when on in my brain. I remembered that candy had been very profitable for me when I was a kid so I decided to see if I could make it profitable again.

My first day in a commercial kitchen making candy was April 15th, 2014. The past 4 years have been filled with a lot of long hours and hard work but it's exciting to see the growth. We're very excited to reach a point where we need to start automating some of our processes in order to keep up with orders.


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It helps an entrepreneur buy equipment to grow his local business!



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About The Capital Candy Jar

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 3 years - 5 years
Website: thecapitalcandyjar.com

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