Many of you have asked for a "melt-in-your-mouth" candy puff that you remember eating as a kid. While the originals made by Brock's (not Brach's) are gone, these are as close as we have been able to find. They are smaller than you remember but they sure are good.
Red Bird Candy Puffs History
Red Bird Peppermint Candy Puffs are a popular brand of candy that has been around for over a century. The candy is made by the Piedmont Candy Company, which was founded in 1890 in Lexington, North Carolina by Edward Ebelein.
Ebelein started out making stick candy and later expanded the company's offerings to include a variety of hard candies, including Red Bird Peppermint Candy Puffs. The candy puffs are made using a special recipe that includes pure cane sugar, corn syrup, peppermint oil, and food coloring. The candy is cooked in large copper kettles and then formed into small, round, pillow-shaped pieces.
Red Bird Peppermint Candy Puffs have a unique flavor and texture that sets them apart from other peppermint candies. They are soft and easy to chew, and have a strong, refreshing peppermint taste. The candy has become a favorite of many people over the years, and is often used as a decoration during the holiday season.
Today, the Piedmont Candy Company is still family-owned and operated, and continues to produce Red Bird Peppermint Candy Puffs and other candies using traditional methods and high-quality ingredients.