Zachary Confections has been going strong for more than six decades, under three generations of the Zachary family, and our success is sweet! Our delicious chocolates, mints, candy corn, mello cremes, panned creations, and jellies are available across the country through the biggest names in retail! It’s fun knowing that wherever we go; our treats are close at hand!
We are very proud of the fact that all of our candies and confections are made in America. The majority of our packaging and ingredients are domesticly sourced as well. We also provide stable jobs to more than 250 people, and we’re proud of that, too!
Success is something we work at everyday at our modern, 300,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Frankfort, Indiana. All of our candy-making machinery was purpose-built for the confection category by craftsman around the world and is top of the line. Highly efficient, automated production, often using proprietary processes, is the key to our reputation as a volume-value manufacturer. Consider this: we have the largest and fastest creme production capability in the world. We can produce up to 10,000 pounds an hour.
We also maintain our own packaging lines, packing a broad range of boxes, tubs and bags—whatever the customer wants. Our temperature-controlled warehouse with state-of-the-art inventory control systems helps ensure only fresh inventory goes out the door. Our central Indiana location puts us within a day’s drive of more than two-thirds of the country, an important consideration for customers.
One thing we never do is don’t skimp on ingredients. All of our chocolate products are made with 100% real chocolate. Our ingredients are safely stored to ensure freshness. We use domestic suppliers for ingredients including sugar, corn syrup, peanuts, and raisins. We go the extra step and add wholesome ingredients to our products for flavoring, such as real honey in our candy corn and mello creme pumpkins. Only pure maple syrup goes into our line of maple items. Taking these important steps enable us to manufacture products that look great and taste superior.
We also keep a careful eye on every ingredient that comes into our plant and every product that leaves. Samples of all ingredients received and of every product batch are sent for analysis to an independent lab. Our commitment to quality has driven us to allocate substantial resources to attain food safety certification from the Global Food Safety Initiative, a leading global safety and quality certification program used throughout the world and establishes benchmarks for food safety.
We know our business, and more importantly, we work hard to understand yours. We strive to provide quality products, maintain strong customer relationship, and deliver outstanding service. Our senior management staff is all long-term employees—most have been with us for more than 20 years. Combine that with three generations of family leadership, and its not surprising that we have earned industry recognition for excellence in quality, safety, and innovative manufacturing.