Meant To Be Savored and Shared.
Crafting unique and classic confections since 1939.

From Our Family to Yours For 85 Years.

We love crafting flavors that delight your taste buds and satisfy your sweet tooth. 

We believe that every bite should spark joy. That’s why for nearly four generations, our family has poured our hearts into making the perfect candies that bring the flavors of Old World Italy right to your home.


Possible flavor combinations!


Years of crafting candies that the nation loves!


Generations in Business

hands holding a dish of candy

Loves comes through in all we do.

Every chocolate is handcrafted with local, premium ingredients using sustainable practices.

Three generations of Californians with a singular quest: to delight candy lovers far and wide.Yours truly,

The Sconza Story

1922 - From Italy With A Dream

Vincenzo Sconza lands at Ellis Island with $20 in his pocket and boatloads of ambition. The 17-Year Old Vincenzo settles in Oakland and begins work at a pasta factory with the dream of becoming a candy maker.
Ellis Island log with Vincenzo Sconza's name listed

1939 - Chasing The Dream

Vincenzo commandeers the family kitchen at night to try out his candy recipes. His heavenly peanut brittle becomes incredibly popular, and his candies are soon featured in local dime stores. Vincenzo quits his day job: Sconza Candy is born!
Vincenzo Sconza with family working in 1939

1948 -The Dream Expands

Sconza Candy thrives, adored by countless fans throughout the East Bay. Vincenzo dreams up and perfects new recipes in his kitchen, including Jordan Almonds, Jawbreakers and French Burnt Peanuts.
jawbreaker candies

1960 - New Generation, New Goodies

Son Jim joins the family business, adding his inventive sweet tooth to the mix. Sconza acquires a local candy company. Vincenzo and Jim create nut and fruit-filled confections, after-dinner mints, and popular Christmas hard candies sold in decorative tins.
yellow, green, pink, blue assorted  candies

2008 - Moving To Oakdale

By now, grandchildren Ron and Janet are deep in the family business: a third generation of candymakers with exacting standards and distinct flavor ideas. Sconza moves to a bigger home in California’s orchard country, close to many prized local ingredients.
family photo of 3rd generation candy makers

2021 - Growing and Expanding

Ron Sconza, CEO targets growth!  Expanding delicious confection selections to delight our customers and introducing new flavor-infused line of caramels and chocolate buttons.
Ron Sconza in factory

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