Atkinson Candy Company
Atkinson Candy Company is a private company founded in 1932 by B.E. Atkinson, Sr., and his wife, Mabel C. Atkinson. The company currently operates out of a 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) facility, and is led by siblings Eric and Amy Atkinson, grandchildren of the founders. The third and fourth generations of the Atkinson family are now running the Atkinson Candy Company.
In 1983, Atkinson purchased another local company, the Judson Candy Company, later know as Judson-Atkinson Candies. Judson-Atkinson was founded in 1899, and was based in San Antonio, Texas. In 2011, Judson-Atkinson shut down business temporarily due to the high prices of sugar and raw materials.  Judson-Atkinson Candy Company used about four million pounds of sugar each year to make their bulk candies.
Atkinson Candy Company specializes in peanut butter and peppermint-flavored candies. The current product line includes the Chick-O-Stick, Coconut Long Boys, peanut brittle, mint twists, Peanut Butter Bars, and holiday candy. Atkinson also produces a premium hard candy line known as Gemstone Candies.
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