Spangler Candy Acquires Bit-O-Honey Brand From Pearson’s Candy


Bryan, OH — Spangler Candy Co. has purchased the Bit-O-Honey candy brand, soft taffy with roasted almonds and honey, from Pearson’s Candy Co.

“Bit-O-Honey is a perfect addition to the Spangler Family of Brands,” says Spangler Chairman & CEO Kirk Vashaw. “It’s history and nostalgic appeal blend perfectly with our existing brands, including Dum-Dums, Sweethearts, Necco Wafers, Saf-T-Pops, Spangler Circus Peanuts, and candy canes.”

“We are pleased Bit-O-Honey has moved to a great new home,” says Dan Lagermeier, Pearson’s CEO. “Moving this brand to Spangler allows Pearson’s to continue our focus on manufacturing our core brands, including the Salted Nut Roll, Mint Patties, Nut Goodies, and the BUN® cluster bar.” 

Bit-O-Honey first appeared in 1924, made by the Schutter-Johnson Co. of Chicago. Between 1969 and 1983 it went through several ownership changes, eventually being purchased by Nestlé. In 2013, Nestle sold Bit-O-Honey to Pearson’s.