Summer 2018 Starts with National Candy Month

Summer 2018 Starts with National Candy Month

For the month of June, join the National Confectioners Association in enjoying the authentic, fun treats that chocolate and candy companies have been producing for more than 100 years. Whether you’re partial to gummy candies or tend to enjoy chocolates, this month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle.

“National Candy Month is a moment to focus on the companies and individuals who make the treats many Americans enjoy throughout the year,” said John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association. “We’re excited to spotlight both the classic American manufacturing success story and the efforts that leading chocolate and candy companies are taking to ensure that consumers have the information they need to make informed choices about their favorite treats.”

There are many ways to participate in National Candy Month, including:

  1. Look out for random acts of sweetness: NCA will be randomly selecting a few lucky Washingtonians who will receive custom packages of fun and unique treats. Past recipients include Tommy McFly, the Washington Redskins, Elliot in the Morning, and many more. NCA will also bring enjoyment to events throughout the D.C. area, including the Congressional Women’s Softball Game on June 20.
  2. Learn more about industry leadership: America’s leading chocolate and candy companies have come together to launch the Always A Treat Initiative, which provides consumers with information, options and support as they enjoy chocolate and candy. To learn more, visit, a digital hub with information about this initiative, plus fun facts about your favorite treats.
  3. Connect with NCA on social: Follow along and join in the conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Celebrating in a special way? Use the hashtag #NationalCandyMonth to let us know how you’re making the month of June even sweeter.


About the National Confectioners Association (NCA):
The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates $42 billion in retail sales each year. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and works to ensure that chocolate, candy, gum and mints are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. The industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states and supports an additional 635,000 jobs in related fields. The U.S. confectionery industry has made a commitment to increasing transparency, providing more portion guidance options and educating consumers about the role of confectionery in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more at or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.