Sunrise Confections


Sunrise Confections has been a leading manufacturer of non-chocolate chewy and hard candy since it was founded as a division of El Paso, TX-based Mount Franklin Foods, LLC in 2001. Sunrise produces high quality candy and fruit flavored snacks for a number of private label brands in the U.S. and is one of the largest candy companies in North America, with operations spanning more than 700,000 square feet.  The company also makes products under its own brands; Sunrise®, Softer Than Brittle®, Fruit Shoppe®, Farmers Market® and Moon Rocks®.  Sunrise produces a wide variety of non-chocolate candies including gummies, jells, mellow crèmes, jujus, sours, hard candy, soft sugar products, jelly beans and fruit flavored snacks. Most recently the company introduced Softer than Brittle®, a unique gourmet nut brittle.

A delicious array of products made by Sunrise Confections can be found in major grocery, drug, mass, club, food service and convenience store channels. In addition to producing private label and its own brands, Sunrise Confections also manufactures for major candy and fruit flavored snack brands through turn-key contract manufacturing programs.

Sunrise Confections is committed to giving back by supporting various organizations in the local El Paso community, including the Junior Woman’s Club, local schools, a local children’s home, Relay for Life, Braden Aboud Memorial Walk/Run, Special Olympics, Alzheimer’s Association, Teen Challenge, local sports groups, and several local Halloween, Christmas and Easter events.

Company Details

Location: El Paso, TX - 16th District District


Founded: 2001

U.S. Employees:

Exports to Other Countries: Yes

Gary Ricco, President & CEO

Company Products

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