The Sweet Life

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Welcome to The Sweet Life, an inside look at the faces behind your favorite treats. With nearly 1,300 factories across all 50 states, America’s 54,000 candy makers have some of the sweetest jobs on the planet, and each of them has their own story to tell. Learn more about the people behind the hundreds of companies and thousands of brands that make up the chocolate and candy industry.

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Trailer: The Sweet Life
Take a look inside the magic of candy making!
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Trailer 2: The Sweet Life
Meet the people who make America's favorite treats!
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Episode 1: Spangler Candy Company
Bryan, Ohio
Makers of Dum-Dums®, Saf-T-Pops®, circus peanuts, candy canes and more.
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Episode 2: The Madelaine Chocolate Company
Rockaway Beach, New York
Makers of festive seasonal foil-wrapped chocolates
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Episode 3: Elmer Chocolate
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Makers of heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and more.
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Episode 4: Perfetti Van Melle
Erlanger, Kentucky
Makers of Airheads® and Mentos®.
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Episode 5: Smarties Candy Company
Union, New Jersey
Makers of Smarties®.
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Episode 6: Just Born Quality Confections
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Makers of Mike and Ike®, Hot Tamales®, Peeps® and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews®.
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