The company was founded in 2014 by candy industry pros who thought it was time that fudge got serious. After perfecting their recipes using only the finest ingredients, they combined their premium product with outstanding packaging to create something entirely new in the retail space—a national fudge brand worthy of the name “Great American.”
Rich Condie and Bob Clements have candy in their blood. After decades running some of the biggest candy brands on the planet including Snickers, Milky Way, Twix, and Starburst, Rich became CEO of E.J. Brach. He then founded Sunrise Confections and grew it into one of the largest sugar candy manufacturers in North America. Along with co-founding Sunrise Confections with Rich, Bob also headed sales at E.J. Brach (national accounts), Farley’s, Favorite Brands, and Jel-Sert. Today, the long-time friends bring that same passion to the world of fudge.