As confectioners ourselves, we have an intimate understanding of the ingredient needs of candy companies. Whether you want to add value to the inside of your candy with our inclusions and fillings, or to the outside of the product with our toppings and grinds, we help you build your product line and create delicious, exciting confections.

March 22, 2018

WHITE PAPER: Challenger Brands and Challenger Products

The food industry has seen a number of industry-wide shifts over its history in the United States, but perhaps none more important than the current trend toward challenger branding and specialty products. Challenger brands can be defined as specialty brands that offer a new, disruptive product. In the past few […]

Ingredient Systems

Baked Inclusions

We offer baked inclusions such as pieces of brownie, cake, cookie, biscotti, pie crust, and more. Add familiar favorites such as chocolate chip cookie or homemade pie crust pieces to your dipped chocolate confections for indulgent texture and an overall nostalgic appeal. Available in a variety of flavors and sizes, our baked inclusions have a delicious appearance and delectable flavor.


Intriguing application: milk chocolate bark with chocolate chip cookie pieces

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Parker adds value to truffles and barks with a variety of creative inclusions. Our core line of candy pieces complements dark, milk, and white chocolate with flavors like maple, prickly pear, and mint. Any of our praline nuts can also contribute to confections.


Intriguing applications: spiced truffle coated with praline pumpkin seeds; dark chocolate bar with sour cherry inclusions.

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We provide nut and candy toppings for candy applications including truffles, bars, candy apples, and more. Ranging from candy cane grind to hazelnut pieces to lemon flakes, our products give your chosen applications an extra layer of flavor, texture, and color.


Intriguing applications: milk chocolate bars topped with blueberry flakes and slivered almonds; espresso crunch dark chocolate bark.

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We offer a variety of fillings for confectionery, helping you surprise consumers with culinary flavors inside creative truffles. Filling flavors range from traditional chocolate and marshmallow bases to orange and key lime.


Intriguing applications: crème brûlée cherry chocolate bark; rhubarb champagne truffle.

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Our specialty praline nuts and seeds are ground to appropriate sizes for truffles and barks, including hazelnut, pecan, and others. We also provide pretzel grinds and small candy pieces in a range of flavors designed for confectionery.


Intriguing applications: truffle flavored with lemongrass and lime and coated in fortune cookie grind; artisan caramel apples dipped in pralined macadamia nuts.

Learn more about our ingredients for confectioners