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The Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia will be
holding our next General Meeting on Mondy June 10th and
Tuesday June 11th. During those 2 days we will be visiting
Michael Mootz Candies, Victoria's Candies Retail Store and
Factory, and Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Factory.

The RCAP General Meeting is a great way to participate in the future of our association and a great networking opportunity.

Click here to read the RCAP General Meeting Letter


At Michael Mootz Candies, we have been providing quality chocolates to our customers for over 40 years using recipes that have been in the Mootz family for almost 100 years. Our chocolates are handmade using family recipes with only the freshest ingredients. Our Regional Signature Favorites include: Coal Candy, Jordan Crackers & Peanut Brittle. All made in our candy kitchen in Northeast Pennsylvania!


In 1936, Gertrude Hawk opened her first chocolate shop out of her small family home in Scranton, PA. Decades later they have become a business with four divisions: Retail, Fundraising, Ingredients/Contract Manufacturing and Wholesale. All divisions are based on the same principles Gertrude Hawk established when founding the business in 1936. With over 60 retail store locations located across Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey and a growing e-commerce website, the company's signature Smidgens® remain the number one retail seller. Through all the changes and growth, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates is still a privately, family owned business.


In 1934, after making fine choclates in Philadelphia and New York, George Esposito opened a storefront and named his business after his wife; "Victoria's Home Made Candies". Four generations later, Paul Esposito Sr. and Paul Esposito Jr. take great pride in continuing to use the same recipes and techniques that their family has been using for over 80 years. Victoria's Candies "Famous for Butter Creams" has become the finest candy manufacturer in all of Northeastern Pennsylvania. This is all thanks to their motto, "Giving quality without compromise since 1934".

What People Say About the Philly Candy Show

"Great show! Hershey was the perfect location."


— Tim of Burke Candy
"It is a show where you can find a wide selection of confections and confectionery supplies."


— Richard of Madelaine Chocolate Company
"A sweet move to Hershey made the show a success. New buyers made it that much better. Business is about location, location, location... something Hershey seemed to have for the show."


— Anonymous

Some of the Benefits you will Experience with RCAP

You will be networking with folks with years of candy making experience.

You will be visiting other candy shops to pick up new ideas.

You will meet some of the most successful folks in our industry.

You will have your own set of candy resources for problem solving.

You will have great training opportunities at your finger tips.

You will be able to contribute to the growth of the candy industry.

You will know the latest trends and what trends are over.

Some of the Companies that are Represented at Our Shows

Years in Service

The Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia was founded in 1918 for the purpose of sharing information and knowledge about candy making and retailing among Philadelphia area confectioners.

Customers Served

Companies Represented

Members & Associated Members

Currently, we have over 300 active and associate members through out the United States and Canada.

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