Q: What is the Candy Atlas Mission?
A: We believe that candy is an important part of a region’s culinary heritage. Our goal is to explore our world through candy and learn about the historical importance and cultural significance of the confections that we encounter. We aim to inspire others to plan their own sweet adventures. Read more on the About Us page.
Q: When did Candy Atlas launch?
A: The concept for Candy Atlas started in late 2013 after a trip abroad. Realizing how candy is a universal treat that makes people happy (and, of course, something that we really enjoy), the development for Candy Atlas was started in mid-2014 and launched in early 2015.
Q: Where do you get your stories and photos?
A: For the most part, we don’t source any editorial or images from third parties or freelancers. Unless otherwise noted, all photos (we use a Canon T1i, and the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Note 4) and editorial content is done by us. Occasionally, we may use authorized, copyrighted content provided to use by a manufacturer.
Q: Do you sell candy or can you send me some samples?
A: Candy Atlas doesn’t sell candy or provide samples. Sorry. We may, from time-to-time, offer a special deal on candy through one of our partners or offer something wonderful through a contest.
Q: Do you ever receive free candy from manufacturers?
A: Although we buy most of the candy we write about, we do sometimes get candy sent to us at no charge. Whether we receive the candy for free or not has no influence on what we write about it. We will always tell you when we are posting about something we received from a manufacturer.
Q: Can anyone advertise on your site or through your email newsletter?
A: To avoid cluttering the site and negatively impacting the visitor experience, we have decided not to put intrusive ads on CandyAtlas.com. Instead, we will soon be featuring partners who offer special deals and discounts. Our email newsletter is also a place where we can promote products and services. If you are interested in working with Candy Atlas, please contact us.
Q: Do you eat a lot of candy?
A: We definitely sample a lot of different confections, but we try to avoid consuming large quantities of sugary treats. Like anything else, moderation is important to maintaining good health.
Q: Where are your favorite places to visit?
A: Hawaii always provides a good mix of relaxation and adventure. With the production of macadamia nuts, sugar cane, cocoa beans, honey, and exotic fruits and spices, the confections made in Hawaii take advantage of some of the best ingredients our planet has to offer. Western Europe is a great place to meet with and talk to dedicated artisans of sweets who have been practicing the craft for generations.
Q: What is your favorite kind of candy?
A: There is so much deliciousness to choose from but some of our favorites are: marzipan, dark chocolate, licorice, and fruit jellies. Oh, and Turkish delight. Did we mention chocolate-dipped cinder toffee?
Q: Are you hiring?
A: Not at this time. If we are looking to hire in the future, you’ll find an announcement in the newsletter.
Q: Do you get paid for links to products and services from your site?
A: We don't accept compensation for products or services to appear in our posts. When we find a product or service that we really enjoy, we may provide an Amazon affiliate link with our readers so that they can share in our excitement. On purchases made through that link, Candy Atlas receives a small commission.
Q: How do I report an error on your site (editorial or technical)?
A: You can communicate with us on any topic through the form on the Contact Us page.