Root Beer Candy
For centuries, indigenous people in the Americas have consumed beverages made from roots. These beverages had medicinal benefits, including reducing inflammation and boosting the immune system.
Europeans began incorporating traditional herbs like wintergreen, sarsaparilla, and sassafrass into the low alcohol beers they brewed. Root beer candy has the sweet, vanilla, herbal flavor of the old-fashioned beverage.
If you are feeling nostalgic, let Gilliam's Old-Fashioned Candy Sticks transport you to the past. These long-lasting hard candy sticks are brown in color and feature a traditional white candy stripe. Gilliam also makes root beer-flavored sanded drops, which feature a dull, sanded finish and are made with cane sugar.
Several of the large root beer brands in the U.S. also produce root beer candy. Dad's Root Beer is characterized by a smooth, draft flavor with a hint of spiciness. These candies capture the characteristics that make Dad's Root Beer a fan favorite. IBC Root Beer Barrels have a smoother, creamier taste.
Primrose Root Beer Floats are the candy version of the classic ice cream float dessert. Each barrel-shaped hard candy is half root beer and half vanilla ice cream-flavored.
The creamy texture of saltwater taffy also pairs well with root beer. Taffy Town's Root Beer Float salt water taffy is the perfect balance of sweet, herbal root beer and smooth vanilla flavoring.
Root beer lovers who need to avoid sugar can also indulge without wrecking their diet. IBC makes sugar-free root beer barrels and sugar-free root beer float candies. Eda's Sugar-Free Hard Candy is also available in Root Beer.
Whether you like your root beer candy extra creamy or a little spicy, we've got you covered. We have so many root beer-flavored candy varieties that you won't only find your favorite brands. You'll also find a few new varieties you will want to try.