Cerreta Candy Company, Glendale

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Cerreta's was founded 40 years ago, by Jim Cerreta, Sr. who learned candy making in his father-in-law’s factory in Ohio. Jim passed the trade to his entire family.

Today three of Jim’s sons are actively involved in every aspect of the candy business.



Joe oversees production of the cream centers, where he combines modern methods with old fashion candy making techniques.

Jerry is the chocolate man. He covers the caramels and cream centers made by his brothers with the robust chocolate covering that makes Cerreta’s chocolate so distinctive.



Sales to the grocery and retail trade, running of the in-house store, mail-order operations and overseeing the web site are handled by Joner.



Even the wives get into the act. Joe’s wife Marisa gives daily tours to the public, and her enthusiasm is contagious!



Marisa & Joe’s sons work in the factory in the summer. These two boys represent Cerreta’s fourth generation of candy makers.
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  • I was raised in the Phoenix area and Cerreta's has been around for as long as I can remember. I have since moved away but when visiting family in town, I stopped by to pick up some candy for friends a...  more »
  • I'm very lucky to live near this place and can get high qualify, delicious chocolate and candy any time. I go to this place up every Easter and Christmas for one stop shopping. For Easter their chocol...  more »
  • Arizona made and family owned!! Help Shop Small!! Everyone loves Candy!! You can take a tour and watch the candy being made right there.  more »
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  • live to far from the factory .I bought some chocolates from a grocery store and the quality of the mints creams and truffles was second to none. stores limit what they will carry so I wish I was close to your store as you have many more selections available. your prices are much better than what other comparable candies ask. will continue to enjoy what I can get from this store unless you can point me to where I can get a better assortment. I didn' t mention the store because I may not be allowed ti. I live in surprise if that helps.
  • It's local made mostly chocolate candies that is absolutely fantastic. The French Mint are really their best. They offer free tours Monday thru Friday at 1000 and 100 pm and they are really fun.
  • The staff is super friendly. Tours are available of the candy making operation. And the best part--free samples of individually wrapped candy before you buy😀
  • Decadent chocolate candy. High quality. Better than See's candy or Ethel M at a reasonable price.
  • Love chocolate, love Cerettas! The employees are super helpful and fun, we love the free tour, too!

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