Candy Starting With A

Hey there sugar-lovers! Today we’re going to take a sweet journey through the world of candy, specifically those that start with the letter “A”. As you may or may not know, here at Sugar Stand, I  live and breathe candy, so let’s get to it!

So, what candies start with the letter A?

Candies that start with the letter A include:

  • Almond Joy
  • Andes Mints
  • Airheads
  • Allsorts
  • Applehead
  • Amarula
  • Abba Zaba
  • Aero
  • After Eight
  • Altoids
  • American Hard Gums
  • Anglo Bubbly
  • Aniseed Balls
  • Aniseed Twists
  • Apple Cubes
  • Apple Drops
  • Apple Whips
  • Army & Navy Sweets
  • Assorted Toffees

Let’s now explore them!

Almond Joy

First up, we have the classic Almond Joy.

This little treat is made up of sweet coconut, crunchy almonds, and rich milk chocolate.

It’s like taking a tropical vacation in your mouth!

Almond Joy comes in a convenient and individually wrapped candy bar, making it the perfect snack for on-the-go.

You can enjoy it as a mid-day treat or even as a dessert after dinner.

Andes Mints

Next on our list, we have Andes Mints.

These little chocolate mints are perfect for after-dinner treats.

They come in a shiny silver wrapper with the iconic Andes logo.

When you bite into the chocolatey shell, you’re met with a refreshing minty filling.

It’s the perfect combination of sweet and refreshing. Andes Mints are also great for baking, adding a little bit of minty goodness to your cookies or brownies.


If you’re looking for something chewy and fruity, then Airheads are the candy for you.

These colorful and chewy candies come in a variety of flavors, including cherry, watermelon, blue raspberry, white mystery and more.

Airheads are perfect for those who love fruity and sweet treats. They’re perfect for snacking on during movie night or as a mid-day pick-me-up.


If you’re a fan of licorice, then Allsorts is the candy for you.

These little candies are made up of a variety of shapes and colors, all with a licorice flavor.

Some of the shapes include flowers, buttons, and diamonds.

Allsorts are great for snacking on during a long road trip or even as a little treat after dinner.


Applehead candies are perfect for those who love the taste of sour apple.

These little candies are coated in a sour apple flavored sugar and have a hard candy shell. When you bite into them, you’re met with a burst of sour apple goodness.

Appleheads are great for snacking on during the day or even as a treat during a movie night.


If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated, then Amarula is the candy for you.

These candies are made with real Amarula Cream Liqueur, giving them a rich and creamy taste.

They’re perfect for after-dinner treats or as a little indulgence during a long day at work.

Abba Zaba

Last but not least, we have Abba Zaba.

These chewy taffy candies have a creamy peanut butter filling, making them the perfect treat for peanut butter lovers.

Abba Zaba is perfect for snacking on during a long road trip or even as a little treat during the day.


Aero is a brand of bubbly chocolate produced by Nestle (originally by Rowntrees).

Aero is sold worldwide, and the product line has expanded in recent years to include a range of various products and variations, including:

  • Aero Regular Bars
  • Aero Chunky
  • Aero Bubbles,
  • Aero Biscuits
  • Aero Mousse
  • Aero Drinks
  • Aero Ice Cream

After Eight

After Eights are mint chocolates also manufactured by Nestle (and also formally owned by Rowntree).

These chocolates are thin in shape and often served after dinner as an aperitif. 

The most popular product in the After Eight range is their thin mints (dark chocolate mind fondants). These are squares of dark chocolate (that come in a small paper casing). 

Although, they also sell a number of other products and variations including Bites (available in pouches) and Mousses (as a dessert).


Altoids are a brand of mints, that are sold in uniquely identifiable metal tins. The brand dates back to the 1780s when they were first created.

There are various flavors and varieties of Altoids, including:

  • Classic Mints – in four flavors – peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint, and cinnamon.
  • “Sugar-Free Smalls” – tiny square mints sweetened with sorbitol and sucralose and available in peppermint, wintergreen, and cinnamon.
  • Altoids Arctic – available in peppermint, wintergreen, and strawberry.

They have also made dark chocolate-dipped mints, sours, gums, and strips in the past but these have since been discontinued.

American Hard Gums

These little cone-shaped hard gum sweets are coated with sugar.

Anglo Bubbly

Anglo Bubbly are individually wrapped soft, pink-colored bubblegum.

Aniseed Balls

These small aniseed-flavored balls are colored red and pack a lot of flavors!

They are best sucked.

Aniseed Twists

A variation of the ball, Aniseed Twists are longer and larger and a brighter red. They are sometimes referred to as cough candy.

Apple Cubes

Cubes of sweet, juicy appleness!

Apple Drops

Apple drops are small hard-boiled sweets often found in pick ‘n’ mix stands.

The ingredients can vary slightly depending on the brand, but they are typically made of sugar, glucose syrup, and apple juice concentrate!

Apple Whips

Long laces of tangy green apple-flavored licorice. They can be chewed or sucked but are not that thick.

Army & Navy Sweets

Traditional hard-boiled sweets, black in color, lozenge-shaped, and tasting of licorice.

They are typically eaten in winter as they taste similar to Cough candy.

Their name likely originated from their popularity with soldiers during the First World War.

Assorted Toffees

Individually wrapped toffees that often come in a variety of forms – including plain chocolate coated, creamy toffee, toffee with a chocolate center (eclairs), and banana split.


Well, there you have it folks! Our sweet journey through the world of candy starting with the letter “A”. We hope you found a new favorite candy or even rediscovered an old one. Don’t forget to check out our website, Sugar Stand, for all your candy needs!

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