November 2008 as Vintage Confections
REBRANDED & UNDER NEW OWNERS
February 2018 as I Want Candy!
RETAIL STORE AND COMMERCIAL KITCHEN:
27 S. Prospect Ave. Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
I Want Candy! Formerly known as Vintage Confections makes custom lollipops. We have been in business since 2008. In 2012, we launched what is now an internationally recognized product. The encapsulated edible art lollipop and specifically, our Planet Lollipops have been shipped all over the world. Our lollipops are made by hand in small batches in our fully licensed manufacturing facility located in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. Our staff carefully pours, wraps and packages every single lollipop by hand. The lollipops minus the stick are 100% edible and can be fully customized. The possibilities are literally endless with our ability to use digital graphics and even scan hand sketched drawings and artwork for the lollipops. Custom lollipops make outstanding conversation starters and because the images are encapsulated, they last until the lollipop is gone.
Our globally recognized products are 100% made in the USA. We pride ourselves in using high quality ingredients and maintaining full control of our operation to ensure each and every lollipop meets customer satisfaction.
The I Want Candy! Team
I Want Candy currently consists of three owners: Tina Welch, Kris Magana, & Martha Daly, and one full time confectionist: Carla Rodriguez.
Tina Welch is the former General Manager at Vintage Confections and was in charge of overseeing kitchen quality, recipes, and new products. After less than one year of being on the staff, she created our amazing 24K Gold lollipops! Now with I Want Candy!, she continues those same duties, plus takes all photographs of all our products for our website and social media, and is also our Chief Financial Officer.
Kris Magana is the former Manager of Research and Development / Graphic Design Artist at Vintage Confections, and was responsible for creating all new lollipop designs. She also created the only true 3D Lollipop! Kris continues those same duties at I Want Candy!, but also manages social media and web content, and still finds the time to make lollipops!
Martha Daly is the former Shipping Manager with Vintage Confections. She was responsible for all shipping and receiving, as well as coordinating international shipments and deliveries. Martha continues those same duties at I Want Candy! along with ordering products and managing the retail store. She is also our Sales Director for commercial and wholesale customers.
Carla Rodriquez started out in the unmolding department with Vintage Confections, and is now the Lead Confectionist with I Want Candy! Carla is extremely fast and proficient when it comes to making our candy... there isn't a project that she can't do!