Candy Starting With R: (Letter R Candies)

Many names likely come to mind when you think of candy that starts with R. Reese’s may be the most common one people think of given its popularity. However, there are certainly many more!

Directly below you will find a list of candies that begin with R. If you have a desire to learn more about these candies, look below the list for descriptions and images of each of these letter R candies.

View our A to Z List of Candies if you’re looking for candies that start with another letter!

List Of Candy That Starts With R

  • Raider
  • Rain-Blo
  • Raisinets
  • Raspberry Drops
  • Rattlerz
  • Razzles
  • Red Hots
  • Red Vines
  • Reese’s (Peanut Butter Cup, Pieces, etc.)
  • Riesen
  • Ring Pops
  • Rip Rolls
  • Roca
  • Rock Candy
  • Rocky Road
  • Rolo
  • Root Beer Barrels
  • Runts


Raider was a candy bar once produced by Mars in Europe. It started being sold around German in the mid 1970s but its name began to change to a familiar one in 1991.

In 1991, Mars started switching its name to Twix in the European market. This was to create consistency with the Twix brand name across the global. Mars does bring the Raider name back on a temporary basis from time to time, seemingly for marketing purposes.

Raider/Twix bars consist of a biscuit finger that is coated with caramel and then covered in milk chocolate. The bar is traditionally packaged as a pair with two candy fingers in each pack.


Rain-Blo is a brand of bubble gum made by the Ferrara Candy Company. These gumballs have been made since the 1940s and were originally introduced by Leaf.

They were the first gumballs to be made where their colors match their flavors. Some of its flavors include apple, cherry, grape, orange, and watermelon.


Image: Mark Bonica/flickr

Ferrero acquired this candy brand from Nestlé in 2018 and has been making it since. The product consists of plump California raisins coated in a smooth, milk chocolate layer.

They are sold in bags or theatre box sizes. They come milk and dark chocolate varieties. Raisinets are commonly found in movie theaters, concession stands, and grocery stores.

Raspberry Drops

Raspberry drops are a type of hard candy with a raspberry flavor. They are often sweet and tart with a light dusting of fine sugar on their surface. Raspberry gum drops and similar gummy candies are also referred to as raspberry drops on occasion.


This is candy made by Bazooka in two varieties.

The first variety is a lollipop mounted on the end of a handle to mimic a real baby rattle. The lollipop is covered in colorful pebble-like candies similar to Nerds. Strawberry and Berry Blast are the flavors.

Bazooka also makes Rattlerz chewy candies similar to Skittles. They come in Fruity and Sour flavors.


Razzles are unique in that they begin as candy and end as gum as you chew. Its pieces are a small, colorful, and disc shape tablets. Each color represents its own fruity flavor.

This candy was first introduced in 1966. It came in one flavor, raspberry. Today, there are multiple flavors made in these product varieties: Original, Tropical, Sour, and Fizzles.

Red Hots

Red Hots are a cinnamon-flavored candy that is small, round, and bright red in color. They are known for their spicy kick from the cinnamon. Red Hots are often described as a hard candy with a fiery taste.

They are sometimes used in baking, particularly in recipes for candies, cookies, or other desserts where an intense cinnamon flavor is desired. They are particularly popular to use in baking around the Christmas holiday given their red color.

The candy was invented in the 1930s by Ferrara Pan Candy using the cold panned candy method that is still used today by the company.

Red Vines

Red Vines are a brand of red licorice candy. They are known for their twisted shape and sweet, chewy texture.

They are made by the American Licorice Co. The company dates back to 1914 when the founder, Martin Kretchmer and family members, develop their first black licorice twist in Chicago.

The first product beyond black licorice came in 1950s with the launch of Raspberry Vines. These would ultimately be called Red Vines. Unlike traditional black licorice, which is flavored with licorice root extract, Red Vines are made with a fruit flavor.

Today, the company produces a variety of products and flavors under the Red Vines name. Flavors include Original Red, Black, Grape, Strawberry, Mixed Berry, and Blue Pomegranate.


H.B Reese, an employee of Hershey, developed the idea for Reese’s Peanut Cups in his basement during the 1920s. He initially sold them through his company called the H.B. Reese Candy Company for a penny. This company eventually merged with Hershey in the 1960s and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups soon became a best seller of Hershey.

Numerous other Reese’s products have emerged after the massive success of the peanut butter cups. Some noteworthy additions include Reese’s Pieces in 1978 (pictured above, bottom right), Take 5 in 2004 (pictured above, bottom left), and Fast Break in 2001 (pictured above, top right).


Reisen is chocolate caramel that is covered in European chocolate. It is made by the German candy company, August Storck.

Storck originally invented the candy in 1934 and sold it for a penny. The candies were individually wrapped unlike other caramels being sold around Germany at the time.

The Reisen brand is sold in more than 50 countries. While not a hugely popular candy in the United States, it can be found in many stores across the country.

Ring Pop

Ring Pop candies are essentially gem shaped lollipops attached to a plastic base that allows the consumer to wear it on a finger like a real jewelry ring. Kids, particularly, enjoy slowly licking the lollipop as it is worn as a fashion accessory on the hand.

Bazooka Candy Brands (Apax partners) makes Ring Pops today. However, the candy was invented in 1978 by a product engineer at the trading card company, Topps. Topps made Ring Pops up until 2023 when they sold it to Apax Partners.

The current Ring Pop flavors include blackcurrant, cola, raspberry, and strawberry.

Rip Rolls

Imagine a tape measure coiled up. Now imagine the tape portion being candy. Rip Rolls essentially look like that when you open them in their individual packaging. They are similar to Bubble Tape or Fruit By The Foot in how they are coiled.

When you uncoil the candy, it is about 40 inches in length of a sour, sweet, and chewy licorice-type candy. Flavors include Rainbow Reaction, Blue Raspberry, Green Apple, Watermelon, Cherry, Grape, and Strawberry.


Roca typically refers to Almond Roca, which is a brand of buttercrunch toffee that includes almonds and a chocolate coating. It’s produced by the Brown & Haley company, the inventors of this candy.

Almond Roca is known for its gold foil wrapping and is often packaged in pink cans. It’s found in over 65 countries across the globe with a large presence in Asia.

Rock Candy

Many readers likely made rock candy at home by placing a stick or string into a sugary water for several days until sugar crystals form. The process involves dissolving more sugar in water than the water can normally hold at a given temperature. If you don’t want to make it at home, there are certainly many commercial options available.

Rocky Road

Rocky Road is a candy bar brand of Annabelle’s Candy Company. In fact, it was the first candy bar produced by them in 1950.

The Original Rocky Road features a cashew and marshmallow center that is surrounded by milk chocolate. Other varieties include Mint (dark chocolate + mint marshmallow + cashew), Sea Salt (dark chocolate + marshmallow + sea salt + cashew), and S’Mores (milk chocolate + marshmallow + graham cracker + cashew).


John Mackintosh, a British confectioner, invented Rolo in 1937. It is is a brand of chewy caramel-filled chocolates that are shaped like small, cylindrical cups.

Rolo candies are known for being individually wrapped. The manufacturer produces them with red, green, and gold wrappers around the Christmas holiday.

This candy brand is owned by Nestlé but it has been manufactured in the United States by The Hershey Company since 1978 under a licensing agreement.

Root Beer Barrels

These are candies shaped like mini beer barrels that have a root beer flavor. They are a hard candy designed to be sucked on to gradually dissolve the candy in the mouth.

Root beer barrels are a somewhat popular bulk candy found in bulk bins at some grocery stores and candy shops. Their origin is murky but a common theory is that Charles Hires, inventor of Hires root beer and a pharmacist, was the one who invented them around 1900.


Bulk Runts Candy

Runts is a brand of fruity hard candy that is shaped like fruit. The pieces of candy are made to taste like the fruit they represent. Its flavors and fruit shapes include orange, banana, strawberry, grape, and green apple.

Runts were introduced in 1982 by the Willy Wonka Candy Company. Nestlé would go on to acquire Wonka in 1988 and the Ferrara Candy Company now makes the candy after they recently acquired a portfolio of Nestlé’s candy brands.