Candy Starting With S: (Letter S Candies)

There are numerous candies that start with S. There are probably a few you are think of right now like Skittles or Snickers.

Directly below you will find a list of ‘S’ candies. Scroll below the list if you want descriptions and images of these candies.

View our A to Z List of Candies if you’re looking for candies that start with another letter! Without additional delay, let’s get into the candies that begin with S!

List Of Candy That Starts With S

  • Saltwater Taffy
  • Sixlets
  • Skittles
  • Skor
  • Slap Stix
  • Slo Poke
  • Smarties
  • S’mores
  • Snaps
  • Snickers
  • Sno-Caps
  • Snowballs (Tootsie Roll)
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Sour Punch
  • Spice Drops
  • Spree
  • Starburst
  • Suckers
  • Sugar Babies
  • Sugar Daddy
  • Swedish Fish
  • Sweethearts
  • SweeTARTS
  • Symphony

Saltwater Taffy

While saltwater taffy was reportedly invented next to the ocean in Atlantic City, it commonly doesn’t contain actual saltwater.

Saltwater taffy is typically made from sugar, corn syrup, butter, starch, flavoring, and water. The ingredients are boiled and then stretched and pulled to incorporate air, which gives the taffy its characteristic chewy texture.

Some common flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana, peppermint, and licorice, among others. It is often sold in individually wrapped pieces and can be found in candy stores, souvenir shops, and boardwalks, particularly in coastal regions.


Sixlets are small, ball-like candies. They feature a colorful candy shell with an overall chocolate flavor. They are often compared to M&Ms.

The name “Sixlets” reportedly refers to the six small chocolate balls originally packaged together in a small, clear cellophane wrapper. This candy has been made since the 1960 with Leaf being the first manufacturer of it.


Skittles are one of the most recognized candies that begin with S. They are small, round, chewy candies with a hard sugary shell. Each package typically contains an assortment of brightly colored candies, each representing a different fruit flavor.

Skittles have become well-known for their advertising campaigns and the slogan “Taste the Rainbow,” which emphases the variety of fruit flavors. They are widely available and can be found in most major grocery or drug stores. Essentially, if a store sells candy, its likely going to have Skittles in stock given their popularity.

The candy was originally created in the United Kingdom in 1974. The brand gained popularity and expanded to other markets, including the United States in 1979. The original flavors, often referred to as the “original five,” include strawberry (red), orange (orange), lemon (yellow), green apple (green), and grape (purple).


Skor was invented in 1981 by Hershey to take on Heath, an existing toffee bar that was made by Leaf Inc. at the time. It’s a slender butter toffee bar covered in milk chocolate. The toffee is crisp allowing for a desirable crunch as you bite into the bar.

Check out our article about Skor versus Heath where you can vote for your favorite between the two classic toffee bars. Is one really different from the other? Find out!

Slap Stix

Slap Stix is a rectangular caramel on a stick made with skim milk. It also contains a banana nougat embedded into it for a unique combo of flavors. The candy was made by the Stark Candy Company and Necco after they took over Stark in 1988.

The Spangler Candy Company now owns Necco but it appears the candy is no longer made or production is limited.

Slo Poke


The Atkinson Candy Company makes Slo Poke candy. It’s a chewy caramel candy known for its ability to last in the mouth similar to a Sugar Daddy. It was introduced in the mid-1920s by the Holloway Candy Company, known for also bringing us Milk Duds.


In the United States and Canada, Smarties are a tablet type of colorful candies. They have a sort of chalk texture with an extremely sweet and tangy flavor. They are packaged stacked together in a roll as pictured above.

They are made by the Smarties Candy Company and are an extremely popular Halloween treat in North America. The classic flavors and colors include grape (purple), orange (orange), orange cream (white), pineapple (yellow), strawberry (green), and cherry (pink).

In the United Kingdom and some other countries, Smarties are a different type of candy produced by Nestlé. UK Smarties are small, round, sugar-coated chocolate treats with a colorful candy shell. They are made with both white and milk chocolate.


S’mores candy refers to any candy that has the components of traditional campfire s’mores. These ingredients include graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate (typically milk chocolate). The candy is also marketed as a s’mores flavored product.

The product selection of s’mores related candies is diverse. For example, Fannie May makes S’mores Snack Mix consisting of chocolate covered graham crackers and marshmallows. Another example is Jelly Belly S’mores flavored jelly beans.


Original Licorice Snaps are made by the American Licorice Company on a limited edition basis. They are pastel colored black licorice made in bite sized pieces.


Snickers is one of the most iconic and popular candy bars in the world. It has been made since 1930 by Mars and was named after a beloved horse of the Mars family.

The classic Snickers candy bar contains a nougat, caramel, and peanut interior that is surrounded by milk chocolate.

Since its launch, there have been many spinoffs from the Original. Other Snickers products include Snickers Almond, Brownie Squares, Peanut Butter bar, Ice Cream bars, White Chocolate products, and others.


Sno-Caps were invented by the Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company during the late 1920s in Philadelphia. The company is known for creating other iconic candy brands such as Goobers in 1925 and Raisinets in 1926.

Sno-Caps are now made by the Ferrara Candy Company. They are semi-sweet drops of chocolate covered in nonpareils. Nonpareils are edible tiny balls made of sugar and starch.


Tootsie Roll makes Snowballs as a seasonal candy found during Christmas or the winter season. Their interior is Tootsie Roll candy with a candy outside shell. The shell provides a perfect level of crunch and is lightly sweetened to not get in the way of the Tootsie Roll flavor. They are sold in 3.5 ounce bags.

Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids were invented by Frank Galatolie sometime in the 1970s when he was working at the confectionery, Jaret International in Ontario, California.

They are soft, chewy, fruit-flavored candies that are shaped like small human-like figures. Actually, they may be aliens. According to Advertising Week, the original candies were called “Mars Men”, likely to capitalize on the heavy interest of space related topics due to the moon landing.

The candy is known for its unique combination of sour and sweet tastes. The outer layer of the candy is coated with a sour sugar coating, which is followed by a sweet and fruity-flavored interior. Sour Patch Kids come in various flavors, typically representing different fruit flavors.

Sour Punch

Sour Punch is a brand of the American Licorice Company. American Licorice is most famous for producing Red Vines.

Sour Punch is a fruity, chewy candy that is sugary and sour flavored. They are made into straws, bites, and twists. Some of its flavors include strawberry, green apple apple, tropical, watermelon, cherry, blue raspberry, and other sour creations.

Spice Drops

Spice drops are a type of colorful, sugar-coated gumdrop candy containing a soft and chewy texture. These candies are typically fruit-flavored and often come in an assortment of colors. As their name implies, they have a bit of pleasant spiciness to them from flavors like wintergreen, spearmint, clove, and cinnamon.

The ingredients in spice drops generally include sugar, corn syrup, starch, flavorings (which give them their fruity taste), and food coloring to achieve the vibrant colors. The candy is often coated with sugar to prevent sticking and to provide flavor.



Spree is a bite sized disc shaped candy. Its exterior is sweet with a tart center for a dual flavor experience with every piece.

The candy pieces are colored to match their flavor. The colors and flavors are purple = grape, yellow = lemon, orange = orange, green = lime, and red = cherry.

Spree candy is produced by The Willy Wonka Candy Company, a brand of Ferrara Candy. It was invented in the mid-1960s by Sunline Candy.


Starburst were first brought to the public in 1960 in the United Kingdom. Mars was the inventor of them and they were initially called Opal Fruits. They hit store shelves in the United States in 1967 as M&M’s Fruit Chews and later switched to the now familiar name of Starburst.

They are square shaped chewy taffy candies that are traditionally individually wrapped. The current Original flavors include cherry, lemon, orange, and strawberry. The Starburst product lineup includes Chews, Airs, Gummies, Minis, Swirlers, and Duos.


It’s hard candy attached to a stick. Popular sucker brands include Blow Pop, Tootsie Pops, Dum-Dums, Jolly Rancher, and Ring Pop.

Sugar Babies

The success of Sugar Daddy introduced in 1925 allowed for the creation of Sugar Babies a decade later. The candy is described by Tootsie Roll, the current manufacturer, as candy-coated milk caramels.

Sugar Daddy

This milk caramel lollipop was invented in 1925 by the James O. Welch Company. It was originally called “Papa Sucker”. Hey, we kind of like that name!

A Sugar Daddy is a piece of rectangle shaped caramel on a stick. The caramel is on the harder side for a lasting chew.

Tootsie Roll now makes this iconic candy that is sold in its classic yellow and red wax paper.

Swedish Fish

Swedish Fish is a chewy, fish-shaped candy that is fruity and slightly tangy. These candies are known for their bright red color and unique flavor.

Swedish candy was invented by Malaco, a Swedish Company, in the 1950s. They gained massive popularity in North America starting in the 1960s and can now be found at most major grocery stores across the country.

According to the Nordic Travel Guide, Routes North, the fish was likely used as the shape for the candy because of the flourishing fishing industry that was in Sweden at the time of their invention.


Sweethearts are small heart-shaped candies with messages of love printed on them. These candies are typically associated with Valentine’s Day and are often called Conversation Hearts.

The candies are made with compressed sugar. They feature pastel colors typically in pink, yellow, green, white, purple, orange, and blue.

The Spangler Candy Company currently make Sweethearts with other companies making similar products.


SweeTARTS are made primarily of compressed sugar and other ingredients to achieve their flavor. They come in a variety of colors with the current lineup being blue, green, red, yellow, and purple.

The candy was introduced in 1963. It was created by Sunline Inc. which used the formulation of its existing candy brand, Pixy Stix, to produce SweeTarts.

Over the years, the brand has introduced different variations and products, such as SweeTARTS Ropes, Chewy, and Gummy.


This is a candy bar that was introduced by Hershey in 1989. It was marketed as being a creamy chocolate bar because it was made with more milk than the leading candy bars.

Today, Hershey still makes the two original bars: Milk Chocolate and Milk Chocolate with Almonds & Toffee. The packaging typically features the distinctive gold wrapper with the Symphony logo.