Winnie Andrews (Far Right), 1929

Winnie Andrews (Back, far right), 1930


Winnie Andrews began her candy making career as a teenager in the early 1930’s in Arkansas working for a candy store making various candy products including Peanut Brittle.  The recipe she learned from there she would take with her and use years later (in the 1950s), after adding her personal touches to it, she would then began making peanut brittle in small batches for her two sons to give to their school teachers as holiday gifts.

In 1955, those school teachers approached Mrs Andrews, wanting her to make peanut brittle for them to give to their friends and family for gifts. She officially started making candy to sell in 1955 out of her home, and selling it along side the highway under an umbrella.

SignThe 1960s came along and so did newer standards for food preparing and manufacturing from the health department. To comply, Winnie had her husband, Calvin, build a small one room kitchen on their property to make her candy.

Winnie & Calvin Andrews

Winnie & Calvin Andrews – 1986

A small sign stood in front of the candy kitchen reading “Andrews Peanut Brittle”.  Over the next 20 years, the Andrews family added to Winnie’s one room kitchen, having a much larger facility by the 1980s when mail-order was introduced to the company and it began to grow more, however, nothing had changed in the process of making her brittle…all of it from start to finish was still made by hand.

Today, nothing has changed in how we make our brittles. Start to finish, it’s all done by hand.

Our website is the easiest way to order your favorite candies, which are shipped all over the world.  The brittles are also sold at food and gift shows across the country. Gift stores and gourmet food stores nationwide resale many varieties of the brittles throughout the year. Corporate gifts of our brittles, have been popular with many companies for years to give to customers and employees during the holidays and year around.