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Russell Stover Chocolates includes Russell Stover, Whitman’s and Pangburn’s Brands, and is part of the Lindt & Sprüngli family of companies.

Russell Stover Chocolates is the largest producer of boxed chocolates in the United States. The chocolate company began in 1923, when Clara and Russell Stover made candy and chocolates in the kitchen of their Denver bungalow home.

We’re the category leader at Valentine’s Day, selling more heart-shape gift boxes than any other candy company, and at Easter more chocolate rabbits. We’re also proud to be America’s #1 manufacturer of boxed chocolates.

Experience Russell Stover at any of our nationwide retail stores. To ensure quality chocolates and candies are available for enjoyment, we employee more than 2300 factory team members in our candy kitchens located in Kansas and Texas.

Our products can be found in the seasonal, gifting, and candy aisle; as well as online, at leading retailers throughout the United States and Canada and of course at RussellStover.com.

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Russell Stover Chocolates is one of the most beloved brands of chocolates in North America. We have been handcrafting our confections in small batches since 1923, and we have proudly called Kansas City home since 1932.

  • Over 250 different chocolates

    We make more than 400 different chocolate types.

  • We make about 900,000 candy pieces per hour. In a typical 20 hour day, we make 18,000,000 pieces

    We make about 900,000 candy pieces per hour. In a typical 20 hour day, we make 18,000,000 pieces.

  • We have 2,300 workers who make these candies

    We have 2,300 workers who make these candies. This number is high to allow for our candy centers to be handcrafted.

  • Today, we produce 90 million pounds of candies per year

    In 1954, we produced 11 million pounds of candy per year. Today, we produce 90 million pounds of candies per year.

  • Forrest Gump delivers famous quote while holding a box of Russell Stover chocolates

    When Forrest Gump delivered his famous "box of chocolates quote," he was holding a box of Russell Stover chocolates.