Rockets candy are made by a small family-owned and family-run business.

These seem to be rarer these days as the big guys keep gobbling up the little guys (or, worse yet, the little guys going under).  Well, we came across this fascinating graphic showing who owns what brand.  Click the image (twice) to enlarge!

As food writer Mark Bittman remarked in a recent post, “It seems like nearly all of the products we consume are produced by 10 companies!”  Did you know about these relationships and connections?  Do any surprise you?  Nearly all of them were news to us…

We hope you’re glad to know that Rockets are NOT on this chart- We sure are!  ;)

Sweet wishes,

The Rockets Candy Family