Although Ferrara Candy Company now consists of countless beloved brands, it all started with candy-coated almonds called "confetti". Salvatore Ferrara, born in Nola, Italy, came to the US in 1900. In 1908, he officially founded the Ferrara Pan Candy Company, and between then and 1919, his sugar-coated almond business took off. In 1919, Salvatore Ferrara partnered with Salvatore Buffardi and Anello Pagano — all brothers-in-law — to make a wide variety of confections. Newly headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., Ferrara Candy Company is equipped with the latest automatic manufacturing and packaging equipment, and all confections are made from the very finest of pure, wholesome ingredients.