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Welcome to DeMet’s

It takes time to craft the kind of sweet indulgences that disappear in a flash.  At DeMet’s, we’ve devoted almost 100 years to refining the art of creating America’s most beloved chocolate candies and snacks.  In a world that seems to spin faster with each passing day, we believe that it’s more important than ever to also take the time to enjoy the sweeter things in life.

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Whether we’re slow-baking our own pretzels, handcrafting our own caramel, or sourcing our premium chocolate and nuts, all reflect a commitment to never rushing our time-tested recipe for success.  One of those time-tested, made-in-the-USA recipes is our DeMet’s TURTLES® Caramel Nut Clusters—the signature candy that started it all. Our FLIPZ® Chocolate Covered Pretzels, a new classic, has taken the salty-sweet snack world by storm.

Today, DeMet’s is wholly owned by Yıldız Holding, a food and beverage group located in Istanbul, Turkey.  We work as a competitive, results-oriented team of professionals, driven to evoke positive change within our industry while maintaining superior standards of product quality.

Above all, we hold our consumers’ satisfaction as our highest priority.  That’s a promise every one of them can taste whenever they decide to take their own sweet time to sit back, take a bite, and enjoy the best—DeMet’s!

OUR TEAM

N.K. “Trip” Tripathy
President, CEO

JIM GERBO
EVP Marketing

Scott Hilley
EVP Operations

Jonathan Ryckman
SVP Sales

Ali Darwish
SVP, CFO

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Whether we’re slow-baking our own pretzels, handcrafting our own caramel, or sourcing our premium chocolate and nuts, all reflect a commitment to never rushing our time-tested recipe for success.  One of those time-tested, made-in-the-USA recipes is our DeMet’s TURTLES® Caramel Nut Clusters—the signature candy that started it all. Our FLIPZ® Chocolate Covered Pretzels, a new classic, has taken the salty-sweet snack world by storm.

Today, DeMet’s is wholly owned by Yıldız Holding, a food and beverage group located in Istanbul, Turkey.  We work as a competitive, results-oriented team of professionals, driven to evoke positive change within our industry while maintaining superior standards of product quality.

Above all, we hold our consumers’ satisfaction as our highest priority.  That’s a promise every one of them can taste whenever they decide to take their own sweet time to sit back, take a bite, and enjoy the best—DeMet’s!

Meet the Team

N.K. “Trip” Tripathy
President, CEO

JIM GERBO
EVP Marketing

Scott Hilley
EVP Operations

Jonathan Ryckman
SVP Sales

Ali Darwish
SVP, CFO

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Over 81 Million

Retail Units Produced
Annually

7,000 Tons

of Chocolate Coating Used
each Year

13,000 Tons

of Nuts Used per year, Enough to feed a herd of elephants

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Flippin’ Awesome!

Our Products

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  • Freshly baked
    pretzels
  • Dipped in premium chocolate
  • Packed at the height of freshness
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FLIPZ® Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Our golden-brown pretzels are slow-baked in a traditional brick oven, then instantly enrobed in the choicest chocolate to lock in their freshness. It all makes for a sweet and crunchy taste big enough to turn your whole world upside-down. One bite, and you’ll flip!

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a classic

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  • Crunchy, fresh
    roasted nuts
  • Creamy caramel—handcrafted in our kitchen
  • Delicious premium
    chocolate
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DeMet’s TURTLES® Caramel Nut Clusters
The sweet treat that started it all, our original TURTLES® Caramel Nut Clusters feature premium pecans and creamy caramel hiding beneath a decadent chocolate shell. They’ve got a taste so big that it’s busted out into three delicious new varieties and a fun mini size. Often imitated, never duplicated—there’s only one original TURTLES® Caramel Nut Cluster.

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since 1916

Our History: Confection Perfection

How could one little candy spark a company that produces the millions of pounds of delicious indulgences our customers clamor for each year? The answer to that question is the history of DeMet’s.

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George DeMet had a sweet obsession. It drove the growth of the single Chicago candy store he opened in 1916 to become three, and created a business that boomed as big as the city it started in. DeMet’s TURTLES® Caramel Nut Clusters contained the secret to that success. The perfect trio of chewy caramel, crunchy nuts and decedent chocolate achieved this confection perfection.

Though the company he founded has changed hands since George DeMet first sold it in 1950, our commitment to superior customer satisfaction has never changed. That focus led to the product that was to revolutionize chocolate snacking: FLIPZ® Chocolate Covered Pretzels. There’d been other attempts to balance the salty crunch of pretzels with the smooth sweetness of chocolate, but only FLIPZ® realized the delicious recipe that has made it America’s favorite.

Today, the DeMet’s brand is stronger than ever, feeding an international appetite for the flavors our fans crave. We’ll keep going with the perfect pair of products and principles that have led to that success. Our TURTLES® Caramel Nut Clusters and FLIPZ® Chocolate Covered Pretzels will always be crafted with our unwavering commitment to the quality of their ingredients. We continue to look forward to inspiring the delicious delight of our customers in every single bite!

George DeMet had a sweet obsession. It drove the growth of the single Chicago candy store he opened in 1916 to become three, and created a business that boomed as big as the city it started in. DeMet’s TURTLES® Caramel Nut Clusters contained the secret to that success. The perfect trio of chewy caramel, crunchy nuts and decedent chocolate achieved this confection perfection.

Though the company he founded has changed hands since George DeMet first sold it in 1950, our commitment to superior customer satisfaction has never changed. That focus led to the product that was to revolutionize chocolate snacking: FLIPZ® Chocolate Covered Pretzels. There’d been other attempts to balance the salty crunch of pretzels with the smooth sweetness of chocolate, but only FLIPZ® realized the delicious recipe that has made it America’s favorite.

Today, the DeMet’s brand is stronger than ever, feeding an international appetite for the flavors our fans crave. We’ll keep going with the perfect pair of products and principles that have led to that success. Our TURTLES® Caramel Nut Clusters and FLIPZ® Chocolate Covered Pretzels will always be crafted with our unwavering commitment to the quality of their ingredients. We continue to look forward to inspiring the delicious delight of our customers in every single bite!

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News & Press

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September 30, 2014

DeMet’s Candy Company Introduces TURTLES® Dark Almond

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April 21, 2014

FLIPZ® Chocolate Covered Pretzels Teams With X-Men Superheroes

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January 9, 2012

Cirascope Profile: GEORGE DEMET–Half a Century in Food Service

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April 1, 2011

Turtles® Launches Instant Win Game & Hollywood Sweepstakes

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May 6, 2009

DeMet’s Candy opens new production facility in New York