American Licorice Co. is launching Aprati Foods, a hard candy brand produced in Cambodia, in the U.S.
Sourced from one of the great cultural havens of Southeast Asia, the fruit-flavored Frutati and café-inspired Mocati candy blend exotic Asian and sweet North American flavors. Frutati are available in Blueberry Yuzu, Pineapple Passionfruit and Green Apple Mango varieties, while Mocati are available in Caramel Macchiato, Mocha Mint and Espresso.
Since 1914, American Licorice Co. has been a family owned and operated company, rooted in its commitment to sustainable operations and driven by a community-centered work experience and approach to delivering the best product.
To ensure Aprati candy meets the same high standards as its candy produced in the U.S., American Licorice has required its Cambodian supplier to meet the following criteria:
- High Quality Ingredients – Aprati candy is Non-GMO Project certified.
- Commitment to Quality – The Cambodian supplier maintains BRC certification to ensure that the utmost care is given to each individually wrapped piece of hard candy.
- Safety of Associates – To demonstrate a commitment to safety, the Cambodian supplier was OHSAS 18001 certified. This is one of the leading occupational health and safety certifications, ensuring the provision of a safe workplace for all associates.
- Shared Values – Any supplier is required to live the same values around the treatment of its associates. The Cambodian supplier has been certified to the SA 8000 Standard, which requires a safe and ethical workplace for all associates.
“At American Licorice Co., we are always striving for innovation and bringing new and exciting products to our fans and consumers,” said Kristi Shafer, v.p. of marketing. “We are so thrilled to announce our new brand Aprati Foods and introduce the new Frutati and Mocati candies to the world.”
Since 2012, American Licorice has been focused on developing unique, Non-GMO certified hard candies, while investing in the happiness of its people, communities and shared environment. This effort led American Licorice to launch the Aprati Foods brand and to invest in its Cambodian community. The company gives annual support to the Aogaah Foundation, which provides education to underserved communities in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.