Are you looking for ways to connect with other candy makers this spring? Retail Confectioners International is, once again, offering the opportunity to tour seven stores in just three days during our Mid-Atlantic Chocolate Tour.

Angie Burlison

Angie Burlison
Executive Director, Retail Confectioners International

Join us April 21-25 for a unique tour aboard a private, chartered bus as we explore confectionery treasures in this area. Attendees will stay in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Ocean City, Md.  throughout the week. Not only will attendees tour retail shops and taste the unique sweets of the region, but they will also have the opportunity to take in some of the historic sites along the way, including the Capitol and the Naval Academy.

RCI is known for our behind-the-scenes tours and education courses. Attendees will begin in Baltimore, Maryland’s largest city and home to the second largest seaport in the region. Members will experience the rich confectionery history of the area, visiting confectioners who have been making candy for generations, such as Louis J. Rheb Candy Co.,Wockenfuss Candies and Bomboy’s Candy.

In Washington, D.C., attendees will tour The Capital Candy Jar, Union Kitchen, SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier (a bean-to-bar chocolate company), as well as a guided tour of the Capitol. The evening will be spent in Annapolis, Md., a beautiful city situated on the Chesapeake Bay, with an opportunity to tour the Naval Academy.

The last stop on the tour is Ocean City, Md. Home of our tour hosts— the Dolle Family — Ocean City is the only beach resort in the state. It is a unique town that offers a wide array of activities, including the beautiful boardwalk by the sea. Attendees will visit Dolle’s Candyland and Dumsers Dairyland while on the boardwalk.

The Mid-Atlantic Chocolate Tour is sure to offer attendees an opportunity to relax and enjoy the journey through the beautiful region while connecting with other candy makers. Full registration includes hotel guest rooms. For more information, visit

Coming up

We are look forward to meet confectioners this summer in New York City. RCI’s 95th Annual Convention & Industry Expo will be held at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. On the Expo show floor attendees will connect with suppliers and have an opportunity to see new products in the industry.

Educational sessions relevant to growing successful businesses as well as unique behind?the?scenes tours throughout the New York City area will be something you don’t want to miss!

Upcoming RCI Events & Education Courses:

Spring Mid-Atlantic Chocolate Tour

April 21-25, 2015

Baltimore, Washington, D.C. & Ocean City, Md.


95th Annual Convention & Industry Expo

June 22-26, 2015

New York, N.Y.

Fall Regional Conference

September 14-17, 2015

Portland, Maine


For more information about upcoming RCI events, visit