since 1929

Welcome to Criterion Candies

Candies of Distinction,

A Jersey Shore Tradition Since 1929


For more than 80 years, Criterion has been making chocolates and salt water taffy by hand with the finest of ingredients. Over three generations have enjoyed the handmade tradition of excellence. Criterion "Candies of Distinction" and the high standards set by its owners and employees have been recognized by discriminating buyers in the stores and gourmet gift boutiques which they serve. This tradition, begun so long ago, continues today from the Jersey shore, with a dedication to setting the standard for American homemade chocolates and candies.