Are Candy Fundraisers Profitable?

For some reason, people are the most confused when it comes to figuring out whether candy fundraisers are profitable or not.

Actually many people have a hard time figuring out what candy fundraising profits are and how they calculate them. Here are the basics:

You purchase fundraising candy by the case. In most instances, a case contains multiple carriers of candy in each. For example, Hershey’s candy fundraisers come with 4 carriers of candy in each case. You might get 52 candy bars in each carrier. You get 4 carriers in each case. So that means that each case has 208 candy bars.

It is important to know how much product you will get before you try to figure out the profit. The next thing you should do is determine how many cases of candy you want to buy. Candy is priced by the case. The more cases you buy the less expensive price you pay for each case.

Obviously the less you pay for a case the more money you make when you sell the case. Just about every fundraising website shows the prices per case. Many people look at the prices shown in price lists and see that prices drop when the number of cases increases.

Some actually see 1 case might cost $110 and 10 cases might show $100 so they ask if they could purchase 10 cases for a total of $100. Based on that logic if you bought enough eventually the price would drop to zero. The lesson is to know what you are paying per case so you can calculate profits.

Finally, people get confused when we tell them they will make a $60 profit when they sell the candy in the $100 case they just purchased. How can they make less than the cost they ask. We explain that they are selling 160 candy bars for a dollar each. That totals $160. They use the $100 to repay themselves for the cost of the candy bars and keep the $60 as profit.

I hope this article answers some of the questions about how to calculate the profits on candy bar fundraisers.

Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fundraising product is perfect for small groups.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit charts for each of the two available variety packs:

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00
Hershey $2 Candy Bars

This new $2 Hershey’s Fundraising Candy Variety Pack offers bigger bars, the biggest brands, and the biggest profits. These candy bars are much larger than the $1 candy bars. They are easy to sell and can help you make bigger profits on every sale.

What You Should Know

If you have sold candy in the past and are looking for a new product this might be the perfect fundraising candy for you. It is the only candy fundraiser where profits can reach 50%. We have included a profit chart below. It will help you calculate your profits and costs. Remember all pricing is done by the case. The more cases you purchase the lower the price per case:

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
50 or more 50% $120.00
25 – 49 41% $142.00
10 – 24 38% $150.00
1 – 9 30% $168.00
Chocolatiers Candy Bar Fundraiser

Want to go with a tried and true fundraising product? Then go with a Chocolatiers Candy Bar Fundraiser! You can earn profits as high as 60%. There is a small one case minimum and shipping is always FREE. These candy bars are manufactured in a peanut-free facility and guaranteed to be peanut-free.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart for more details:

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49 or more 60% $96.00
25 -49 55% $108.00
10 – 24 50% $120.00
1 – 9 45% $132.00
One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bars Fundraiser

The Original One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bars come in two different variety packs. These are our best selling candy bar fundraisers. They offer the largest one dollar fundraising candy bar that is manufactured in a peanut-free facility.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case.  For more details, take a look at profit charts for each of the available variety packs:

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49 or more 60% $96.00
25 -49 55% $108.00
10 – 24 50% $120.00
1 – 9 45% $132.00
Welch’s Fruit Snacks

Welch’s are America’s favorite fruit snacks which make them a fabulous fundraising product.  Fruit is the first ingredient and they are an excellent source of  Vitamins A, C, and E. Welch’s Fruit Snacks are also fat-free, gluten-free, have no preservatives, and come in over 10 varieties. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate bars or lollipops, consider selling our Welch’s Fruit Snacks Variety Pack.

What You Should Know

You sell each bag of fruit snacks for $1 each. Profits from selling Welch.s Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases you purchase.
The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for details.

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
Yummy Licks Round Lollipops Fundraising

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops are our #1 selling lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Licks Round Lollipops are packaged in cases of 640 pops. Inside the case are 8 packages. Each package contains  80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. Shipping is FREE.

What You Should Know

Yummy Licks Round  Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Meaning, you double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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1 min $160.00 50%
Color Xploder Lollipops

Color Xploder Lollipops are a super fun candy.  These swirl lollipops look like a tie-dyed shirt. All of the different flavors are mixed together to create a unique mixture of color and flavors. Since no two lollipops are exactly the same you are offering a new, fresh product each time someone buys one of your Color Xploder fundraising lollipops.

What You Should Know

You will make 50% profit when you sell our Color Xploder Lollipops no matter how many cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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1 min $160.00 50%
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You will increase your lollipop sales during the holiday season with these great Christmas Lollipops. They are packaged in cases of 640 fundraising lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing 80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. And shipping is free

What You Should Know

Christmas Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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Sports Lollipops Show Profit

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Get your team revved up and ready to lick the competition with Sports Lollipops. Put other boring fundraisers on the bench. Throw these products into your fundraising line-up and score sweet savings. If we do not have your particular sport check out our selection of other fundraiser suckers that are great pinch hitters.

What You Should Know

You will make a 50% profit when you sell our Sports Lollipops no matter how many cases you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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1 min $160.00 50%
Sour Mania Lollipops

Sour Mania Lollipops Fundraiser is very popular for elementary school fundraising. Both kids and adults love sour candy. These are the original sour lollipops so they pack in that pucker up punch!  It is definitely a top choice for bringing a different fundraising flavor.

What You Should Know

Sour Mania Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Meaning, you double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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1 min $160.00 50%
Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops

Made with real chili, Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops are an enticing combination of sweet and spicy. Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops provide that extra kick in the profits you’ve been looking for! They come in an array of colors and flavors including Watermelon, Pineapple, Orange, Lemon, Mango, and Green Apple.

What You Should Know

You will make a 50% profit when you sell our Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops. That’s the same profit no matter how many cases you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times your cost. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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Chocolate Lollipops

Chocolate fundraising lollipops are a great way to combine the ease of selling lollipops with the popularity of selling chocolate candy. You’ll find chocolate lollipops that cover the major holiday selling seasons along with sports specific lollipops. You sell the lollipops for $1.00 and make a 40%  profit.

What You Should Know

Chocolate Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will make $.40 profit on every chocolate lollipop you sell. In other words, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $216.00 40%

Smencils Show Profit

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Smencils scented pencils made from recycled newspapers are perfect for schools. Each scented pencil sells for $1 and is shipped in cases containing 10 buckets with 50 Smencils in each. Smencils are available in two varieties. Regular Black Lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all shipping is FREE!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. You will make a 40% profit on every sale which means you will make $200 profit for each case you sell. The retail price for Smencils is $1.00 so you make $0.40 profit on every Smencil sold.

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1 min $300.00 40%
Jack Link's Beef Jerky Fundraiser

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is the cure to candy fundraising. While it may seem to have just snapped onto the scene and gained popularity over the last decade, humans have been eating jerky for thousands of years. Beef jerky is a handy, on-the go-option for quick hunger fixes. Plus it’s full of protein and minerals. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky sticks meet or exceed most school nutritional standards, making it a healthy fundraiser for kids.  The sticks sell for only $2 each. You can purchase as little as one case and shipping is absolutely free.

What You Should Know

Jack Link’s profits are determined based on the number of cases that you sell. See the profit chart below for more details:

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Product Cost Per Case Profit %
Beef Sticks $200.00 50%
Squatch Sticks $120.00 50%
Yummy Hearts Lollipops

Our Yummy Heart Lollipops virtually sell themselves leading up to Valentine’s Day. But they are also appropriate any time you want to show your supporters love. There’s a 1 case minimum, shipping is free and you will make 50% profit on each Yummy Heart Fundraising Lollipop sold. Each case comes with 640 Yummy Heart Lollipops.

What You Should Know

Yummy Heart Lollipops are the same as all of our other lollipop fundraisers. You will make the same profit no matter how many cases of lollipops you purchase or sell. Sell the lollipops for twice what you pay for them. In other words, you will always double your investment. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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Lip Shaped Lollipops

Nothing is sweeter than hugs and kisses. Except when they are formed into a lollipop!  Lip Shaped Lollipops make it easy for supporters to share the love of your cause. The fun shape and yummy flavors will bring in a bushel, and a peck, of profits. There is only a 1 case minimum and you will make a 50% profit on every lollipop you sell.

What You Should Know

Yummy Lips, Lip Shaped Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. Meaning, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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Main Street Sweet Shoppe Candy Fundraising

The Main Street Sweet Shop has reinvigorated candy fundraising. It has exciting new products, and people love the 1 case minimum. This fundraiser comes with free shipping and has high-profit percentages.  Plus, gummy bears and sour gummies keep people ordering more!

What You Should Know

You will receive 2 carriers per case. There are 13 bags of each fantastic flavor!

  • Original Sour Jacks
  • Buddy Bears Gummi Bears
  • Nuclear Sqworms
  • Sour Jacks Watermelon

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 65% $72.80
40 – 59 60% $83.20
20 – 39 55% $93.60
1 – 19 50% $104.00
Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

This chocolate covered pretzel rods fundraiser is definitely worth its weight in flavor! Crisp pretzel rods are dipped in milk chocolate then rolled in delicious select toppings including crushed candy-coated chocolates, toffee, and rainbow sprinkles. The mixture of salty pretzel, sweet chocolate, and tasty toppings is sure to satisfy all cravings!

What You Should Know

You sell each Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod for $1.00. You can make up to 50% profit depending on how many cases you purchase. Remember shipping is FREE. See the profit chart for more details.

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00
Cal Pack Healthy Snack Fundraiser

This is the original Pak that started it all.  Still, the best selling healthy snack fundraiser in America.  The Cal Pak is CA SB-12 compliant with 35-10-35 regulations in California, so it can be sold on campus during school hours. Also, CA SB-12 serves as the template for many other states which have recently added regulations. There are 66 snacks in each Cal Pak and 4 Cal Paks in each Mastercase.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit chart:

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
8 – 24 41% $156.00
25 and up 44% $148.00
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