Tiffany’s Candy Co. Takes a Sweet Twist on Food Boards
Tiffany Taplashvili was told she always had the best favors for her kids’ parties. Earlier this year she launched Tiffany’s Candy Co., sharing colorful candy boards showcasing a rainbow of gummy confections for people across the country looking to sweeten up any occasion. The local entrepreneur selects treats from across the world with unique colors, flavors and shapes—such as unicorns, cacti and edible Lego blocks. “Each board is designed with flavor, color, theme and an aesthetic touch to make it very special,” she says. Taplashvili adds new boards seasonally and customizes them, along with party favors, for special events. Each month, she donates 10% of her proceeds, supporting organizations such as Arizona Helping Hands and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “This is the best and most rewarding part of my business,” she notes. “I have met so many beautiful people that are part of these foundations.”
Q&A With Tiffany Taplashvili of Tiffany’s Candy Co.
Why did you start Tiffany’s Candy Co.?
I was stuck looking for unique and cool party favors for my kids’ parties and would always make my own. I never took it seriously until I started looking into charcuterie boards, but with candy. I love the creative, aesthetic feel that goes into each board to make it unique!
Food boards are so popular right now. What’s an important factor in building an enticing board?
Candy makes boards so much better, no matter what your age. Each board is designed with flavor, color, theme and an aesthetic touch to make it very special. During each season, there will be new gummies; for winter it’ll be snowmen, Santa, snowflakes, gingerbread men, Christmas trees, dreidels and so much more to make it sentimental.
Where do you source your candies from?
The candy comes from all over the world, mostly from Spain.
Are your boards exclusively gummy candies?
As of right now. I’ve tried so many hard candies and they just won’t fit in with the delicious, juicy, chewy gummies that fill each candy board—so we’ll keep it gummy exclusive!
Why have you focused on those candies?
The gummies that are found in the boards are so special! There is so much flavor in each bite, the quality is the best, the size of each gummy is perfect, the characters are so fun, and I love that it’s not candy you can find in stores.
Do you have a favorite gummy candy? What do you love about it?
There’s so many I really enjoy, but my all-time favorite is the sanded strawberry pretzel. I love the sweet, sugary bite leaves such a nostalgic taste each time I enjoy one.
How often do you add new boards?
I usually add new boards for new holidays, seasons or new candy releases.
And, people can customize their boards, too?
I can customize any board with candy, color, flavor, theme. I also customize cubes for special events color, candy, logo and private label.
You donate a portion of your profits to charity. What organizations have you supported? How do you select who to support?
This really has been the highlight of my business. I have met so many beautiful people that are part of these foundations. Organizations I’ve given back to since the start are Arizona Helping Hands, Chabad, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Phoenix Children’s Hospital—and many more planned for the next few months. I usually try to support local Arizona organizations.
Where can people purchase a candy board?
Shop on tiffanyscandyco.com.