About Us

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
- Leo Buscaglia

Meaningful Gifts


Searching for something unique and meaningful for your business gifts? Looking for special artisan gifts for friends and relatives? Sunset Bay Candy brings back the idea of intentional giving - of connecting and building relationships with meaningful, delicious homestyle gifts.

We are your "go-to" artisans for employee appreciation, customer thank-yous, holiday gifts and personal tokens of friendship. We believe that something delicious and handmade from the heart can be very powerful in helping you to reach out, to connect, to show you care.

Use the contact form to request a brochure showing made-to-order sweet treats as well as custom packaging. We offer expert concierge service to help you choose the perfect gift.

Our Story


Welcome to our Candy Kitchen! We are Marv and Anita, and for many years, we’ve been cooking up the family buttercrunch toffee and other sweet treats. Our family tradition is to give handmade candies as a special connection with those we care about. It’s such an amazing feeling to see happy faces of delight as gifts are opened and our delicious treats disappear.

We wanted to share this amazing connection, this powerful feeling, so we started Sunset Bay Candy. Using our family recipes, the best ingredients and the same love and attention, we handmake our treats for you. Our intention is that you can show that you care and strengthen your connections with the same homestyle candies and treats.

In starting Sunset Bay Candy, first on our Candy Menu was our iconic Newport Almond Toffee. We use sweet cream butter, oven roast the almonds and top the sweet almond deliciousness with fair traded, ethically sourced Belgium chocolate. We love to experiment and have fun in the kitchen and our Peanut Toffee and Habanero Toffee creations became so popular with our friends, they were next to be added to the menu.

As we grew, so did our menu. White Chocolate Lemon Bark, Strawberry Pretzel Bark and two flavors of nuts were added to our signature candy menu. You can find all of these mouthwatering treats on our website and order them separate or in gift assortments.

But we didn’t stop there! Our Handmade to Order line of sweet treats includes chocolate-dipped Oreos and other cookies, chocolate-dipped pretzels and even red vines dipped in chocolate! Can you tell we love chocolate? And, if you haven’t tried our candy cakes, you don’t know what you’re missing. We offer three flavors, Triple Chocolate, French Vanilla and Lemonade. All of the treats on the Made To Order menu are perfect for gifts, events and meetings. Contact us for a brochure.

We offer to you exactly the same homestyle toffees and treats that we share with our family and friends. We use the same ingredients and the same recipes. We hope you will build wonderful relationships and strong connections just as we have. This is our passion, this is why we proudly say our candies are handmade from the heart.

Quality & Safety


As a small, family owned company, the quality, safety and customer service we provide is a reflection of our personal values. We are steadfastly committed to offer our customers the personal attention to enable them to confidently give a gift that will be perfect in taste and presentation.

It all starts with using the best ingredients. Grade A sweet cream butter, cane sugar, USA grown nuts. Our chocolate is the finest quality coverture and most important is that we use only chocolate that is ethically sourced, fair traded and from sustainably managed farms.

Just as in years past, all of our candies and sweet treats are handmade and in small batches. The toffees and barks are broken up by hand. And since they are not manufactured, you’ll see a variety in shapes, sizes, thicknesses. If you’re looking for perfectly cut to size toffees or barks, we’re not for you.

Our commercial kitchen is licensed and registered with San Diego County and with the State of California. We use all precautions and go beyond requirements and guidelines in candy-making and packaging to keep your order safe and maintain the absolute best quality.

Our Logo


Yes, that's Marv on the paddle board! Our logo reminds us of the beauty and tranquility of special times paddling together until sunset. It created beautiful connections with each other and with nature. Authentic connections and relationships are so important in everything we do. And, we believe that something delicious and handmade from the heart can be very powerful. The purpose and mission of Sunset Bay Candy is not only to surprise and delight, but more importantly to offer family style sweet treats to help you reach out, to connect, to show you care.

Reviews & Testimonials

"I have used Sunset Bay Candy on a number of occasions. The toffee is AMAZING!!!! I hosted a high tea and the treats Anita made were amazing and a huge hit with my clients. She even made some treats without nuts because of an allergy of one of my guests. I would highly recommend Sunset Bay Candy!!!!"
Melanie Robertson

"Wonderful tasting candy, made with love."
Stan Lieberman

"Homemade candy that tastes amazing! Sunset Bay Candy make great gifts for family, friends, co-workers and clients. They will even customize packaging for you and will work with you to make sure your gift delights. Anita is a delight to work with, professional with great follow through."
Virginia Rodriguez

Awards & Articles


SD Voyager Article, July 21, 2020

2019 North County Finest Sweets and Desserts

2020 Heroes of Vista Finalist