The 10 Best Candy Dispensers
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in January of 2017. If you have a sweet tooth, candy dispensers are a hygienic and fun way to keep your favorite treats close at hand, whether you're at home or at work. We've rounded up both traditional and modern styles that can be used anywhere from a professional office to a child's birthday party. There are choices to hold all kinds of bulk candy, as well as gumballs, nuts, sprinkles, and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 30, 2020:
At this time, we've become concerned about the long-term durability of a few models, including the Ideas in Life Football and the Liteaid Claw, so we've opted to remove them. We also removed the Brookstone SnackMan over concerns about its sensor, which tends to be annoyingly sensitive. Instead, if you seek a model with touch-free operation, the Sharper Image Motion Activated is a better bet for most. Its sensor can also be somewhat sensitive, but it can keep germy hands away not only from the candy, but the machine itself.
As for non-electric models, we've kept the Carousel Classic Jr on the strength of its classic styling; be aware, though, that the glass globe is fragile, unlike versions made from plastic, so you'll need to treat it carefully. The Zevro Indispensable remains a good choice, as well. It offers an airtight seal, so you can store a variety of snacks inside without worrying that they will go stale. And speaking of seals, we added the nifty Tomorrow's Kitchen PopSome. Another airtight model, it boasts a pop-up top made from silicone, a popular material used in making kitchen gadgets these days, and the whole thing is compact enough for travel.
July 14, 2019:
Made sure to provide a mix of sleek models that would look good in a professional environment and fun, novelty options that appeal to kids. Also included a variety of types of dispensers, from classic gumball machines to motion-activated models & more interactive games. Note that some items, like the Disney Jelly Belly and M&M Pull Lever, are built with specific candies in mind, while others are more versatile and can be filled with all kinds of candy, and sometimes even other snacks like nuts & pretzels.
Michèle Hastings Pottery Sugar Pig Candy is often thought of as a kids' treat, but the Michèle Hastings Pottery Sugar Pig is no children's toy. A handmade ceramic piece, this little piggy has a large mouth, which functions as the dispenser; it can be closed with the included cork to protect the contents. etsy.com
Gumballs.com Jumbo Giant Gumball Machine When they say that the Gumballs.com Jumbo Giant Gumball Machine is huge, they aren't kidding — it's nearly seven feet tall, weighs over 120 pounds, and can hold up to 23,000 gumballs. You can set it to accept quarters or tokens, or engage the "free spin" mode to make sure everyone gets a treat. gumballs.com
Rosseto EZ-PRO Five-Container The Rosseto EZ-PRO Five-Container holds five gallons of sweet treats, but you might feel a little sour when you see the cost, making this option perhaps best for businesses who have an ample budget. It dispenses one-ounce servings and feels sturdy thanks to a steel mounting unit. rosseto.com