Our Story

After an experiment gone deliciously right involving a peanut butter dessert Carrie created for a wedding reception, her signature candy Frittle was born. What is Frittle you ask? It’s the perfect marriage of peanut fudge and brittle – how convenient that it was initially created for a wedding!

Shortly thereafter, Carrie Abbott took her creation and founded Newfangled Confections in 2012 – a candy company that is a contemporary return to blast-from-the-past candies with a dash of love and nostalgia. Candymaker Carrie Abbott’s modern take on grandma’s candy dish favorites is inspired by fond childhood memories that included many trips with her grandfather to Hook’s Drugstore in the late 1970s.

Newfangled Confections is based in Indianapolis, where Carrie lives with her husband and two daughters. Since its launch, the handcrafted candy company had an incredible journey from "small batch" to "big box," now available in major retailers such as Target, Barnes & Noble, World Market, Fresh Thyme, Market District Joann Fabrics, Kroger & more!

As more and more people enjoyed her handcrafted confections, Carrie’s dream was to bring more gourmet confectionary products to her customers that would bring diversity in texture, look, and taste. In early 2020 her dream moved forward as she acquired a local artisan chocolatier, “Best Chocolates In Town,” to bring a number of delicious chocolate treats to the Newfangled product line such as the signature chocolate pies, truffles, caramels, handmade bars and other chocolate delights.

Our Corporate Mission

Newfangled Confections is dedicated to responsibly producing the highest quality confections while being a joyful place to work and creating opportunities for all who make our product lines possible.

We seek to continue to be a valued corporate partner and advocate for the confections industry and issues that are presented to our trade association, the NCA (National Confectioners Association).

The city of Indianapolis is our home. We serve both our surrounding communities and retailers nation-wide, providing exceptional sweet treats. Everyday we build upon our vision that has grown from small batch to big box.

Our humble beginnings were built on being innovative and unique, always demonstrating our utmost respect for our suppliers, vendors, and customers. We are and will remain faithful and devoted to confections forever! 

Newfangled Confections
Indianapolis, IN, USA