About ABIL

Associated Brands Industries Limited (ABIL) is the leading manufacturer and distributor of snack foods, chocolate confectionery, biscuits, and breakfast cereals in the Caribbean. The Company has been in existence since 1974 and over the years has built up an extensive portfolio of brands including a range of about two hundred and sixteen (216) SKUs under the brand names Sunshine Snacks, Charles Candy, Devon Biscuits, and Sunshine and Universal Cereals.

The Company’s manufacturing facilities are all located in Trinidad with distribution outlets in Jamaica, Barbados, and St. Lucia.

In total, the Company currently distributes its products to over 20 countries worldwide, reaching as far as Taiwan and Ireland.

Charles Candy Division

The Charles Candy operation started in 1974 producing a range of chocolate products. Production expanded shortly thereafter to include plain as well as chocolate-covered wafers. Today, the Charles Candy division produces 56 SKUs. The division currently manufactures the following products:

  • Tablet bars

  • Chocolate coated panned products:

      • peanuts
      • raisins
      • almonds
  • Chocolate coated wafers

  • Candy bars

Sunshine Snacks Division

The Sunshine Snacks Division was formed in 1977 and like the Chocolate Division, has steadily expanded its product range over the years. Sunshine Snacks presently manufactures the widest range of products of any snack manufacturer in the region, with 82 SKUs. The division manufactures a range of products such as:

  • Potato chips
  • Tortilla and Corn chips
  • Children’s corn products
  • Cheese curls, cheese balls, and other extruded products
  • Nuts
  • Peanuts (salted, honey roasted, or with raisins)
  • Cashew nuts

  • Mixed nuts
  • Sun mix-mixed Nuts with dried fruit

Universal Foods Limited

Universal Foods Limited (UFL) is a subsidiary of the Associated Brands Investments Limited Group of companies. It is a world-class manufacturer of Ready To Eat (RTE) breakfast cereals and is the only RTE cereal manufacturer in the region. UFL began operations in August 1986 and currently manufactures twenty cereals under seven different brands, for a total of 52 SKUs. Some of the traditional cereals are as follows:

  • Corn Flakes
  • Frosted Flakes
  • Nutty Flakes n’ Honey

  • Bran Flakes
  • Raising Bran
  • Oat Bran Flakes

Consolidated Biscuits Division

The Consolidated Biscuits Division was formed in 1987 as a joint venture between ABIL and United Biscuits of England, the largest biscuit manufacturer in Europe. In 1996, ABIL acquired the minority shareholding from United Biscuits, becoming the sole owner of the Division. At present Consolidated Biscuits produces approximately 26 different SKUs such as:

  • Devon digestive (individual and roll packs)
  • Chocolate digestive (individual packs)
  • Sandwich biscuits (individual and slug packs)
  • Sweet biscuits without cream filling (roll packs)

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