The incredible variation in the types of candy available means that the types of equipment used in candy packaging takes on that same level of variation. Gummy candies require different contact surfaces to counteract their stickiness, while candy-coated chocolates and other confections need different modifications to keep them from moving through the system too freely.
Candy is also one of the types of food which utilizes almost every primary packaging container type that exists. Candy bars and pieces are individually packaged using flow wrappers, or dropped through vertical form fill seal machines for larger bags. In addition, bulk amounts of gummies or other candies are sold in tubs or clamshell containers, and all sorts of other candies are sold in premade pouches.