Farewell to Brach’s Neapolitan Sundaes

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes are classic candies that imitate a Neapolitan ice cream sundae. They were among the original candies offered by Brach’s, and have always been made from real coconut.

We’re sad to report that Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes will be discontinued in June of 2012. We’ve got them in stock (and on sale!) so if these are your kryptonite, it’s time to place your order, warm up your time machine, and send some to your future self.

Outsmart Those Neapolitan Nabbers

Sure, some people just like coconut. But others among us have more important reasons for loving Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes.

You know how it goes. You nab a carton of neapolitan ice cream to enjoy the trifecta of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavors. Then while you slave away at work, your deadbeat roommate (or son, or husband) sneaks a scoop every few hours. Come quitting time, you wipe your brow and head home to the only reward that can lift your weary spirits. You open your freezer, lift the lid off the carton, and wail in disgust. Some nasty Neapolitan nabber has eaten all of one flavor.

Don’t let it happen to you! Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes are the only sure way to experience the trio of Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry — any time, anywhere, without a spoon.

Stock Up for Posterity

Finding these is about to go from difficult to impossible. So stock up now and hide them well. The only problem you’ll have then will be deciding whether to eat one flavor at a time or bite across the strips of color.

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103 Responses to “Farewell to Brach’s Neapolitan Sundaes”

  1. Dearest Brach’s,
    As a child these were one of my favorite treats. I never knew the name until recently when I was sad to discover that you have quit making them a year ago. Please, is there anyway to have a retro day and make them by accident or anywhere else to find these? I would be eternally grateful for any information leading to the purchase of these awesome candies, and I thank you so much for your time. Sincerely, Amanda Vangalis

  2. Magda Pacheco says:

    I can stop remembering my childhood especially christmas around brachs candies. Especially my favors napolitan coconut. I really hope you put it back on the market.

  3. Amy Borowski says:

    I loved those candies. They were my favorite!

  4. Guillermo says:

    Please bring them back.

  5. Jenny Diver says:

    Bring them back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now!

  6. I am so disappointed that you are taking the Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundae off the market. I use to eat these with my grandmother when I was just a little girl. I was going to buy some and give them to my mother as a memory of deceased grandmother. This was going to be a fond memory of her. She use to keep these in the house all the time to give them to her children and grandchildren when they came over. Can we find a way to get those candy flavor back on the market? This would e just wonderful if we could. I would definitely buy a large supply to have on hand for the future. Thank you so much. Pleas do us a favor and try getting that particular bulk candy continued once again. It would be a big seller. That’s a promise. I guarantee.

  7. sharon D. Harris says:

    please please please please bring them back almost every one that i know love these idid not put them in my candy dish i hid them from others so that they would not disappear at the speed of lightning

  8. Marie says:

    Aaahhhh come on– don’t take the best treat off the market. This brings back the fondest memories as a child. Getting to have a few of these with my aunt Betty. Right out of the bulk section


  9. Greg Johnson says:

    Please bring these back. I have been looking for these for quite some time now! These were my favorite brach candies!! Loved them growing up and now as a adult. Coconut is my favorite and these three flavors together were just the best!! Please reconsider!! BRING THEM BACK PLEASE!!!!

  10. tina says:

    Please bring them back. They are my favorite candy ever.

  11. Ly Chelle Lawrence says:

    All I can say is PLEASE bring back these candies! I LOVE the Neapolitan candy! It’s my absolute favorite! I can’t believe they’re discontinued and it IS a travesty! There’s no way to convey online how broken my heart is over this. My mom used to buy them all the time when I was younger. She’d give me one, maybe TWO for the whole year!! It was truly a treat because I got them so very rarely, but I LOVED them! I love them still! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!!! PLEASE!!!!! I NEED THEM!

  12. Donna Baughman says:

    I can’t believe they were discontinued two years ago. We just called the the 3 layer coconut candy, but ohhhhh we loved them. Won’t you bring them back? Please. Nostalgia is a great seller….especially with our age group!!!

  13. Sadddddd says:

    OMG PLEASE BRING THEM BACK! These have so much memories attached to them!!!!! PLEASE! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  14. Po says:

    I can’t believe after brach sold u this company u stopped producing this awesome candy shame on u

  15. Robin says:

    Santa always brought these in our stocking growing up. I remember they had a layer of caramel in addition to the three colors/flavors. It would be great to try them again.

  16. I only learned the name of these recently, Ive been searching for yearrs like the holy grail for these candies, i mean all over. Now I find out today that they’re discontinuing them. In like 2012, So they’re probably all gone now. I feel like Another childhood friend I grew up with died without having a chance to say goodbye. These little candies were 1 of few and very far between good memories of a childhood that felt like an 18 year sentence in hell. I really feel like crying.

  17. dear robin, responce I know right. it had 4 layers at first. I loved the chewy caramel it was like the glue that brought it all together. even with that gone it was still great. 4 layers to 3 layers and now. No Layers. This is an atrosity

  18. Audrey says:

    Awwww, got to have these candies! I luv coconut and they were my favorite. I would love to share with my children.

  19. Dawn says:

    I’ve been searching all the candy stores for these treats. I finally decided to search online only to discover they have been discontinued. I’m so sad about this. Not only was it my favorite candy as a kid, I also have sweet childhood memories of the candies. My mom always bought some of Brach’s bulk candy when she could and I always picked these out as my favorite.

  20. Carol Smith says:

    I wondered why we couldn’t find them any where.
    To Ferrara Candy Company:
    How crazy stupid that was for you to discontinue not only the Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes with Caramel, but the “plain” Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes.
    The board members who made the decision to discontinue must have had there heads up to their shoulders ‘in a batch of chocolate’.
    Maybe the current board members can pull their heads out and make a smarter decision. Don’t take candy from ‘baby boomers’. We grew up with these two candies and want them back…please, please, please.

  21. Trisha says:

    Ugh…. I wanted my children to try these. I searched everywhere. My parents use to buy these and “try” to hide it from us (4kids)

  22. Robin Goad says:

    I’m so sad the Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes candies are discontinued!! It’s the end of an era. Sad day for Americana. Please consider bringing them back.

  23. Margrett says:

    Your customers are begging you, please I beseech you please. Listen to your dedicated customers, bring them back, why were they discontinued anyway they were very popular.

  24. Brian says:

    i don’t know why you discontinued making the Neapolitan coconut candies but i wish you would reconsider to me they are the first candies i remember getting from my grandmother when i was a child and the last candies she gave to my son 2 days before she passed away, they bring back good memories of sitting with my father and just getting a bag of Neapolitan candies to go play catch.I know they are just a piece of candy but they bring back so many good memories that mean so much but everything comes to a end so with that i just want to say thank you to all of the people who made the candy .

  25. Gris Moreno says:

    I loved these coconut candies….I used to just take one at the stores snd eat it while my parents were grocery shopping. …until recently I was still looking for them…wishing I would find them to show my kids….so sad…

  26. Azalea Price says:

    I love these candies and miss them dearly. Please consider bringing them back.

  27. Jose says:

    i can’t believe you are getting rid of another one of my favorite candys. Just like you did my red licorice years ago. Man you guys make some piss poor decisions.

  28. Sandy C says:

    PLEASE….PLEASE….Bring these back!! These were my very favorite of all your Brach’s line. I would stock on up these as a child…(we could only go to the store on Sat.,)…so we had to make our candy last all week long. It was hard to do, but we tried. I can’t believe they have been taken off the market. I know there are so many still out there that want & will buy these again. I love the jelly nougat and the choc. and white swirled nougat as well. Those must have been taken off the market too because I can no longer find them. I promise you…the baby boomers will buy this candy…and there are a lot of baby boomers out there!

  29. Dawn McKim says:

    I was just doing a google search to make sure i wasnt crazy for thinking these fabulously delicious coconut neopolitin sundae candies ever had caramel to find this deeply disappointing news. It breaks my heart to know they stopped making this wonderful treat. I too, grew up loving these candies, and have searched high and low and all that in between to find these with no luck. Please bring these back!!! It would be a detriment to society if you didn’t.

  30. Carrie Cupp says:

    Please bring the “pink white and brown” candy back! Please! I just looked it up because I was missing my grandma and they remind me of her, but they are gone! It’s like another death in the family!

  31. Ron says:

    Please bring them back. i want my grandchilfdren to try them just like i introduced my kids to those pieces of deliciiusness.

  32. neecee says:

    Please bring these retro Coconut Neapolitan Sundaes and unbreak my heart!!! Pretty please with sugar on top!

  33. neecee says:

    Please bring them back!

  34. kristin jagelski says:

    Coconut and coconut oil are at an all time popularity high. So are products free of wheat gluten, which I suspect the Neapolitans are. Were they egg free? I’m not sure, but it seems like the Neapolitans would sell pretty well as allergen free.

  35. kristin jagelski says:

    Coconut and coconut oil are at an all time popularity high. So are products free of wheat gluten, which I suspect the Neapolitans are. Were they egg free? I’m not sure, but it seems like the Neapolitans would sell pretty well as allergen free.

  36. Sherry Y. Scarborough says:

    Please bring them back.

  37. Yvette says:

    Bring them back please!!,!,,,!!,

  38. chaoticc says:

    No wonder i couldnt find them anywhere..why would u discontinue one of the best candies n history..???

  39. Joyce Latson says:

    Man… this just don’t make any sense.

  40. Anne says:

    Please bring these back. Love them!

  41. Erika says:

    Please BRING THEM BACK, the best candy ever , now I’m pregnant and dieing for a neapolitan coconut candy, always the best is taken out of the market, so sad..:'(

  42. valerie says:

    please bring these back! omg ! cant believe they are gone been looking all over for these

  43. Cathy says:

    Hi. Please bring these back! I grew up watching my mom eat these and fell in love with them. I remember going to the grocery store and lifting the lid to scoop these into a brachs bag to pay for at the counter…these are nostalgic! My mom is now deceased but I wanto share the taste sensation with my son. Please, please, please bring these back!!

  44. Michele Hargraves says:

    Please bring these “happy childhood memorie candies” BACK!!!! πŸ™‚
    So many people love them, love you, are looking for them and wish for them to return. πŸ™‚

  45. Harah Carnally says:

    +1 vote for bringing them back.

  46. So Wrong says:

    I can’t imagine that the world has run out of coconuts, so it’s possible that you’ve only misplaced the recipe. Since it seems a simple one, that most any simpleton could reproduce, perhaps someone will find it, and get busy.

  47. mary says:

    It’s a sin to take these off the market!!! I can’t believe I just found out about this.I would hunt down Giant Eagle for these…such a SIN!!! Bring the candies backs selfish manufacturers!!!!!

  48. Weeesty says:

    The Coconut Neapolitans were my absolute favorite! First they take away the Marathon Bar and now this…just plain silly!

  49. Vicky Malone says:

    Please start making the original flavor again. I have tried to find these candies for so long. My grandmother and I used to enjoy our favorite candy under the big oak. Bring them back! I want my grandchildren to have the same great memories! Please

  50. Monica says:

    Please bring the coconut neopolitan candy back,even for just a limited time. I’m more then sure you would make a great profit.This childhood candy is so in demand.

  51. roanna says:

    Please bring them back! Nothing taste even close to these .. help stop the craving!!

  52. Chris Critchfield says:

    I can’t believe they are gone😱 for whatever reason, I agree such a poooooooor decision. What happened to”customers are always right”. Please return our tasty treat . So many people are sad

  53. Bob Stasa says:

    Please bring back the Brach’s sundaes Neapolitan coconut candies, I miss them , they were my favorite!

  54. Marcia says:

    I was going to buy some for my mom for Mother’s Day because she asked for them the other day. I haven’t been able to find them, had no idea they aren’t made anymore. Please bring them back to make an 89 year old woman very happy!!

  55. Connie Smith says:

    Its terrible to take such a popular item off the market. These candies were awesome!!! BRING THEM BACK! Its even hard now to find the brachs brand chocolate stars, bridge mix, malted milk balls, etc. What the hell is wrong with you (the new company that brought Brach’s)? These candies were the best and you could make a killing off of them. Doesn’t make sense.

  56. ace says:

    I remember my papa would give this to us when we did good. He has been gone now for over a decade. But I still remember it like it was yesterday. I bet if you brought it back it would sell out within a month and then you would have to send out more…really is a best seller!! Just sayin.

  57. Amber Fales says:

    This saddens my heart, not for myself but my father. He has been searching for these for so long. After learning they were discontinued he was pretty upset. Can you not see what this candy means to people? Bring them back!

  58. ruth perkins says:

    I have eaten Brach’s chocolates for at least 70 years. Since the company has changed hands the chocolate has changed. I think it’s too much wax. It’ a little disappointing. Thanks for the opportunity to say this.

  59. Karina A says:

    This candy got me through tough times as a 5 year old immigrant. It was the one thing I looked forward to on days when I felt like an alien instead of a human being. Please manufacture them again I can guarantee that they will be sold out within minutes. They are not only delicious but they touch many heart strings now when we need it the most.

  60. Dee says:


  61. Maria S says:

    ARE YOU KIDDING? I looked and looked for these candies. Every candy store I come across, I run in just to look for these candies. These candies and I go a long way back. Like best friends No matter what went wrong in life (a broken heart, a bad hair day, a flat tire) they made EVERYTHING better. I got to enjoy them as a kid with my granny, with my children BUT what about MY grandchildren. Not fair!! BRING THEM BACK! AND DON’T DISCONTINUE ANYTHING ELSE!!! I miss my little Brach’s bag full of them, give them back to us!!!

  62. Dave rivera says:

    I’ve been looking all over, different stores for these Candy’s! Duh!! Now I know they have been discontinued!! Please bring them back!! Promise to buy even more!!

  63. Millicent Olsby says:

    I live in Indianapolis and I called my father in Phillips Wisconsin to ask if he would like us to bring anything for him when we come to visit. He asked for Circus Peanuts and Neapolitan Sundaes. My dad is 90 and that’s all he wanted us to bring! Please bring this candy back.

  64. Sandra P says:

    Please bring back these awesome delights back!Brachs NEOPOLITAN candy.

  65. laura kemerly says:

    In the sixties i would eat those growing up and a few others like the brach chocolate stars were great too. There were many more but we wish you would bring them back. Theres no better candy company than brachs.

  66. dyan says:

    The BEST candy gone! How can this be? Please bring it back!

  67. Jamie S says:

    P-L-E-A-S-E ….. Bring back the Neopolitans!!! I remember these tasty treats from long ago. This little piece of Americana should be available for children of all ages today!

  68. Anita says:

    PLEASE!!! Bring back my favorite candy!!!

  69. Vicki says:

    It should be a crime for Brachs to discontinue this great candy, I have been looking everywhwere for it and couldn’t find anywhere. We have 2 stores in town that still have the Brachs pick a mix bins in the stores and I am always asking for these and I am told they can’t order them. Now I find they are discontinued, that is a bunch of crap. You need to bring them back….NOW. Discontinue some of that sugarfree crap you keep coming out with and bring back this original great tasting treat that takes me back to my childhood.

  70. Derek Reeves says:

    I too wish you would bring these back. I have been looking everywhere for them and just found out you discontinued them four years ago! Please bring them back!

  71. Nina says:

    Please listen to the pleads of your customers we love this candy I feel it’s a treasure of childhood of holidays I don’t understand why you would take this away when its so ingrained in so Manny people’s traditions already bring it back for Halloween to Christmas please and thank you

  72. Heather says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEbring these back. There is nothing that compares to these on the market. They can not be duplicated. Please listen to your begging customers and bring these back.

  73. Michelle says:

    Okay, it’s not funny anymore… Please will you make the neopolitan candy again??

  74. Terry says:

    In May of this year, I opened a nostalgic candy store in Bonham, Texas. We have had great response and doing well.
    In the front of the store I have a Brach’s display and almost daily I am asked about the Brach’s Neapolitan coconut candy. As a company if you ever do the right thing and bring this candy back. Please let me know, I would love to be able to offer it to my customers.

  75. Marcy says:

    These are my favorite candy. Please bring Them back and if you will bring them back can you make them with the Carmel also . Pretty please.

  76. Debbie says:

    OH NO!! I was going to buy these for Christmas and put them in everyone’s stocking. gosh this candy brings back such good memories from when i was a little girl. I remember my granddaddy taking me to the store, and there would be the Brach’s Candy display, and i was allowed to only pick 3 and my sister could pick 3. i would always pick the Neapolitan coconut candy. it was my most favorite of all. As I read the other comments, i can see how much everyone else loved and remembers those as well. I dont believe I ever knew the name of them until today. I do believe it would be worth your while to bring them marvelous candies back.

  77. Julie says:

    This is crazy. The bin in the store was always low and many times empty. Would be trilled when I found it freshly stocked and I would stock up for sure.
    I agree with all the other Brach’s Neapolitan coconut candy lovers. . . .bring the best candy EVER back.

  78. Dawn says:

    Brach’s candy was always a special treat especially around the holidays. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes but have been discontinued for years which saddens thousands of us. But, it also saddens me that one cannot get Brachs candy any longer at the local drug store – paid by the pound and loved the little brachs sacks provided too. Brach’s candy always brought happiness and smiles, truly miss them. Miss the yesteryear candy. Bring America’s favorite candy back – to all us baby boomers!!!!

  79. Billy Utley Sr. says:

    Please consider bringing these back…Brachs candy by the pound is not the same without them…if i see Brachs candy by the pound and they don’t have these…i just walk on by and usually buy something esle…what a shame when Brachs was the candy of choice by my grandparents, parents and myself until you chose to quit making it…atleast consider making it during Christmas to be put in kid’s stockings like it was prior to 2012…. Sometimes change is not good…this is one of them

  80. Billy Utley Sr. says:

    I hope they do the right thing too Terry… I would love to be able to put this candy in my grandson’s stocking at Christmas…

  81. Charlie fuqu says:

    Brach you suck how can my grandkids these the best ever candy please bring them back

  82. Shanda Nobles says:

    Please bring these back, I miss them!

  83. Shanda says:

    Please bring these back, I miss these so much!

  84. Paul says:

    It’s Jan of 2017 now, I’m finding these for sale on E-bay, does that mean the candy being sold is 5 years old? Ugh…

  85. Ali says:

    Why!??? The most perfect candy in the world! What I would do to have just one more piece! Bring it back now!!!

  86. Debby says:

    Please bring these delicious candy back. I’ve been searching everywhere for these 😀

  87. Jennifer Spears says:

    Please bring this candy back its my favorite!!!!!!

  88. Bea Sanchez says:

    OMG…I have been looking all over for these candies…Only Brachs made them…I would sure love to have those back in the store….

  89. I understand that discontinuing this candy was a business move and I can appreciate that, however, this candy has been around for a long time and as a result it has a huge fan base. Personally, I have asked for them in every candy store I have walked into. Now I have learned that they have been discontinued and I am heart broke. How about this idea, bring them back as a special limited edition candy? Maybe around the holidays or Easter or something. I think it would be a huge hit.

  90. Sandra McKinney says:

    Oh bring back, oh bring back
    Bring back my Neapolitan Sundae Candy!!

  91. Kenetha says:

    Please start making the Napolitan Sundae candy again. The bar candy honestly does not taste the same.. the texture is all wrong. I miss the originals :(. It wasn’t broke so why did you break it?

  92. Shayleena says:

    I have not found anything that is remotely close to what I remember eating as a child. I have very fond memories with these delicious candies. They were like a piece of heaven when times were turbulent for me. I remember picking all of these out of a bag of candy my father bought for all of us 6 kids and I would always hide and sneak one into my mouth when things were going really bad with us… I sure hope you reconsider and bring these pieces of heaven back@!!

  93. Janice says:

    You really should listen to all the request to bring back the neopoliton coconut candy back. For all of us it was a childhood candy we all grew up on and our kids have had. The best candy that anyone could have. Bringing the neopolitons back would be fabulous. …give it a try and just listem to all of us here

  94. Melondy Hebb says:

    Oh my word!! I have been looking all over for these!! Couldn’t remember their name. Went to the old candy store today to see if they had any. They said it had been several years since they received any but told me their name. Looked on line to find they don’t make them anymore!!! I’m in shock!!! These were the best!!! Please bring them back!!! I have grandchildren that need to try these fantastic candies!! Neopolitan’s were the best!!! Period!!!!

  95. Steven B. says:

    Count me in as a sucker for my childhood. Bring back these wonderful candies! Starbrite mints can only be tolerated so much!

  96. Linda Dyer says:


  97. Shirley Lewis says:

    I so beg you to bring them back, please. Omg, i love the sundaes. PLEASE 😒😒😭😭😒😒😭😭😒😒😭😭

  98. faith says:

    Why is it things that we love get taken away. This brings back so many wonderful memories of my childhood and the Brach’s display in the stores that we shopped in. The Neapolitan Coconut Candy was always the first thing that I grabbed and put into my bag. Why discontinue something that people love and it puts a smile on their face to keep something that means so much from their childhood. This needs to stay a staple and bring it back. It would be really nice to see the Brach’s Candy Display also bought back to stores. Retro is in and a lot of people appreciate seeing things that they remember. Make a lot of us happy and bring the good memories back!

  99. Nitaree says:

    I can not believe this candy was discontinued. It is my favorite Brach’s candy. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE BRING it back!!!!!

  100. Forrest Anderson says:

    Saw a post on Facebook asking if anyone had eaten these…, starting looking and realized had not seen them in stores for quite awhile. Researched and found where they were discontinued in 2012 ! . No one makes a comparable coconut candy anywhere like this, was my favorite, and I probably had the cavities to prove it growing up. But, as you see the response, there are millions of us and new customers who would love to see them brought back.

  101. Jonah Half says:

    Most likely… They haven’t been on the market for some time so anything offered on Ebay would be more of a “collectible” than edible…

  102. DEBRA MILLER says:

    This was my favorite candy as a child and I can’t find it anywhere. Bring it back please.

  103. Candy says:

    I have also as a child shared the neapolian squares with my mom and siblings. I Have been looking for them in the stores for years. Please bring them back asap. I would like to add these to my candy jars to share with friends and family. PLEASE BRING. BACK.

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