Ordnance for your Innards



It doesn’t matter what time frame you are in: Cartridge Candy fits in!


We sell Cartridge Candy to sites ranging from Pilgrims and Pirates to Pioneers and Plainsmen, from the French & Indian Wars, Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 to the Civil War. Cartridge Candy is even offered in the gift shops of WW2 battleships! We also sell to a large number of historic houses, pioneer villages and general museum gift shops!

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A Short but Sweet History…


In 1998, during the 135th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, we were astounded at the assortment of merchandise that was available, commemorating not only this event, but the American Civil War in general.  Even with all that variety, we determined to produce a product that would capture the imagination of both re-enactors and spectators…something different, not already available.  Watching the soldiers load for battle showed us that the answer was right before our eyes.  Shortly after that event, we began producing our first candy filled cartridges.  In late 2001, we decided to make our product available to other historical merchants, landmark sites and related gift stores.



Our cardboard merchandiser box is another casualty of the supply chain. The availability is just not there. If you need the graphic, click here. There are several to choose from to help you bring attention to Cartridge Candy. If you need a special sign, ask and I will create one for you and send you the file.


Cartridge Candy is a facsimile black powder musket cartridge, filled with fruit powder and a gumball – so much better for you than black powder and lead ball. You pour it down your muzzle! The cartridge paper is food-grade double-sided waxed paper.


(See ordering/contact page for complete ordering details.)  


CARTRIDGE CANDY is priced at 50 cents per round, minimum 100 rounds!  



Sutler Cyrus thanks Fields of Thunder Museum for the use of this picture.



The Powder Pouches are priced at $1.20/pack, minimum order 50 packs. It contains 1 round of Cartridge Candy and 1 bag of Black Powder Candy.



Sutler Cyrus thanks Fields of Thunder Museum for the use of these pictures.


BLACK POWDER CANDY is a fruit flavoured powder, sold in lots of 50 charges at 45 cents per charge



Both best sellers, the "Ammo-Pak" features all three of our "Ordnance for the Innards" products - Cartridge Candy, Musket Ball Candy and Black Powder Candy, while the Cartridge Candy 3-Pack (a good soldier can fire three rounds per minute) features one each of three flavours! Insert tells customers about the contents. Recommended for high humidity regions.


The Cartridge Candy 3-Pack is priced at $1.60/pack, minimum order 50 packs. The Ammo-Pak is priced at $1.65/pack, minimum order 50 packs.


Cartridge Candy Gift Box™


Our new Cartridge Candy Gift Box™ has been designed to be reminiscent of the pasteboard boxes used to ship ammunition from the factory to the front and labeled to give the look of period packaging. Each box sturdy box contains 3 paper packets of Cartridge Candy™, 6 rounds per packet in assorted flavors, sealed in poly-wrap for freshness. The box features a banner to mark it as a souvenir of your site and can be customized to feature further information about your location. But there is more than one way to use gift boxes. Just about every site depends on donors and our gift box might make a great “thank you” gift for their generosity.

Display tip: Show one box with the lid open. The rigid box backboard will serve as a self-displayer.





Sutler Cyrus’ Civil War Souvenir Pack contains two high-quality dimensional Civil War era uniform jacket magnets – one “Union” and one “Confederate” – and a round of Cartridge Candy. It’s a “Treat to Eat and Something to Keep”!


Minimum 12 pieces with any other minimum order (wholesale, only).

Souvenir Packs Only: minimum order 36 packs.




Cartridge Candy, as noted comes in four fruit flavours and has the sweet-tart taste of whichever flavour is consumed.  The “musket ball” included is gum in assorted flavours packed at random.


Musket Ball Candy is a liquorice flavoured (very) hard candy (don't bite this bullet!).   As it is savoured, it will tend to change colours.  It actually has a basis in history: soldiers in the British Army, serving in the Caribbean Islands during the Napoleonic wars, made a candy mixture of ginger and molasses in musket ball moulds, to relieve the dryness in the mouth associated with the actions of firing black powder weapons.  Which leads us to “Black Powder Candy”…


Black Powder Candy has a remarkable resemblance to actual black powder but tastes a whole lot better. You will be asked if it is liquorice: the answer is “no”. Black Powder Candy is fruit flavoured with cherry extract.