Three great companies, one happy family.

KLN Family Brands


Kenny’s Candy & Confections

Born from a love of all things sweet, Kenny Nelson added Kenny’s Candy & Confections to the KLN Family Brands umbrella in 1987. The goal was “simple”: To make a better-tasting, better-chewing licorice than anyone else.

Today, Kenny’s is the leading manufacturer of private label & bulk licorice, a key producer in the drizzled popcorn market, and the premier source for private label gummy supplements. While Kenny’s growth has been extraordinary, it’s never caused the team to waiver from their Core Beliefs. Instead, it has inspired Kenny’s to continue to put people first, value innovation and automation, and bring quality and safety to the forefront.

photo collage of popcorn, licorice candy, and licorice on the production lines

Tuffy’s Pet Foods

Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. specializes in the manufacturing of dry dog and cat food. The company was founded by Darrell “Tuffy” Nelson in 1964 and is family-owned and operated to this day. Tuffy’s is based out of Perham, MN and is best known for the production its brand of NutriSource Pet Foods products and operates as a subsidiary of KLN Enterprises, Inc. Tuffy’s kibble facility has an annual capacity of over 190,000 tons of product.

Tuffy’s has a long history of investing in the health and well-being of pets throughout the world. We exemplify the heart of small towns everywhere: compassion, integrity, and a deep-rooted sense of community guide our choices.

photo collage of Tuffy's production facility and office

Tuffy’s Treat Company

Tuffy’s Treat Company specializes in the manufacturing of dry and semi-moist dog and cat treats. Tuffy’s Treat Company operates a state-of-the-art facility in Delano, MN that is dedicated to the making of high quality pet treats and canned pet foods. Tuffy’s Treat Company along with sister company Tuffy’s Pet Foods is family-owned and operated — and has been since it was founded in 1964. With a continued focus on delivering the highest quality, Tuffy’s is best known for the production of NutriSource products.

photo collage of pet treats, Tuffy's Treat Company facility (inside and outside)