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The Charles Candy operation commenced in 1974 producing a range of chocolate products. Production expanded shortly thereafter to include plain as well as chocolate covered wafers. Subsequently, in 1980, the technology and plant and equipment required for the manufacture of candy bars were acquired from a subsidiary of Unilever in Ireland . Today, the Charles Candy division produces over 55 products.

The division currently manufactures the following products:

  • Tablet bars;
  • Chocolate coated products peanuts, raisins, almonds;
  • Chocolate coated wafers;
  • Single layered candy bars; and Double layered candy bars
  • Energy Bars

The Charles Candy plant is located at the Company’s head office in San Juan, Trinidad. The plant is approximately 50,000 square feet in size and products are manufactured with top of the line European equipment.

Milk Chocolate
Krik Krak
Fruit & Nut
Sugar Free Milk Chocolate
Rum & Raisin (Large)
Twin Milk Chocolate
Twin Milk Chocolate with Rice Crisps
Twin Peanut
Crispy wafer with coconut cream filling
Crispy wafer with chocolate cream filling
Crispy wafer with vanilla cream filling

Koko Chocolate
Koko Coconut
Gold - Hazelnut
Gold - Coconut Craze
Gold - Chocolate Bolt
Gold - Vanilla Thriller
TocoLoco - Chocolate
TocoLoco - Coconut

Ping Pong (Small, Large)
Peanut Gems (Small)
Cheers (Small)
Coated Almonds (Small)
Choo Choos (Small, Large)
Coated Hazelnuts (Small)
Chockles (Small)
Jordan Almonds (Small, Large)
Jordan Almonds
Xbar (Large)
Catch Dark (Large)
Catch (Large)
Catch (Fun Size)
Nuggle (Large)
Nuggle (Fun Size)
Lunch (Large)
Lunch (Small)
Orion (Large)
Orion (Small)
Bonanza (Large)
Coco Crisp (Large)
Coco Crisp (Small)
Peanola (Large)
Peanola (Small)

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 45 different products.

ABIL's biscuits processing plant is located in Arima, Trinidad . The plant is approximately 34,800 square feet in size and includes administration offices, a holding area for raw materials, a mixing area, production area, packaging and finished goods warehouse.

Coconut Creams
Vanilla Creams
Chocolate Chip
Oat Crunch
Fruit Shortcake
Peanut Chip
Big 4
Big 6
Snack Packs  
Chocolate Digestive
Coconut Shortcake
Dark Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits - Vanilla Filling
Combo Packs  

A mixed bag of Chocolate Digestive, Coconut Shortcake, Digestive Snack and Big 4

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.

The division manufactures a range of products.

The Company's snack production plant is also located in San Juan , Trinidad . This plant is approximately 49,120 square feet in size and along the lines of the other manufacturing facilities, includes a holding area for raw materials, production area, packaging area and finished goods warehouse.

Snaps - Multi-Garin Snack
Coconut (Snack Size 68g)
Peanut (Snack Size 68g)
Cheedar (Snack Size 68g)
Tayto - Rippled Potato Chips  
Nacho (Snack Size 23g)
Natural (Snack Size 23g)
Bar-B-Que (Snack Size 23g)
Cheese & Onion (Snack Size 23g)
Nacho (Individual 49g)
Natural (Individual 49g)
Bar-B-Que (Individual 49g)
Cheese & Onion (Individual 49g)
Nacho (Family 145g)
Natural (Family 145g)
Bar-B-Que (Family 145g)
Cheese & Onion (Family 145g)
Cheese Puffs - Xtra Cheesy Flavoured Snack
Cheese Puffs (Family 215g / 7.6oz)
Sun Snacks - Multigrain Chips  
Natural (Family 245g / 8.6oz)
Cheddar (Family 245g / 8.6oz)
Cheese & Onion (Family 245g / 8.6oz)
Natural (Snack Size 35g / 1.2oz)
Cheddar (Snack Size 35g / 1.2oz)
Cheese & Onion (Snack Size 35g / 1.2oz)
Zoomers - Crunchy Cheese Flavoured Wheels
Zoomers - Crunchy Cheese Flavoured Wheels (Family 250g / 8.8oz)
Chipsters - Potato Chips made from Real Potatoes (Two Sizes)
Salt & Vinegar (Family, 156g / 5.5ozs)
Bar-B-Que Chips (Family, 156g / 5.5ozs)
Nacho (Family, 156g / 5.5ozs)
Original (Family, 156g / 5.5ozs)
Salt & Vinegar (Single Serve, 26g)
Bar-B-Que Chips (Single Serve, 26g)
Nacho (Single Serve, 26g)
Original (Single Serve, 25g)
Ripples - Ridged Potato Chips made from Real Potatoes (Two Sizes)
Bar-B-Que (Family, 156g)
Sour Cream & Onion (Family, 156g)
Original (Family, 156g)
Bar-B-Que (Single Serve, 26g)
Sour Cream & Onion (Single Serve, 26g)
Original (Single Serve, 26g)
Potato Stixx - Made from 100% real potatoes
Original (Family, 200g)
Salsa (Family, 200g)
Pizza (Family, 200g)
Original (Single Serve, 21g)
Salsa (Single Serve, 21g)
Pizza (Single Serve, 21g)
 Olé - Tortilla Chips (Two Sizes)  
Ranch (Family, 210g / 7.5oz )
Nacho (Family, 210g / 7.5oz)
Bar-B-Que (Family, 210g / 7.5oz)
Monterey Jack (Family, 210g / 7.5oz)
Ranch (Single Serve, 35g)
Nacho (Single Serve, 35g)
Bar-B-Que (Single Serve, 35g)
Monterey Jack (Single Serve, 35g)
Corn Chips (One Size)  
Nacho Cheese (Single Serve, 29g)
Bar-B-Que (Single Serve, 29g)
Regular Flavour (Single Serve, 29g)
Hot and Spicy (Single Serve, 29g)
"Pellet type potato chips", one packing size
Cheddar Cheese (Single Serve, 14g)
Bar-B-Que (Single Serve, 14g)
Nacho Cheese (Single Serve, 14g)
Regular Flavour (Single Serve, 14g)
Cornados - Crunchy Corn Cones (One Size)
Bar-B-Que (Single Serve, 25g)
Nacho Cheese (Single Serve, 25g)
Ranch (Single Serve, 25g)
Cheddar Cheese (Single Serve, 25g)
Cheezees (Three Sizes)

Cheezees (Family, 225g )
Cheezees 45g
Plantain Chips  

Natural (Family, 170g)
Garlic (Family, 170g)
Naturally Sweet (Family, 170g)
Natural (Single Serve, 36g)
Garlic (Single Serve, 36g)
Naturally Sweet (Single Serve, 36g)
Nuts (Two Sizes)
Cocktail Nuts (Family, 120g)
Peanuts Regular (Family, 120g)
Peanuts Honey Roasted (Family, 100g)
Cashew Nuts (Family, 100g )
Fruit and Nut (Family, 100g / 3.5oz )
Sun Mix (120g)
Sun Mix (70g)
Peanuts (60g / 2.1oz )
Peanuts (Single Serve, 32g / 1.13oz )
Peanuts Honey Roasted (Single Serve, 32g / 1.13oz )
Cashew Nuts (Single Serve, 32g / 1.13oz )
Fruit and Nut (Single Serve, 32g / 1.13oz )

Roasted Ground Nuts, (Single Serve, 56g)
Roasted Ground Nuts, (Family Size, 185g)
Roasted Ground Nuts, (Extra Large, 500g)
Fruit & Almonds (100g)
Fruit & Almonds (37g)
Smoked Almonds (100g)
Smoked Almonds (37g)
Roasted Almonds (100g)
Roasted Almonds (37g)
Caramel Crunch - 110g
Caramel Crunch - 33g
Classic Selects  
Classic Selects - 230g
Classic Selects - 65g
Snax Stix  
Snax Stix - 30g

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 types of cereal under seven different brands using both the traditional and extruded processes of cereal making.

Some of the traditional cereals are as follows: Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Nutty Flakes n' Honey, Bran Flakes, Raisin Bran, Oat Bran Flakes.

ABIL's cereal plant is strategically located in the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Trinidad . The facility is in close proximity to one of the largest shipping ports in the region allowing for easier access to international markets.

Universal Foods Limited manufactures and exports over 70% of its throughput to markets in the Caribbean , Latin America and the U.S.A. The national brands, Sunshine and Universal are strong market leaders in all of the Caricom markets. UFL also manufactures a number of Private Label brands, as well as bulk and institutional specialty sizes, for both the local and export markets.

The plant manufactures its products via two main processes. Examples of some of these products are as follows:

 Universal Cereals
 Sunshine Cereals
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