It might be difficult to imagine a gourmet food importer entering the candy business, but that's just what R.L. Albert, Inc. did in the 1920s. It took a while, but eventually R.L. Albert got out of the gourmet food import business altogether and focused solely on candy. This came after some trying times for the company. They imported confections from Europe, and so were cut off during the World War II years. Desperate to keep their candy business alive, the Albert family turned to South America for a new line of supplies, and found a seller in Argentina. Once the war ended they resumed importing from Europe, but now had another line in South America. Today Albert's is known for its novelty candies such as gumball-filled cars and candy music players. They also have Ice Cubes, chocolate squares made from the finest European ingredients.