I pretty much agree with everyone else here. As someone who used to work in a candy store as a wholesale assistant, I have found that purchasing from the actual manufacturer can get kind of expensive. It’s not that they’re NOT providing good deals, but you have to buy a certain amount in order to attain that price. If you buy too much, you waste your product and your profit.
The best thing I could suggest is to keep your eyes peeled for good deals. While many wholesale companies are retailers as well, they purchase from large conglomerates IN ORDER to SELL THE EXCESS to people like us. Hope this helps. Good luck!