In 2004, we first learned how to make wonderful candied confections like the cinnamon roasted almonds that you find at the fair or sporting events. We also learned to make candy apples, fruit smoothies and gourmet popcorn…along with other Cravable treats when we bought into a 100 sq ft booth at a mall in Mid-Michigan.
No matter what we offered or where we did business, it was those wonderful Cinnamon Almonds that sold the best along with the other fantastic gourmet roasted Almonds, Cashews, Pecans and Peanuts. That is why we started selling them to stores in the area from Southeast Michigan to Norwest Ohio. This allowed us to be busy roasting even when the mall was not busy. We discovered that more people could enjoy our distinctive nuts without having to make a trip to the mall.
In 2013 we gave the people what they wanted so we moved from our 240 sq ft kiosk in the mall to a 1200 sq ft storefront on Reynolds Rd in Toledo. We continued selling great nuts, candies and gourmet treats along with hand dipped ice cream. Again, we sold the roasted nuts in Michigan and Ohio as a side business to support our retail business. Eventually, we had to focus on just one thing thus we sold off everything but the gourmet nut business.