Saturday, April 12, 2008

Maria Elena's and Bernod Group Keep the Sweet in Organic

"Business is sweet at Valencia-based Maria Elena's and Bernod Group, a pair of niche food companies that released certified organic products this past February.

That sweetness comes from the content and success of their organic horchata (a cinnamon and rice drink) mix and an organic cotton candy, dubbed Spun City. Both are, the creators said, the first-to-market for products of their kind.

The two companies are run by principals and co-founders, Jerry Gonzalez, John Mularky, and Gonzalez’ brother Victor.

The partners have been making theme park concession food – packaged caramel corn and cotton candy – under the Bernod line for a few years already and the development of the new products was a natural outgrowth, they said."

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