Spotlight on Brown & Haley, 100 years American made

Meeting with CEO, Pierson Clair and Marketing Manager, Kathi Re  , Brown & Haley

Can you name an American confectionary company that is privately held, manufacturing in the US, exporting to China, and maintaining a high value culture?  Stumped you…didn’t I? Until I visited with Pierson Clair, CEO of Brown & Haley, I would have been stumped as well.  American confectionary companies are moving out of the United States, lowering the quality of their products and focusing on the bottom line. It’s a trend that not many companies are brave enough to stand up to. Brown & Haley holds tight to their belief system of : American made American jobs “do the right thing” manufacturer a high quality product make it like the customer wants it As Pierson Clair proudly indicates, Brown & Haley's focus is … [Read more...]

Silk all natural soymilk, Mint Chocolate review

Silk all natural soymilk, mint chocolate

I'm a fan of Silk soymilk products. Silk's soymilk vanilla creamer is delicious and amazing in coffee.  Silk soymilk mint chocolate sounded like something my girls might like (since they love Westsoy's mint chocolate soymilk); so I gave it a try. I did not look at the ingredients or label closely and later realized that it was sweetened with Stevia. Stevia tends to be bitter and have a lingering aftertaste. I was hopeful that this product would taste good, since it was the Silk brand and it contained evaporated cane juice as well as Stevia.  Silk soymilk mint chocolate is pretty good as a cold beverage: creamy, sweet, nice mint flavor, low soy notes; but it is lacking in fullness & chocolate flavor. Unfortunately, my daughters don't … [Read more...]