Original Gourmet™ Food Company, the category leader in gourmet lollipops recently received a U.S. Patent for its gravity-deposited lollipop manufacturing process. A family-owned business, Original Gourmet™ prides itself for having an outstanding product that continues to be made in America. The progress of the company helps to grow American jobs at both the New Hampshire headquarters and Ohio manufacturing facilities.
The company’s mission is “To create smiles in our consumers by sparking memories through our offering of quality, innovative gourmet products.” The pride and innovation taking place at Original Gourmet™ happens at every level, from food scientists in the candy kitchen to the homes of employees, whose families and friends suggest new flavors and uses for bringing more lollipops to consumers. “Choose to Smile™” is Original Gourmet’s way of conveying the mutual satisfaction that is achieved, from supporting American jobs and enjoying vibrant, long lasting gourmet flavors at an affordable price.
Consumers share their affection and delight through social media and the customer service department, and they are passionate about their gourmet lollipops! New flavors are developed, new packaging formats created and new distribution offered in response to what the consumers are yearning for.
A great example of the company’s response to consumers is the new 10.5 gram gravity deposited gourmet lollipops, available for the first time this September in select Target®  “See, Spot, Save” sections. Original Gourmet™ flavors are available in this smaller pop size, which is ideal for sharing, and more comfortable for some consumers than the large 31g lollipops. The sphere pops feature the candy in clear film wrappers, just like they’re used to seeing at the checkout of their favorite retailer, and displayed in windowed bags to recognize their favorite lollipops!
Flavors and appearance are consistently evaluated and new flavors developed by a team of panelists and food scientists to deliver the vivid flavors and signature look that consumers rely on. Other lollipop marketers have emerged, bringing Chinese and Mexican spherical lollipops to retailers, but consumers place value on the fact that the Original Gourmet™ lollipop is made in the USA, Kosher certified and peanut free.
Confidence in the Original Gourmet™ lollipop from consumers is only surpassed by the company’s confidence in their quality gourmet products. We “Choose to Smile” with the satisfaction that our customers are eager to share, and remain committed to making many more smiles, one outstanding lollipop at a time.