Sunday, January 8, 2012
5:29 PM | Posted by Peter Behringer | | Edit Post
At Sweet Pete’s, Pure, Simple Sweets, we strive to strike a balance between great taste and keeping all of our products all natural. In 2011 we were continually reminded that all of our products needed to taste great. If the taste is not there, the customer won’t be either. We are happy to announce that all of our all natural, vegan and gluten free treats and gifts sold briskly during the holiday season. We believe that this is because our products taste great and, secondarily, achieve our customers’ varied dietary needs. We are excited about launching a series of new all natural sweet treats in the new year, paying special attention to gluten free and vegan candies. We wish everyone the best in the new year!
- Peter Behringer
- I have worked in the confectionary industry since the age of 14 when my mother founded Peterbrooke Chocolatier. She named the business after my sister Brooke and me. I have long had a passion for making confections. Over the last year, I have enjoyed creating a wide variety of hard candies at home. These included pulled sugar candy canes and cast sugar lollipops. In addition to the hard candies, I also experimented with marshmallow, and jellies. When I purchased marshmallow, lollipops, and other candy, I noticed that they were filled with artificial flavors and colors. Many confections contained high fructose corn syrup and other unnatural ingredients. Increasingly, candy was manufactured in Mexico or China. I believed that consumers deserved better. I believed that consumers deserved pure, simple, sweets made the traditional way with real cane sugar while using natural flavors and colors. It became clear to me that there would be a need for my sweet services! A good friend and now business partner approached me about a neat old house in Springfield –a quaint up and coming Jacksonville neighborhood. Everything just clicked and Sweet Pete’s was born!