FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
YES, THERE WAS A
Mabel grew up on a farm in Kansas in the late 1800's. Her family's farm included an apple orchard, and Mabel became known as a talented cook. Her applesauce, made with thick slices of fresh apples, was a frequently requested treat from family & friends. Every autumn, she preserved the bounty of the orchard as it matured and ripened. Grandma never used an apple that wasn't ripe enough. She peeled bushels of crisp apples and added cold spring water, freshly ground cinnamon, and pungent nutmeg.
As the sauce cooked slowly over a low flame, the thick slices of apples grew soft and flavorful. The jars of apple sauce sitting in the cellar were a vivid reminder of the summer bounty even on the coldest nights of winter. All natural. The way Grandma used to do it.
Founder, Duane McCoy
Mabel's apple sauce recipe was passed down to her grandson, Duane McCoy. Recalling the wonderful flavor from his youth, Duane worked hard to replicate Grandma's recipe, his only change the addition of natural juice concentrate to replace the refined sugar Grandma used. With nothing like it on the market, Duane started producing and marketing Grandma's Big Slice Apple Sauce in 1987.
As demand for Grandma's wonderful apple sauce grew, customers also began to ask for other foods made with the same high quality, attention to detail, and all natural ingredients. So, Our KS Manufacturing Facility was opened - Grandma Hoerner's Foods, Inc. - making our way from the California coast to the heart of the Midwest.
2014, REGINA MCCOY LAUNCHES
Big Slice Apples In An Innovative Pouch
Regina McCoy, now Grandma Hoerner’s CEO, envisioned and created new packaging and flavors for Big Slice to make it an on-the-go snack item. Three popular flavors of Big Slice pouches became available in Aldi stores nationwide.
2020, 3 PACK BIG SLICE APPLES LAUNCH
Nationwide in Costco Stores
Big Slice APPLES has a NEW LOOK! A 3 pack offering is Now available in the Costco Midwest Region. Enjoy our fresh picked apples that are perfectly cooked and loaded with flavor. Makes a wholesome fruit snack any time of day. Big Slice Apples as a topping on pancakes is a McCoy family favorite!
A LOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE 1987, BUT OUR COMMITMENT
to Crafting the Best Food Possible Has Not
We love our products and so do our customers. If you haven't tried something we've made yet, we encourage you to do so! Just as important as the quality of food we produce is our dedication to our mission - we deliver products that always exceed our customers' expectations! They say when you love what you do, you're not working. We agree with that! Every day, we get to create unique, just plain yummy food that is good for us, too. We so appreciate our loyal customers - both new and the folks who have been with us since we started back in 1987. As a family business, we trust and value our team, and feel so fortunate that we can all make it our mission to go beyond the food we make and give back.
A portion of the proceeds from our Big Slice Pouches support women and girls in very dark times through our Sparkle! foundation. We also reach out to those who are hurting through missions, Bible gifting, and that little extra gift when things are very tough. We can only do this because you believe in us, the products we make, and the service we provide.A Sparkle Life FoundationShop All Products
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