Every once in a while, one of our customers will make the long drive (or even longer flight) from their home to our fields and facilities. We love to show our guests our fields (when they’re full of chipping potatoes, of course!) as well as our world class processing plant when it’s running at full speed. Our customers help us grow and innovate, which in turn allows us to provide a better potato so they can provide a better snack to their customers.
Last month, Alma Dacanay and her son, Carlo, paid a visit to our Malin packing shed. Ms. Dacanay is the CEO of Pik-Nik Foods down in Burlingame, California. While here, we were able to show her the quality of our potatoes as well as what we’re doing to ensure the quality of them from harvest to storage and through the processing plant.
If you’re not familiar with Pik-Nik (how could you not be?), they’ve been frying up American favorites such favorites as French Fried Onions, Cheese Balls and Curls, and, our favorite, Shoestring Potatoes, for over 75 years. Since Pik-Nik only sources fresh potatoes from Oregon and California, their Shoestring Potatoes are absolutely delicious. Think perhaps we’re a little biased since they’re our customer? Then you really need to grab a can of them and try them for yourself! They’re fun to eat and Pik-Nik has a wide range of flavors, including 50% Less Salt, Ketchup, Lime and Chili, and Honey Mustard. There’s a flavor for everyone and we’re sure you’ll find your favorite. And then you still have Cheese Curls and Balls and French Fried Onions to choose from too!
We’d like to thank Ms. Dacanay and Carlisle for visiting us and we hope their visit was as enjoyable for them as it was for us. And thank you very much for the cans of Shoestring Potatoes you left for us to snack on! We enjoyed them very much.
And if you want to learn more about Ms. Dacanay and the work she’s been doing with Pik-Nik, be sure to keep an eye open for a case study about her and Pik-Nik in an upcoming issue of the Food and Drink segment of the quarterly magazine US Business Executive.