Sugar Free / No-Sugar-Added
The US FDA defines a sugar free product as one that has less than 0.5 grams of sugar per serving.
The US FDA defines a no-sugar-added product as one in which no sugar or sugar-containing ingredient, such as fruit juice, is added during processing. In Isabella’s No Sugar Added line of bakery items any sugars present occur naturally in the fruit that the product contains.
Isabella’s Sugar Free and No-Sugar-Added products are sweetened with sugar alcohols which are carbohydrates that occur naturally in plants. They are slowly and incompletely absorbed by the body, and as such they do not cause a sudden spike in blood sugar levels. Our sugar alcohols have a low glycemic index, and provides a balance of taste and texture that other sugar alcohols have not been able to deliver. Sugar alcohols have less calories than sugar and do not promote tooth decay, or cause intoxication. Our testing has also shown that the Isabella’s taste profile surpasses that of other non-caloric intense sweeteners.
Main Street Muffins is on the Inc. 500 List: Inc. magazine's list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America; we come in at number 319.
Steve Marks and Harvey Nelson meet in nursery school. Harvey takes two blueberry muffins at snack time, leaving none for Steve. This would leave an indelible mark on both of them.
Harvey and Steve become roommates in college. Unwilling to clean dishes (or anything else in the kitchen), they eat out every meal where they first see the magic of eating prepared foods.
We outgrow the downtown building and move into an old fish distribution warehouse. Simultaneously, Main Street Muffins becomes the number one user of Christmas tree car deodorizers in an effort to eliminate fish smell from building.
We introduce thaw and serve muffins (considered "serve and thaw muffins" but became concerned about dental injuries).
Steve Marks and his family start the Akron Marathon. It is wildly speculated that the marathon was started so that people could eat more muffins, cookies and brownies. Much less known, Harvey and his family start an 8 hour Comedy Central TV marathon where they actually do eat more muffins, cookies and brownies.
Main Street Gourmet® enters the granola market. Kellogg's and Nature Valley's stock drops 22% on the news. Coincidence? We don't think so.
The Mayor of Akron proclaims July 17th as "Muffin Day" ... really! The Chinese calendar is changed to the Year of the Muffin from Year of the Pig. Pigs across the world refuse to eat baked goods.
A fast growing national restaurant chain chooses Main Street Gourmet® to supply a custom granola for its yogurt parfaits. Main Street Gourmet considers name change to "Main Street Granola and Other Custom Bakery Products" but holds off because it doesn't fit on letterhead.
Main Street Gourmet begins producing and selling pre-packaged “granola clusters” for a major club operator. US Government Trademark and Patent office refuses trademark application for “Granola Clusters” so name is changed to “Small Group of Something with Granola”. Movie rights to the Main Street Gourmet story sold to Stanley Spielberg, distant cousin of a famous director/producer. Book rights still available for sale!
Ground is broken on the building expansion and renovation project that will increase capacity and functionality. Not coincidentally, psychiatry bills for the Co-CEOs escalate.