DECEMBER 27, 2012 - Ciranda recently added solar panels to the roof of our conference room to help produce some of the electricity that we use in the office. Plans for more solar panels for the main building are in the works and should be in place soon!
News and Events
AUGUST 14, 2012 - Ciranda is pleased to offer a new line of Kosher Pareve organic chocolate chips, wafers and couvertures.
- 56% chocolate and couvertures
- 70% chocolate and couvertures
- Chocolate chips and wafers
- Kosher Pareve certification
- Available with Fair Trade certification
These chocolates are produced in a facility that does not manufacture or process with the top 8 allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat).
JULY 12, 2012 - Ciranda installed a rain water pond on company grounds in the summer of 2012. Now home to 10 colorful koi and a variety of water plants, the pond provides a beautiful and relaxing garden atmosphere for employees and prevents basement flooding at company headquarters.
MAY 9, 2012 - Two bee hives were established on the grounds at Ciranda this spring to provide a home for honey bees and an on-site source for nature’s sweetest treat – honey! With the help of the University of Minnesota’s Bee Squad, the colonies have continued to grow and thrive throughout the summer. Today our growing bee population is ranging up to five miles away to gather pollen and nectar for the hives. By season’s end, Ciranda’s hives are expected to produce 2 gallons of honey.
Justin's Nut Butter and the Search for Sustainable Palm Oil
by Jonathan Bardelline
"In searching for the greenest possible option, Gold eventually came across Agropalma, a Brazil palm oil producer that distributes in North America through ingredient company Ciranda.
by Rebeca Lopez-Garcia
Baking and Snack
"James Mitchell, Innovations and Development Manager, Ciranda, Inc., Hudson, WI, added that honey is natural and comes in an organic form, both of which are desirable attributes for many products. Because of honey's high sweetness level, he said, products made with honey rather than sugar can include less sugars, thus achieving slight calorie reduction."
FEBRUARY 6, 2011 - Ciranda'a organic Palmfruit shortening is produced in a sustainable manner with environmental preservation and fair trade principles being a priority. This trans-fat free shortening is ideal for a wide variety of applications including cookies, cakes, pie shells, crackers, etc. Read more about the productions and the applications.