Wonderwall is a Perfect venue for Holiday Parties, Weddings and Events

Wonderwall is a unique 3,000-square-foot architectural furnishings and gallery space and is home to a wide array of objects of desire curated by co-owners Mark and Carina Cristofalo.

Sand City, CA, September 19, 2019 – Wonderwall is a unique 3,000-square-foot architectural furnishings and gallery space and is home to a wide array of objects of desire curated by co-owners Mark and Carina Cristofalo. Located in the Sand City Arts district, Wonderwall has elements of both glamour and industry and serves as a memorable backdrop for holiday parties, weddings, receptions or special gatherings and events. This elegant ambiance offers the perfect setting for photographs as it provides an intimate yet on-trend look and feel. A gathering space that is both spacious and comfortable, Wonderwall has both accessibility and convenient parking.

Facility rentals are available in 2-hour, 5-hour and full-day increments, with custom rental packages available upon request. Book your holiday party by October31st and receive 25% courtesy discount once space is scheduled and deposit is received.

Wonderwall only contracts with licensed caterers to ensure that your event runs smoothly. For questions and availability, please contact flourish@wonderwallhome.com or call (831) 241-4214.


1714 Contra Costa St., Sand City, CA 93955

Phone: (831) 241-4214

Email: studio@www.wonderwall.life

Website: www.wonderwallhome.com


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455



CoapTech and Fidmi Medical to Collaborate on Groundbreaking G-Tube Systems

Baltimore, MD, 2019-Sep-18 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — CoapTech LLC (Baltimore, MD) and Fidmi Medical, Ltd. (Caesarea, Israel) announced today that they will be collaborating on bringing to market a set of next-generation products for the initial placement and long-term maintenance of gastrostomy tubes (G-tubes). The collaboration between CoapTech and Fidmi will focus on integrating the company’s two technologies and expanding their collective market opportunities.

Gastrostomy tubes, which help patients receive long-term nutritional support, are typically placed endoscopically and need to be replaced every 3-6 months.

CoapTech’s PUMA-G System allows initial gastrostomy tube placement by non-surgeons/ gastroenterologists, outside of the endoscopy suite, using point-of-care ultrasound at the patient bedside. This novel approach can be performed in the ICU, emergency room, and eventually outside of the hospital setting, substantially reducing costs for tube placement.

Fidmi Medical’s innovative low-profile gastrostomy system is unique in that it can be utilized for both initial placement and replacement and has several features which make it more durable and comfortable for patients. Gastrostomy tubes very often get dislodged, clogged, or infected, and need to be replaced frequently. Fidmi’s improved low-profile gastrostomy tube is placed just like any standard PEG tube but has an easily replaceable inner tube which can be changed by patients without the need to re-enter the healthcare system for replacement procedures. This will result in fewer complications with patients’ g-tubes, therefore potentially reducing healthcare costs for payers and healthcare systems; as well as providing a substantial improvement in quality of life for patients and their caregivers.

Fidmi Medical Chairman, Lloyd Fishman, commented, “We are excited to collaborate with CoapTech in development and marketing. Both companies have developed cutting-edge technologies that will improve patient care and contribute to the ease, efficiency and confidence of clinicians’ work in the gastrostomy field.”

Dr. Steven Tropello, CoapTech’s founder and CMO said, “In combination these systems will be compatible with Push or Pull methods, be implantable in a wide variety of clinical settings, and require minimal readmission to the hospital and fewer visits to the ER. The synergy will reduce both front and back-end costs for hospitals and payers, and make care safer and more patient-centered.”

For further information, please contact:

Howard Carolan, CEO
CoapTech, LLC.

Shahar Millis, CEO
Fidmi Medical, Ltd.

(1) 443.745.1120

Daryl Guberman Video Tells World How ANSI Board Member Russ Chaney Paid $346,500 Annually for 2 Hours Work Per Week

The lack of ethics of ANSI is on full display and moves beyond the association’s links to hostile to the United State’s interest countries. Guberman-PMC shares in a new YouTube video how one ANSI Board Members makes over $350,000 a year, for not even one full day of work in a week.

New York, NY – USA, September 13, 2019 — Daryl Guberman, CEO and Founder of Quality Consulting firm Guberman-PMC has made it his mission to bring ethics, professionalism and patriotism to the American quality and standards world. This has put him at odds with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for a number of different reasons. The most recent is discussed in his latest YouTube video, where the unethical (if not criminal) “royalty” payments to ANSI Board Member Russ Chaney are explored. The new video is titled “ANSI Board Member Russ Chaney Paid $346,500 Annually for 2 Hours Work Per Week” and has immediately become a hot topic in the world of companies who use Quality and Standards registrars.

“No one can convince a normal, hardworking, American that anyone should make over $345,000 a year for two hours a week work,” commented Guberman, a true authority in the Quality field. “Especially in Quality where there is an expectation to be honest and responsible since the services being provided are so vitally important.”

Even more shockingly, despite the ridiculous amount of money being made by ANSI board members, the companies who turn to them for Quality certifications in the last few years have seen failure after failure. This certainly gives the impression that ANSI is simply in it for the money and not even concerned with doing a good job or appearing to do a good job.

Guberman hopes that by telling the world ANSI’s secrets that this will help break up their near monopoly, something which would do wonders for US companies in both performance and in their security. Another area where ANSI fails due to their close work with Chinese, Arab and other rivals of the United States and Israel.

Stay tuned to both Guberman-PMC’s YouTube channel and website to stay connected with the latest news.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, be sure to visit http://dguberman.com.

Press & Media Contact:
ABAC Headquarters (US)
41 Madison Avenue, 31st Floor, Manhattan,
New York, NY 10010-2202 – USA
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Daryl Guberman Exposes the Very-Likely ANSI Tax Fraud Exploring Ridiculous Salaries of ANSI Board Members

The Common wisdom is when looking for the truth about a company figure to follow the money. Quality expert Daryl Guberman does this in his new video “ANSI Tax Fraud: Analyzing The Outrageous Salaries of ANSI Board Members” and the revelations are shocking.

New York, NY – USA, September 12, 2019 — There are few things more outside the American way than having a monopoly. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a monopoly by almost any estimation, something which, along with ANSI’s ties to questionable foreign entities, has sent off every red flag industry experts like Daryl Guberman of Guberman-PMC hold dear. Guberman has followed up his ongoing investigation, research and efforts to expose the truth about ANSI with a look at the obscene salaries ANSI management and associates are paid. Guberman’s new YouTube video “ANSI Tax Fraud: Analyzing The Outrageous Salaries of ANSI Board Members” shines a light on ANSI’s misuse of funds to help make its upper level extremely wealthy in very unethical ways.

“We believe in fair competition and doing real work for the money we are paid,” commented the passionate Guberman. “We knew that the ANSI salaries were likely sickening but the full details along with the other very negative facts surrounding ANSI is truly beyond the pale. Thinking about how even some of the FBI, Google, and the Department of Defense have been compromised by ANSI is frightening for someone who loves this country.”

ANSI doesn’t even make an effort to conceal how much they are scamming, with Board members making $350,00 or more a year (at least one making over $700,000 annually) for just two hours a week of work!

It’s no surprise ANSI has responded very poorly to Guberman sharing this information, with Board members calling Guberman and Guberman-PMC, leaving very hostile messages.

No signs are showing of ANSI making changes in these areas for the better. Facts would seem to back up the idea that the quality concerns ANSI (and the affiliated group ANAB) are responsible for are also failing in a big way. Reports keep coming out that serious quality concerns have struck companies using ANSI/ANAB for certification causing losses of money, time and reputation.

Guberman calls on business leaders to subscribe to his YouTube channel for the latest news.

For more information be sure to visit http://dguberman.com.

Press & Media Contact:
ABAC Headquarters (US)
41 Madison Avenue, 31st Floor, Manhattan,
New York, NY 10010-2202 – USA
+1 212-726-2320

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Guberman-PMC Reveals How ANSI Ripoffs Taxpayers of Millions Using Loopholes to Overpay Board Members

ANSI drops to new low insulting normal working people and those who love America, by paying Board Members outrageous amounts of money for next to no work.

New York, NY – USA, September 9, 2019 — It is an unarguable fact that quality certification association ANSI’s board members make jaw-dropping amounts of money, that they don’t even pay taxes on, working just two hours a week. The association has tried to keep this concealed but Quality Expert Daryl Guberman has done his utmost to raise awareness of these troubling facts. Using YouTube as a platform to continue to break down the long list of issues with ANSI, and why the association is very likely not just unethical when it comes to finances but also a national security threat, Guberman is doing his best to make quality registrars trustworthy again. Guberman’s new video, “How ANSI Ripoffs Taxpayers To Pay Board Members Millions” backs up all these assertions with facts that can be easily confirmed.

“A look at the tax reports for 2016 shows how ANSI gives their board members royalty payments, which are not taxable and amounting to many hundreds of thousands of dollars each for only two hours of work a week,” remarked Guberman. “This is enough to make a person’s skin crawl who cares about America and the quality standards and companies are held to. We can only guess why they aren’t being investigated.”

ANSI are so arrogant people in their inner circle have even openly called the royalty payments they give themselves as “money laundering”. As disturbing as this already is, Guberman also reminds viewers of the new video how deeply entwined ANSI is with China, and a long list of other openly anti-American states and nationals.


Guberman, founder and CEO of Quality Certification experts Guberman-PMC, is the complete opposite of ANSI and related efforts like ANAB anf the IAF. Guberman is a proud Jewish-American who supports the President in the need to Make America Great Again and recognizes working with countries who oppose Israel is also a terrible idea for American patriots.  Guberman has led, and will continue to lead, the campaign to educate which Quality Registrars can be trusted and which should be avoided.

Expect the videos from Guberman and Guberman-PMC to stay on schedule as he shares his voice and experience in the field of Quality to a growing audience. Anyone with question or questions, or who would like to bring Guberman-PMC on board for Quality Consulting, is encouraged to contact the firm at any time.

Learn more about Daryl Guberman and Guberman-PMC at http://dguberman.com.

Press & Media Contact:
ABAC Headquarters (US)
41 Madison Avenue, 31st Floor, Manhattan,
New York, NY 10010-2202 – USA
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El Pajaro CDC Celebrates 40th anniversary with Tacos & Tapas Fundraising party in Watsonville on Oct. 25

Sponsorships Now Available Event Expands to Three Food Trucks and 22 Food Partners

Watsonville, CA, September 10, 2019 – To celebrate 40 years of helping local entrepreneurs reach their small business dreams, El Pajaro Community Development Corporation is throwing its second Tacos & Tapas fundraising party on Oct. 25 in Watsonville.

The 40th anniversary celebration will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at El Pajaro CDC’s Kitchen Incubator located at 412 East Riverside Drive in Watsonville.

The food-and-drink party will feature 22 food purveyors, all Kitchen Incubator entrepreneurs, including for the first time three food trucks. Purveyors will serve a variety of different regional foods, including tacos, tamales, tapas, sushi, pizza, sausages, pies and tarts, and more. Margaritas and sangria will be offered, in addition to wine and beer.

“It’s a celebration of a very strong legacy of passion for helping the community by supporting entrepreneurship,” said Carmen Herrera-Mansir, executive director of El Pajaro CDC. “We’re grateful for everyone who has played a role in helping us grow during the past four decades.”

A recently updated list of food partners (along with their menus) include:

• Artisan Hand Foods. Handmade sausage (Cumberland sausage, classic and spicy) wrapped in puff pastry. Three pastry snacks — chicken leek, lamb curry and spinach, artichoke and mushroom.

• Borinken Goodies. Traditional Puerto Rican food: Tostones con cerdo (fried plantains topped with roasted pork, avocado aioli and fresh tomatoes); majado de viandas con bacalao (mashed root vegetables with codfish; coquito (traditional drink with coconut milk).

• Cuevas Express Foods. Tamales, chicken in green sauce, pork in red sauce and veggies with jalapeños and cheese, all topped with cheese, sour cream and salsa, and a side of veggie stew.

• Dos Hermanos Pupuseria (food truck). Pupusas: bean and cheese; bean, cheese and pork; and vegetarian (spinach, zucchini and cheese).

• Easypreps. Chicken Thai noodles with peanut sauce, carrots and black sesame seeds; ceviche cocktail, lemon juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro, garnished with fresh cucumber.

• El Nopalito Produce. Caprese skewers with grilled nopales, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese, drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper.

• Fired up (food truck). Pizzas, baked in a wood-fired oven — margherita, parzola, and chicken with chipotle pesto.

• Hakouya. Sushi roll with cucumber, avocado and imitation crab; tofu pockets stuffed with sushi rice, egg, snow peas and pickled ginger; each served with soy sauce and miso dressing.

• Hiccuping Dragon. Bite-sized, kid-friendly hot dogs: Cheesy Bavarian, Polish dog, all-beef hot dogs with toppings.

• Il Biscotto. Handmade Italian cannoli filled with sweet orange-ricotta cheese.

• Mary’s Fruit Tarts. Fresh, homemade crust filled with cream cheese and fresh, seasonal fruit.

• My Mom’s Mole. Tacos, handmade blue-corn tortillas with roasted veggies or chicken and mole sauce, verde or traditional.

• Percy’s Pies. Gourmet Louisiana-style sweet potato pies — original, ginger snap, coffee liqueur and praline.

• Ronda Paella y Tapas. Offering the real flavor of Spain: Paella mixta (seafood, chicken, pork and Spanish chorizo), tortilla Española (Spanish omelette), fried tapas (ham croquettes, stuffed mussel shell) and Pisto (Spanish ratatouille).

• Rooster Ridge Farm. Locally grown, cured olives served with cheese.

• Splendid Blended. Wholesome ingredients mixed to create the perfect blend; dark chocolate spice and cinnamon banana flavors.

• Sunvalley Farm. Cactus and kale salad with tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro with a lemon juice vinaigrette.

• That Garlic Stuff. Beef meatballs with red sauce, Parmesan cheese, drizzled with “that garlic stuff.”

• The Ballesteros Catering Co. Tacos al pastor with chorizo and deep-fried, beer-battered mushrooms with the fixings.

• The Green Waffle. New grain-free, coconut-chia waffle, toasted and topped with fresh, local, seasonal berries. All other varieties available for sale during the event.

• Unique Sweets. Strawberry shortcake drizzled with chocolate-raspberry flavored balsamic vinegar.

• Yoli’s Adobo. Beef and chicken tacos marinated on Yoli’s adobo sauce and vegetarian green pozole.

Sponsors of the event include: Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz Community Credit Union, Salud Para La Gente,Union Bank, Bernardus, Scheid Vineyards, Apple City Cider, Kong’s Burger & Café, Elkhorn Slough Brewery, Mechanics Bank (formerly Rabobank).

El Pajaro CDC is proud to welcome Edible Monterey Bay as its Media Sponsor.

Tickets are $65 per person through Sept. 30. Tickets will be the full price of $75 during October leading up to the event and, if available, at the door for $75. Sponsorship opportunities to help cover the cost of the event are also available.

Ticket price includes:

Admission plus 5 Tickets for food and or drinks.

Additional food/drink tickets can be acquired at the event.

Tickets are available at https://tacosandtapas2019.eventbrite.com

Stay tuned for details on our special auction! Details announced in October!

About Pajaro CDC

In 1979, El Pájaro CDC was formed following widespread community support of under-represented Latino and Spanish-speaking business owners in Watsonville. For 40 years El Pajaro has helped budding entrepreneurs throughout the Central Coast by offering technical, legal, financial and managerial assistance.

“If you give someone an opportunity it can change lives, and lead to generations of success,” said Carmen Hererra-Mansir, executive director of El Pajaro CDC. “To see a journey from farmworker to entrepreneur — many started that way when they came to us — is so rewarding.”

El Pájaro CDC offers a wide range of assistance, including low-cost and often free bilingual business education and training workshops to low-income entrepreneurs. Workshops cover business plan preparation, marketing and sales, customer service, bookkeeping, computer basics, business management, and financial literacy.

In 1997, El Pajaro Plaza Vigil a retail business incubator at 23 Beach St. in downtown Watsonville was created to assist low- to moderate-income, Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs with starting and operating a successful business.

Plaza Vigil houses dozens of businesses, with another 44 food purveyors using the separate Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program, a fully equipped, shared-use facility at 412 Riverside Drive.

Following a charter expansion in 2007, El Pájaro CDC serves Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties. Bilingual and bicultural services, business development services and training are available to anyone with plans to open or expand a small business in the region.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Goodwill Central Coast inspires Halloween costume seekers with ‘Addams Family’ theme

Goodwill Central Coast, for decades a local treasure trove for Halloween costume inspiration, has announced a special finger-snapping theme for the year’s spookiest day.

Salinas, CA, September 09, 2019 – Goodwill Central Coast, for decades a local treasure trove for Halloween costume inspiration, has announced a special finger-snapping theme for the year’s spookiest day.

Goodwill brings back the silly vibe of “The Addams Family,” the beloved American horror and black comedy sitcom from the 1960s. Featuring a theme song punctuated by finger snaps, “The Addams Family” brought to life a hilarious cast of misfits, including husband-and-wife Gomez and Morticia, their butler Lurch and even a disembodied hand called Thing.

Each year finding the right costume at a price that is not downright scary can prove to be a daunting task. Not at Goodwill Central Coast, with 16 outlets to help provide DIY inspiration — from Uncle Fester to Cousin Itt.

And don’t forget your pets. Find inspiration in the curious lineup of “Addams Family” household animals, including Kitty Kat the lion, Aristotle the octopus, Zelda the vulture, Isolde the piranha, and Lucifer the lizard.

Goodwill invites everyone to support their community by shopping at a Goodwill store, or by simply donating gently-used clothing and household items. Each donation helps Goodwill’s cause to help empower people to work and setting them on a path to financial independence. Donations also help preserve the Central Coast landscape by diverting millions of pounds from landfills.

From home pick-ups to potential tax write offs, Goodwill makes donating as easy as possible. Find out more at www.ccgoodwill.org.

About Goodwill Central Coast

Goodwill Central Coast, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, began in 1928 in the city of Santa Cruz and today has expanded into three counties: Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo. Goodwill Central Coast now employs nearly 600 people, including employment training professionals, sales personnel, donation center attendants, warehouse and distribution workers, and administrators. Its programs strengthen communities by improving job growth, the lives of individuals and families, and the health of our environment. Each year Goodwill assists more than 10,000 job seekers get back to work and reclaim financial and personal independence. Goodwill provides a positive working and learning environment that creates brighter futures through connecting people to meaningful work.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Twisted Roots Wine branches off into creating crisp, refreshing hard cider Naturally Low in sugar, carbs

Winemaker Josh Ruiz insists he began bottling hard cider out of necessity. So naturally, he believes it’s necessary that we drink it.

Carmel Valley, CA, September 09, 2019 – Winemaker Josh Ruiz insists he began bottling hard cider out of necessity. So naturally, he believes it’s necessary that we drink it.

The longtime owner and vintner at Twisted Roots Wine has branched out (literally) into fermented apples, culminating in the birth of Twisted Roots Hard Cider.

Ruiz and his wife Julie sensed a growing market for a light, crisp, easy-drinking cider — once a favored beverage in colonial America until Prohibition destroyed the industry. Hard cider has exploded in growth in the U.S. over the past few years, buoyed by an adventurous, health-conscious younger set, and the fact that cider (unlike beer) is gluten-free.

The couple spent time researching the cider culture in England, and found that it varied greatly depending on the region, the weather and the fruit, just like wine.

They wanted to create the antithesis of a typical American cider that is often over-carbonated and sweet — something Ruiz called “candy apple ciders.”

“People were ready for something else, especially those who love our wines.”

So they created Twisted Roots Hard Cider, a light, crisp beverage that is low in sugar and carbs — “something clean, simple and refreshing.”

Twisted Roots uses a combination of five fresh apple varieties, each of which add unique elements to the finished product:

Golden Russets enhance the bouquet and aromatics, and contribute complexity and fruit flavor

Granny Smiths add tannic structure and tartness, adding to the mouthfeel

Galas help deliver a clean, refreshing finish

Fuji’s lend just the right amount of sweetness

Red Delicious bring rich mouth-feel and a distinctly apple aromatic quality

Twisted Roots Hard Cider has 6 percent alcohol, and a 22-ounce serving contains only 140 calories. For Ruiz, the beauty of making a hard cider without high amounts of sugar and carbohydrates?

You can drink more of it!

Tastings of Twisted Roots Hard Cider are available at the wine tasting room in Carmel Valley, 12 Del Fino Place, 93924. For information or to purchase bottles online, visit www.twistedrootshardcider.com or call 831- 594-8282.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Knuckles Sports Bar unveils new menu Highlighted by the All-American Favorite Chicken wings

Americans chowed down on 1.23 billion chicken wings while celebrating Super Bowl Sunday last season.

Monterey, CA, September 06, 2019 – Americans chowed down on 1.23 billion chicken wings while celebrating Super Bowl Sunday last season. When it comes to big games and the most popular protein on the planet, Knuckles Sports Bar inside Hyatt Regency Monterey pairs them perfectly.

The spicy, sticky snack highlights the eclectic new menu at Knuckles, voted Monterey’s favorite sports bar for 16 straight years.

Invented in the 1960s at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y., hot wings have become a national phenomenon, and Knuckles has raised the bar while lowering the price.

Prepared four ways — with All-American Hot Sauce, Smoked Habanero Peach Sauce, Summer BBQ Sauce or Pedro’s “AY Chihuahua” Sauce — Knuckles offers Happy Hour wings for just $1 each.

With those bargain prices, guests can easily enjoy a few dozen, or try to break the world record (444 wings in 26 minutes), set at the 2015 Wing Bowl (the world championship of wing eating).

The new Knuckles menu goes far deeper than wings, of course. From Ultimate Nachos to House-made Pretzel Sticks to Steak Frites, there is something for everyone at this family-friendly sports bar.

Burger fans will enjoy a wide range of options, from Knuckles’ famous Surf & Turf Burger (Strauss grass-fed beef, tarragon aioli, and butter-poached crab and lobster) to the conventional Brass Knuckles Burger with smoked cheddar. Or be bold with a Muay Thai Spiced Turkey Burger with cucumber, pickled onions and mint.

When it comes to hand-held favorites, don’t forget tacos. Knuckles prepares them with either crispy shrimp, shredded chicken or beef — served with toppings of shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and chipotle aioli. Or how about a Fried Chicken “Sammie” with coleslaw, pickles, jalapeños and red onions?

Vegetarians will love a wide array of options, including Tomato, Avocado & Quinoa Salad (with roasted corn and cilantro vinaigrette), Marinated Portobello Sandwich (with provolone, arugula, roasted tomato and pesto aioli), or Tofu Poke Rice Bowl (with quinoa, avocado, tomato, cucumber and sesame soy sauce).

Knuckles doesn’t slouch when it comes to a proper sit-down meal, either, offering entrees featuring Seared Salmon with Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Marble Potatoes, or Grilled Petaluma Farms Chicken Breast with Honey-Stung Brussels Sprouts.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Holiday Shopping just got easier as Sweets of Eden offers Unique Online Gift packs of Old-fashioned, Slow-cooked, Small-batch, Hand-wrapped Caramels

Sweet family memories gave Susanne McBride the inspiration to launch a career as a micro-confectioner.

Spreckels, CA, September 05, 2019 — Sweet family memories gave Susanne McBride the inspiration to launch a career as a micro-confectioner. Now her business Sweets of Eden makes it easy to sweeten anyone’s holiday by offering convenient online gift purchases of her famous hand-wrapped, small-batch caramels.

Previously sold only at pop-up events and through third-party outlets, McBride’s caramels — patterned after her mother’s coveted family recipe — can now be purchased online at www.sweetsofeden.net.

Just in time for the holidays, Sweets of Eden has created unique edible tri-gift packs (in three separate flavors) that are sold either in Mason jars ($27) or cellophane bags ($25).

Along with her daughter Kate Brown and their combined families, McBride started Sweets of Eden in 2016. McBride began making the creamy treats 30 years ago after remembering her mother’s caramels, a family recipe that was lost a decade before. She modified the recipe, and while not exactly the same as her mother’s, it was a hit and brought back fond memories.

The caramels are all made by hand, slow-cooked in small batches and individually wrapped. Making up to 20 pounds of caramels per week, Sweets of Eden has launched different flavors. Starting with vanilla, they soon expanded and now produce up to more than 15 flavors seasonally, including sea salt, apple pie, coffee, pumpkin, peppermint, raspberry, root beer, green apple, orange creamsicle, passionfruit, lemon, cinnamon and licorice. All are gluten free and dye free. The family is testing out several new flavors, including chai, hot spicy caramel and vegan and sugar-free versions. They never lack for volunteers for the taste testing. The maker’s favorite? McBride says: “The last batch made is always the favorite until the next batch is made.”

McBride is a third-generation Monterey County resident — her family has been in the area since the 1870s. Both McBride and Brown have full-time jobs, but love to step into the kitchen and stir the pot. As for how the name of the company was created, well, it just made sense. “We are surrounded by Steinbeck and it clicked. There is a sweet history here and we are going to include it.”

Sweets of Eden

(831) 783-5566





Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455