Pete’s Gourmet Confections Debuts at Whole Foods Market

Medford, OR, November 09, 2007 --( It seems like a match made in heaven. Whole Foods Markets, known for being the world's leading retailer of natural and organic foods with over 200 stores worldwide, is highly selective about what they sell, dedicated to stringent standards. Pete’s Gourmet Confections uses those same high standards to produce their old fashioned, handmade marshmallows and candies. The mission at Whole Foods Markets is to offer the highest quality, least processed, most flavorful and naturally preserved foods. They also like to obtain products locally and from all over the world, often from small, uniquely dedicated food artisans. Being located in Southern Oregon allows Pete’s Gourmet to be considered a local vendor for their Pacific Northwest locations and the all-natural ingredients in their treats is a perfect fit for customers seeking quality alternatives.

The story of how Pete’s Gourmet Confections came to be is similar to the small start that began Whole Foods Market. Peter’s memories of cooking marshmallows and candies with his grandmother were reawakened after finding disappointment in the selections typically found at grocery stores. Determined to bring back the original goodness without preservatives and artificial sweeteners he began the quest for the perfect marshmallow.
After hundreds of batches, Peter perfected his grandmother’s famous recipe. Since then he has continued to experiment with new marshmallow flavors, and other old fashioned sweets such as caramels, divinity, hot cocoa blends and pecan rolls. Pete’s Gourmet Confections products use all-natural ingredients such as two fold pure vanilla extract, and the finest quality Belgian chocolate.

Whole Foods has introduced a selection of Pete’s Gourmet Confections into area stores and is continuing to expand the locations in which they are available. Look for their fluffy marshmallows, mouth-watering Pecan Rolls and Divinity, and decadent Rocky Road at the bakery counter. As this partnership continues to grow, you may soon be able to snack on a gourmet Mallow at any Whole Foods near you. For more information about this or any of Pete’s other products you can also call 1-866-857-3837.

Contact: Amy Freed, Director of Public Relations, Pete’s Gourmet Confections, Inc.
1-541-644-0369 or

Pete's Gourmet Confections, Inc.
Amy Freed
Peter Croyle