Issue 12: Winter 2011

  • In This Issue...
  • Customer Q&A: America's Axis of Flavor
  • Natural Immune System Boosters
  • Turn the Off Season On!

From the Top of the Tree

The most joyous time of the year is upon us, and to you, your families and friends, I wish you all a very happy holidays. We hope you will take the time over the next few weeks to relax, share … Continue reading

Top Ten: Favorite Sweet & Savory Combinations

Have a serious weakness for sweet and salty desserts? The trend has been hitting the dessert industry by storm recently, and although not the newest of ideas, new combinations are popping up every day. That’s why we decided it was … Continue reading

Turn the Off Season ON

The first step to understanding how to deal with your own off-season is trying to determine what people want when they don’t want what you are selling. I bet you veteran business owners can recognize the last day of your … Continue reading

Berry Healthy: Basics 101: Natural Immune System Boosters

The immune system is an intricate and complicated system that defends the body from a wide variety of viruses, bacteria, toxins and other dangerous pathogens (“germs”). While the immune system is hard at work all day, every day, the tendency … Continue reading

Berry Healthy: The Truth about Fats

The word “fat” immediately conjures negative thoughts for most people. In reality, fats are an inescapable, necessary and often healthy part of a balanced diet. The key is to identify the types of fats found in our foods, and to … Continue reading

What’s Blooming: Twisting Traditional Up

After two years of research, a few glimpses at industry shows and a lot of anticipation, PreGel is finally ready to reveal its newest product line this winter, and it is really “Twisting Traditional Up” in the dessert and beverage … Continue reading

What’s Blooming: Go Figure!

It’s not hard to figure out why an introverted flower, which is commonly referred to as a fruit, has been revered by mankind since the beginning of civilized existence. Although July through September is the fresh market season for this … Continue reading

Feature Customer Q&A: The Central Region: America’s Axis of Flavor

Imagine welcoming smiles and diverse menu options that display mouthwatering pictures of epicurean delights alongside sumptuous meal descriptions. Add to that the irresistible visuals of adorable children enjoying a cone of gelato, or an inspiring view of pride-filled owners living … Continue reading

Effective Websites for Business Owners

A Guide to Getting Started In the ever-changing digital age, Internet presence has become a major MUST in business visibility. But, let’s face it, we don’t always know where to begin with the complicated ins-and-outs of building a company website, … Continue reading

Back To Our Roots: Talent, Team and Training

Three Ts that have created the success of PreGel’s Professional Training Center PreGel AMERICA’s Professional Training Center (TC) has been instructing dessert-preneurs and professionals since 2005. It is certified by the American Culinary Federation and recently brought in some of … Continue reading

Reevaluate Your Business: PART 4: Building Local Press Relationships & Media Buys

The previous three articles in this series explored trouble areas in every business including location problems, involving customers to give them a sense of value, and utilizing social media to promote your business in the digital world. Last, but not … Continue reading

HR Corner: The Start of a New Year = Employee Evaluation Time

The New Year brings the anticipation of change, growth and maybe even a little more wisdom. What better time than the new year to evaluate your current employees’ performances? It’s customary for businesses to conduct performance evaluations in January, as … Continue reading

Tree Talk: PreGel AMERICA Key Accounts Division Launches Website

Site Targets Key Businesses in Food & Beverage Industry PreGel Key Accounts, a division of PreGel AMERICA, formally announced the launch of a new website, A sister site to, the website targets key strategic businesses within the Food … Continue reading

Tree Talk: Many New Faces Join PreGel AMERICA’s Team

Continued Growth Fuels New Hires in 3rd & 4th Quarters Nine new hires joined PreGel AMERICA’s staff during the third and fourth quarters of 2011. Two of the nine hires replaced former employees in the facilities maintenance and special service … Continue reading

Tree Talk: PreGel AMERICA Raises Over $7K in Fight Against Breast Cancer

PreGel AMERICA is excited to announce the donation of over $7,000 to help fight the battle against breast cancer. “In It to Win It,” the dessert ingredient company focused its energies on a several campaigns in September and October to … Continue reading

Recipes: Snickerdoodle Gelato

DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients in a large plastic bucket. Mix well for 2–3 minutes using an immersion blender. Place in Hot or Cold Process machine and follow the machine instructions. Cinnamon Cookie Dough DIRECTIONS In a mixer with the paddle … Continue reading

Branching Out: Recipes: Crepes

METHOD OF PREPARATION Combine all of the ingredients except for the butter in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Add in the melted butter and mix until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. … Continue reading

Recipes: Gingerbread Tenero

DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients and mix well with an immersion blender. Pour into soft serve machine and follow equipment directions.