About Sweet Energy
How Sweet Energy Started
Sweet Energy was started in 1979 by Carole Ziter. Carole was a teacher before she became a full time Mom with three young kids. Not wanting to miss any time with the kids as they grew up she started and slowly grew Sweet Energy from working out of the house. Her kids, Chris, Tim and Tiffany grew up in the fruit business where helping out with the business was a part of every day life.
Eventually the business outgrew her home and she rented warehouse space for a few years before constructing her own building at 195 Acorn Lane in Colchester where Sweet Energy exists today.
The Best Dried Fruit
Carole was relentless in finding the finest growers of dried fruit, grocery store quality dried fruit was always passed over for larger, premium fruit. And freshness was always key as she brought in small quantities of the premium fruit and packed to order. That passion remains today as we still buy our fruit from the very same fruit growers she established over 30 years ago. And we still pack to order, by hand. Our fruit doesn’t sit bins for months getting all dried out. And our fruit isn’t machine packed for mass consumption.
Give us a call during the week, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm and you’ll reach either our Office Manager Dawn, Operations Manager Dale or Carole’s Son Tim, all of which will be happy to take your order. We don’t have fancy phone trees that make you press lots of buttons to get to a person. We don’t have representatives in Ireland or India taking our calls. That said if you call us after hours we will send you off to the good folks at Midco Call Center who take our calls while we are home with our families at night. We are a small company and everyone is involved in every aspect of the business from top to bottom. We feel that speaking with you is our pleasure and look forward to talking to you each and every day.
From the beginning of Sweet Energy Carole hired Moms who needed part time work as the kids were in school. Pretty soon that developed into a small work force of “Working Moms” taking orders, packing and shipping all the goodies out the door. Nowadays those Working Moms are mostly Working Grand Moms. For each order you will get the attention to detail as if your Mom or Grandmom was taking care of your order.