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    National Cannoli Day 2018

    National Cannoli Day 2018 Golden Cannoli Shells Co.

    National Cannoli Day is a big day for us here at Golden Cannoli Shells Co. and this year, we wanted to make it special for people outside of the baking industry.  We asked people on facebook and instagram to nominate businesses in the Greater Boston area who should receive fresh filled cannoli in honor of this holiday!  The business nominated should give back the the community in some way, and no business was too big or too small.  We also sent original cannoli chips to three individuals who were doing good in their community as well!  

    The Friday before National Cannoli Day, we set out to deliver 1000 combined cannoli to the Gateway Arts Center, Haley House Soup Kitchen, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Center.  Here is some more information on the amazing work these people do!

    Gateway Arts Brookline National Cannoli Day Golden Cannoli Shells Co.  

    Our first stop was Gateway Arts in Brookline.  Their beautiful second floor space, was a busy, filled with artists making work.  Gateway Arts provides adults with disabilities a place to practice art making, receive guidance, and assistance in selling the work.  Their storefront is directly below and well stocked with clothing, fine art, sculpture and paper goods.  They've been operating since 1973 (three years after Golden Cannoli got its start) and some of the original artists and staff are still involved.  They have a ceramics studio, paper crafts area, fibers spaces and more.  Their gallery space had an exhibition called All About Cats and Dogs, up now through Aug 29th 2018 that we really enjoyed.  If you find yourself looking for something to do in Brookline, we highly recommend stopping by their store and gallery space and taking some time to look around!  For more information about the work they do click here

    Haley House National Cannoli Day Golden Cannoli Shells Co.

    Since 1966, Haley House Soup kitchen, located in Boston's South End neighborhood, has provided healthy home cooked meals to people in need.  In addition to providing weekly meal services, they host an elder meals every weekend and run a cafe in Dorchester that provides delicious meals at affordable costs.  Their live in volunteers cook in the soup kitchen in exchange for housing.  Haley house also runs cooking classes as part of a program called "take back the kitchen", for youth and families.  It was inspiring hearing their story, and getting to learn more about their organization.  We provided cannoli for the staff and live in residents at haley house, and then stopped by the cafe to drop off cannoli for the staff there.  (We got a little lunch too, and will definitely be going again.)  For more information about Haley House click here.  

    Spaulding Rehabilitation Center National Cannoli Day Golden Cannoli Shells Co.

    Our final stop was Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Charlestown.  This new facility overlooks Boston harbor and is the hub of the Spaulding Rehabilitation network.  This drop off was a little trickier, but we were excited because we would be delivering 600 cannoli to the staff that man their inpatient floors as well as their administrative offices.  When we entered each floor, after being let into the double doors, we were greeted by enthusiastic employees who knew it was "cannoli time." For more information about Spaulding Rehabilitation, click here.  

    As we packed up and got ready to head back to our offices (which are right across the water) our team was overwhelmed and in awe of the amazing people who make this city special.  A big thank you to Gateway Arts, Haley House, and Spaulding Rehab for letting us come visit and taking the time to show us around.   It was a fantastic National Cannoli Day for us, we can't wait to do it again next year!

     

     

    Single Serving Bags

    Your favorite snack, The Original Cannoli Chips, now come in single serving, 2oz bags. Available in our most popular flavors, powdered sugar, and cinnamon and sugar, these pegged bags are perfect for the customer looking for a quick and easy snack. “We’ve had many retailers and foodservice buyers ask us to make a smaller size for grab-and-go locations, and this size is perfect for vending machines, office areas and airports,” says Ashley Caprio, New Business Development Manager. “This new 2oz. bag would perform best on a spinner rack, a clip strip in the deli, or any grab-and-go location.” They would also be a good fit for convenience stores, where customers are usually on the hunt to satisfy a craving. The new 2oz. pillow-pouch bags have a SRP of 1.99 and are available in a 10-count perforated shelf tray.
    The Original Cannoli chips are a hassle-free way of eating your favorite Italian dessert on the go. Our crunchy cannoli shell dough is cut into our signature triangle shape, then lightly dusted with one of our signature sugars. These sweet treats are perfect for snacking, dipping, or crumbling on top of ice cream or yogurt. A new twist on an old tradition, this nostalgic snack is sure to be a family favorite.

     

    Lemon Cannoli Chips

    Golden Cannoli is excited to announce an extension to their Original Cannoli Chip line - a new Lemon flavor!  This bright, zesty addition is perfect for summer snacking.  It is a fresh, citrusy twist on their original powdered sugar flavor. The fragrant lemon aroma and taste mixes with their signature powdered sugar coating to transform our cannoli chip into a refreshing and tangy snack. These chips would be great with a tall glass of lemonade, or on their own! They’re a light, low calorie treat, perfect for hot summer days.


    This new addition is joining our traditional powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, and cookies and cream flavored bags. With it’s bright packaging, its sure to pop off the shelves. Like all of the Original Cannoli Chips, the new lemon flavor is available in 5.1 oz re-sealable, gusseted bags, as well as 8-pack branded punch out cases and 6-pack perforated shelf trays.

    SQF III Certification

    We are so excited to announce that Golden Cannoli has received its SQF level III Certification. Safe Quality Food standard is renowned by foodservice providers and retailers who require rigorous and dependable food safety management systems. They are the only GFSI recognized standard that incorporates a food quality component in addition to standards for food and employee safety. Level III is the SQFI’s highest standard that can be met.

    Golden Cannoli has had a long-standing commitment to excellence. Since their fathers started the business in 1970, quality, safety and family values have been at the heart of it all. After achieving Level II certification in 2016, they knew achieving Level III was their next step. In order to attain Level III certification certified SQF auditors assessed the company’s Food Safety Quality Management System (FSQMS), including vendor management, allergen control, food security, crisis management, Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP), and their food quality and control. “As a family business, we’re very aware that our name family are represented by every product that leaves our factory” says Valerie Bono, owner and chief sales and marketing officer. “Achieving this certification ensures that everything that leaves our facility is made to the highest food quality and safety standards.” Bono and Golden Cannoli worked hard with their in-house SQF Practitioner, Yusef Lubega, to get here. When asked what’s next after this exciting achievement Lubega said “SQF Systems are all about improvement and opportunities for improvement. We’re looking at production efficiencies and improving customer experience.”


    For more information about Golden Cannoli's SQF certification, please reach out to info@goldencannoli.com