Wow, does the time fly when you’re having fun! When I bought Conrad Rice Mill in 1975, I was the youngest rice miller in the USA. Now, after 40 years of running this old Mill, I’m the oldest rice miller in the USA. Frankly, I think that’s a good thing – you do learn a little along the way! In my case one of the things we think we’ve figured out is where the food trends are going and how they can apply to our operation. Simple, really. All along we just kept making the best products we could, using simple, pure ingredients.
Recently, I read in the Wall Street Journal that the major food companies are reformulating their products to meet today’s consumers’ desire for simple, pure products. Well, that must make us pretty darn smart as that’s how we’ve always made our products. The bench mark among our employees is: “If we can’t pronounce an ingredient or if it sounds too scientific, we don’t use it, ever”. Case in point, our QUIGGS brand Yellow Rice is the only yellow rice in North America that is made with pure, simple ingredients. No MSG, no HVP, no red or yellow dyes, etc. It is just not necessary to use all those chemically sounding ingredients. They sound so scary that I figure they can’t be good for you – so why use them? Keep it Simple, that’s our motto.
We keep tweaking our product line, trying to make what we make better and made more efficiently. For those of you living on the West Coast, we’ve picked up two new distributors, one in the Bay Area and the other in Sacramento, California. We’re also making headway in the Pacific North West.
Our beautiful home town of New Iberia, Louisiana continues to remain a great place to work and live. Please come see us and visit America’s Oldest Rice Mill. We’re open to the public Monday thru Saturday, year round. Lots of good stuff for you to eat and some great Louisiana coffee to wash it down with.
Thank you for your continued support of our brands and our operation. We do appreciate it!
P.S. Remember, every product we make is Verified NON GMO, Wheat and Gluten Free and Star K kosher certified. Our facility is a dedicated gluten free facility and each batch of product we make is gluten free tested!