In Homer Alaska, Mr. and Mrs. Heath open a store
IN 1946, THE MAYOR OF HOMER, HAZEL HEATH, and her husband Kenneth began making jams and jellies from native Alaskan berries in home-style cooking facilities. They continued producing and selling their jams until 1973 when the company was purchased by Harry and Betty Brundage. It again changed hands when Peter Eden purchased the company in 1975 — and he continues to run it today.
Expanding to Anchorage in 1994
In 1994 Peter opened the doors of his new store and factory off Old Seward Highway near the international airport. When walking through the front door, the first thing visitors see is an incredible 20 foot chocolate fall containing thousands of pounds of melted chocolate. The huge store contains windows into the candy kitchens so you can watch the delicious products being made by hand.
Alaska Wild Berry Products quickly became the largest candy manufacturer in the state of Alaska, and the only one shipping Alaskan candies Outside, as Alaskans call any location not in Alaska. The demand has become so great that we have decided to share our unique product with the rest of the world.