Oh my goodness you guys! Today’s featured maker is responsible for some of the tastiest goodies in South Florida! Jupiter local, Milka Grodillo, is the owner & chef at Dreamallows. She makes deliciously awesome marshmallows and you NEED some in your life. Trust me on this one!! I’m pretty excited to share her story on the blog today…enjoy!
Tell us a little about yourself.
Milka Gordillo, Originally from Venezuela, raised in Miami Beach and have been in Jupiter for 2 ½ years. I have two kids (13 year old Adrian and 2 month old Mateo). We have two fur babies (Julio (lab-13 years old) and Nino (lab-8 years old).
When did you start the Dreamallows brand and who/what was the inspiration behind starting your business?
I graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a baking & pastry degree. I wanted to create a business based on small desserts. I am a firm believer that dessert should be part of your daily routine but it has to be small to avoid the extra calories. LOL! Dreamallows started in 2014 as an idea to re-create marshmallows. I wanted to create a healthier version of the famous marshmallow removing corn syrup and any additives. It took me over a year to come up with the perfect formula, logos, licenses, packaging. The process was fun but challenging. It launched October 2015 at the West Palm Beach Greenmarket.
What products do you offer?
I offer stuffed marshmallows in all different sizes. The original size is 1X1 making them the perfect BITE! Yes, they are stuffed (inside) with flavored callebaut chocolate ganache & we also make our own salted caramel to stuff them!
Who makes up the Dreamallows crew?
Myself (chef), husband (Hiram) & Adrian (13)- helps out at the greenmarket, packaging and of course “tasting” 🙂 We are waiting for Mateo to get older to get tasting too!
What do you find most challenging about running your own business?
Not having enough time to be in several places at the same time. It is a small business & most events are on weekends. Having to stick to 2 events per day.
What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?
If it is your passion it is not work! I feel like I am always playing.
What do you do on your days off?
We are addicted to the beach, outdoor activities as a family. I am a foodie and love trying new places. I also love reading and researching new restaurants and always always work on Dreamallows. Flavors, and packaging.
How do you juggle work & family?
We are a family owned business. We attempt to have fun together while working but I do have a schedule to work on Dreamallows as family time is extremely important. Balance is key to success.
Where can we find Dreamallows?
You can find them online at www.dreamallows.com, and follow us on Instagram/facebook/twitter @dreamallows. We will also be at the West Palm Beach Greenmarket, Every Saturday (this is our 2nd year at the Greenmarket), we will be participating at the Fresh Fest in February & Arti Gras – Abacoa. Elements Yogurt off US1 in Jupiter carries our 6 packs, and Guanabanas has a s’more dessert (using Dreamallows) which is part of their special menu on weekends only! It comes with a scoop of ice cream!! Follow us on our social media for additional local events we will be part of.
Is there anything else you would like is to know?
Dreamallows are a one bite experience! Enjoy!
As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I have several talented makers to feature over the next few months, so stay tuned!
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