It's About the Journey
Qwiznibet Foods Owners and Creators, Daniel and Jeanette Tostenson, began their journey into the food business in Fergus Falls, Minnesota in a certified kitchen at the local YMCA. As a family, they had all talked about bottling up Grandma’s old-fashioned recipes and sharing their traditions with a new generation, particularly her sloppy joes. But these were more than just delicious recipes. They felt that, when tasted and enjoyed, these recipes had the power to conjure up nostalgic feelings of old-fashioned family memories, and just good feelings of simpler days gone by. After spending two years in Daniel's hometown of Fergus Falls, Daniel and Jeanette decided to move to the Twin Cities in 2012 and continued working on the Qwiznibet Brand.
Coinciding with this pursuit of evoking good old-fashioned family memories and feelings, some very unique characters from a magical village called Qwiznibet Square were "discovered” by Daniel and Jeanette as well. These characters had some similar recipes of their own. They seemed to conjure up the same nostalgic feelings, and be the perfect complement to that which they were seeking to promote through Grandma’s recipes. One of these “Citizens of Qwiznibet” was Henrietta, a 1950’s “Leave it to Beaver” type mom who also just happened to be a cow! Their pursuit of creating magical moments and memories through these recipes and Qwiznibet characters was a perfect fit. And thus, Qwiznibet Foods, including Henrietta’s Slow-Cooker Sauce and Sloppy Joe Mix, came to be.
The entire Qwiznibet Brand is a blend of old mixed with new, as well as a combination of Daniel's midwest upbringing and Jeanette's German and French heritage.
Since starting this journey, Daniel & Jeanette decided to break the mold and add a Cilantro Lime Marinade for a new generation of foodies. They will continue with their signature good old-fashioned family recipes, but new recipes will be added from time to time as well.
Daniel and Jeanette have expanded the brand to include Hornby's Hot Fudge Dessert Sauce to their line of products.
Jeanette has also recently added Mrs. Fromley's Specialty Dessert Jams to their product line. She utilized Daniel's midwest, old-fashioned jam recipe, but included a twist from her French roots. After several attempts, we are pleased to say we have perfected Mrs. Fromley's good old-fashioned dessert jams with a Lavender French twist.
Qwiznibet Foods is a "Give Back" Company. Our efforts help to provide an opportunity for the disabled and less fortunate to live productive lives. As we continue to grow, our desire is to make a difference in our community and abroad by combating homelessness, helping those with disabilities, as well as funding homes to support young women and children, education and the arts. Our Life Goal is to help those in need by establishing a foundation that will continue beyond our own lives.
As we continue this journey, our Life Goal is what keeps us going and makes it all worthwhile.