Sun-Maid Press Release September 2007


Traditional Hispanic Recipes Available on Expanded Sun-Maid Site

(September 2007, Kingsburg, CA) – From coast to coast, everybody enjoys Hispanic food: the heat, the colors, the spices, the texture. Sun-Maid timed the launch of its Spanish-language website at in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15 – to pay tribute to the cultural diversity and richness of Hispanic Americans.

Visitors to the website will find delicious, traditional Hispanic recipes, tips for healthy eating and information about the Sun-Maid Girl and her famous red bonnet, as well as Sun-Maid’s wide variety of raisins and dried fruit products. From the English site’s home page, underneath the welcome message, simply click on the link to the Spanish site. One of the design features of this site allows visitors to switch back and forth between English and Spanish versions of the same page with the click of a button in the upper right corner.

The new Spanish-language website launched on September 17 at a time when families are planning to gather in celebration of their heritage and the coming holidays. Sun-Maid’s collection of online recipes includes some of the customary dishes prepared during Hispanic family celebrations and holidays

“I was so excited to learn that Sun-Maid was going to launch a Spanish website. Being Hispanic myself, this is a wonderful opportunity to pass along traditional, flavorful recipes to the next generation that may otherwise be lost forever,” explained Gloria Ruiz McBee, one of Sun-Maid’s many Hispanic employees.

Sun-Maid’s beginnings coincide with an important chapter in Latin American history. The trademarked image of the Sun-Maid girl was created from a painting of a girl hired to represent Sun-Maid at the 1915 world’s fair, also known as the Panama Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco, California, to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal and the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa. And the rest is history…

Here is one of the many great recipes from Sun-Maid’s new website – enjoy!

Maria’s Eggnog Pudding


Makes 4 servings

  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 package (7 oz.) Mexican eggnog flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 4 maraschino cherries


  • Heat milk in a medium saucepan just until simmering. Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin until dissolved.
  • Cool 30-45 minutes at room temperature, or refrigerate until partially set. Stir in raisins. Pour into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until completely set. Top with a cherry before serving.

About Sun-Maid
Founded in 1912, Sun-Maid Growers of California is the world’s largest producer and processor of raisins and other premium quality dried fruits. Sun-Maid’s raisin sales of over $200 million and 200 million pounds annually are approximately half “Sun-Maid” retail consumer products and half ingredient products for such items as cereals, breads, and a variety of other food products. Located in Kingsburg, California in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley’s raisin producing district, Sun-Maid products are distributed throughout the United States and in more than 50 countries.