It was a Sunday morning and my husband, Carlos was watching a football game. I was pretty bored and there was nothing interesting for me to see on t.v. Our first son, Carlos Alfredo was about six months old and taking a nap at the moment. Suddenly I had cravings for Meringues, this was pretty odd since I did not had cravings during my pregnancy nor did I ever ate Meringues before. I had nothing to loose since Carlos was going to watch a game for the next three hours, so I went down stairs, looked for a basic Meringue recipe and made a first batch which I didn't liked. I did a second batch changing the temperature, ingredients and baking time and this time a liked the end product.
That afternoon we went to my parents house for a family BBQ and took my meringues along. Everyone had a bite and sooner than later someone said "you should sell them". I thought it was a good idea and ask my mother if I could sell them at her store and she agreed so that night when we went back home I did another batch of Meringues and next morning I had my first Meringue bags for sale at Basket Originals, my mother's gourmet cafe. Surprisingly for me all ten bags sold out the same day and I was so excited that went back home to bake some more in order to sell them the next day and the they after and . . . . Today, 13 years later Carla's Sweets produces 12 different products, has a manufacturing plant and 60 employees.
Suchville Plaza Store: Rd 2, Guaynabo PR 00966, 787-792-9777
Plaza Las Américas Cart: Puerto Rico. Located in front of Godiva & Lacoste
Manufacturing Facilities: Industrial Minillas 137 Rd 174 Suite 6, Bayamón PR 00959
Mailing Address: POBox 19265, San Juan PR 00910