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Welcome to The Gourmet Friends, our calendar and our story


We are The Gourmet Friends and Redlands Candle Company here's our story we hope you enjoy it. We met at a craft show about 16 years ago in the fall and they say if you make a friend in the fall then it's a friend for life and we've been attached at the hip ever since. We wanted a business where we could help people and that we could pass on something we love to do and that's cook and eat! Along with the candles which keep us busy. We started with about 15 dips and one day we were on our way to the fruit farm to buy strawberries, we saw the cutest trailer Robbin said, ohh we need to buy that and I said then we need to fill it and that we have done. So we expanded a bit into our baked goodies. We were happy with it but it just wasn't enough. In the meantime my husband and daughter were diagnosed with Celiac Disease and there it was our prayers were answered GLUTEN FREE GOODIES. After seeing the extreme change in there health we had to do something. We looked and looked for really good baked gf goodies that weren't full of preservatives. Then I suggested to Robbin who has fibromyalgia to start a gf way of eating and she felt so much better. After seeing the drastic change in everyoneit was obvious to all of us what we needed to do. So that was the beginning of our new adventure and our poor families, we researched, mixed, baked, threw out, researched again, mixed, baked, and did that over and over. Then came the testing so Mom, John, Brianna, Pat, Justin, and Anthony were in trouble we made them try more stuff then they even ever wanted to but they were all great testers for us. Then we grabbed anyone we could every friend we have and new ones we've made until we were happy with the outcome. But never fear we are continually at it mixing and baking and coming up with new and exciting items. We NEVER use artificial flavorings, modified food starches, anything containing gluten, natural flavorings, or preservatives, in our gluten free foods. Basically ything else we would not want our families and friends to eat. A portion of our profits are being donated to The Celiac Foundation. We make our own candles right in Redlands. Our chunks are all hand cut by Shelli's mom, family and friends spend many hours helping us make them. They are scented all of the way through and all smoke free, we use all lead free wicks. We would like for you to know how much we appreciate your business.


Our candles, baking mixes and dinner mixesare proudly offered at:

Martha Greens Eating Room on Citrus Street in Redlands


September 6-8 The Original Harvest Festival Las Vegas 

September 20-22 The Original Harvest Festival Costa Mesa

October 5-6 Boulder City Hospital Arts and Craft Show

October 11-13 The Original Harvest Festival Del Mar

November 1st and 2nd The Grove Community Church

November 15-17 The Original Harvest Festival San Mateo Convention Center

November 22-24 The Original Harvest Festival Sacramento

December 6-8 The Original Harvest Festival Pomona 

December 1&2 Holiday Home Tour

2020 dates being added as we confirm them.

We are also at day shows through the months please call (909) 289-2637 or email. As always when you place an order with us please call or email us we will gladly bring it to any of our shows and deliver it to you.

We appreciate your business and your feedback!

Thank you!