Sarasota, Florida — McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet is honored to announce our newest adventure with the purchase of Citra® Products of Florida. In 2010, McClain’s formed a distribution partnership with Nan Norman of Citra® and this month formally purchased the company.
Citra® products are true “authentic” Florida and were invented in the early 1900’s by Nan’s grandfather Charles Schiller who was a grower of citrus fruit. He became conscious of the need for an easier way to eat oranges and grapefruit. After much research and experimentation, Citra® fruit gadgets were created. The Citra® Sipper was taken to the 1933-1934 World’s Fair in Chicago and more than 50,000 were sold in Florida prior to World War II.
Safe for schools and airports, the variety of Citra® products include the Citra® Sipper, Peeler Knife, Fruit Spoon, Sqeeter, Mr. Skinner and many more. You will find these in all Florida grove stores, LegoLand, fresh fruit markets and many more great Florida locations. Many adults have the memory of being 7 years old and learning to drink juice straight from an orange through the Citra® Sipper.
McClain’s intentions to maintain the iconic integrity of Citra® and keep production of products in the United States. We will expand the distribution throughout the county, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Kelly Abercrombie at 941-923-6450 or email at email@example.com.