Wax Orchards Traditions

It all started on the farm.

August and Johanna Wax planted their first fruit trees in 1920 on Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle. They grew and sold tart cherries, apples, apricots, peaches, currants and gooseberries, as well as fresh apple juice from their island orchards.

They made high-fiber, thick preserves the same way the original American settlers did, using only whole ripe fruit, without water or pectin. They coined the term "fruit-sweetened" to differentiate their products from others that used sugar, corn syrup, and other sweeteners.

Sweetening with natural fruit concentrate is the foundation of our entire product line today. Wax Orchards FRUIT SWEET™ is a blend of natural fruit juice concentrates. The sugars on our nutrition labels are not added; they are the natural sugars present in fruit, along with their fiber. That's why you'll find our flavors unusually fresh and intense.

We continue August and Johanna's tradition, creating delicious, healthy alternatives for folks like you who want "All of the Sweet - None of the Sugar™". In Wax Orchards products, you will find nothing but real, pure food: no additives, no chemicals, nothing you can't pronounce. We hope you enjoy our products and would love to hear from you.