Built on our core values:
People, Quality, Safety, Integrity and Passion
Our roots started in 1907, when Shibley Azar opened a small nut and candy store near the Rio Grande River in El Paso, Texas. Built on a reputation for nut expertise and quality, Shibley grew his business into one of the country’s premier nut companies. Over the next century, the company evolved combining packaging and processing capabilities.
Today, Mount Franklin Foods markets broad line products to the foodservice industry and has grown to include several business divisions: Azar Nut Company, Sunrise Confections, Hospitality Mints and Element Food Solutions. We are now proud purveyors of an expanded line of products across the categories of nuts, candy, snack mixes, fruit-flavored snacks and dry-blend mixes. Our quality products are available through foodservice supply, private label manufacture, co-manufacturing partner and retail.