Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce is dedicated to inspiring and educating the youth through entrepreneurship.

From 2014-2015, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce was produced in downtown Cleveland at The Cleveland Culinary Launch Kitchen by Northeast Ohio high school students. Thanks to a partnership with Youth Opportunities Unlimited, we were able to create a program entitled “The Young Entrepreneurs Intuitive” This program allowed high school students the opportunity to earn experience, work ethic, high school credit, and even a stipend through helping produce the applesauce product. Together, they were able to manufacture over 20,000 jars! 


In 2016, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce began their “When Life Gives You A.P.P.L.E.S.” Presentations at Ohio schools and Universities. The interactive presentation details the story of how  15 year old Ethan Holmes transformed a simple food concept into a growing household brand. The presentation covers 6 main points: Ambition, Patience, Persistence, Learning, Exploring, and Success. Free Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce samples are given to all participants, and in the past students have left feeling inspired, motivated, and equipped to conquer their goals and own business ideas!

Bring Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce to your classroom, campus, or program by sending us an email HERE 


Where can I buy Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce?

You can buy Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce at the Products page of our website or visit Where to Buy to find one of our many locations.

 My son/daughter has some food allergies, is Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce safe for him/her to eat?

Yes, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce products are made free of the top eight common allergens, including milk, egg, wheat, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, fish and shellfish.

Do you use chemicals to remove peels from your apples?

No, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce does not use any chemicals to remove peels from our apples.  

 How long can I store Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce?

Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce can last up to 2 years unopened.

Opened applesauce will stay fresh if refrigerated for a recommended 30 days.

Is Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce pasteurized?

Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce is processed by heat before sealing to prevent spoilage.

Is Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce Kosher?

No, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce is currently not Koser certified. However, we will be soon in the future.

Where is Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce made?

Our applesauce is handmade in small batches at The Cleveland Culinary Launch Kitchen in Cleveland OH, USA

What may cause mold to appear in damaged jars?

If a top becomes damaged and the product becomes overly exposed to air, it is possible for mold to develop because Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce is all-natural and preservative free.

What kind of mold could grow in preservative-free fruit?

The mold that might occur is a common food mold, similar to what can happen with fresh fruit that has been overly exposed to air.

What should I do if I think I see mold in my product?

If you think that you see mold in your applesauce, do not consume the product. Hang on to the jar, and call us at 216-618-5043 or email us at so that we can help you.

Contact Us for any more questions/concerns.