Ethan Holmes – Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Ethan Holmes is an 22 year old senior at Hiram College, business management major with a minor in entrepreneurship and Founder/CEO of “Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce” A

Holmes started this company at the age of 15 years old after reading “Reallionaire” The inspiring story of Farrah Gray, an African American boy who made a million dollars at 14 years old through his own food product. The remarkable story inspired Ethan at that age to start his own legitimate company. Holmes chose applesauce because his grandfather being the cook of the household taught him his applesauce recipe. He then spent hours over the next few months, refining the recipe and carefully crafting what would one day become “Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce” 

“I looked at the market as a 15 year old kid and saw that the majority of the applesauce products in the USA for kids had a bland sugary taste to most of their products. My mission was to create a product that was made up of every quality the big applesauce companies lack, while still maintaining healthy, local and all natural ingredients.”

Ethan Holmes has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, The Plain Dealer, FOX 8 News, PBS, and more!

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 contact@holmesapplesauce.com so that we can help you.

Contact Us for any more questions/concerns.