CandyCot Dried Apricots Prove To Be Especially Sweet: Third World Farmers Benefit With New Online Store

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CandyCot apricots, a dried fruit snack made from especially sweet heirloom apricots found in Central Asia, are helping farmers create a brighter economic future. Now these amazing apricots are available online. Each box of apricots help third world farm owners provide stable lifestyles for their families through the planting, harvesting, and natural drying process involved in creating the gourmet dried apricots.

Our apricots are grown from a specialty line of heirloom apricot trees that need special growing conditions. The fertile land and warm climate in the Central Asian mountain region is ideal

As a food connoisseur, Myron Stoltzfus has always enjoyed finding unique, one-of-a-kind foods. Now that he has paired that passion with an online store providing third world relief, his CandyCot dried apricots are truly unique.

With the help of these super-sweet CandyCot dried apricots, Central Asian fruit farmers have experienced greater markets for their own farms. They can now make a living planting, harvesting, and naturally drying the heirloom apricots that are enjoyed by people around the world.

According to Stoltzfus, CandyCot dried apricots are a unique product because they are sweeter than traditional dried apricots, which is why they were named CandyCot. One sign of that sweetness is the natural white sugar on some of the unique varieties.

"Our apricots are grown from a specialty line of heirloom apricot trees that need special growing conditions. The fertile land and warm climate in the Central Asian mountain region is ideal," says Stoltzfus.

In 2003, when Stoltzfus first started Lancaster International Trading Company (LITCO), located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, his dream was to select and sell specialty food products while giving opportunities to those in less developed nations to grow thriving businesses. Now that dream is a successful reality with each harvest of specialty heirloom dried apricots being shipped, packaged, and sold under the CandyCot brand name in tea rooms, grocery stores and now online at http://www.candycot.com.

"The idea that LITCO can help people who might not otherwise have a livelihood and also produce a product that is truly superior is really a win-win situation," explains Stoltzfus.

Stoltzfus adds, "Consumers can know that when they purchase CandyCot Dried Apricots they are impacting the lives of people on the other side of the world. When you stop and think about it, it's fascinating to think that a small box of dried apricots can connect people continents apart."

CandyCot Dried Apricots come in two sizes: 3 oz. for a SRP of $3.25 and 7 oz. for $6.00. For more information about LITCO or to make an online purchase, please visit http://www.candycot.com.

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