Steven Roberts Original Desserts and Ticklebelly Desserts Opening Third Bakery, Increasing Capacity for Innovative and Scalable Desserts

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Pembroke, N. C., bakery adds 342 jobs, increases company's ability to create innovative desserts and scale them to clients' needs

Ticklebelly White Chocolate Cupcake

Ticklebelly sets the trends others follow and provides "Gourmet That Isn't Out of the Way."

This bakery allows us to continue our leadership role in scaling dessert production to our clients' needs.

Following a period of sustained growth, Steven Roberts Original Desserts and Ticklebelly Desserts today announce the addition of a 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art bakery in Pembroke, N.C., scheduled to open in summer, 2011. The new bakery provides Steven Roberts Original Desserts and Ticklebelly increased capacity to manufacture and ship their innovative, signature desserts to clients and consumers across the nation and to continue to meet clients’ varied scaling needs. The facility is an existing bakery and Steven Roberts Original Desserts and Ticklebelly are investing approximately $4 million over the next five years for building upgrades, expansion, and equipment. Current manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in Denver and Longmont, CO. The project was made possible, in part, by a $392,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund and the bakery will add 342 jobs to the Pembroke, N. C., area over the next three years.

“Steven Roberts Original Desserts and Ticklebelly Desserts offer dynamic, innovative product development followed by the capacity to bring our clients’ products to market on multiple platforms at multiple levels,” stated Charles Kosmont, Chairman. “This facility allows us to expand our production, add manufacturing and shipping redundancy, and continue our leadership role in scaling dessert production to our clients’ needs,” Kosmont explained.

“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at both Steven Roberts Original Desserts and Ticklebelly,” stated Kosmont. “Ticklebelly has been first to market with dessert shots, cake pops, and dessert minis, and we are currently finalizing innovative new products for Steven Roberts Original Desserts to unveil at the National Restaurant Association show in May and for Ticklebelly to introduce at the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association show in June,” Kosmont commented.

Steven Roberts Original Desserts and Ticklebelly Desserts selected Pembroke, N. C., based on the availability of an existing bakery, its geographic location, the funds available through the One North Carolina Fund, and the strong potential employee base. “We’re thrilled to be part of the Pembroke community and we look forward to having our Pembroke team members help us continue to be first to market with our trendsetting desserts,” Kosmont said.

Steven Roberts Original Desserts develops and produces a broad line of innovative, premium frozen desserts, selling them directly to restaurants, hotels, theaters, and grocery stores. Some of the best-known brands in the United States rely on Steven Roberts Original Desserts. A dedication to research and innovation has won Steven Roberts Original Desserts numerous industry awards for superior service, high quality products, and exceptional new product development. Steven Roberts Original Desserts takes pride in its role as a partner to its clients and continually sets new standards in quality, creativity, and customer service. Founded in 1995, Steven Roberts Original Desserts, LLC, is a privately held, Denver-based company owned by Charles Kosmont and Steven Fabos. In 2006, the company was certified by the Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Council. Mr. Kosmont is a Hispanic American. For more information, please visit

Ticklebelly Desserts leads the industry with innovative, first-to-market gourmet creations for the consumer marketplace including dessert shots, cake pops, and dessert minis. Ticklebelly also bakes a line of individually packaged gourmet cupcakes, decadent molten cakes, silky cheesecakes, and delectable infused cakes. Headquartered in innovation-inspiring Denver, CO, Ticklebelly was founded in 2007 to fill a void in the dessert industry by providing “gourmet that isn’t out of the way.” Ticklebelly President Brian McGuire believes everyone should have access to gourmet desserts without having to make a special trip to a stand-alone bakery. Ticklebelly’s dessert innovations are available in select grocery stores throughout the country in the refrigerated section of the bakery as well as in the freezer section. Ticklebelly desserts are also available at selected Target, Walmart, and Sam’s Club locations. To share the Ticklebelly experience, please visit us at and on Facebook at


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