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"We met you at the International Culinary Arts Festival in Bermuda and I was one of the ones that kept coming back to you for extra tastes of your awesome rum cakes.
I too, am a small business owner and I will be a happy repeat client for you and a good referral as well. I just wanted to thank you for your efforts and hard work. You are a very gracious lady and we knew quality when we sampled it. It was a pleasure meeting you. When you work those strenuous days, be very proud of your hard work. I am wishing you much growth and continued success!"
- Theresa Grande Rosen, PRN Inc., Belair, MD, USA

"...it's incredible, I'm addicted"
- V. Ford, San Mateo, CA, USA

"...this time I'll let my family have a taste...a tiny tiny taste..."
- G.Patton, Stamford, CT, USA

A WORD ABOUT MRS. HORTON

My company which began in my home kitchen in 1983 is the world's oldest existing rum cake business. At the time, there were no gourmet foods for export from Bermuda or the Caribbean. I’m proud that Horton’s is the first and has earned its place in history.

My purpose in creating this venture was to enable me to parent my then two young daughters, Randi and Lisa while at the same time creating an outlet to express my passion. Most important was to be present when the girls returned home from school. Today I am immensely proud of the women they’ve become, both esteemed in their respective fields. Growing my business as they slept, in order to track them for success without losing myself in the process was intentional. I’m comfortable that we all achieved a quality of life that justified that plan.

The business has enjoyed great highs. Among them were two separate phone calls from The Food Network expressing great interest in traveling to Bermuda to film the making of Horton’s Black Rum Cakes. This was before we had cable TV I’d never heard of the show! With five local competitors that had sprung up, all chasing the rewards I’d worked so hard to earn, I had no choice but to decline. Demonstrating on camera how to put myself out of business was not an option. They understood my position and eventually sent a crew nevertheless. They went on to film a segment hosted by celebrated celebrity chef, Giada de Laurentis.

I am deeply appreciative of the support of my family, friends and loyal patrons who have sustained me since 1983 when this business was merely a daydream.

Warm wishes,

Linda

Please send any suggestions or comments to me at linda@hortons.bm



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