HIC Harold Import Co.
Remember the year of kale? Or the Instant Pot craze? And the 1960s obsession with jello molds? Some trends are worth following (getting your greens) and others (like jello molds, perhaps) are not. One thing’s for sure: culinary trends come and go, and we definitely don’t have time to stay on top of them all. That’s why we love companies like Harold Import Co (aka HIC), which does the work for us. HIC is known for its in-depth knowledge of kitchen supplies, and seeks out the best products that meet its standards. The brand has been doing business since 1957, and has grown into a well-known resource for home cooks, restaurateurs, and food professionals alike.
The History of Harold Import Co
HIC’s very first product was a white porcelain dinner plate. Fifty years later, it remains one of the brand’s most popular items. Today, HIC carries more than 3,500 home and commercial kitchen supplies that are available in thousands of retail outlets worldwide—including Thrive Market—which means everything you need is only a click away.
Harold Import Co Company Mission
Every day, HIC aims to offer the best cooking tools, commercial supplies, and food prep equipment at affordable prices. The brand has spent decades importing the best wholesale cooking supplies and has learned from experience that “quality, value, and superior customer service never go out of style.”
Benefits of Harold Import Co
HIC was founded in 1957 and is a third-generation family-owned and -operated business. It scours the globe for the best kitchenware to stock your kitchen and leverages its knowledge about design and materials to make the best decisions about which products to offer. HIC maintains long-term relationships with suppliers, which often translates to the best price for customers like you.
Its own product line is just the beginning—HIC’s family of brands includes:
- Mrs. Anderson's Baking
- Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen
- Fante's Italian Home Cooking
- TWG, The World's Greatest Gadgets
- Beyond Gourmet
- Cutlery Pro
- Elizabeth Karmel's Grill Friends
Top Harold Import Co Products
Experience the HIC difference by choosing one of these top products.
Fish Spatula With Slotted Angled Blade
If fish is in your regular rotation, having the right tool for flipping is key. This spatula was designed to easily slide under a fillet and turn it without breakage. You can also use it for other foods like eggs, crepes, burgers, or hash browns.
Stainless Steel Mesh Strainer
Lightweight yet durable, you’ll love this strainer for all sorts of kitchen jobs like rinsing beans, fruit, or draining cooked pasta.
Oversized Ice Cube Tray
If ice is an afterthought, you’re missing out on an opportunity to take your cocktails from so-so to sensational. Pros know the larger cubes help keep your drinks colder, longer, without diluting the flavor. You can also freeze fresh herbs inside to give your water or lemonade for added zing.
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