FAQ (new)

Do you ship to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada or the Caribbean?

Yes, we do ship to these locations, however, these orders must be placed via telephone with us at 303-382-1805 ext. 2 so that we can figure out the cheapest shipping for you.

Do you ship Internationally?

Other than Canada and the Caribbean, No.

Why does it cost so much to ship 1 bottle of mix?

We ship via UPS and they charge by weight and dimensions. Water weighs 8 lbs. per gallon. Our mixes weigh more than that. Include the glass bottle, packaging, and packing materials and a 32 oz. bottle of mix will weigh in at 4 lbs. and costs $18.38 to ship UPS Ground to Central Florida … for 1 bottle. This is why we offer the ½ case and full case specials that include shipping. Also, we have added “Free Shipping” for all orders over $50.

When are you going to offer ½ case and full case specials on your hot sauces?

We now have ½ case and full case specials on our hot sauces.

What is the shelf life on your hot sauces?

The “Best If Used By:” date is 2 years from the date of manufacture.

Will you be bringing back the Watermelon Raspberry Martini Mix?

Currently, there are no plans to bring back the Watermelon Raspberry Martini Mix. If we were, it would only be available through our website.

When are you releasing your Fresh Q Colorado Style BBQ Sauce?

Fresh Q is now available online for purchase through our website.

Where can I buy Freshies?

We are available in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Whole Foods Southeast (GA, NC, SC, AL, TN), HomeGoods, and isolated pockets around the Country where we ship direct to retailers. The freshest Freshies are procured through www.freshies.com.

Why is it tough to consistently find Freshies at HomeGoods?

HomeGoods works on the “treasure hunt” sales model. They wait for a depletion amount across all stores before ordering, so some stores are immediately sold out of Freshies while others take longer to sell through. This keeps the customer coming back to the store to look for Freshies and possibly buy something else while doing so.

Do you use High Fructose Corn Syrup in any of your products?

No, Freshies uses only real granulated sugar and other natural sweeteners such as agave nectar.

Can the public tour Freshies’ facilities?

Absolutely, just give us a call or email us and let us know when you would like to visit and we’ll do our best to get you in and show you how we make our award winning products.

Is there alcohol in your mixes?

No, there is no alcohol in Freshies mixes. It is a virgin, and many people drink Freshies mixes on its own as a substitute for orange or grapefruit juice in the morning.

What is the shelf life of Freshies mixes?

Our Bloody Mary mixes are guaranteed with a shelf life of 1 year un-opened. All other mixes have a guaranteed self life of nine months un-opened. After opening a bottle of mix and keeping it refrigerated, it is best to consume our Bloody Mixes within 2 months and all other mixes within a month. Please check the date stamp on each bottle for the recommended consume date.

Are your products organic?

No, the ingredients, while fresh, are not organic. The costs associated with organic vegetables and herbs would be prohibitive for these products.

Are your products vegetarian?

Yes, all Freshies products are vegetarian

What is the story behind the name “Freshies”?

“Freshies” is a term that describes fresh tracks (the first turns that a skier makes in the snow on a powder day). Ian and Colin named their company Freshies in honor of those first turns. They realized, however, that the name of their company also applied to their corporate image as time went on: fresh ingredients without the use of artificial colors or preservatives. You will notice that the logo incorporates this image, with fresh vegetables shaped into the letters of the word Freshies.

How did Freshies the company start?

Bridal Veil Bloody Mary mix was the house mix of the Swede-Finn Hall, a restaurant in Telluride, Colorado. Ian Gustin and Colin Wells created the mix when they were working as the head chef and bar manager, respectively. The two wanted to make a different Bloody Mary mix that would attract Bloody Mary aficionados. There was such tremendous response from people who tried the mix that the two of them decided to put it in a bottle and sell it.

Since the inception of Freshies Food Corporation in 1994, the product line has expanded to currently 14 different flavors, 5 cocktail rimming products, 4 hot sauces, and a bbq sauce.

Why should I buy Freshies mixes?

As with many things in life, you get what you pay for. The Freshies product line is a premium, gourmet cocktail mix brand. It contains fresh vegetables, herbs, and juices, and each bottle is meticulously made from scratch. The label itself displays the quality image in which the company takes pride. Just as with single malt scotches or microbrews, premium products are hand-crafted and a better value for your dollar than their mass-produced industrial counterparts.

-How can the mixes be all-natural?
Because Freshies Food Corporation takes pride in using only fresh vegetables, juices, and herbs for all the mixes, Freshies is considered all-natural by accounts such as Wild Oats, Alfalfa’s, and select Whole Foods. The Bloody Mary mixes do contain “caramel color”, an ingredient that is considered artificial by the FDA; however, the caramel color is derived entirely from burnt sugar, so natural foods stores do not consider it artificial.

Wasn’t the product line originally called “Bridal Veil”?

The product line was originally named after Bridal Veil Falls, the waterfall just outside Telluride, Colorado (where the mixes originated). The original waterfall on the label was reminiscent of the fresh, Rocky Mountain water of Bridal Veil Falls. Today, the label presents the fresh vegetable letter logo representative of the fresh products within the bottles. The line has since been known as Freshies.

Why is Freshies better than other mixes?

Freshies mixes use fresh vegetables and herbs instead of concentrates and dried ingredients. They don’t contain any artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors. They are the only mixes out of a bottle that contain the same components of a mix you would make at home. They also have a couple of ingredients that you won’t find in any other mixes: freshly shaved horseradish, dijon mustard, fresh dill, fresh pepper mash, fresh lime juice, and fresh lemon juice, just to name a few.

Is there a lot of sodium in the Bloody Mary mixes?

It appears that the mix contains a tremendous amount of the US RDA of sodium. While the product does use quite a bit of celery salt, the numbers on the nutritional analysis chart are based on a 6oz serving. Most people use about 4-5 ounces per drink on average of our product. (This means that the bottle actually makes about six 8oz Bloody Mary’s.) Comparatively, our mix uses less salt than the majority of our competitors. Tabasco, for instance, has 58% US RDA per serving!

Is the Bloody Mary mix like tomato juice?

Actually, this mix is less of a tomato juice than it is an all-natural vegetable juice. Many people compare it to a spicy V-8, but we think that ours is better than V-8. When you take a sip of our mix, you can taste the onion, garlic, and horseradish. There is much less tomato flavor than, say, Mr. and Mrs. T’s.

Are your Bloody Mary mixes hot or spicy?

In our Original Recipe, the heat is a subtle heat that comes from fresh horseradish and hot pepper sauce.

In the Hot Mary, we use fresh habanero peppers. The Habanero Hot won first place as the Best Bloody Mary Mix at the Fiery Foods Show in Albuquerque, NM an amazing 7 times. Ghost Mary contains Ghost and Habanero Pepper and won 2nd place at the Fiery Foods Show for 2016.

Why isn’t the Margarita mix green like all the others?

All of the green mixes on the shelves contain artificial colorings (usually FD&C Yellow or Blue). We do not believe in artificial colorings, additives, or preservatives. The natural color of our mix is a result of the blended juices that we combine to come up with the perfect margarita mix. We do use ascorbic acid, more commonly known as Vitamin C, to maintain color consistency.

Your Margarita mix tastes less syrupy than others, why?

Because our mixes use fresh lime and lemon juices, they are naturally tarter than our competitors’ mixes. We use a little orange juice, granulated cane sugar, and agave nectar to sweeten them, but these sweeteners are naturally not as intense as high fructose corn syrup or artificial sugars. We believe in tasting the juice for what it is: fresh and all-natural. Many people find that our mix will be perfectly sweetened with the addition of a little Cointreau or Grand Marnier.

I love the Margarita Lite, will there will be additional low-carb mixes for the sweeter cocktails?

We currently do not have any schedule for making additional low-carb mixes.

There has been talk of making any additional low-carb recipes available only through our website.

How Long will Freshies cocktail mixes last if refrigerated after opening?

Assuming the refrigerator is in working order, Freshies should last three to four weeks if refrigerated after opening and between uses.

Is Freshies a publicly traded company?

No, Freshies is a privately held company and does not have any shares that can be purchased by the General Public.

Did you discontinue the Pina Colada Mix?

Yes, the Pina Colada mix was discontinued Summer 2006 and there are currently no plans to re-release.

Are your products gluten free?

Yes, all Freshies products are certified gluten free.