FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO COLDING
Grøndals emerged in the wake of a voyage on the sailing ship Mursejleren , from the Caribbean to Kolding. After 16 days at sea, from Bermuda to the Azores archipelago, I found my first tins of Santa Catarina tuna.
When we ate it, we were all surprised by the quality, the freshness and the taste impression a canned tuna could give us. The tuna from the Azores was a completely different caliber than I had tried before, and so good that I ended up emptying the shop and buying 50 cans to take home as gifts for friends and family. As a kind of tuna souvenir from our trip, which funnily enough created a greater demand.
For me, Grøndals is the opportunity to spread my own love for good and responsible canned fish in Denmark. An opportunity that mixed my own experiences and traditions with the growing desire to have sustainable food and good taste on the table.
The good products are based on good craftsmanship. Right from the sea, where the fish are caught sustainably with pole fishing, which prevents harmful by-catch, to the production, which is about classic craft traditions and experience. Of course, the fish also swim in locally produced olive oil in the BPA-free cans.
I am constantly looking for other manufacturers, and evaluate them based on my increasingly extensive expertise in the field. My experiences and experiences with Santa Catarina have meant that I am now looking for new producers who live up to my personal ideals of sustainability and love for nature, and who fit in with me and my grandfather's curiosity and traditions.