Founder Annie Babayan and her father dehydrated their first batch of fruit at home, recreating their family’s Armenian recipes and using oranges from a tree in their backyard. One year later, Annie left law school to work full time on Dardimans, and since then has grown the brand into an international leader in the space.
Crisping began around our own kitchen table. With the unmatched quality and flavor of California citrus readily available in our backyard, we were inspired to create a specialty item with one purpose in mind – to turn Californian fruits into crunchy, nutritious and delightful slices.
California’s seasonal market drives our trade. With the exception of Hawaiian pineapple, we personally select each batch of fresh fruit from local growers. We then thinly slice, dry and hand pack only the finest selection of crisps.
Our process of dehydration is quite different from those of freeze-drying and sun-drying, as we are able to retain the fruit’s vitamins, earthly colors and natural flavors without the use of any added sugars or preservatives.
Several seasons of fine-tuning and barrels of fruit later, Dardimans California has perfected the craft of fine snacking.