Daneson toothpicks was founded and is owned and operated by Peter Smith. The name Daneson is a play on the two maternal names in his family - the regal Ca from San Francisco on his fathers side and granma Elsie from Denmark, by way of Wisconsin, on my mothers side. Both women influenced him and deserved a tip of the hat.
Daneson is fiercely independent. Our mantra is: 'It is better to sleep well than it is to eat well.' And with this in mind we keep it honest:
- All of our suppliers, barring Scotch from Islay and corks from Portugal, are either American or Canadian.
We're based, weather permitting, out of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron in Canada.
Daneson is committed to protecting the world in which we live in. For every one tree we use, we plant one hundred trees with a priority towards non-harvest regions. Give more than you take. It’s that simple.
- In simple terms, if one acre of forest goes into Daneson then, at the very least, one acre comes out of Daneson in forest preservation.
A toothpick is more than just a toothpick. With the right recipe a Daneson can bring back memories, relax the mind, complete a meal or distinguish a character.