Nonetheless, I was freaking the fuck out when I had the opportunity to take a tour of the facilities where it is manufactured in Chatsworth, California, in a factory called Earth Island. I was finally going to have my Violet Beauregard moment from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, except, instead of rolling out as a giant blueberry, I was going to metamorphose into a six-foot-tall tub of Vegenaise and gracefully float into the sky. My version of Willy Wonka was Matt Dunaj, the company's director of accounting, whom I met at Expo West earlier this year. He was to show me around the 100-percent solar-powered space.
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After we met with the scientist, Dunaj guided me down a flight of stairs next to four 80,000-pound oil tanks that holds the four oils—canola, grapeseed, safflower, and organic soybean—that they use for their different Vegenaises. He informs me that the factory goes through so much that new oil gets delivered almost daily. The production for all of their products has grown exponentially with the recent trendiness of food consciousness in America, especially their flagship product of Vegenaise. "We are in over 12,000 grocery stores and quickly growing in the US alone," Dunaj informs me. "We've expanded into over ten countries with another warehouse in the UK."