If you walk into a grocery store and march straight toward the ice cream aisle, you’re not going to find a carton of Balian ice cream. But, if you grew up in Los Angeles, you’ve probably had some before. The East Los Angeles company, founded by Habib Alexander Balian in 1928, supplies LAUSD cafeterias.
According to Manta, the family business makes about $3 million a year. The amount seems to be enough to maintain ownership of their 3.5-acre Altadena mansion and deck it out for their annual Christmas display- a family tradition since 1955.
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