Like a lot of great products, this one started at home. Karen Peltier was laid off from her company in 2008 and used that time to experiment with different ways of making English Toffee. While she has been told for years from family and friends that she should sell her wares, starting a business in the middle of a recession was a big prospect. Still, she hit the pavement and sold her products during sales calls. It paid off.
The American Southwest is known for having a unique flavor that is all its own.
When thinking about Southwest-style foods, particularly those from New Mexico and Arizona, lots of adjectives come to mind: spicy, bold, flavorful, and tangy are just a few that we think of.
Copperleaf Kitchen, a division of the Comfort Foods brand, is dedicated to recreating this recognizable Southwest flavors and giving customers delicious, gourmet food mixes that they will love.
Nestled at the base of the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque, New Mexico, Copperleaf Kitchen was founded by restaurant entrepreneur Mark Harden in 1989. Back then, the company was simply known as Comfort Foods. It was started after Mark’s Mexican-themed fast food business went under due to a national competitor drastically lowering their prices nationwide, forcing Mark to close up his restaurant.
Using the 600 lbs. of his original taco and enchilada sauce recipe mixes that were leftover from the restaurant, Mark decided to repackage his product in bulk spice bags and sell them in gift stores and craft fairs.
Their Desert Garden Flagship Brand is what really propelled Comfort Foods to a nationwide distribution, and it’s still a very popular brand for the company.
The Desert Garden brand features lots of gourmet mixes for customers to explore the taste of the Southwest from their own kitchens. Here, you’ll find dip mixes, soups & stews, spices & seasonings, bread mixes, salsas & sauces, and more!
If you want some truly festive mixes to spice up a party or the dinner table, you’ll want to check out the Desert Garden Dip Mixes. They’ve got some truly spicy offerings for those who like heat, such as the Buffalo Wing Dip and Cheese Ball Mix and then Chipotle Chile Dip.
If soup is more your thing, then they’ve got you covered there as well. Check out the delicious, flavor-packed soups from Desert Garden. You’ll love the creamy flavor of their Potato & Green Chile Soup. And if you want something that truly embodies the flavor of the Southwest, then you’ll want to go with the Tortilla Soup mix, that comes with black beans, corn, red chile, and the best Southwestern spices that you’ve ever tasted.
But Desert Garden isn’t the only brand under the Comfort Foods umbrella; they also have Country Gardens, which brings more of Westernized take on the spicy flavors.
Try the Asiago Parmesan Dip for a creamy, cheesy flavor explosion, or the Country Vegetable Dip, that works perfectly as a delicious dip or a baked potato topping.
When you’re looking for the authentic flavors of the Southwest to give to your customers, you really can’t find a more legitimate company than Copperleaf Kitchen and Comfort Foods!
They uphold many of the same traditions with these recipes that were developed in the 1900s at the Pickwick Cafe in Montgomery, AL. Thanks to these traditions, Berdeaux’s offers unique flavors that are bold and exciting. It all began with the Vintage Steak and Simply Creole BBQ sauce and as the cafe grew bigger, its executive chef Rufus White was part of the journey that led to an “Approved by Duncan Hines” award. White’s grandson, Jim Berdeaux, now owns Berdeaux’s Vintage Sauces and Seasonings (visit www.berdeauxsauces.com for more).
The recipes at the cafe were developed around 1945 and to this day, Berdeaux’s reintroduces the sauces of historic origin. With pure and simple ingredients, such as pure sugar, the sauces and seasonings are available in a variety of blends for every taste. From Hawaiian flavors to smokey heat, the sauces go beyond the grill and combine wonderfully with sandwiches or even hot dogs.
Berdeaux’s also focuses on health. There are no harmful preservatives, additives or high fructose corn syrup in the sauces and seasonings. The recipes stay as fresh and authentic as the day they were created!
“We duplicate the old recipes which have no food chemicals in the ingredients,” Berdeaux said.
Every item at Berdeaux’s is sold in a gourmet gift package and arrives in glass containers to ensure freshness, and more than 20 recipes are included with every order. The gourmet pack comes with a choice of sauce (1945 Recipe Vintage Steak, Simply Creole BBQ or Sweet Island) and two choices of seasonings that range from Bourbon Molasses and Honey Habanero to Applewood Chipotle. The Vintage Steak Sauce was voted #1 in the USA at the Christmas Expo in Knoxville, Tennessee.
If the pantry needs to be stocked up, try the gourmet combination pack that comes with three sauces and two seasonings!
You’ll also get a free recipe book included with all orders from Berdeaux’s Vintage Sauces & Seasonings!
When it’s time to pull out the grill, Berdeaux’s dry seasonings and rubs will take any meat to the next level. Choose from five custom blended BBQ seasonings like the Southern Surprise, with a taste of honey crystals and smoked mesquite salt, or Cajun’s Revenge, which calls upon the cuisine of the New Orleans French Quarter. And for gourmet hot wings, combine Cajun’s Revenge with Honey Habanero.
One customer compared Berdeaux’s steak sauce to A-1 and immediately decided “A-1 tasted like you were sucking on a rusty pipe.”
“I cannot believe all of this taste is in a gourmet steak sauce, plus a gentle kick,” the customer said.
Have you ever tasted the delicious, buttery taste of authentic, expertly-made Welsh Cakes? If you’ve never had the fortune of tasting this traditional Welsh treat, then Copper Kettle Bakery of Westwood, Massachusetts wants to change that for you!
Welsh Cakes, according to Copper Kettle Bakery’s wonderful description of them, are ” a traditional breakfast food and tea-time snack from Wales. They combine the very best elements of a scone and a biscuit, but they’re cooked on a griddle like a pancake.”
Helen Coates, owner and maker of the delicious Welsh Cakes sold by Copper Kettle Bakery, was raised in South Wales and learned the recipe behind her Welsh Cakes from her mother, Eileen. After her mom passed away in 2013, Helen decided to turn her homemade Welsh Cakes into a full-fledged business, in the fall of that year.
They make tons of great flavors of Welsh Cakes mixed with dried fruit and other goodies, including currant, cranberry, pineapple and coconut, and even chocolate chip!
Do your customers want to learn how to make their own Welsh Cakes? Copper Kettle Bakery also provides simple-to-follow recipes and ingredients for people to make their own homemade cakes.
There’s nothing better than a fresh Welsh Cake, and Copper Kettle Bakery wants to be your exclusive provider of these delicious, traditional treats from the beautiful country of Wales!
Maple syrup can be used for an assortment of different things, from the perfect topping to some freshly made pancakes or waffles, to a delectable addition in a delicious cocktail.
If you’re looking for a maple syrup brand that offers more than the average product that you can find in any grocery store, then you need to check out Dorset Maple Reserve and their authentic Vermont maple syrup!
The maple syrup produced by Dorset is 100 percent pure maple syrup from the beautiful maple trees found in the great state of Vermont.
They also have a variety of delicious syrup flavors to choose from, so you can find the perfect flavor for whatever you need. Their Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup is just what it sounds like; rich, pure maple syrup aged in bourbon barrels to give it an extra sweetness and bite. They also have Smoked & Spicy Maple Syrup and Rich Amber Pure Vermont Maple Syrup.
Bring flavors from every corner of the world into your kitchen and watch mealtime become an exciting experience!
Since 1922, Marion-Kay Spices has imported spices from countless regions to blend, grind, mix bottle and ship directly to customers. M.K. Summers founded Marion-Kay and passed along the business to his daughter Madelyn Reid, and her husband James in 1986. Since then the spice company has operated out of Brownstown, Indiana.
Jim became a Master Blender with his talent of creating new blends, and a new line of spices was born: J.R. Mad’s line. Today, Marion-Kay is owned by three of the Reid’s children, John and Kordell Reid, and Pamela Warren.
JR Mad’s BAM! Seasoning
Not only does Marion-Kay deliver to personal kitchens, but the spices are also available for fundraising, custom blend services, and food services!
The spices, peppers, seeds, blends, herbs and extracts at Marion-Kay are made of high-quality raw materials with no fillers or additives. The garlic is 100 percent garlic — no mix of other pieces! — and the “sneeze-less” black pepper is imported from India and removed of foreign matter and dust.
Crushed Red Pepper
Looking to try a signature item that has stood the test of time? Marion-Kay Chili Powder, Chef’s Secret Seasoning, and J.R. Mad’s MADGIC Fish Breading are popular options that are sure to take your cooking to the next level. Even better, Marion-Kay is internationally known for the award-winning Pure Vanilla Extract and Marion-Kay Chicken Seasoning 99-X.
If your recipe or restaurant calls for a unique spice or flavor, Marion-Kay can whip it up. Trained personnel develop custom blends for any style of cuisine like American, Cajun or Thai. Secret formulas also stay safe with Marion-Kay!
Not only does Marion-Kay offer the ingredients needed for amazing dishes, the company even supplies recipes! From drinks and appetizers, side dishes and main courses to desserts, Marion-Kay shows you how to bring a punch of flavor to your taste buds!
For a flavorful experience in the kitchen, trust the company who has been blending spices for 95 years. Marion-Kay Spices promises to deliver the finest spices in the world!
Let’s face it, baking is tough stuff. It’s not that it’s hard to place something in an oven at a certain temperature and wait for it to cook to perfection. It’s the preparation, measurement, and mixing that makes it hard for some people. If you don’t measure out the ingredients to the precise measurements, or you forget to add a certain ingredient, your culinary creation could end up being a disgusting dud.
But that’s what Portland, Oregon company Scratch & Grain Baking Company is hoping to change. They want to make baking easy, fun, and delicious, with their easy-to-use baking kits!
The idea behind Scratch & Grain Baking Company become reality after Portland neighbors Taya and Leah decided to collaborate on a new adventure. Leah had an idea for a new business involving baking, and Taya had the cooking skills to make that idea come to life.
They wanted to make homemade baking fun, delicious, easy and a little bit healthier. The way they accomplished these goals was through their precisely measured baking kits that made the sometimes complex task of baking less stressful and more enjoyable.
It took them more than 1,000 variations to finally get the perfect recipes, but, like most things in life, you have to go through a few missteps in order to get to perfection.
Each one of their baking kits uses all-natural ingredients, and are GMO-Free. Scratch & Grain Baking Company chose to go the all-natural route not only because it’s proven to be healthier, but all-natural ingredients also make the recipes taste better! Most of their ingredients are also certified organic, so they’re perfect for your customers who are committed to living an organic, and all-natural lifestyle.
Some of their bestselling products include their All-Natural Confetti Cupcake & Cake Kit, their Organic Pumpkin Bars, and All-Natural Gluten-Free Cornbread kit.
The Confetti Cupcake & Cake Kit makes 12 large cupcakes or 32 mini cupcakes, and also comes with all-natural confetti sprinkles that are free from artificial dyes. These sprinkles are actually made from fruit and vegetable juices, making them very different than most sprinkles on the market, but they taste just as good!
Cupcakes are fantastic, but Scratch & Grain Baking Company thinks that a well-made cornbread is just as delectable. That’s why they also offer baking kits for other baked goods that aren’t desserts and sweets. Their All- Natural Cornbread Kit includes honey granules so every bite of delicious cornbread has a hint of sweet flavor to it. Besides being made of organic and all-natural ingredients, their honey cornbread is also gluten-free! This ensures that every customer, even those with dietary restrictions, are able to enjoy their delicious baking kits!
Let’s not forget the cookies, however. There’s nothing out there better than a fresh baked, warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie. Scratch & Grain Baking Company’s chocolate chip cookie kit features eight simple steps and 8 simple, high-quality individually packaged ingredients for making the best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever had! The only thing you’ll need is an egg, unsalted butter, and one of Scratch & Grain’s chocolate chip cookie kits, and you’ll be making delicious cookies in no time.
Throw a naked party today! Just don’t forget to wear clothes.
Naked Infusions offers the world’s best chips and salsa, and you will absolutely want to host a party in honor of this pairing.
And no, this isn’t just another brand of salsa. They offer everything that today’s choosy consumers desire: their products are 100% certified organic, non-GMO, no sugar, no onions, no vinegar, no calcium chloride, are gluten-free, locally sourced, and they offer six vegan flavors. The business is run by Selene Kepila, who labored two years in her kitchen to recapture the salsa of her youth, tipping her hat to local farmers who provide quality ingredients everyone will love.
To perfectly pair the salsa, they have created a restaurant style tortilla chip that is thin, while also being gluten-free, organic, and low in calories. They offer all that and have still been called by satisfied customers “the freshest salsa I’ve ever tasted.”
Stores have taken notice. You can find their wares at many grocery stores around the country. Their products have also started appearing in mini-bars and food service in high-end restaurants and hotels.
Let’s talk specifics. You want to know what flavors you can get, right? How about Fire Roasted? Or, for those who really like it hot: Signature Ripe Tomato Salsa, which is extra hot. On the milder end, consider their Signature Rip Tomato salsa or Black Silk Expresso Salsa. Mix it up with Rustic Blue Cheese Salsa or California Burnt Sage. It’s not like you can go wrong. If you just can’t decide, try them all using their Salsa of the Month Club. $17.99 a month gets you salsa, chips and a recipe every month, and that even includes the cost of shipping. For the ultimate party, get
On the milder end, consider their Signature Rip Tomato salsa or Black Silk Expresso Salsa. Mix it up with Rustic Blue Cheese Salsa or California Burnt Sage. It’s not like you can go wrong. If you just can’t decide, try them all using their Salsa of the Month Club. For a price of $17.99 a month, you get salsa, chips and a recipe every month, and that even includes the cost of shipping. For the ultimate party, get their Can’t Get Enough Party Pack to get 15 jars delivered to your door. Other quantities at great savings are also available.
And, while you’re snacking on these delicious products, you’re also making the world that much better. Naked Infusions donates a portion of every sale to Brainwave Optimization to help those in need make the world more beautiful.
Right now, you can get $10 off your first wholesale purchase by ordering online!
So, eat up for the joy of it, or for the greater good. Either way, it would be hard to top the products you can find at Naked Infusions!