Each of our flavors will have an associated color. The colored husks on the front of our packages will be the first thing that the customer will see. The goal is to make each flavor visually distinct without writing it out in 80 point font.
A few weeks ago Kristy wrote about her little Rosemary breakdown. Following the discovery of a few insects in our organic rosemary she set off to find a new supplier. These came in the mail one week later. We are little bummed that they don’t grow the in the US but the product is solid. Thing is, there are other important reasons we are going with them…
For those of you who have been keeping up with our posts, my ultimate goal has been to find pure ingredients to use in our flavors. I often wonder if this is too much to ask… it has actually been comically difficult.
We found our cheese!
When we think we have it all figured out… we don’t.
From Sap to Maple- the process of turning sap into syrup and then into sugar. microwave popcorn
Sourcing our maple sugar
With a baby in one hand, and a cup of coffee in the other…. I wish it was that easy. Our bags will be filled with our corn kernels in the Midwest. Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about those logistics, because that would have been bit of a nightmare. We do however need to worry about getting our oil and spice/herb mixture into pouches. We have a couple of options that we can pursue and they are all pretty complicated. There is no right answer, there is not a best path to take, and each one has its pros and cons. I am having a really hard time trying to decide what to do.
Since we are not using a susceptor in our bag there is some concern that we will end up with more dud kernels. As we said earlier, the susceptor is used by all other brands to help heat the kernels up quickly but it also ends up off gassing some pretty nasty chemicals. Obviously we can’t have that in our product.
Before Quinn Popcorn, yes, I was a sea salt user, but now I am completely infatuated with it… admittedly I have become a sea salt addict/snob. I think it’s for the good of this company, so I am not ashamed just yet. We didn’t grow up with sea salt, we used kosher or table salt. Actually, I don’t think they sold sea salt at Stop & Shop then, but now, thankfully, they sell it pretty much everywhere. I can buy it from Trader Joes, gourmet shops, Whole Foods, or order them through the internet. It’s 100% accessible. (If you’re not using it, you should be.)