Is it the end of March? Really? I was looking back at my last blog in December (yep, I've been remiss in my blogging duties) and I'm happy to see that we have hit the mark on the things we were looking forward to in early 2013.
Big T Jalapeno Crab Dip, check. We are really excited that as we speak our new containers for the jalapeno dip are being produced and it should hit the shelves in a matter of weeks. I've got to say, it rocks! Big T goodness with a kick of chopped jalapenos will appeal to all those folks who tell me they would love some heat with their crab dip.
Big T really got out to the masses in February with three crazy fun days at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo here in Charleston. We got to meet people from all over the United States. We even had a customer visiting here from Moscow....he loved it! We sampled both the original and the jalapeno dip. By the end of the weekend, I just knew who would reach for the jalapeno and who would stick with the original, but there were plenty of equal opportunity samplers. It was a fabulous weekend that lifted us up and wore us OUT!
Two weeks later we were at the BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival. The Piggly Wiggly graciously asked us to be a part of their Grand Tasting Tent for a day during the festival. I had not been to the festival in a few years. Why not?? The city was alive with fun loving people who love good food and good wine. Our kind of people for sure! Thank you to Angela Smith and all our wonderful Pig friends....they are the best!
We got to participate in the James Beard Award Finalists luncheon at the idyllic Lowndes Grove Plantation. I am a food TV, magazine and cookbook freak so hearing all those familiar names was very cool.
Big T friends donned their aprons for SEWE
Piggly Wiggly Grand Tasting Tent
James Beard Finalists Luncheon
One of the biggest goals on our list was to get Big T out to more stores and more people. We are so excited and proud to tell you that this week, we ship our first order into Harris Teeter warehouses. That means all you crab dip lovers in FL, SC, NC, GA, TN, VA, DC, MD and DE can pick up some BTCP crab dip in 190 Harris Teeter seafood departments. We are beyond thrilled! Please help us show HT that Big T will be a big hit with their customers....spread the word to all your friends and family!
So again, we end this note with so much gratitude for all the wonderful friends, family, colleagues and people we don't even know that have done so much to help us along in this journey. Thank you to all of our hard working friends that helped at the SEWE tent. I feel certain they didn't know how crazy it would be (neither did we to be honest!). A really special thanks to our sweet friend, Lisa Craig, who has worked tirelessly alongside us at these events and has texted me ideas late at night and early in the morning.....couldn't have done it without you. THANK YOU!!
Hopefully I'll get another blog post out sooner next time.