Welcome to the New Year!Â I hope that everyone is enjoying their winter so far.Â Things have been busy for us at the store as we are working on our year end for last year.Â Consequently, this newsletter is a little late getting out.Â However, better late than never.
We’re working on stacking up some exciting new products for the 2008 year, including the famed Naga Jolokia Pepper.Â As stated in the linked wikipeda article “One seed from a Naga Jolokia can sustain intense pain sensations in the mouth for up to 30 minutes before subsiding.”Â Now if that doesn’t sound like fun, then I don’t know what is!Â The good people at Blair’s have brought to market dried Naga Jolokias from a high quality source and we’ve got some on their way in.Â Limited quantities are available, so if you’re interested in these you might want to drop me a line now to reserve yours.
We’ve also started a new promo that will interest you I’m sure.Â It’s our “Get Sauced for Free!” campaign.Â We’re giving away a bottle of our From Mild to Wild hot sauce with any order over $30 (before shipping and taxes).Â To take advantage of this offer, make sure that you add a bottle to your cart, and then use the coupon code SAUCED (make sure that you enter it all in capital letters).Â This has been a very popular sauce that has been hailed as “better than ketchup.”Â If you haven’t tried it yet, here’s your chance to give it a shot at the right price.
The recipe that I want to share with you this month is one that I tried to get my hands on before.Â From the good folks at Batten Island Gourmet, we’ve got a simple recipe for Batten Island Candied Baked Beans.
4 Slices smoked bacon diced
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (15 ounce) cans of Boston Baked Beans
1 cup diced granny smith apples
1 Tbsp prepared mustard
Â¼ cup brown sugar
Â¼ cup cane syrup or molasses
1 (5 ounce) bottle of Batten Island Gourmet Sauce (heat degree optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
In a 12 inch iron skillet or large non-stick pan add Olive Oil and chopped bacon pieces.Â Once the bacon starts to crisp add onion. Add the rest of your ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes so the flavors can marry. Â ENJOY!
Keep any eye on the blog in the coming week or two because we’re expecting some more new products in (including the Naga Jolokia peppers mentioned above) and it will be posted there when they arrive.Â By next month we should have a new announcement regarding our private label products as well that would make it more accessible for people that would like to get small amounts of sauce (less than 5 dozen bottles) done for special events or smaller promotions.
Until then, keep life spiced up!