As we look to kicking off the new year, Chef Amy has some reflections on the highlights and surprises of the past year at AllSpice:
Holiday surprises. That Double Chocolate gift bag was the surprise gift bag of the season for me. We knew folks would like it (who doesn’t like hot cocoa, marshmallows, and a chocolate bar? I mean, really.), but folks really, really liked it, way more than we ever would have dreamed they would!
While like Rory said the ready-to-give Barnyard set, the popular Pop!corn seasoning collections, and our newer gift boxes all sold well, many of our customers got creative and put together their own “favorite things” gift box. We saw lots of people assembling salt assortments – this may be the next new trend?
Looking back on this past year, it also seemed as though the oils and balsamic vinegars literally flew out of the store. It’s fun to get the inside scoop from our regular, repeat customers about what they are buying and why. Many folks are coming back for extras to share their favorite ingredients with their friends and families; other customers come back time and again because they’re using AllSpice products primarily in their everyday cooking.