Here we are, the last day of 2014. We’re tidying up from the last of the holiday rush, and getting ready to open a whole new year of cooking, baking, and entertaining. AllSpice owner, Rory Brown (right), took some time to look back on this busy, busy year, and reflect on what we — and you — have been up to:
Gift boxes, bags, and sets: The Barnyard box continues to outsell all of the other pre-made gift boxes. Because it has the variety of rubs and blends for poultry, beef, and pork, customers choose it as a good present to please anyone and everyone, I think.
Say it with chocolate. One of the other things that were a huge success this year was the Double Chocolate Gift bag that included the Hot Cocoa, Chocolate Candy Bar, and marshmallows. We were totally surprised how well they went over, and we actually ended up making about double the amount that we originally had planned! We will continue to have the Double Chocolate Gift bag until we run out of hot cocoa. It will make a really nice Valentine’s Day gift.
Popcorn continues to be a great hit as well, the new Mambo Italiano gift box and BBQ gift boxes were also a large success. [Mambo and BBQ also feature locally-sourced products – pasta from Graziano Brothers’ (Mambo) and Frank and Russ’ BBQ Sauce.]
We were really happy to get to partner with some local businesses to create these boxes. We feel it not only gets our amazing products in the hands of potential customers, but also gets our partners’ amazing products out there as well. More