After the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, Terry and I have dialed things down to a bit more low key. Business goes on as always, but we are now taking a bit more of a relaxed approach to life these days. Since we are between both Holiday and Farmers Market seasons, we have a little more time on our hands. Besides the mundane tasks of doing paperwork, and going over our business needs, we find ourselves with time to experiment with new ingredients and new ideas for making even more yummy products to delight your taste buds with! This is our FUN TIME!
Change is an inherent part of life. In life, in order to get yourself in a better place physically, mentally, and even spiritually, we have found that the best way to accomplish this is to remove anything that doesn't serve you and to move forward by making the choices that suit your needs in a good way. Business, just like life, deals with change on a daily basis. And just like in life, the best businesses remove what doesn't serve their needs, and replaces them with new offerings that are more in line with their vision. They also satisfy their customers by responding to their needs and requests as well. With that in mind, we have both good news and sad news to report to you, our Peeps.
Starting with the sad news, Winter Goddess Foods is saying goodbye to both of our organic cocoa mixes. Mojo and Muy Loco Coco will no longer be produced or available online or at any of our outlets or venues. Both chocolicious hot drinks were dynamite products, but due to various factors, failed to find a regular audience. We are sad to see them go, but as the saying goes, "Life goes on."
On the good news front, several changes and additions are coming to fruition over the next several weeks. Sara, our graphic artist is reworking the labels on a few of our products. As such, our delectable Butter Crunch Toffee Reflections will now officially be known as Oh My
Goddess! Butter Crunch Toffee, which more reflects the description of (and our fan's reaction to) our delicious product.
Both our savory Organic Wild Rice Bread and our spicy Aww Nuts! Slow Burn will sport new labels as well.
In response to our customer's needs, we will be offering a 16 ounce version of our nut-less Sunflower Apple Raisin Granola, which will join our full lineup of both 8 oz. and 16 oz. packaged granola's. The new labeling is being produced as we speak, and we will introduce it officially at the Midtown Farmers Market in May!
And now, we are introducing two new offerings to the Winter Goddess Foods family!
Also, in response to our fans who are Chili-heads, and who have requested more "umph" in our sweet and savory nut mix, your prayers have been answered. While our Aww Nuts Slow Burn has enough heat to satisfy most folks, there are some of you out there that wanted (and NEEDED) more spice. I have been in the kitchen trying to develop an even spicier version of our Aww Nuts that will satisfy both the need for great taste and the need for more heat, and I believe I have nailed it.
On Saturday, January 28th, I will be doing test marketing and sampling of my newest creation: Aww Nuts INFERNO! I have made a limited run of 8oz bags of this fiery taste sensation specifically for the Blaine Farmers Market this Saturday. If you are a true Chili-head, and you are lucky enough to live in the Twin Cities area, please stop by for a taste of our "friendly fire", and let me know if I got it right. For the rest of you, I plan to make this available online as soon as all testing, sampling and fine-tuning are completed. Stay tuned!
I am also in the midst of creating another tasty treat, but I am keeping things under wraps for now. Suffice it to say that if I can get things to my liking, we may be introducing yet another product by Farmers Market time. Please check out our page on Facebook for the latest goings on of Winter Goddess Foods. Thank you for your support, and we wish you all opportunity and prosperity as we swing into 2017 in earnest!