Two and a half years ago, we were having my daughter’s first birthday party. While we were all excited about the cliche smash cake, we were even more thrilled that this smash cake was the gender reveal for our littlest! At our party, we served homemade candied jalapenos – a recipe that we have tweaked over the years to make our own.
One of our family friends loved them so much, she begged me for the next solid year to make a batch so she could have some of her own. Keep in mind, a batch makes a least seven half pint jars, and she didn’t want that many. She got her wish in June 2019, and she advised me that I should try to sell them for a little money on our community Facebook page. I did exactly that.
In a matter of three weeks, I had so many people ask for some on that one Facebook group, that I sold a total of 200+ jars! Eventually, in about mid August, the idea of introducing jalapeno jams was brought to the table and launched and that took off just like the candied jalapenos did.
Our family has been truly bless with the opportunity to make so many families happy, and it is looking like we are going to grow even more. We cannot be appreciative enough to those that have supported us along the way. You are truly what has made this dream possible! We moved into our commercial kitchen in June of 2020, and we couldn’t be happier!
Since the introduction of the jam line, we have become the sole jam supplier to the first of its kind peanut butter and jelly sandwich shop in San Antonio. We have also been approached to help another client improve their already amazing products by using our homemade goodies rather than buying from larger companies! To our surprise and excitement, we have been mentioned in Southern Living Magazine in November 2019’s edition! We have the possibility of placing our products on shelves in some of the best known stores across Texas, and we have also been introduced to the shelves of San Antonio’s coffee shop, “Coffecionado”, as well as Kendalia, TX’s very own Kendalia Farm Market Days!
This has truly been an exciting ride, and we cannot wait to see where this takes us! Thank you all so very much for supporting the small business owner. We look forward to making your home and tummies a happy place!