Many of you know I intend to manufacture the jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles and other savories we use in our catering but credit where it is due. Magnolia Honey Company, a small 3 woman company from Mississippi had a lovely line with a horseradish, honey sauce called Juliet’s Jezebel Sauce that I can still taste. They have a retail website at: http://www.magnoliahoney.com/
Jelly Belly has finally realized who is eating all those jelly beans and came out with a “Cocktail Classics” collection with the tagline “it’s five o’clock somewhere” with flavors like Margarita, Mojito, Pomegranate Cosmo, Bellini and Strawberry Daiquiri. Beats the snot out the Harry Potter collection that had flavors so awful I won’t name any more of them… Yes, snot was a flavor.
I also encountered some major misses. One was a water/vitamin drink and the vitamin mixture was held inside the cap. When ready to drink, you would twist the vitamins out, shake it up and drink the healthful mix. Great idea, dreadful tasting. Boring chocolate vendors, pasta that made you wonder, uninspired packaging and concepts. Then there are the misguided vendors that are maybe in from the middle of somewhere who might have a good product but they stand there with blank looks in their expensive booth either afraid to interact or uninterested. I want to walk up to them like Cher in Moonstruck and give them a good smack while yelling “SNAP OUT OF IT!” Tango anyone?