*WE WILL BE CLOSED 10/29-11/2 WHILE ATTEND THE ORIGINAL TERLINGUA INTERNATIONAL CCO. ORDERS PLACED AFTER 12 PM CST ON FRIDAY 10/26 WILL BE FILLED WHEN WE REOPEN ON 11/5. THERE WILL BE A DELAY!*
We are just five days away from the opening of the Great State Fair of Texas! We are getting everything ready so that we are fully stocked and ready to go next Friday. I won't be in the store Tuesday or Friday, so please keep that in mind when placing your order. I've also posted the Sampling Schedule - those are the days I'll be at the State Fair handing out chili samples. It is listed below on the previous blog post. Please - do not wait until the last minute to place an order. Yes, we are super busy and there are a lot of orders coming in on a daily basis for cook offs all over the country that include Tolbert, ICS and CASI. Please be patient and rest assured that you will receive your spices in time for your event. If you have a specific date that you need you order, all it takes is a note on your order or a quick email to let me know. I'll make sure to pull your order and get it filled and shipped in time. Disclaimer: that does not mean it's ok to place an order at 10pm on a Wednesday night and expect to have it for Saturday without some sort of heads up - and even then there's no guarantee I can make it happen. That's just wrong on so many levels. If you have a last minute request, be sure to choose Express Shipping so that we can ship your order via the quickest method possible. Again - just communicate with me and everything will work out.
While getting ready for the State Fair and filling the non stop orders coming in (THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!), I've listed four new products on the website. I've added three new ground chili peppers and a new chili powder blend. You can check them out here:
I also have three products in the R&D stage that I'm working diligently on finishing up so that I can add them to the website as well. I am really excited about these new products and can't wait to share them with all of you. As always - Keep it Spicy!
~ The Spice Mistress
Below is our schedule for chili sampling at the State Fair of Texas. Our sample times last for two hours and we have such a blast! If any of the dates or times listed work with your schedule, let us know. We would love to have you join us while we hand out chili, meet new customers and talk about the State Dish of Texas! And did we mention volunteers will get a $50 gift card towards their next order? Come on out and help us Keep it Spicy!
Friday 9/28 2-4pm
Saturday 9/29 5-7pm
Sunday 9/30 2-4pm
Monday 10/1 2-4pm
Tuesday 10/2 5-7pm
Thursday 10/4 2-4pm
Friday 10/5 5-7pm
Saturday 10/6 2-4pm
Thursday 10/11 2-4pm
Saturday 10/13 2-4pm
Tuesday 10/16 10-Noon
Thursday 10/18 2-4pm
June 30, 2018
****WE WILL BE CLOSED 7/2 - 7/6. ANY ORDERS PLACED AFTER 12PM CST ON 6/29 WILL BE PROCESSED AND SHIPPED WHEN WE REOPEN ON 7/9.****
June 5, 2018
The State Fair will soon be upon us and someone (can't imagine who!!) went crazy and signed up for 17 sample days throughout the fair! I know we are going to need some help on some of those days. I'll post the sampling schedule in the next few weeks and I'm happy to offer $50 in free spices to anyone who wants to volunteer to help serve chili and talk about Mild Bill's for a few hours! Keep it Spicy!
June 4, 2018
I'm excited to have finally finished the new website. I think it will be easier for customers to place orders and most importantly, I think the shipping costs will be a lot more accurate. You may notice that there are a few products not listed on the new site. Some of omissions are temporary (jellies, for example. I'm out of stock and need to make more) and will be added to the site once they're available again. Some items have been phased out - Grand Prize, San Antonio Light and San Antonio Dark. Grand Prize and San Antonio Light are custom blends - I can always blend those products and get them to you. All you have to do is ask. I took San Antonio Dark out of the inventory for a few reasons - one being that it is virtually identical to Mild Bill's Dark. It just didn't make any sense to continue to carry products that had the exact same ingredients in the exact same quantities
I've also removed Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion and Carolina Reaper ground chili peppers from the website. Competition chili cooks don't typically use these products in their chili recipes and from a business standpoint, it wasn't a smart financial decision to continue carrying inventory that wasn't being purchased enough to justify the cost associated with keeping it in stock .
Even though I've removed a few products, I have two new ground chili peppers to add to the website along with four new blends currently in the R&D phase. The ground chili peppers will be available by the end of the week. The new blends will be ready to go before the beginning of the State Fair. I always like to debut new products around that time.
Again, I thank all of you for your continued business and support. I've still got a few things to tweak on the website so please be patient while I finish adding recipes, upcoming events and info about the Terlingua Verde CCO. Should you have issues checking out or need help with a product selection, don't hesitate to call or email me.
Keep it Spicy!