Grills Up, America!

June 11th, 2018 by Kristie Cotter

Hey, it’s Tom.  After a three week spring season here in Colorado, summer has roared in with blazing heat.  Across the country, people are pulling out the charcoal grills, gas grills, smokers, and camp stoves. One thing I love about the diehard grillers and smokers is they will brush six inches of snow off their smoker at 3:00 a.m. to get a pork butt on for lunch, and grilling in the summer almost seems too easy (except for battling the mosquitos).

A great part of my job is working with people to get their rubs and seasonings to market.  Whether we’re helping Colorado Smokin’ Butts get their delicious rubs to the retail market or working with a local chain to standardize their product across all locations, it’s a delicious job to have!  Recently, we worked with our friends Mitch & Chris Hoyt from Skinny Sticks Pure Maple Syrup on a maple sugar rub.  Oh my!  The incredible aromas and flavors we created!

Our R&D team reaches beyond the walls of our facility.  Our friend Ryan Schleisman (Elevation Medical in Fort Collins) is always willing to do a pork butt on the Big Green Egg with one of these blends and report back.  What a team player!  I wonder if he would do a pizza on the Egg if we brought some Custom Blending Pizza Sauce seasoning and Uncle Bemis Hot Italian Sausage over...

If you’re so inclined, pick up some of our Uncle Bemis Bratwurst seasoning at Scheels in Johnstown, CO and grind your own brats.  You don’t have to put them in casings – just patty out the ground brat and grill it like a burger.  Serve on a pretzel bun with a spicy mustard. Yummy.

AutoZone has a slogan, “Hood’s Up America.”  I say, “Grills Up America!”  Food always brings people together.  Pull your grill, smoker, camp stove, or fire pit, to the driveway, get out the cornhole game, turn up some summertime tunes, invite the neighbors, cook some great food, and enjoy life.

Ready to Make Chai Mix: Pi Chai...it's Infinitely Delicious!

November 17th, 2017 by Kristie Cotter

Pi Chai…it’s Infinitely Delicious!  We are so excited to have been chosen to partner with Jennifer Lopez owner and founder of Swallowtail Foods.  Jennifer has spent countless hours developing and perfecting her amazing chai latte mixes.  She has meticulously sourced the perfect ingredients from local suppliers and from abroad to bring you a convenient, ready-to-make, delicious chai.

You absolutely must taste Pi Chai.  My favorite is the Original.  This exotic drink, with all the warm spice aromas, will provoke your senses to images of ancient lands, temples, jewels, and bazaars.  It’s a cozy drink, relaxing, therapy in a mug.

It is Jennifer’s love for chai, and her creative passion that have come together to produce mixes that are truly delicious, outstanding in quality, and offer remarkable simplicity.   Pi Chai is offered in three flavors; Original, Java, and Chocolate for home, office, and food and beverage establishments.  To find out more about Pi Chai, visit the website: swallowtailfoods.com.

Thank you, Swallowtail Foods!  We are excited to be on this adventure with you!

Blending Pi-Chai!

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Blending, LLC

February 28th, 2017 by Kristie Cotter

‘Most of us would be upset if we were accused of being “silly.” But the word “silly” comes from the old English word “selig,” and its literal definition is “to be blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous.”’  These are the words from bestselling author and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar.

Who wouldn’t want to be blessed, happy, healthy, and prosperous?  This is what we strive to support in our partners, and customers.  Custom Blending, LLC is a wholesale spice blending company.  We offer a variety of high quality spices, and spice blends to restaurants, food distributors, and food manufactures.  We provide co-packing, and private label services of spice blends, BBQ rubs, and drink mixes for industrial and retail sales.  Our goal is to come along side our customers to offer the highest quality ingredients and outstanding service so they can focus on what they do best.  We see ourselves as an extension of their business.  That’s why we want to share our amazing partners with you.

We have been tremendously blessed to be working with outstanding business owners, and talented partners.  Our goal is to highlight these companies and individuals.  We just want to get the word out about their innovative products, and where you can find them.  Keep an eye out to see who is in the spotlight.

From time to time you will also see some information about the health benefits of spices along with some great recipes.

Our hope is that you find this blog informational and educational, and in the process, may you find yourself being “silly”.