I know I’m not the only mom who needs easy and quick dinners. There is a world of mom’s looking for an answer for dinner. Something that is easy to make and that everyone will eat, even the picky eaters. We meet lots of customers who have busy schedules with work and with their families and they don’t have time to spend it in the kitchen cooking dinner. These mixes are designed to be quick and easy so that when you get home at 7pm and everyone is hungry you can put in little work and have dinner in 20 minutes. There aren’t any easy options for dinner for customers who are gluten free. We strive to make gluten free so good that you can’t tell the difference between gluten free and regular. We have quite a few customers who sample the gluten free at shows and are completely surprised that they are eating gluten free.
My dad will be gone 11 years this summer. It’s hard to believe how time flies. He had a dream for successful food company which made products that were delicious and easy. He was smart, funny and full of lots of ideas. He was always trying to think of clever names for our products. Even though he was from Oklahoma he had a great pride for the state of Texas. He loved Texas names. He name our tortilla soup mix, Lone Star Tortilla to be tribute to the state that he loved. In 2000, Texas got publicity for the Texas Seven prison outbreak. He promptly named a new soup mix Texas Convict complete with a prisoner on the front. He also took an interest in making candied jalapenos but of course with a different spin. In his recipe he added maraschino cherries and pineapples to the jalapenos. He searched for a funny name for the jalapenos and finally settled on Jack Ass Jalapenos and Upside Down Jack Ass Jalapenos. My dad had a knack for making the most unlikely customer sample and purchase.
I had the pleasure to meet y’all at Christmas Carousel in Abilene Texas last year. I had a booth there as well with Sweet Life Cupcakes. I tasted several of your recipes and loved them so much I bought 3 of them. I just made the Sour Cream Enchilada Casserole for my husband and he absolutely LOVED it and asked that I write y’all to let you know. Even my kids ate it and loved it!! We will definitely be ordering more casseroles from you as well as trying some of the dips and soups. We are customers for life!! Keep up the good work!!
We appreciate the email Amber. Thanks! We will post this and ask our customers to look for your fantastic cupcakes at the various food events or on your website: http://sweetlife-cupcakes.com/ .
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, FEBRUARY 07, 2014
Soup’s on! Oklahoma City couple dish out samples, win over customers
Here’s a tip for those on a budget: Wander through the Texas Room in the Amon G. Carter Jr. exhibits hall, and look for a nice couple from Oklahoma City. Wilda and Gary Harrison are regulars here, and they specialize in selling Company’s Comin’ soups and casseroles. The items are roughly $9 each, but Gary Harrison is happy to provide passers-by with as many free samples as they like.
On a recent visit, he offered a visitor no less than seven one-ounce servings of fare such as Grandpa Bo’s Baked Potato Soup, Old Mexico Cheese Soup and King Ranch Casserole.
All the soup and casserole mixes are made at the company’s headquarters in Hearne, just north of Bryan/College Station. It’s a family operation, and the Harrison’s are distance cousins – or, as Wilda Harrison says, “the gypsies of the family, who do all the traveling.”
As for the free samples, Wilda Harrison says it boosts sales tremendously.
“People like to taste what they’re buying,” she said. “Some people do make a meal of it, and that’s just fine.”
– Gordon Dickson