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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards ACCEPTING ENTRIES!

Sam & Oliver

Member Since 10 Feb 2013
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Sam & Oliver

Trying to create the perfect Adobo sauce... not as easy as it might sound
Sep 28 2014 10:03 AM
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    adoboloco
    Been working on that since I was 12 years old.
    Dec 07 2014 06:26 PM
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Sam & Oliver

Took 1st place in a large, regional faire in two categories: Hot Sauce (1st) and BBQ Sauce (1st) - with Cinder Habanero small-batch and South Carolina style Mustard & Vinegar BBQ! This is a red letter day!
Sep 27 2014 04:51 PM
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    geeme
    Congrats!
    Sep 27 2014 07:19 PM
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    Rymerpt
    Very nice!!!!
    Sep 27 2014 08:01 PM
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Sam & Oliver

Hot sauce being produced today, officially :) Both excited and crapping bricks at the same time.
Jul 28 2014 11:17 AM
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    SadisticPeppers
    Saw the pictures, it looks good :) If you don't mind my asking how many bottles did you get produced this run and how much did it set you back?
    Jul 28 2014 08:46 PM
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    Sam & Oliver
    Endorphin's prices were very reasonable. 150 boxes @ 12 each was 1800 expected, the run produced about 1750. my COGS was myc better than I could have ever hoped from a startup. If these sell, I'm definitely sticking with them.
    Jul 28 2014 09:54 PM
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    Sam & Oliver
    1750 bottles, not dollars
    Jul 28 2014 09:55 PM
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Already in 1 week I have accomplished more, and understand more with Endorphin Farms than I have on my own in over a year. Amazing... and I'm not even that far along with them yet! Can't wait.
Mar 12 2014 03:49 PM
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    thegreenman
    +100 Endorphin farms are professionals
    Mar 12 2014 06:46 PM
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Sam & Oliver

Well. Here I am again, 1 year later. Still in the same boat. Perhaps I'll just use a co-packer, because this CT food industry BS is for the birds. They clearly do NOT want small businesses to start here.
Mar 02 2014 12:09 PM
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    Weed
    Laws written by food industry corporations are titled to make you think one thing, but the content is most definitely designed in their favor.
    Mar 02 2014 02:14 PM
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    thegreenman
    Using a copacker is your best bet anyway unless you are otherwise unemployed and have a spare 40 hours a week to spend on your sauce business.
    Mar 02 2014 05:03 PM
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Sam & Oliver

Goin' Crazy, one bottle at a time
May 01 2013 09:02 AM
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Sam & Oliver

Damn math class. I got radicals comin out of the wazoo
Apr 11 2013 04:55 PM
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Sam & Oliver

Math class... not doing so well :(
Mar 28 2013 05:12 PM
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    sicman
    remember you have to carry the one.
    Mar 28 2013 05:22 PM
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    Scarlet Fire
    what maths is it?
    Mar 28 2013 08:22 PM
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    Sam & Oliver
    I withdrew college in 1996 and went right into the work force, because I felt at the time it was holding me back. College can't teach experienec, and I was able to land a job right in my field from the get-go. After being laid off twice, I had to become a contractor for a major hardware company to even have a job... and when things quieted down... I had to convince my contracting employer to push for a full time hire where I worked. Only problem was, I didn't have a degree. Kinda...
    Mar 29 2013 07:10 AM
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Sam & Oliver

Bottling and sealing over 250 samples! 10 flavors done!
Mar 24 2013 11:46 AM