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Gemini Crow Sauce Company

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#1585455 Gemini Crow Labels: The Last Labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 04 October 2018 - 07:33 PM

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caught the spelling error of Floridian, and the extra 'of' before the name of the sauce......other than that, Label 2 is done.....




#1584031 Temporary Food Vendor Permits

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 26 September 2018 - 03:23 PM

I agree on all fronts.

 

I do plenty of shows that would most likely slip under the HD radar, but god forbid they do show up and shut me down while at the show....

 

Another bid issue that comes up is the old 'Hand Washing station' requirement...

 

i have never been able to get a straight answer on why a hot sauce vendor serving samples on a cardboard spoon needs one...

 

'because it says it in the manual' is not a good enough reason i have told many a inspector....and usually when i meet up with them the day of the event, they let it slide when they see how silly it is....perhaps for certain type of food vendors, but not for us....

 

i pack compactly in my small car..i don't have room for a 5 gallon jug of water.....that ain't helping anyone should they get burned..i should have a 5 gallon jug of milk if anything....lol.




#1584021 Temporary Food Vendor Permits

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 26 September 2018 - 01:22 PM

I vend at approx 25-30 events a year.

 

With the bigger events, more often than not, they either have blanket coverage for the food vendors in which I don't have any extra work to do nor extra expense on my behalf.  Some of the events are smaller and fall under the radar of the local health department.

 

I am all about being on the up and up and following the rules. I'm curious as a vendor, should during the event registration process, there be no mention about needing a temporary food permit/certificate, how pro-active do you become?

Do you reach out to the event organizer and ask them what is required of you?

Do you call the local health department and do the same?

Or do you 'play dumb' (and I mean that in a nice way, haha) and just assume it's been 'taken care of' and hope for the best?

 

Again, I'm not looking for validation to break the rules. I take this stuff seriously. I recently came across a small school holiday fair. 5 hours for $30 bux...No idea what to expect attendance wise. Could be empty, could be a cash cow based on the time of year and people shopping for gifts. I was told to contact the local health department and the town wanted $140 for a one day TVP.  all of a sudden this little 30 event is now $170 for the same 5 hours....Again, rules are rules, but that suddenly made the event not as appealing. Without any previous knowledge of how well attended this event might be, I backed out. Couldn't chance it.

 

I do deal with a lot of health departments. There are some that offer the permits for free after filling out an application. Most are in the 35-75 dollar range. I think it is all a cash grab from the towns. 

 

Just curious to everyone's thoughts...I know the correct answer and the proper thing to do for everyone's own business sake,.just curious to see what ya'll think....




#1583134 Gemini Crow Labels: The Last Labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 20 September 2018 - 10:55 PM

The red label was just to give an example of how each label will be different....the yellow one is the fnished product with the fonts i will be using going forth...

 

the new image is an original painting that i had commissioned and is all mine for use :)

 

the soulshine text is actually lyrics to a song....my wifes i song is called 'soulshine' and the sauce was kind of dedicated to her. :)




#1583059 Gemini Crow Labels: The Last Labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 20 September 2018 - 03:45 PM

In that case EXCLAMATION POINT!!!!!  it's... CUMIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

whoa...prom night flashback!  #likewhoa




#1583052 Gemini Crow Labels: The Last Labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 20 September 2018 - 03:06 PM

The period after the word Cumin? I would just take it out.

 

i was kidding...will do! :)




#1583051 Gemini Crow Labels: The Last Labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 20 September 2018 - 03:05 PM

And just to give a clearer idea of where I'm going with the labels in regards to color schemes....Here is the same label with a red scheme....We are adding tyhe white brush strokes to all the labels so that the logo and sauce names don't get lost on the darker backgrounds...

 

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#1583034 Gemini Crow Labels: The Last Labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 20 September 2018 - 01:39 PM

Updated....Took a lot of the suggestions mentioned....Here is where I am at....I'm ready to roll unless anyone see's anything else glaring?

 

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#1582816 Gemini Crow Labels: The Last Labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 19 September 2018 - 11:08 AM

Looks good! Besides what's already been suggested, you're missing a comma in the ingredients list (the part in parentheses), between Salt and Turmeric (sp. on Turmeric too ;) )

Also, LIMON should be LIMÓN, with the little accentuation mark above the "O", since it's Spanish.

Agree with Boss about the consistency of "de" and "DE." Should be the same, IMO, whichever way you decide

Bottom placard: "LEMON * GHOST PEPPER". I feel like it should be the other way around: "GHOST PEPPER * LEMON". The way it reads right now, to me anyway, is that it's a "lemon sauce" with Ghost peppers in it, vs. a "Ghost pepper sauce" with lemons in it.

Color scheme: I'm wondering if you should have one consistent color in the circle behind the guy's head (I'm thinking Blood Red) throughout the whole series of sauce flavors. Keep the color in the circle a constant w/ the Gemini Crow logo. I think it would "break it up" and "pop" a little. Blood red would look good against lots of different colors (flavors) too; blue, green, yellow, orange, etc. Would look good on T-shirts too, no matter what color the shirts were. Then just change the colors of the top and bottom horizontal lines and the ribbon under the guy's head to correspond with each new flavor

Hope that makes sense! Good luck!
:cheers:

 

Thanks for the input!

 

Each sauce will have it's own color scheme...black and white background with the 'Moon' being a different color for each sauce..That will be the differentiation (is that a word?) between the sauce.

 

As for the bottom portion, when I am doing an event and am asked to do a quick summary of the sauces, I usually will say.... This is a blackberry habanero...this is a pineapple reaper....this is a lemon ghost pepper......just kind of rolls off the tongue easier for me...

 

will fix the spelling of turmeric, and get those comma's in there....

 

the accent over the O will be looked into as well...

 

thanks guys!




#1582668 Gemini Crow Labels: The Last Labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 18 September 2018 - 04:07 PM

One more thing, in keeping with consistency, you may want to choose between FANTASMA de LIMON (in description) and FANTASMA DE LIMON (in title). It is understandable when someone writes the product in a review or such they will not use all caps (Fantasma de Limon) but you have a mix of all caps, and all caps minus the de. I would keep these consistent, or, write it out like I did in the written manner in the description, because the "all caps" in the description looks branded but is not consistent with the "DE". Does that make sense?

 

it does....

i'm gonna let this thread live for a few days, then go over it with my designer and implement some of the stuff.....this is exactly the kind of feedback i was hoping for! :)




#1582654 Gemini Crow Labels: The Last Labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 18 September 2018 - 03:34 PM

You are missing a dot after www.

I would remove www altogether anyway. It's a bit old school, most websites lose it...

amazon.com for example

www.amazon.com just looks weird

 

You need a comma after Lemons, it reads as Lemons Limes.

 

 

Wow....those are some of the things your eyes just don't pick up no matter how much you go over it...

 

as for the website, the idea of the label was a little more old school tethered look....

actually debating throwing the  http:// before it all....lol




#1582651 Gemini Crow Labels: The Last Labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 18 September 2018 - 03:22 PM

Greetings all!

Long time no chat.

Anyone who has been following me for the last 4.5 years know my OCD/Major issues and frustration with my hot sauce labels. I won't go into it any further; that's for my therapist to figure all out....LOL

 

Anyways, Worked with a hot sauce peer this time around who does graphic design for a living and we have worked together for the last several months on my latest and what will be the final re-design of my labels.  I love them. I have spent hours pouring over them and making tweaks. I'm at the point where I don't see any tweaks or corrections left to make, so I put it in your hands. Cosmetically I love it. Welcome any thoughts and or criticisms, good or bad. Mainly looking for any critical errors I may have missed. The labels will look the same through all the sauces with the main difference being the color scheme.

 

Looking to go to print before the end of the month. Won't do em all at once as I want to go through what I have left. Hope for a full re-launch by Feb/March 19 with all sauces being under this new look.

 

Have at it & Thanks!

 

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#1526824 Flavor profile on labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 11 February 2018 - 06:07 PM

I'm not against keeping it front and center. 

Most people don't read the romance text...Always seems a little hokey to me anyway, including mine...

but a clearer more direct briefer description on the left is the goal...




#1526803 Flavor profile on labels

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 11 February 2018 - 05:15 PM

So, tweaking my labels...(yet again), and what I have come up with in my mind does not leave proper room for a 'flavor' profile in the center panel of the label.

 

Here is a current sample of my label...

 

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I have 'Pineapple & Carolina Reaper Peppers' front and center.....

 

I've done my list of pro's and cons, and my two big points that kept coming to me were....

 

1. Having the flavor profile front and center (like they are), allows for the customer to have an immediate reaction to the sauce..... Love it , look further, and purchase.....Or immediately dismiss  (maybe they dont like Pineapple, etc...)

 

2. Putting the flavor profile within the romance text instead, forces the customer to pay nore attention to the sauce...pick up the bottle, read the romance text and or ingredients and then make a decision.....no immediate yes or no......every sauce is almost on the same playing field...allows for more seller/customer conversation....more interaction...forces the deller to 'sell the sauce'....

 

i see and agree with both sides....went through my collection of sauces and see labels that have the flavor profile front and center..and plenty that don't...

 

what are your pro's and cons of keeping the flavor profile upfront as opposed moving it to the left?




#1522623 Web platform

Posted by Gemini Crow Sauce Company on 29 January 2018 - 10:28 PM

What is the 2% issue? 

 

Hah..I knew that would be asked!!!

 

1% cost no service is perfect..aklthough id be hard pressed to choose something I am unhappy with with shipify off the top of my head...

 

1% cause i am on the basic plan which is $29 a month, and gives you an awful lot of stuff.....if i ever do grow to the point where i need to upgrade my service with them, the next tier plan is $79 a month which is a pretty big jump.....kind of makes me wanna keep an eye on my usage of space and data...

 

but really, i have zero qualms.