OK I started writing this in February and never finished. So I finally did – never too late to document some history, right?
10. Redoing our web-site. It was way overdue.
9. Seeing Joel McHale in New York - while walking around Soho one night during the Fancy Food show, Cameron and I were heading back to the hotel after an awesome dinner and walked right past Joel McHale. Cameron is still bummed that he didn’t stop him and talk to him.
8. Doing P90X in our office basement – we set up a makeshift studio in our basement with pull-up bars from pipes from Home Depot, some carpet remnants, and a TV and DVD player that Cameron found on KSL.com for 40.00. It’s awesome.
7. Launching our new Buttermilk & Honey Flapjack and Waffle Mix – this has been in the works for a few years and we finally did it! Thanks to my Dad for coming in many times to help formulate and get this done!
6. Our new office – yes, we finally emerged from our dark windowless cave of an office in downtown Salt Lake City! We moved a half block away into a building that was an old farmer’s market built in 1910 on Pierpont Ave. We have windows and light, which I appreciate more than ever. Being near our cookie shop at the Gateway Mall is still fantastic although we have to stop ourselves from going over too much or we’ll eat all the cookies, and that’s not really a good idea.
5. Taxi Ride from Chicago Convention Center – after a long few days at the Kehe Food Show Cameron and I packed up our show booth and on the way out started grabbing as many food product samples from other vendors that we could possibly fit including some drinks for the cab ride. In the taxi we each opened up a large bottle of Martineli’s sparkling apple grape juice. I took a drink and way too much went in my mouth and it felt like all the carbonation and fizz expanded and about exploded in my mouth. I started laughing so hard while trying to contain this in my mouth and nearly spit sparkling soda all over the taxi. I guess you had to be there.
4. Becoming the number one pancake in Harmon’s – there’s a nice grocery chain here in Utah called Harmon’s and Kodiak Cakes was the number one pancake there last in 2010!
3. Weight Watchers nabbed Kodiak Flapjacks as a top ten item from the New York Fancy Food Show in June out of over 10,000 products!
2. Being hit on at Pizzeria Duhe in Chicago – while looking at the menu, a girl came up and dropped off a napkin right on my menu with her name and number and turned around and walked off. There’s only one issue – I am married and have four kids. Ok I guess that’s two issues.
1. Getting letters like this that make this business all worth it:
I consider myself somewhat of a pancake/flapjack aficionado. I have tried many store bought brands. Some are good, some not so much. I recently tried your Kodiak Cakes Flapjack mix. All I can say is WOW!!!! They are the BEST flapjacks I have ever tried. They are extraordinarily light, fluffy, flavorful, and just plain DELICIOUS! And, they are just so easy to prepare. Just add water. How simple. You now have a loyal customer for life. I purchased the box in a Randall’s store in Austin, TX. I usually shop at HEB, the dominant chain in this area. I hope that you will be able to stock at HEB. Once again, EXTRAORDINARY flapjacks. The BEST I have ever had!!!! KZ.