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July 20, 2012

Finding New Food Products

Does anyone know what this product is?  It looks like it has chocolate but at the same time looks like a hamburger?  Chocolate hamburgers perhaps?  Though that doesn’t sound like an appetizing combo…

The reason I ask is because I found it in a local Asian food store the other day when I went in to browse and, driven by curiosity, I just had to buy it.

When I told another friend this story he just laughed at me.  Apparently, it turns out, I have a bit of a reputation for looking for new food products wherever I go.  A stroll through the farmers market with me can turn into hours.  My husband refuses to let me do the grocery shopping because I will undoubtably come home with tons of goodies that weren’t on the list (while forgetting many of those that were).

What can I say, I’m a sucker for new food products and though I hate shopping for clothes, furniture, etc – when it comes to food there’s nothing I can think of that would be more fun.  Whether it’s a unique product, taking a classic ingredient and using it in a new way, the packaging, or simply the story of the person or people behind the product that’s what I love.  Honestly, if I could get a job as a Whole Foods forager – someone who’s whole job is to find new local products and help bring them into the area stores – I would die a happy woman.

So for all of you out there building your own small food company keep at it because there’s thousands of folks out there like me who are eager to see what you’re bringing to the table.  Of course, if you’d like to tell your story here let me know as I’m always on the lookout for new Entrepreneur Spotlights.

In the meantime, anyone know what the product pictured is?  We have a tradition in my family of putting “different” items in the holiday stockings and I’ve got this one earmarked for my sister’s stocking so I haven’t yet opened it.

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