Member Spotlights

Due to the remote wireless connection at the Moscone Center some of our Livestream interviews at the Social Media Booth were, unfortunately, lost throughout the three days of taping.

Below you will find spotlights for the members and amazing companies who deserve recognition because of their dedication and time spent trying to connect at the Social Media Lounge. You will find links to their company Web site and links to their social media sites, if available. Enjoy!

Aisle 9

Aisle 9 has quickly become one of the leading voices in branding and merchandising. Aisle 9’s unique expertise in selling consumer products and understanding retailers’ needs draws significant interest in manufacturers and retailers alike. Aisle 9’s principals have been featured as guest speakers at many industry and professional events.

Artisan Candies

Kristen has been making caramel for over 10 years, for friends and family during the holidays as a fun and unique gift. Then in November 2005, she decided to start selling it, because she realized that there was a need for a good old-fashioned caramel. What she didn’t anticipate was the overwhelmingly positive response! After a year of success, she and her husband expanded into marshmallows, again with the same attention to detail and high-quality ingredients.

Basilur Tea

BASILUR Tea is a premier tea trading company exporting the finest of Ceylon Tea to countries including Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe and United States. Our tea, BASILUR, is cultivated in areas such as Dimbulla and Nuwara Eliya, renowned worldwide for producing the finest of Ceylon Black Tea, under ideal climatic conditions as Sri Lanka is a tropical country blessed with fine precipitation all year round. Together with mineral rich soil and intense tending of our devoted artisans, it’s only natural to breed the finest tea in the world.

Bone Sucking Sauce

The ONLY Barbecue Sauce Rated Rated #1 by Health Magazine, Newsweek, Food & Wine, and House & Garden Magazine! Bone Suckin’ Sauce is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina but we may be in a retail store near you right now!

Botanical Bakery

Our gourmet tea cookies are simple. They have but three basic ingredients: flour, butter and sugar. It is our belief that great tea cookies start with great ingredients.That is why we handcraft our tea cookies with all natural organic ingredients. Our flour is unbleached and made from a premium blend of organic hard red wheat. Our butter is European Style Organic Sweet Cream Butter with over 85% butterfat, made in a 1950’s small batch butter churn. Our sugar is organic pure cane sugar – no beet sugar here.

Bridge Brands Chocolate

Bridge Brands Chocolate was created to provide chocolate lovers with gourmet-quality, superbly packaged chocolate at a non-gourmet price. Since debuting in 1999, our chocolates have become a favorite with San Francisco locals and visitors alike. Our business is rapidly expanding beyond the shores of the Bay Area, thanks to the many visitors who brought our beautiful chocolate tins home as souvenirs… the chocolates are so delicious, people contact us desperate to order more!

Buywell Coffee (Screaming Monkey)

The BuyWell mission is to ensure a fair and livable wage for coffee growers worldwide and to support sustainable agriculture by providing customers with extraordinary Fair Trade Organic coffee.

California Caviar

California Caviar Company offers innovative and enticing delicacies to enhance the culinary world, specializing in sustainable caviar and gourmet foods. The company works with the nation’s top caviar importers, farmers, and purveyors to provide the highest quality sustainable alternatives to luxury food items.

Divine Chocolate

To improve the lives and opportunities of small-scale cocoa farmers in West Africa by establishing a dynamic, branded fair trade chocolate marketing company in the large UK chocolate market thus putting the farmers higher up the value chain.

Eclipse Chocolat

In the autumn of 2003, sculptor William Gustwiller began combining dark chocolate with exotic herbs and spices. Months of experimentation coupled with an artist’s intuition yielded the first two dozen unique truffle infusions. Today he chooses the finest couveture chocolates, all-natural ingredients, and organic spices to create the unusual flavor profiles featured in our exotic chocolate bars, caramels, and other chocolate confections.

Familyeats.net

THE EVERAGE SIX The following family members are what make up Family Eats™. Everyone contributes in their own way, keeping Family Eats™ true and real in the day to day.

Gourmet Mom’s

For years people have told me that I should sell my sauces. The wheels of thought began to turn and in late 2005 I decided to put my sauces on the market. I had no idea how to proceed, but thankfully, there were a lot of people who did and, like true Americans, they were wonderful in helping me to achieve my dreams. Their knowledge became my knowledge and after jumping a few hurdles (several hurricanes) I’m proud to say that Gourmet Mom’s, Inc. is thriving.

Honest Tea

Honest Tea creates and promotes delicious, truly healthy, organic beverages. We strive to grow with the same honesty we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all.

Nico Bella’s Organic Truffles

nicobella vegan organic dark chocolate truffles evolved out of my love and passion for healthy and whole natural foods.

As far back as high school, I focused on nutrition and exercise as a means to stay slim and fit into my favorite pair of jeans. What started out as a simple desire to look and feel fit and healthy later became a true lifestyle choice. As a nutritionist and yoga instructor, I was able to turn my passion into both a vocation and an avocation.

Plush Puffs

Our Story: To offer the highest quality, all natural, intensely flavored marshmallows ever. This is a marshmallow that is not only good enough to eat on its own, but amazing when melted in hot drinks, used in any number of recipes and/or roasting applications.  Each flavor is actually intensified when it is roasted. Quite simply: we want to provide a product that delights the senses.

Ramar Foods

Today, Ramar Foods International manufactures over 100 products in its three factories that find their way to Asian groceries and distributors nationwide. The company’s highly experienced and personable customer service team is committed to putting your needs first. Using high quality ingredients and time-tested family recipes combined with reliable distribution and excellent customer service, Ramar Foods International has gained much respect in the industry and the community. With strategic growth plans in place, Ramar Foods International is well on the path towards sustained growth and long term success.

Salute Sante

Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil has long been the secret of gourmet chefs who love its light and nutty, yet neutral flavor. It has the unique ability to enhance the flavors of ingredients instead of overpowering them and leaves no greasy aftertaste! It makes savory marinades and salad dressings that will not cloud when chilled, so you can use them right out of the refrigerator. The high smoke point (485 F) makes it ideal for hot food preparation which means you can sauté, fry or bake without any smoking, splattering or burning. The excellent emulsification properties make it ideal for whipping mayonnaise and creamy dressings that will not separate when chilled. The Salute Santé! Infused Grapeseed Oils shine with delicious fresh flavors, making them ideal as a liquid spice in all your cooking or as a simple and delicious dip for bread in place of butter or margarine.

Savory Creations

Savory Creations International is a subsidiary of Meto Corporation— a food export company doing business in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. By consistently providing high- quality products in a trustworthy and reliable manner, Meto has established many successful and longstanding international business relationships.

Further building on this strong foundation, Savory Creations International was founded in 2003 to develop, manufacture, and distribute competitively priced food products that use only the highest-quality natural flavors and ingredients.

Scott’s Foods Products

We are committed to being excellent in all we do, what we say and what we make! We are a family of people who are committed to creating and producing Simple, yet Elegant Sauces, Marinades and Seasoning Blends.  They will Enhance the Flavor of a cut of Meat, without covering up its Delicate Profile. They are made to delight the palate of those with the most Discriminating Taste.

Spice-Appeal

Spice Appeal has worked hard to address the adventurous gourmet’s needs through our quality, high style, and diverse product offering. Our creatively designed, online marketplace offers high quality, diversity, and unique products at affordable prices. We have searched every corner of the globe, to bring this exciting selection of authentic and exotic tastes and flavors to your kitchen. Shopping with us is truly a culinary adventure! Spice Appeal is committed to making your shopping experience enjoyable in every way. Our well-designed and informative website enhances the quality of your purchasing experience by informing our shoppers of the benefits, features, and useage of our products. Spice Appeal emphasizes quality and service through our continuous committment to provide the best customer service with every purchase.

The Family Chef

After a career in hospitality and then one in software (sales, teaching and writing), Amy was looking to do something with her “free” time while she stayed home with her two children. With the encouragement of her friends, she decided to start teaching cooking classes and The Family Chef was born.

Tia’s Bakery

Tia’s desserts and cookies are the result of our continuous search for great tasting treats, free from the problems associated with the consumption of sugar and grains in our diets.

As an accomplished private baker in Marina del Rey, for many years I created beautiful custom cakes, pies & cookies for weddings and parties. During that time I was shocked to learn that many people who were unable to enjoy my desserts because of dietary restrictions.

Vitalicious

Vitalicious® Inc. is the market leader of innovative “vital and delicious” baked goods that promote a healthy lifestyle, without sacrificing taste. First to market with 100-calorie servings, Vitalicious® is leading the way to a holistic approach to maximize satisfaction with minimum calories, with products that are low fat and high in fiber and nutrients. Vitalicious® has created a unique triangle of need-satisfaction (All-Natural ingredients + Nutraceuticals + Weight Management), the only baked-goods company in this niche. Founded in 1999, Vitalicious® creates and sells a variety of unique, healthy, value-added baked goods under the VitaMuffin™, VitaTop™, VitaBrownie™, VitaCake™, and VitaMuffin Mix™ trademarks. Vitalicious® products are now sold at stores nationwide and at http://www.vitalicious.com (www.vitalicious.ca for Canadian Residents). Here at Vitalicious® our mission is simple: to make healthy and delicious baked goods that are fortified with essential vitamins and minerals.


In addition, we are working with the above members to bring you special video interviews in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned!

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