This month’s Customer Spotlight is on Suzanne’s Sweet Savories, a specialty food company that makes all-natural, gourmet dips. Lightning Labels conducted the following interview with Suzanne Calhoun, the company’s founding owner, product maker, chief dishwasher, and CEO.
LIGHTNING LABELS: What products and services does your company offer?
Suzanne: We make gourmet savory dips: a fruit base with a bit of spice and a bunch of zing to jazz up lunch and dinner dishes, from grilled meats and fish to artisan cheese and crackers, from stews to sweet potato fries, omelets to crostini. Our current flavors are Apple, Blueberry, Tomato, and Rhubarb. The apple, for instance, is great with pork chops or ribs, the tomato with roasted potatoes, and the blueberry makes a great baked brie or is fantastic with Mexican food. We will be introducing new flavors as we go along, perhaps into the vegetable realm as well as expanding into new products of similar flavoring: spreads for sandwiches and dressings for salads or pastas.
The marketplace for gourmet foods is quite competitive these days. What makes your products or product labels stand out? What is unique about them that keeps customers coming back for more?
My products are unlike anything else on the market, in that they are mostly just a fruit or veggie, but are savory, adding a burst of flavor to many different dishes. My dips are quite versatile; the possibilities for uses are endless, and you can personalize the taste combinations to fit exactly what you like. I always love to hear what dishes and new combinations my customers have created. People who don’t consider themselves cooks also love them because my products turn the ordinary into gourmet! Continue reading “Q&A with Gourmet Food Maker Suzanne’s Sweet Savories” »