We had a big day yesterday! It felt awesome: it was so hot in the kitchen and we were working really hard and sweating like crazy. Anyway, the biggest thing that happened is that we used the new macaroon machine. Pretty sweet. There is a short video above of what the macaroons look like once they are pressed. More videos to come! It was very strange using it for the first time. There were so many expectations to battle and new methods to use. During the first batches every other macaroon was not looking right and we had to throw it back into the "hopper." That was scary.. "did we make a mistake" "are we going to fail" "will we lose a lot of money?" All of those thoughts came up. The machine is BIG and heavy and after using it for a few hours Ian concluded that it really works to it's potential when we have A LOT of macaroon batter in there...as you can see in the video. So it looks like our production schedule will be changing. Instead of making all or most flavors a day, we will be doing only one or two and just filling all of our dehydrator space with single flavors. This is going to change things significantly, especially how much storage space we need. August cant come sooner, we are really ready for this move!!
On another note, we dropped off samples to our local Wegmans supermarket yesterday. It is such a great store and it is a dream to sell our stuff to them. At first we submitted ourselves to the corporate headquarters in Rochester and we were denied. This time someone recommended that we go through our local store's manager. So we had a few conversations with and finally met Gary yesterday and he will be communicating with the corporate buyer now. Think positive thoughts everyone! If you live in Ithaca, it would mean so much to us if you recommended our products with the manager there! The more requests there are, the more they will see a need for our stuff.
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