I hate to say it, because I know the team at SuN loves my Squirrel Bait candied walnuts - but I am 99% sure I`m going to stop manufacture. I did some thinking today, and I honestly hate standing over that stove. On top of that, they have a rather short shelf life, unless frozen. I make them and freeze them for orders that come in via my site, but it makes things complicated. Example - I exhibited at a craft show the other day. I took out 3 cases of SB from the freezer. I only sold half (the dip mixes were the big seller) and now I can`t refreeze them and have to give them away.
Additionally, having celiac disease, and having two kids with the same plus other food intolerances, I know how hard it is to find food we can eat. Although we are not allergic to nuts, I feel kind of funny manufacturing a product that is a known allergen to many people. I also hate having to make them in my regular kitchen with the kids around, and when I`m featured in a major magazine in January, there`s no way I`d be able to keep up with the orders anyway.
I think what I want to do is concentrate more on dried/dehydrated food products that will go along better with my dip mixes. I`ve been planning some crock pot helpers for a while now, and I also want to make some soup mixes - all gluten-free and natural of course.
Anyway, sorry to make this announcement. I hope I didn`t ruin the SuN team`s holiday! I do plan to sell them until I run out. I have a few cases made.