Big News! Miners Mix just obtained a vendor number from Market Centre/Unified Grocers, one of the largest distributors in the nation. Being a vendor to Unified means that all the grocery chains they service can now buy and stock our products!
PLEASE START ASKING STORES WHERE YOU SHOP TO CARRY OUR STUFF!
To better showcase our fantastic products, Miners Mix will again be at the upcoming Fresno Food Expo Thursday, July 23, 2015. Here’s the web site: http://www.fresnofoodexpo.com/ If you want to see what the Central Valley of California has to offer in terms of eats and food companies, this is the place. There will also be beer and wine for sampling! Since inception, the Food Expo has grown and attracted more buyers, and now with Miners Mix on board with Market Centre, our fantastic new labels and packaging plus our flavors, we are more attractive to those buyers.
The first several hours are trade only (buyers, brokers, chefs, store owners, etc), but the doors open to the general public at 5PM. Tickets are available; please check the Food Expo website for info on purchasing them. The event closes at 8PM after a very long day for the exhibitors.
We’re going to be sampling our incredible garlic bread and also carne asada to showcase our seasoning rubs. To make the garlic bread faster and more uniform, we recently invested in a commercial, restaurant-grade conveyor toaster. The toaster needed fairly extensive modifications to suit our needs, but thanks to McGuyer, it now does garlic bread really well in a single pass through the machine. There are no open flames or charcoal allowed at the Food Expo, so we can’t do any (real) grilling there, which means electric. We wanted a grill that was 1500 Watts or less because we pay big bucks for power at the show and that power is sold in 1500 Watt allotments. With a 1500 Watt grill, I only have to buy two circuits. We know from experience (but don’t tell anybody) that those show electrical guys cut it real close! 1501 Watts means blown circuits and angry tech people.
After poking around on that South American river website, I settled on a Zojirushi EB-DLC10 Indoor Electric Grill. I wanted a grill that was a real grill, not some frying pan or griddle masquerading as a grill. You can’t cook pancakes or foi gras on this thing! It’s large enough to meet our needs and get hot enough to cook our carne asada quickly, plus it leaves fantastic grill marks just like a restaurant charbroiler.
It’s also coated in some kind of super Teflon they describe as “titanium enhanced nonstick coating”. We have a couple of Faberware grills we’ve used in the past, and this thing cooks rings around those grills, uses less power than the Faberware, and is easier to clean. It was fairly spendy, over $100, but I think it’s well worth the price.