Spices Smokehouse Crackers
A friend’s shared recipe turns into a business
I never dreamed in 2003 when a friend shared this crazy spiced up cracker with me that it would turn into a business.
After being introduced to this snack by a friend from Louisiana Robert and I both loved them I called and ask for her recipe and she was happy to share. Of course I had to put my twist on it and my BBQ family was the perfect avenue for me to test flavor profiles on the crackers. I tweaked it for a long time before I hit the perfect mark! We loved them so much that I would make them whenever we went to parties and BBQ contest to snack on. Before long I was being ask by others to make them a jug of these crackers.
Surprisingly the calls kept coming, Robert said “you just need to sell those things because everybody loves them.”
I saw my friend later and gave her a jug. With a smile she said “I like yours better”. I shared my desire to sell them and she got excited giving me her blessings. She is no longer with us but I know in heaven she is looking down with a smile on what she started.
As a caterer I had all the facility and proper permits in place so it was easy to start selling them online, locally and at BBQ contest. After years of being on the back burner I took another look at its potential as a “real business” last year and I knew I couldn’t sit still with this snack that everybody loves, I needed to see where it would lead.
In 2015 Spices Smokehouse was granted FDA permits to sell for mass distribution. Spices Smokehouse Crackers now has retail locations all across North Alabama and Tennessee and spreading into Arkansas, Florida and Texas. With 2 new Sales Reps the growth is promising. We are aggressively looking for new distributors nationally.
About Spices Smokehouse
Spices Smokehouse started as a competition BBQ team in 1996 following the KCBS and FBA circuit. We have also competed and won many other culinary contests including a Food Network Challenge in Nashville TN. In 2006 love for cooking and helping others Team Spices Smokehouse opened their catering business and has seen continued growth over the years offering southern hospitality with their delicious food. In 2016 we have expanded by offering our popular Smokehouse Gold Sauce, Caribbean Glaze and Pig Rub. At Spices Smokehouse we contribute our success to hard work, attention to detail and God’s blessings.
Spices Smokehouse & BBQ Store
1470 US Hwy. 431 N Suite 308
Boaz AL 35957
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