Stocked started before we even knew it. And it went by the name of Mustard and Co., our founding brand. As we developed Mustard and Co. day by day, we started brainstorming all of the other like minded food brands we could create. Products we thought would be fun to make and market. At Stocked General, we have a food lab where we design and develop new brands. Each one of them is inspired by someone we know or some experience we've shared, then made in-house, from scratch.
Bro Joe's Lil' Salad Dressings
The name captures it all - Bro Joe's Lil' Salad Dressings. There's a lot there, yet #TheGeneralStory of Bro Joe tells it all:
Joe, our bro, has a desk here at Stocked Studios. Bro Joe loves salad. But, as Bro Joe told us one day, "I buy a big bottle of salad dressing, use it once, let is sit in my fridge for two years, then have to throw it out." Well Bro Joe, these lil' 4 oz bottles of salad dressing are for you, and for all the others out there that share the same salad misery.
Turns out Bro Joe is also a simple kinda guy. So, each of the three dressings include just 4 ingredients: 1) organic extra virgin olive oil, 2) white or traditional balsamic vinegar 3) Jacobsen Salt Co. salt and 4) a particular flavor oil (.e.g grapefruit oil). It may honestly be the only salad dressing out there that uses only extra virgin olive oil as its oil.
Michael Callahan has been a fan of hot sauces all of his adult life. He started making them for himself, friends and family many years ago. And so it struck him, why not give it a go as a business. Just like any young fella might do, he went about doing the research. Fast forward to June 23rd, 2015 when he sold his first bottle of Callahan's Habanero Hot Sauce to Corey, the guy he met when picking up his first 500 labels at Northwest Label in Magnolia. Thanks, Corey.
Drinking Buddies Bloody Mary Concentrate
Drinking Buddies is about bringing people together to spend time with each other. It’s a call to get to know each other, share stories, ideas, and thoughts, because when we do, connections are made. And this is exactly how Drinking Buddies came to be. As the story goes, during one afternoon brainstorming session here at Stocked Kitchens, drink in hand, we realized that combining four items we already made right here made a killer Bloody Mary: Callahan’s Worcestershire and Hot Sauce, Mustard and Co., and Quickles pickling brine. So, grab some friends and pour yourself some drinks. Because who knows what's next?
Everything on Everything
Everything On Everything owes its existence to the genius who invented the Everything Bagel. Our thought was: why stop with bagels? EOE is everything you need to make everything taste a bit like an Everything Bagel. Sprinkle a pinch on hummus, roasted veggies, white fish, your morning eggs, on salads, pasta dishes, etc. Heck, you can even take a boring plain bagel and turn it into an Everything Bagel :)
Georgetown Pantry Supply
Georgetown Pantry Supply is Stocked General Store's in-house brand focusing on a line of pantry staples. With GPS we aspire to offer a line of everyday items that are easy on the wallet and beautiful on the eye, all the while maintaining the same quality we’d want in our very own pantries.
Our flagship product is a perfect example. Georgetown Pantry Supply Raw Honey comes from beekeepers here in the Northwest that have been harvesting honey locally for 40+ years using the best practices known to beekeeping. It carries all the buzzwords when it comes to honey: it's 100% pure, raw and unfiltered honey, and the bee's are never fed high fructose corn syrup. It, like the rest of the line, is incredible stuff.
Krista's Baking Co.
There's two things you must know about Krista. One, she is a gal of action. When she wants something, she makes it happen. Two, she has quite the sweet tooth. So, in 2014, after graduating from college a year early (in and out!) and spending a year doing marketing for an ice cream company, Krista did what she had her heart set on: She quit her 9 to 5 to follow her dream of owning her own business, letting her sweet tooth guide the way. Krista's Baking Co. was born, bringing a bit of class and flavor to essential baking staples.
Mustard and Co.
Mustard and Co. was launched on the basis that good food should be enjoyed in the company of bold condiments. Bold condiments have bold flavors and bold flavor means quality. To achieve superior quality, we stick to a minimum number of ingredients, all of which are recognizable and have great flavor. That means balsamic vinegar in place of distilled white vinegar, extra virgin olive oil in place of a more ordinary one, local raw honey, and salt from here in the Northwest.
And since we eat with our eyes first, bold means striking packaging that grabs the eye, begs for attention and gets the conversation going.
Quickles: Pickling Concentrate
Quickles, quite simply, is a pickling concentrate, so that you can make quick pickles, AKA refrigerator pickles at home. It takes all the thinking out and maintains all the fun. All you must do is this: chop up about a half pound of produce, like cucumbers or carrots or boiled beets. Pack them into a pint sized jar. Pour your Quickles concentrate in the jar, and top it off with water until your produce is completely submerged. From there, just let it sit in the fridge for a day or two, then enjoy your own homemade Quickles!