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Baseball Opening Day Extra!

Opening Day

As a die hard baseball fan, the Opening Day of the MLB season couldn’t come fast enough… With that said, I love, love, love this time of year for a few reasons…

  • MLB Baseball
  • Being outdoors
  • Gardening
  • Warmer weather (although as I write this I can see the ground covered on 4/2/18 with snow from last night!!)
  • …and did I say baseball?

When your favorite team wraps up Spring Training and gets ready to start the regular season, I can only think of one thing…GRILLING! We love to grill on the #Weber for dinners and eating outside. We also like to watch the rivalry games on TV when our 2 teams meet. (Yes, we have a divide in this house!)

With the family loving burgers and wings as soon as the weather changes, it means lots of Signature Classic seasoning for that sweet and smokey flavoring that the kids like. Well. last year we introduced a NEW seasoning that is the HIGHLIGHT of our “April Extra.”

April Extra

To keep the theme with Opening Day and Baseball in general we named our latest seasoning “Fielder’s Choice” which is our alternative to our Classic without the “smoke flavor.” We use a beautiful Spanish Paprika in the blend and some other spices that will bring your BBQ/Grilling using our Fielder’s Choice to a new level!

Opening Day

(Click on the picture to be taken to our seasonings pages.)

Offer:

EVERY ORDER OVER $5 WILL RECEIVE A FREE SHAKER OF FIELDER’S CHOICE INCLUDED IN THEIR SHIPMENTS. No need to click anything or send us a note, we got this….when your package arrives, you will see the extra shaker in there on us!

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Don’t forget to “follow us” over at Instagram to see when we are cooking and get in on some of the specials that we ONLY post over there! www.instagram.com/abovethecoalsbbq/

Thank you again for the continued support and we look forward to helping you get your outdoor season off the ground in tasty fashion.

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Free Mustard

Free Mustard March

Purchase $15 or more in product you’ll receive the 9 oz. Pilsudski Polish Style Mustard at no charge.

($3.50 value)

Purchase $20 or more in product you’ll receive the 12 oz. squeeze bottle of Pilsudski Polish Style Mustard at no charge.

($5.00 value) 

Free Mustard

You know you want some mustard to go with that stellar corned beef this month! Quantities are limited, so act quick!

This promotion will continue for the month of March or until product is sold out.  Free Mustard

You don’t have to do a thing…We’ll add your mustard automatically!

Thank you for the continued business.

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2017 Wrap Up

Wrap Up 2017:

Welcome to year #5 for Above the Coals BBQ/Grill Seasonings! I’ve always enjoyed the yearly wrap up, so let’s dig in!

I think back to 2012/2013 when the conversation started about making my own seasoning and I NEVER in a million years would have believed that we’d be in year # 5 with revenues on the rise and the customer base expanding. Here is a current state of the union and where we are headed in 2018!

Retail:

So many factors come into play when we decide what direction to go in with retail. The one major aspect that we see changing is….shipping. The USPS and ALL major carriers have raised their pricing on shipments that are overnight, ground, Priority or First Class. It doesn’t make us happy to say that we are going back to prices with shipping. Sorry. (But, I have a solution.)

My solution to continue to grow our business is to offer monthly incentives in different ways to offset the increase in shipping and to throw in a little “extra.” For instance, some months (and we’ll do something every month this year and see how it goes), we’ll do monthly coupon codes for a % off your entire order. Also, we’ll be throwing in some “extra” at above the retail price so you’ll make out better in the end. In addition, I want to put in some extra products on certain months. So, if you spend a certain amount, you’ll get (X) product free with your order. I know that as our company has grown, so have the quantities that customers are buying. With that said, I’ll be featuring “extra quantities” over and above what you order on some months! So, there may be a month that you order a pound of Classic and you get 1.5 pounds or more! I feel better knowing that the customers that we serve and will serve will be getting a superior value and service for your money!

Wholesale:

Wow…there is a lot to be said here…But I won’t bore you. (It’s a wrap up, not a novel.)

The past year has seen a few new customers that have done great with our products in their retail delis, butcher shops and catering businesses. As of now, we are on our 3rd menu change at Taphouse 15 in Jefferson, NJ. They’re using our seasonings and craft mustards that we distribute to enhance their menu items. The feedback has been great and we’d love to be on more menus.  Meanwhile in Missouri, yes MO (you didn’t read that wrong), Above the Coals is on the menu at Mount Carmel Senior Living in O’Fallon, MO under Chef Mark Rodriguez. We’ve been working with them for almost a year at this point.

We want to thank all our partners who have chosen us to be on their menus and also on their shelves. We are very excited to see where our wholesale business goes in ’18.

If you want to bring in quality products that offer a nice margin and also a distributed line of  mustards, please email us via the “contact us” tab and let’s get some product in your stores!

New Products:

Yes, I’ve already started. I can’t say what it is, but the few people that have tried it locally say that it’s super tasty and has amazing flavors. Flavors that we haven’t used in the past. Also, it isn’t red…no paprika, no smoked paprika…nada…

Pepper powder is coming to the website soon. No ETA at this point, but it will be a web only product we are thinking.

Dried peppers will be available as well. We’ll be selling the same peppers that we grow, dehydrate and grind up to add to our blends. Again, a web only product. No ETA as well.

Sauce…no comment at this time.

Be on the look out via our Facebook, G+, Twitter and Instagram pages for updates on what we are doing as well as monthly offers and specials.

As we wrap up 2017 and head into 2018, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the loyal support of our customers (retail and wholesale). Thank you very much and may 2018 bring you peace and prosperity as well!

Chris and Beth

Where can you find us?

Pennington Quality Market 
Pennington, NJ

oKaysions Katering
Alpha, NJ

Mount Carmel Senior Living
O’Fallon, MO

Arctic Foods
Washington, NJ

Barry’s Appliance and TV
Bridgewater, NJ

Rath’s Deli
Stewartsville, NJ

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Food Pouch Frenzy

3 oz Food Pouch Frenzy

Happy New Year! Let’s get this year started in the right direction! Savings! Large savings! Our sale runs today (12/31 through 1/2/18) Food Pouch(s) with shipping included!!

This sale has been extended!!! Use code “bbqbeat15” to save an additional .75 cents per bag! 

Signature Classic

$5.00

Fielder’s Choice 

$5.00

2 Alarm 

$5.50

Carolina Heat Wave 

$5.00

El Toro 

$5.50

The 617 

$5.50

Food Pouch

This is a great way to try out our seasonings and see what you like. For more information, click HERE and visit our Welcome page.

From Beth, myself and the whole ATC family…we appreciate your ongoing support and we look forward to assisting you in 2018! Happy New Year!!

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Vintage Xmas Special

Original 3

Almost 5 years ago when we launched we hit the market with these 3 seasonings that were the staples of our line and still are today. Our Signature Classic is still our #1 seasoning today, along with our #2 being our El Toro. For a seasoning with some kick, check out our Carolina Heat Wave.

The Original 3 is on sale including shipping this holiday season for just $16.49. Regular retail would be $24.99.

Orignal 3 Xmas Special – Put and name on it and give it as a gift!!

$16.49 Free Shipping!