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Monday Deal is posted!

Carolina PileOur Monday Deal is HOT!

There is no better time for a deal that can warm your wallet, palette, and your heart. It’s one of our favorites and our 2nd best seller in the line. Our Monday Deal is our Carolina Heat Wave in our shaker top bottle, available on our Square Marketplace site!

This seasoning is great for baking, grilling, smoking, or slowing cooking. It’s been used in the crock pot here in the kitchen, and the aroma will make you excited for the end result.

This was a seasoning that wasn’t even supposed to make the line, but after some taste tests, samples, and a few focus groups, this one was a winner.

Below you will see the link to the Monday Deal on our Square Marketplace where you can get some substantial savings today, and today only! Click the link and pick up as many as you like. We are ready for your orders!
Carolina 4.5 oz Shaker on Square Market

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Monday Deal

Case of the Monday’s?

The one thing that we’ve done at Above the Coals is enhance a lot of food that is grilled/BBQ’d on the weekends. In an effort to make your weekends better, we are introducing our “Monday Deal.”

I know a lot of people (me included), that don’t care for Monday very much. I was thinking over the weekend if we did a Monday Deal, then everyone who buys from us can enjoy there weekends that much more by receiving a shipment from us…at a great price!

Here’s how it works and where you can find it!

Each and every Monday we’ll post a new deal on our Square Marketplace site where you can find all of our specials. This deal will be for one product and be limited from 1-10 units. Once the special is SOLD OUT, you will have to wait for next Monday to arrive to see what’s next. I would encourage you to act fast, because I can’t see these items lasting very long.

What are we featuring today on the Monday Deal?

We want to make your weekends better, but we don’t want to lose sight that the Holidays are less than 80 days away, so we had some Signature Classic in mind to kick off the Monday Deal!

Our Signature Classic is the staple of our line. Offering a taste that is great on everything from chicken to pork to steak and even veggies (some of the applications), we bring this seasoning to you with a “no heat” status, but delivering a sweet taste with a touch of salt, then a smokey finish. Classic is Classic and the review keep coming in from out friends on Facebook, Twitter, and G+.

This deal originally goes for $18.99 on our website, but is offered today as part of our new “Monday Deal” for just $10.45!! (That’s 45% OFF!!!) Click on the picture/link below to purchase. Oh yeah,  there’s only 5 available at this price! Once SOLD OUT, the deal is gone! (This would make a great Xmas/Holiday gift!!!)

Monday Special! 12.5 oz Signature Classic Mason on Square Market

16 ounce Mason

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Coming soon – Habanero based seasoning

In the Lab and (coming soon)…

habanero_orange

As I mentioned just about a week ago, we had a lot of goals to achieve in the coming days/months, and even set some goals for over the Winter. When I started to think about this Summer’s bounty of freshly grown habanero peppers and how they would be used, I came up with “Seasoning Block”…similar to writers block…but trying to envision what it would look like, taste like and what would be going into it.

So, I grabbed a bowl and all my ingredients and started to work this week on something that some people have been asking for..”The hot stuff…” (as they coined it…)

I wanted to make sure that all the ingredients would do a few things (and mind you I haven’t cook with this yet), but I wanted to have the presentation of our Classic blend, but with the compliments of table ground black pepper and some other ingredients that would “lead you down the trail of flavor, then BAM….hit you with the “Here I am” sensation.

How hot is this?

Peppers are rated based on the Scoville ratings scale for heat. Here is where you can see what the ratings are for certain peppers. As described under the Habanero pepper page, you will read this:

Details

The Habanero is one of the hottest and most famous chilis in the world. When eating and not thinking too much about the heat levels of the Habanero Orange, you will discover a plum-tomato apple-like taste. This extremely hot pepper is popular in Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. It’s 40 times hotter than a Jalapeno! The pods are about 5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide. The Habanero has a long growing season and loves heat. When you want to add some hotness to your dish, then the Habanero is one to put on your shopping list.

Watch out! The use of plastic gloves is recommended.

Species: Capsicum Chinense

Name: Habanero Orange

This is the Big Leagues for the heat/pepper lover. The Scoville rating is 150,000-325,000 units. Straight up…It’s hot.

On a dry taste, I can tell you a few things about this. It’s sweet, super flavorful, then it evens out, then it introduces itself to your tongue. ‘Here I am!” An even heat spice, numbing, but still temporary without giving up the full flavors of the rest of the spice. I personally tried this and called and text everyone because IT IS what I was shooting for. At first I was thinking smokey salt with the ingredients that I used and it soured the salt after smoking it. That was out and I am glad I went with my instincts…

Where do we go from here?

As I always do, I will be testing this here on a variety of foods (in small portions) because the rest of the house doesn’t like it hot…just me. So, taste tests, some local taste testers will get samples and we’ll be sending out samples of the blend to selected customers to try. Samples will be sent out on a limited basis with an outline of the feedback that we are looking for.

Get ready…It’s awesome…

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Mason Madness Sale (Closeout Sale)

The catch phrase…

8 ounce Mason (Holds approx 6 oz)

Clearance, Liquidation, Daily Deal, Steal of the Day, Bonus Buys, End of Season Clearance….All monikers that are attached to products that have seen the end of the line…We have that day coming…

You called it what?

In earlier days, I had a company that I did have an “ODD” (“One Day Deal”) which is great and all, but when products are put on sale in the food category, they don’t always sell out in a day…So, with that said, I have decided to call this latest offering a “OTG” (Offer till Gone). While looking at the way products are purchased by customers, and the way that they are received, we have decided to move some of the containers in stock to make room for more of the other sizes in other categories. (Pouches, Shakers, and Limited Editions).

An early dismissal…(and a great deal for you!)

The container that is going to no longer be carried is the 8 oz. Mason that holds approx. 6 ounces of product to make room for new products that are coming, and also to bulk up on shakers and the launch of our wholesale program (so you can find us in your local grocers!) Also, with this purchase you’ll receive an additional 3 ounces of Signature Classic at no charge!

Where is this Offer till Gone or “OTG?”

We are hosting this offer at our Square Marketplace where you’ll find all our specials. The tab “Sale Items” will direct you there. Click HERE to be directed there now!

Signature Classic Mason 6 oz w/Bonus 3 oz Classic Food Pouch on Square Market

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Gearing up for the Holidays 2013

ATC Grill on!!2013 in warp speed…

I can’t believe that I am thinking that the Holidays are less than 100 days away…Where did 2013 go?

Above the Coals has experienced such great success this year with the launch, new products, great packaging choices, and great customers that aren’t afraid of throwing us a referral or two. We want to thank you all for the efforts that you all have put forth on Facebook, Google+, and even on our Twitter stream. Thank you.

Where do we go from here…

With Summer winding down and the occasional “early” frost warnings here in New Jersey, we are gearing up for the Holidays! Yes, the Holiday season is FAST approaching and we are getting a jump on a topic that was brought up by a customer at the time we launched.

Auto Ship…We were just launching this ship with multiple containers in different sizes, and felt like we wanted to gather a customer base that would expand over the year. That expansion has helped us learn that an “Auto Ship Program” is necessary and with the systems and protocols in place, we are ready to ship and serve you in a timely manner.

Square Marketplace

We have been working with Square (which is a very easy way to take mobile payments) and provides us the “Square MarketPlace” to post and sell our products on a site that is simple to navigate and purchase, even a caveman could do it (to coin a phrase…) Our specials are posted there as well as the NEW SPECIAL featuring the Classic Auto Ship Program. All the details are there, so check it out and save some money and give the gift that will keep giving all year long in 2014!

New Products??

Yes, a few to be exact. I am working on a breaded seasoning that is being tweaked as you read this, and also the habenero (scotch bonnets) are dried and ready to heat up some seasoning very soon (before Xmas…fingers crossed). We have 2 other projects that are on the burner as well for the Winter and we hope to announce those in February/March, just in time for Summer!

Thank you.

Once again, thank you to everyone that has enjoyed our handcrafted seasonings over this first year. We are extremely proud to say that Above the Coals has so much more to come and with the support of all you that talk/post/live our seasonings, thank you! We couldn’t do it without you!!

 

Chris Kulturides

Owner – Above the Coals LLC

Here’s the link to our Square Marketplace!
Signature Classic and more on Square Market!!