Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Last Sunday (Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2009) we loaded up our waving banners and headed for the convention center. There we had been warned that the mad rush of blushing brides in waiting would be moving with the grace and pace of migrating geese. To say there was a crush of people is accurate but words can only describe the excitement in the air and the frenzied pace of folks racing up and down the aisles looking for everything from “wedding favor” small to “bridal coordinator” big. And boy did they find what they were looking for and then some.

The fair started at noon, but our day started bright and early at 8 am. Our setup was brightly lit and well done, we thought anyway. 30 minutes after the doors opened, we saw a change in a very few minutes time. Our staff, 6 of us in total, went from carpet anchors to full blown sample salesmen. There were only so many flavors that we chose to bring and folks loved all of them, naturally.

Folks came and oo-ed and aw-ed at the Bride and Groom apples that posed neatly at the top of our display. Our signature apple sat neatly below them. They came and left knowing that we had given them lots to think of. No telling how many varieties of marshmallows we can make for them but we did give them lots to think about. There are (today) 26 flavors that can be dipped, drizzled, rolled, or completely covered in chocolate, or not. Then there are toppings that range from little red dots to pea-sized sparkling pearls. We offer graham cracker coatings and a variety of crushed nut sprinklings too. Once the flavors and toppings are set, we can modify colors for those who might want a bright red pineapple marshmallow (it could happen!). Then there are size customizations that we can make that will be shipped and displayed in any number of packages with any number of colored and textured ribbons that will go with weddings, rehearsal dinners and corporate events. I’m sure I’ve missed several options and really your imagination is the limit here.

At the end of 5 fun hours, the brides made their way to the nearest escalators, elevators, and exits, all of our lives having been changed for the better. Now we find ourselves inundated with work and we couldn’t be happier about it. The customers we have found are going to enjoy every bit of our mallows and we hope some of our readers get to see and enjoy them in person.
After the dust settles (and it could be a long time), we’re going to take our show on the road and visit some of best festivals across the state, especially now that the weather is cooperating a little more. We hope to see you out there if you didn’t get to see us last weekend. Of course, we will continue to be online for your ordering pleasure for years to come.

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