My apologies to anyone who bought my Lemon Ginger Dip or Zingy Peanut Sauce with an expiration date of April 24. If you are unhappy with it in any way, please email or call me for a refund or replacement. The product is fine from a food safety point of view, of course. I’m just unhappy with the quality of that batch.
Here’s the comparison to my regular product. Can you see the difference?
I’ve been planning to work with some great folks to make my food for me, in larger batches, and put it in glass so it can be shelf-stable and therefore let me ship it to anyone and get it in stores across the country.
However, to work in these larger batches, we would have needed to get the sweet potato brought in, in much larger quantities than I could roast at home by hand.
So we tried three different ingredients, puree made by folks who specialize in making high quality sweet potato products. They produce a fine product, but they did not work for me.
The puree is too wet. The color is off. And the flavor is off, a little bitter.
I’m glad I tried the puree, because now I know: Yummy Yammy is most definitely a company making small-batch, artisan food. Sweet potato cannot take industrial production and keep a quality I want to put my name on. I don’t want to work with steamed or microwaved yam. I roast my yams, and that’s the way it’s going to stay. Roasting them makes them sweet and gives them a concentrated flavor and lots of body.
Maybe someday we’ll have a larger facility that can roast a lot of sweeties at once, but for now, it’s a specialty food. A VERY special food that no one else is making, or is likely to make in the near future, for reasons that become clearer to me every day. We actually have created something unique.
So if you bought any product from my four stores, dated April 24, and you would like me to replace it or refund your money, please let me know. I want you to continue to love my food as much as I do.
Lisa Johnson, Y’Ambassador, lisa (at) yummyyammy.com, 802-291-1718