I have been quite busy contacting companies to offer them the opportunity to direct market our allergy group with samples, coupons, and literature. It really could be a win-win situation with our group members finding new products to use in their home and the sponsoring companies finding new customers.
At the end of the day though, it is just lil' old me, contacting business persons that do not know who I am. I believe in what I am doing. I know how liberating it can be to discover a product that your family can safely eat and that will reduce your time in the kitchen. Let's face it, we allergy mamas spend A LOT of time in the kitchen. But it's still just me.
I have been honestly overwhelmed by the the level of support that many of the companies have shown. Especially the smaller businesses. They have been so willing to work with me. It is touching that they can appreciate the life of a mama who has food allergic children, and offer to help make her life easier. One bite at a time.
As samples roll into my house, I am continually like a kid on Christmas morning. Giddy with the anticipation of sharing tasty treats with other families. Anxious to taste a few myself, as they are not all familiar to me. I am bubbling with excitement at the prospect of linking an allergic family with a new and unfamiliar product that they will love at their house.
And I have a plan. For all of you who wish you could make it, but can not. I will be sharing with you, virtually, every taste and texture that is present. Ingredients too. So maybe you can be inspired to take your taste buds on a tantalizing new trip. Watch over the next month for product reviews and opinions from tasters present.
And no, none of them are paying me. Really. Unless you count their generosity and kindness. Sincerely, I want to support any company that understands the importance of supporting an allergy mama and her allergic family. I want to keep our allergy friendly options open and advancing, which means helping these budding companies find their target market.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The Tasting Party Planning
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