New Future for Building 13

(center) A labor of love. My love of family and food (not necessarily in that order). (clockwise from top right) Make spaghetti great again; Make a hot dog worth eating; Perfect on pancakes; Oh-yea! Ribs!!; Super spicey shrimp; This sauce was made for dipping!; Wonderful, wonderful wings.

 

You all know my passion for food and eating new and exciting things.  After years of lab development, iteration after iteration, discussions, planning, and late nights, the KHT New Products Team has finally completed the long-awaited development of our custom hot sauce line.  Beginning in April, we will be launching KHT HOT, starting with single 12 oz. bottles and a holiday two pack.

KHT HOT is made entirely from locally grown, organic ingredients, blended and then processed in our reserve K-VAC ovens.  Using my Grandma K’s recipe, we’ve been able to capture an amazing taste profile mirroring something we know and love – big intense heat at the front end, with a soothing tail of cooling sensation on the back end.

Said lab technicians Matt and Corey, “The vacuum approach gives us better surface control in the absence of air, with no surface oxidation, scale or decarburization.  We think the key was applying our Level 5 Certification, microstructural examination and failure analysis to the heirloom blends, and then confirming the approach in a parallel surface hardness test to be sure the ingredients can hold up under product application stress.  From our findings, ribs, chicken and roasted vegetables scored the best, with steak, pancakes and chip dip coming in a close second – simply put, we are stoked at the results.”

Plans are underway to fully convert Building 13 into a fully automated production and retail facility, including a walk up storefront, rooftop outdoor dining patio looking out at beautiful Lake Erie and drive thru window. Discussions are underway to implement local drone deliveries in early 2018.

Beginning in May, our K-GLOW team will be market testing K-COOL, and unique “chiller” sauce, featuring superior hardness and enhance wear resistance, increased lubricity, uniform coating distribution and low temperature (-300F) outcomes. Said Peggy, our lead researcher, “so much of the market is focused in the hot arena.  We decided to look at things a bit differently and went cool.  It’s a different eating experience, but something, so far, our customers can’t get enough of.”

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(Happy April Fool’s Day!)

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