This month marks Kathy’s Kernels 1-year birthday! I couldn’t be happier with how the past year has gone and what the future has in store. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported my product and helped spread the word to family and friends. Your appreciation and encouragement is not taken for granted. I am proud to say that after just one year, Kathy’s Kernels not only has a thriving online storefront, but is also supplying over 15 stores throughout California with its gourmet caramel corn.
It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was toying with the though of starting up a cottage business, and even less so that I was having my son, Kevin, asking his friends if they wanted to buy the first ever bags of Kathy’s Original caramel corn. Now, With over 60 approved flavors, a year (and a few too many taste tests) under my belt, and a ton of new friends, I am ready to take on the challenges ahead.
The plan for the future is to continue to grow my wholesale accounts, and to push the Kathy’s Kernels custom product line on the website with things such as mason jars, combo packs, and party favors to not only expand my target audience, but to also push the boundaries of the business. My small scale production posed its inherent issues during the holiday rushes, but those same obstacles pushed me to become both more efficient and more ambitious about moving forward with my products.
Made With Love
My small batch production has its limitations, but it also lets me put 100% into every kernel, and makes every bag just as special as the last, which is something I take a ton of pride in. Creating a high quality product is and will continue to be the backbone of my mission, but that product is nothing without all of you. Again, A HUGE thank you to everyone that has been a part of this exciting journey. Take a look below at a few photos from along the way!