Earlier this year we won Small Business of the Year in the EADT Business Awards and a couple of weeks ago the editor of BusinessEast Monthly came to interview Sandy to get even more of a taste of what the company is about.
The article talked about the history of Scarlett & Mustard – how it was set up after Sandy’s son Ollie discovered that the oil-free dressing made from his Granny’s recipe sold like ‘hot cakes’ after he’d set up a stall outside the house in the hope of making a little extra pocket money!
It talked of Sandy’s love of local products including Hill Farm Oils.
“A key ingredient for many of the dressings is rape seed oil, bought from Hill Farm just up the road from the company’s office. Sandy prefers it to olive oil because it is produced locally in Suffolk and is healthier”
And went on to mention Aspall Cider…
“Buying local ingredients is important to Sandy – the vinegar used in her recipes comes from cider makers Aspall in Debenham…”
The article talked about the ranges that Scarlett & Mustard has on offer
“…catchy names like The Curd Hurd, Dazed & Infused Oils and the Colonel’s Bit on the Side. The branding and design of the labels is quirky, eye-catching and upbeat, and in my mind’s eye I can see Sandy and her family and friends sitting around a big kitchen table all tucking into new recipes and laughing at the names they come up with.”
And it finished by talking about Christmas…
“Christmas and gift hampers is a huge growth area – what do you give someone who has everything? It’s clear Scarlett & Mustard has the answer.”
Thank you so much to Ross Bentley, Editor of Business East Monthly.