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Food Math? How a 30 oz Teriyaki Sauce Recipe Becomes a 300 Gallon Recipe

After locking up our co-packer with an agreement not to share our recipe, we began the process of converting our “kitchen size” recipe to a “commercial size” one.  But it wasn’t going to be as simple as multiplying.
First, while they were able to use the brands we were used to for some ingredients, for other [...]

Finding a Co-Packer To Make Our Teriyaki Sauce

This country never ceases to amaze me. There are entrepreneurs and businesses out there that do all kinds of things. I figured there were a few companies out there that could bottle our sauce but I had no idea just how many. There were companies of all sizes that do just that, [...]

Truly Hawaiian lands its first BIG gourmet grocery chain account

Our first cutting took place on April 10, 2009.  Within two weeks we had a deal to begin selling our sauce.  The Fresh Market (based in Greensboro NC, with over 90 locations in the eastern US and as far west as Louisiana and Illinois) would become the first store to carry Truly Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce.
In [...]

Truly Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce is launched!

Aloha and Mahalo!  This blog has been started in an effort to tell our story.  And it’s quite a story.  Of course you can read about my Dad and my Paw Paw (Hawaiian for Grandfather) when you read the  Truly Hawaiian story on our site.  But this blog is about how my siblings, my children and our friends [...]