SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After 40 years of putting up Chili Sauce in her home kitchen, and just in time for summer grilling and seafood season, this family sauce is making its way onto grocer's shelves across the nation. Since the late 60's and every summer since, Nancy Kam has been putting up jars of her mom's Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce condiment. Proving the best things in life can remain simple, this 100 year family tradition has evolved into the much sought after American Foodie dream come true.
As Nancy proclaims, "Chili Sauce is a comfort food that brings me back to my childhood… harvest season, and the aroma of tomatoes and chilies cooking in a stove-top kettle…old fashioned, home-cooked foods tell a story about people and their families, and our products do just that." Kam's "Authentic American" Chili Sauce started out exactly where it all began at home, in her parent's kitchen in New York. And now, 50 years later, their recipe is exactly the same with the taste of home-style goodness. "I will never forget helping my parents craft the home-style chili sauce every summer." For Nancy, the coveted ritual of pureeing red-hot chilies through an old meat grinder, blanch-peeling huge baskets of juicy tomatoes, dicing sweet onions with eyes full of tears, and slow simmering in kettles late into the night till canning took place, never faded.
Moving to Northern California in the mid-90's, sourcing ingredients each summer to can chili sauce was easy with so many local growers in the region. Encouraged by her chili sauce loving friends, and working on the packaging and design with her sister Linda, Nancy worked relentlessly to "put up" the sauce commercially and formally launched at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco in January 2014. Made with 5 simple all natural ingredients, Kam's tomato based condiments are a mere fraction of the sodium of most national brands, contain considerably less sugar and have no high fructose corn syrup, GMOs or gluten. Literally at the heart of America's "clean eating" trend, their new Facts Up Front label allows shoppers to compare nutritional values quickly.
Kam's slogan "Making Food Taste Better" speaks to its versatility and their "Goes on Everything" claim will be used in their upcoming "One Hot Tomata" ad campaign. Aside from its appeal as a healthy "kicked-up" ketchup alternative for hot dogs, burgers and morning eggs, the ready-made cooking sauce offers home-style cooks convenience when crafting many American Foodie Favorites such as Sloppy Joes, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Meatloaf, Baked Beans, Cocktail Wieners and other Party Food Classics. Nancy explains: "We had a summer home in Hilton Head, SC, and with chili sauce, Low Country Southern traditions were made easy, such as Shrimp and Grits, and Seafood Sauce for locally caught Shrimp, Oysters, Crab, and Clams.
Kam's is now available in the natural and condiment isles Nationally with Kroger® owned stores, select Safeway, Whole Foods Markets and independent grocers. Visit Kam's store locator and Get Some! www.kamskettlecooked.com
Nancy Kam, President CEC (Chief Executive Cook)
Kam's Kettle Cooked Foods, Inc.
SOURCE Kam’s Kettle Cooked Foods, Inc.