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Best Food to Pair With Chai Tea

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 12.04.2015 | Taste
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Winter is here - which means coffee shops across the country are filling with familiar scents of chai. With its bold flavors and rich aromas of ginge...

Like a Rockstar Engineer: How It Feels for a Food Company to Release a New Product

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

We're releasing a new condiment, an Indian-inspired ketchup. This is our sixth product and the first we've released in several months. It's deliciou...

When To Quit Your Job To Start A Food Company

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 04.26.2014 | Taste
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Ultimately we realized that in order to grow to the point where we were selling a LOT of sauce, we needed to first be full-time and focus all of our effort on expansion. Okay, that's risky.

Hot Sauce and Techies: A Love Story?

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 12.08.2013 | Home
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Why approach sandaled-sweatshirted engineers first? Because they love hot sauce.

Can Food Products Be Both Delicious and Impactful? Q&A with Phil Hughes From Mavuno Harvest

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Though completely admirable that many food entrepreneurs are driven to "do good" by "doing well" -- the product still needs to be delicious to sell. It's extremely challenging to achieve the balance between scrumptiousness and positive social impact (organic, fair trade, etc).

Your Product was Accepted Into Whole Foods! Now What?

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 09.25.2013 | Taste
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Getting into Whole Foods, or any other major specialty food retailer, is a huge step for any aspiring food manufacturer.

Q&A With the King of Coconuts

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 08.07.2013 | Taste
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

One of the most important lessons for a brand new food company is to make friends with other entrepreneurs in the industry. We at Bandar Foods have been trying to make friends with a number of people, and were fortunate to meet Vincent Kitirattragarn, the founder of Dang Coconut Chips.

Is Indian Food Finally... Trendy?!

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Indian food has creeped into the weekly rotation of Taco Tuesdays, Take-Out Chinese Wednesdays and Trendy Thai Fusion Fridays -- all once misunderstood exotic cuisines that have secured spots on the carousel of accepted foods by mainstream America.

To Always Smell Like Onions or Not -- The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your Food Product

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 10.27.2012 | Home
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

One of the first decisions for a new food entrepreneur is whether to make the product themselves, or to hire another manufacturing facility to do it for them. There are numerous legal and logistical considerations when making this decision, but here are a few initial things to keep in mind.

We're like the Twitter for Hot Sauce: If Food Companies Pitched Themselves Like Tech Startups

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

We're sick of hearing verbose food pitches that ramble on and on about the freshest, organic berries from some small village in Bolivia (or wait, was it Bangladesh).

Lie to Your Friends - A Primer in Receiving Honest Feedback on Your Recipes

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Friends and family are typically the first line of tasters for new recipes. They want to support you, which is precisely why they have the potential to be lousy guinea pigs if you're seriously thinking about selling your product.