How much will it cost to make and bottle my sauce?
Because there are so many variables that need to be considered, it is virtually impossible for Endorphin Farms, Inc. to give an accurate estimate on the cost of making your product. We first need to know the ingredients used in your recipe, how much of each ingredient is used and what type of bottle you will be using for your product. There is an Sample Fee of $400to cover the cost to make a sample of your recipe to ensure that we can reproduce your product to your satisfaction. The fee also covers the cost of a Nutritional Label and a Process Authority Letter, which is mandated by the FDA.
What is the minimum number of cases needed to be produced?
Endorphin Farms, Inc requires a minimum of 2 kettles (approx. 1,500 pounds) to be produced for any given product. The number of cases produced per kettle varies depending on the by size bottle selected
How can I be sure my recipe won't be stolen or duplicated?
By signing the Trade Secret / Non-Disclosure Agreement , Endorphin Farms Inc. guarantees that your recipe will remain secure. We will never allow your recipe to be shared or duplicated with any other bottling company or customer. In addition, every employee of Endorphin Farms has signed an agreement stating they will not share or duplicate any recipes obtained by Endorphin Farms Inc from its customers.
How do I go about getting the nutritional information for my label?
Although Endorphin Farms Inc does not design or produce the labels for your product, we can provide you with a detailed listing of all the ingredients and/or additives that are included in your product. This information can be provided to your labeling company who will assist you with the nutritional information requirements.
Where can I design and purchase labels for my sauce?
Click HERE for a list of recommended labeling companies
Where can I get the bottle for my sauce?
Endorphin Farms, Inc. has many options for your bottling needs. Please see attached catalogue for most common bottles in stock. If you don't see any bottles you like in our catalogue, you may email us and let us know what you are looking for.
How do I convert my small recipe to a large production recipe?
Endorphin Farms Inc takes all the hard work out of converting a small recipe to a large batch recipe. As long as your recipe contains an accurate way to measure the ingredients (tsp, cups, tbs, etc...), we can convert the recipe for you. Avoid using measurements like 'a pinch', ' a dash', etc. as it is virtually impossible to get an accurate measurement for large batch recipes.
Another important step is to avoid using name brand products as ingredients (ex. Hunts ketchup, French's Mustard, etc.). The first reason for this is that it is often difficult to obtain a source for these ingredients in industrial quantities, and secondly, you are paying much more by using a branded ingredient that will increase the cost of your product considerably. Try to keep your recipe in the "most basic commodity form" possible ... Ketchup, Sugar, Olive Oil, Salt and so on...
How long does it take to get my sauce from the development stages to production?
Again, this is a difficult question to give a specific answer to as there are many factors that come into play. It depends on whether you have your own recipe or if you need Endorphin Farms Inc to work with you to develop one from scratch...do you have your label design already or do you need to work with a label company to design one for you...does the first sample of your product meet your expectations or do we need to tweak the recipe a bit...
How do I market and distribute my product?
If your desire is to target the grocery trade, you may need to consider a food broker. Food brokers charge a percentage of sales , usually 5%. However, many larger brokers have minimum annual fees of $25k or more. Consult your local phone directory and call some brokers. If they cannot offer any assistance, they may be able to direct you to a smaller broker who can. Another approach is to call and ask the grocer directly how to approach them. They will often offer advice on the best way for you to present your item. They may insist on a broker, or they may be willing to work with you directly.
How do I get started?
We have put together a helpful checklist that you can use to guide you thru the steps of getting your sauce from the kitchen to the stores. Click here for our 'Getting Started Checklist'.