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The ongoing La Bomba Story

Doug in EggmontonDoug in Eggmonton Posts: 1,999
edited 11:49AM in EggHead Forum
I am working slowly through the burocracy of Aurora, and am now in communcations with "export manager" but it is taking days between contacts. I have no news on the possibilities, but the current plan is to either a) convince them to send a wholesale batch to mainegg or b) I would ship a large batch to mainegg which would be considerably more expensive I would guess as I would have to buy them retail. I may also have problems shipping commercial quantities with the FDA. All in all I trying really hard for a).

So far I have requests for:

4 cases for mainegg
4 bottles for loco_engr
1 case for cookin_biker via Grand Oeuf Vert

Please correct me if I'm wrong and is there anyone else? If we are going to do, we may as well do it big.

Doug

Comments

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Have you talked to Little Steven?? He has been talking to them for some time now.
  • We've talked, more voices is better in my opinion.

    Doug
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Can you describe the taste,please? It looks to me like a spicy relish or piccalli. Am I wrong?
  • If you do a forum search there are pages and pages extolling the spicy yet savory flavour. for example http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=624374&catid=1. It's an antipasta, but is exemplary of it's type.

    Doug
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Doug - I would take 5 or 6 bottles.

    Clark in Madison, Mississippi
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    Put me down for a case...I'm sure they're some local eggers who would be willing to throw in when the time arrives or should I say the case. ;)
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • I'll take a case. Thanks for doing this, Doug.

    The LaBomba Fairies gave me some, and it is really tasty. Hard to explain it. Let's just say it is a great ingredient on pizza, stuffed mushrooms, sandwiches, or even as a spread on crackers.

    Faith
    Tampa, FL
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • bitslammerbitslammer Posts: 818
    Doug in Eggmonton wrote:
    I am working slowly through the burocracy of Aurora, and am now in communcations with "export manager" but it is taking days between contacts. I have no news on the possibilities, but the current plan is to either a) convince them to send a wholesale batch to mainegg or b) I would ship a large batch to mainegg which would be considerably more expensive I would guess as I would have to buy them retail. I may also have problems shipping commercial quantities with the FDA. All in all I trying really hard for a).

    So far I have requests for:

    4 cases for mainegg
    4 bottles for loco_engr
    1 case for cookin_biker via Grand Oeuf Vert

    Please correct me if I'm wrong and is there anyone else? If we are going to do, we may as well do it big.

    Doug


    Doubt the FDA will be a concern. That would be customs or USDA. It's the UDSDA that controls imports of food; their APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) more specifically. But if this is canned/processed food you should have no issue. Cases are not "commercial" size. That would be when you move up to shipping whole pallets or containers of food.
  • Thanks for the info. Starting to look like Aurora will cooperate, so we may move into the commercial volumes. Time will tell.

    Doug
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Doug,

    Are you talking to Steve Lio? They have distribution in the US for the Alessia and Aurora brands. The last issue when I was talking to them was the US nutrition labelling.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Put me down for 2 cases.

    Jeremy
  • Yes Steve has said they will ship La Bomba to the states in my last phone call with him. He's sending an information packet we'll see what it says.

    Doug
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Thank for your time and efforts!

    4 bottles should last me quite awhile . . . I think. :unsure:
  • TanklyTankly Posts: 6
    Tankly wrote:
    Put me down for 2 cases.

    Jeremy

    Just registered so there shouldn't be any problems in contacting me when these become available. :blush:

    Jeremy
  • LRLLRL Posts: 12
    Ill take a case, 2 if you need to make a quota of any kind
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    you could put me down for six jars. i'm in biloxi, ms.


    you're awesome for hooking this up. i've been dying to try this stuff.
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    I'd take a couple of jars when the time comes...
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I'd love a chance to try that stuff sometime to see what all the buzz is about.
  • How many bottles would you like? I'm going to try and finalize the order on Friday.

    Doug
  • SWOkla-JerrySWOkla-Jerry Posts: 640
    I'll take a case, here in Okla.
  • LambchopsLambchops Posts: 166
    Has anyone thought of making your own La Bomba sauce. There is a recipe on the web.
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