Num Num Sauce

Michael Lloyd, founder of Num Num Sauce, is a Durham-based scientist who reformulated an old family recipe to start his sauce enterprise after being laid off from a pharmaceutical job in 2008. 

May 06, 2014 by Nicole Bogas

White Whale Cocktail Mixers

Every cocktail enthusiast loves to nail a complicated new recipe whether that may involve infusing simple syrups, acquiring heirloom citrus, or burning cinnamon sticks with a blowtorch. The folks at White Whale realize you don't always have time for all that, so they created three signature cocktail mixers featuring high-quality ingredients -- organic when possible -- some exotic, some grown close to home -- but always well-balanced, delicious, and easy to prepare.

April 27, 2014 by Nicole Bogas

Big Spoon Roasters Nut Butters

Mark Overbay, founder of Big Spoon Roasters, tasted fresh-ground peanut butter while serving in the Peace Corps in Zimbabwe, where locals there roasted nuts over an open fire and ate the butter alone with a bit of honey and salt.

April 20, 2014 by Nicole Bogas