Hoopty Jawn

May 07, 2014

Today I was in North Philly grabbing some ingredients for a jam session. I was riding along in the Jam Van with the window down enjoying the glorious sunny day when I heard the first honk. I check my mirrors, gathered that I was driving appropriately and carried on. Another honk. This time, I looked over my shoulder to make sure the tailgate was closed and that I wasn't spilling onions, brown sugar, and honey all over the streets of Philadelphia. (This happens to be a fear I have developed after years of overloading my car with food products in the service of my restaurant). Stopped at a light about to get on JFK Blvd... a guy pulled up next to me and honked. Ugh, had I ticked someone off 5 miles back and had he been chasing me all this time? I turned to look and saw the man was driving what would be called in the Philly vernacular, a Hoopty Jawn. “Sup?” I asked. “The Bacon Jams is the S@%T!” the dude exclaimed while pointing to The Bacon Jams door magnet on our own Hoopty of a utility vehicle. You see, ever since the company co-oped my car last year, every time it goes to an event we tag it with another The Bacon Jams logo sticker. You know like a fighter pilot puts on his jet when he shoots down a bogie, except that instead of a multimillion dollar weapons platform, we have a beat-up Toyota Matrix. Now, we have The Bacon Jams door magnets to lend a certain level of classiness that was previous lacking on our Hoopty.

Back to the North Philly dude following me around, honking just to tell me he loves The Bacon Jams. First, I was ecstatic! All chefs rave approval and getting it from people you don’t know who are under no obligation to give it to you is amazing. Next, I did one of the coolest, like Fonzie-cool, things I have done in a while. I nodded to my new friend while reaching for a jar of The Bacon Jams Red Chili and Garlic Spreadable Bacon. I tossed the jar to the dude as the light turned green and cruised down onto Route 1 without a word, thinking that I might have made that guys day, but not nearly as much as he made mine.

~MO




Also in Blog

An Interview With Skinny Pig NYC
An Interview With Skinny Pig NYC

May 20, 2016

We have had the pleasure of getting to know a lot of really great people on Instagram who create very delicious looking (and tasting) meals, snacks and other treats. Dara (aka Skinny Pig NYC) is by far one of our favorite people...

View full article →

Store Showcase: Olive Oil Etcetera
Store Showcase: Olive Oil Etcetera

April 09, 2016

Chris and Christina were early adopters of the olive oil and vinegar store. Inspired by a visit to a similar store in another state, they decided to introduce the concept to their hometown of Doylestown in September 2011. 

View full article →

An Interview with Beastchow
An Interview with Beastchow

March 14, 2016

Beastchow is your online reporting source for everything and anything food related. From videos to articles, Beastchow has you covered. For the past year Beastchow has also had you covered… in The Bacon Jams!

View full article →