When Mary from Access Spices was in the beginning stages of launching her business, she was kind enough to invite us to her Open House event.
Being the curious gals that we are – exotic spiced foods, you say?! – of course, we took her up on her offer. Access Spices aims to be Hamilton’s best source for high quality, hard-to-find, and out of the ordinary ingredients. Read more here.
The logo reminds us of a ship crossing waters. This is the perfect imagery for Access Spices, who bring exotic spices from overseas and make them accessible to our community. It’s great!
Food and Reviews
Featured on their menu at the Launch Party was:
- Vanilla Ice Cream 3 ways
- Vanilla Bean & Black Garlic Brownie
- Vanilla & Wellington Russian Stout Loaf
- Vanilla Bean & Fleur de Sel Almond
- Vanilla Pumpkin Tart with Vanilla Candied Bacon & Pecans
- Vanilla Salted Caramels 2 Ways
- Vanilla & Bourbon Poached Pears with Straciatella
- Vanilla Spices Old Fashion
Okay, we’re going to be honest here and admit that we tried everything. (Did you expect anything less from us food-loving gals?) Let us just say – Mary, you should open your own spice-themed restaurant. Everything was extremely good and really showed us the variety of flavours you can get from a simple vanilla bean. The Vanilla Salted Caramels though – wow, wow, wow.
Access Spices does not have a brick and mortar store and their products are available through their website or by personal delivery (courtesy of Mary) only.
Their Launch Party was held at the Strathcona Bar, which was an ideal location for this event. It was casual and comfortable. They had a large table full of goodies in the center of the room, drinks, and even a vanilla bean smelling bar. Yummy!
We love that Mary has branded all of her social media profiles and online presence as “Mary @ Access Spices”. This gives a personal touch to the brand and makes customers feel an attachment to her company. She’s such a friendly, personable lady as well – who wouldn’t want to buy exotic spices from her?!
Social Media Campaign
We love that Access Spices can be found on all our favourite social media sites. They have enough presence to remind customers about them, without being overwhelming.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/accessspices
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/accessspices
Instagram – https://instagram.com/accessspices/
Website – http://accessspices.com/
Maybe we’re being nit-picky here, but we would love it if the social media links on the website linked to a new window. It’s always best to keep the customer on your website for potential purchases.
Overall, we think the social media campaign is good! We love Access Spices. It’s a creative business with a passionate soul behind it. Definitely a #HamOnt gem!
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