When Pops retired, he found he had a whole lot of time on his hands, and a passion for gardening. He began growing peppers of all kinds, and bottling and pickling them in gourmet gift bottles. His new hobby turned into a business that provided about $400 at the end of the year for a little pocket change. He saw there was an opportunity, and decided to incorporate his business in 1994. Kamman’s business quadrupled that year. Bill got involved in the business, and helped out whenever he could. Together, Bill and Pops started smoking and drying peppers on shag bark hickory and through this process created their Smoky Habanero sauce that The Courier-Journal calls “truly unique”.
The product that spread like fire in Pops’ early success, was the Red Pepper Jelly. While products like Pops’ Habagardil Pickles can easily be eaten alone, on a sandwich, or added to your BBQ, red pepper jelly is not as common on household shelves. The unique taste is vibrant and addicting, but many don’t know what to do with the jelly (aside from lick the spoon clean). Here are some yummy examples of how to use this unique product:
How to use Pops’ Red Pepper Jelly
- Replace your burger’s catsup- More flavorful than your average tomato, the jelly will give a sweet and spicy taste to your summer burger.
- Smear it on your biscuit- Spice up your morning by spreading this on your biscuit or toast.
- Leave the PB&J to the kiddos-Try a little cream cheese, red pepper jelly, and your choice of meat for your next sandwich.
Bill expanded into larger facilities over the past few years that bottle over 60 different products which are distributed in three different states. Pops’ Pepper Patch continues to grow and impress with their perfect balance of smoky, spicy, and sweet flavors. Louisville Label considers it a pleasure to partner with Pops’ Pepper Patch.