In the innovative flavor combinations department, Baker-based greeting card and preserves company RedCamper
has unleashed Absinthe Orange Deliciousness marmalade on Denver's farmer's markets for $12 an 11-ounce jar.
Released in the spring, the blend of oranges from California and Texas and old-world absinthe verte from Denver's Leopold Brothers
"is amazingly good," gushes Gramzinski. "I'm not actually a black licorice fan but I wanted something with unexpected complexity to it."
Another local collaboration that's new this spring: a lemon poppy jam made with Imperial Pale Ale from Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew
in Five Points.
RedCamper's first Deliciousness-branded product was a hand-picked peach and whiskey jam that won the blue ribbon at the 2012 Denver County Fair
When Colorado Whiskey Peach Deliciousness hit the retail market later in the year, the reaction was similar. "I expected it to last for four or five months but we sold out in four weeks," says Gramzinski.
Typically featuring unintentionally hilarious found vacation photos and snappy captions, RedCamper's greeting card line is similarly booming. Gramzinski attended her third National Stationery show in New York in May 2013. "We got a few new stores," says Gramzinski. And not just any store: RedCamper's cards will be available at Nordstrom stores as of October 2013.
RedCamper also makes a line of satchels embedded with old vacation slides and resells souvenirs and T-shirts.
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