1st Place: Silver Spring Foods
2nd Place: Big Donkey Pizza
3rd Place: Haas Brothers Chips & Salsa
Your number one choice for locally produced tastiness is the granddaddy – or should we say Silver Fox – of Eau Claire-made condiments: Silver Spring. The company currently produces about twelve flavors of mustard (everything from Beer’n Brat to Chipotle to Peppadew), an assortment of wasabi-based spreads, a line of organic items, and of course, nine varieties of horseradish sauce. And the’ve got a whole shelf full of awards from the Napa Valley World-Wide Mustard Competition, just in case you thought locals were they only ones tucking into their wares. You voted Big Donkey Pizza into second place – a fine purveyor of “micro-batch frozen pizzas” found in area stores with fun names like Vegetable Haters, Soccer Mom’s Delight, and Boring Cheese. And lastly, you guys showed some love for Haas Brothers Chips & Salsa, who keep busy mixing up super-fresh salsa flavors like Mango Habenero and Pineapple Chipotle, not to mention delectably crispy tortilla chips. – Mike Paulus, VolumeOne.
Silver Spring Foods is the world’s largest grower and processor of horseradish.They are unique in providing a farm-to-table experience for the consumer. Currently owned by Ellis Huntsinger’s granddaughter and her two sons, the company has been family owned and operated for over 80 years and through four generations.