[CH] consumer opinion

Judith Stone (madpepco@gte.net)
Fri, 15 May 1998 16:05:17 -0400

I've been asked by a well-known national trade publication to do an
article on consumer opinions about hot sauces.  I know all of you are
experts in the field and would love to include your opinions in my
article.  After all, you are the "top of the food chain" in the hot
sauce business" as the editor put it and I know will make a great source
for me.

I would like to know what prompts you to buy one hot sauce over
another.  What rings your chime,  so to speak.  It is taste, heat
levels, color, labels, price, advertising, word-of-mouth, salesmen's
advice or anything else that causes you to reach for that "special"
bottle.  Also, if you don't mind, I'd also like to quote some of you in
the article because I feel there is a great cross-section of people on
the list.

If you feel that this is too commercial for a discussion on the list,
please feel free to e-mail me privately.  I hope that this isn't the
case, however, because I think (in my own mind, of course) that this
would be an interesting topic.

Looking forward to hearing from you.  Judith