6/2/17 – Sailing with my boys

One of the things I enjoy most is Sailing with my boys.  My Dad taught Paul and I to sail when we were 10 or 11.  He lived on Balboa Island in Newport Beach and one summer we were bored sitting around the house.  Dad solved that by getting us a Sabot, and ever since we have been hooked on sailing. When …

4/21/17 – Vacation Time (updated 5/8)

I’m beyond excited to be leaving next week to go see my twin brother Paul.  It’s been two years sense he moved from Huntington Beach, CA to Saint Croix USVI.  He is working at a boat yard building custom Catamarans.  Paul and Erica (his Girlfriend) worked the Orange County marketplace swapmeet for years…. I can’t wait to see them and …

3/21/17 – Another Summer sneaking up on us

Wow it’s been a while sense I wrote one of these.  I guess I’ve been busy?  Time seems to be flying by. I’ve been up to a lot lately.  I started working at UPS early in the morning unloading trucks to get medical and retirement benefits for me and my family.  It’s pretty hard work, but it keeps me skinny …

9/4/16 – pepper chips have arrived and so has the end of summer

The Pepper Chips bags came in and they look awesome!!   Thank you to everyone that voted on our facebook page.  I’ve sent samples out and hopefully over the next few months the stores will start picking them up. I’ll have them added to the order page of our website soon ( I just sent the web company some samples)  for …

7/30/15 – Hood is up, New board rocks, and pepper bags on the way

We got the final inspection on the new hood, so we are ready to rock!!  Next week, maybe Tuesday we are going to try and add 3 fryers to the production day.  Hopefully we can handle it.  No doubt there will be some growing pains, but we will figure it out.  Mostly I’m thinking we will have a back up …

7/17/15 – new board, shirts and pepper chips

I just picked up my new surfboard yesterday and as expected Molly Logan shaped another gem.  She is really good. I’m into colorful stuff right now, so I got almost a turquoise or teal color.  Just in time, the first real summer sell is expected to hit Orange County Beaches starting tonight.  It has potential to get pretty big sunday and Monday.  We …

7/10/15 – Website Price ?!?!

Here is a message I get from time to time from people, so I figured that I would address it here.  Hopefully you read this before placing an order and get a discount.   Why are your chips cheaper at my market than from you? If I’m buying direct from the manufacturer, I should pay less than regular retail. This …

7/2/15 – quick business in Vegas Baby

I had a very success full trip to Vegas.  I spoke with lots of buyers and minibar managers and I’m really looking forward to future business in sin city.  It was a long day though.  I left Newport Beach at 3:00 AM on wed, Got to Vegas about 7:30-8:00  then from 9:00 on it was meetings at Aria, Mandalay bay, …

6/24/15 – Yahoo write up

I had the best Monday ever yesterday.  I was flipping through the yahoo headlines and found an article on potato chips across the country.  At first I thought oh  to bad we aren’t in there.  And Then…..I read it and we are pretty much at the top.  I was completely shocked.  I had no idea.  paste this into your browser   …

6/18/15 – Tuna Crabs in Newport

I went down to the boat this morning just to check on it on my way to work and took these pictures of the Pelagic Crabs (aka Tuna Crabs) that have been washing up on shores from San Diego to Huntington Beach.  Two of these pictures are from Balboa Island and the other one with the really red blanket of …