Ever wonder why it is so difficult to Christmas shop for the cooks and chefs among your family and friends? They either have all the latest gadgets or don’t have the room in the kitchen to store them. So, what better gift to give than a food souvenir from Texas such as Fischer and Wieser sauces, salsas, condiments and spreads? What makes this company so special is that the business started back in 1969 from a simple peach roadside stand in the Texas Hill Country. The stand was built from the logs of an 1870 German log cabin. (The town of Fredericksburg was founded by Germans). The stand eventually morphed into a thriving business of handcrafted culinary food products that incorporated innovation, fresh food, natural goodness, and a knowledge of food science into their ever-growing brand. That translates into their products not having preservatives or added sugar, as well as being gluten free. These days their gourmet items add up to more than one hundred products which can be found in grocery stores throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Germany and Hong Kong. They also have a web presence for easy ordering and direct mailing.
As a recent guest in Fredericksburg, Texas, I had the unique opportunity to visit Fischer and Wieser to watch a cooking demonstration, taste the results, and then browse the Fredericksburg storefront to sample some of their many products. I can’t say enough about the ones I really enjoyed such as Amaretto peach pecan preserves, hickory & cracked black pepper mustard sauce, salted caramel mustard sauce, and Das Peach Haus peach salsa®- one of their originals. Other gourmet brands I brought home for a more leisurely sampling during the holidays included peach honey, whole lemon & fig marmalade, mango ginger habanero sauce, and the original roasted raspberry chipotle sauce. I can hardly wait to introduce and integrate these fabulous tastes to my holiday table. (Visit the Fischer and Wieser website for all kinds of recipes that feature their gourmet food products).
I also brought home a bottle of Mom’s Special Marinara Sauce, somehow expecting it be…well, just ordinary. It was anything but. With a nice texture and natural piquant flavor, this premium sauce seriously complimented my homemade pasta to the point where I felt I might have been dining in Naples. A delectable spaghetti sauce, it definitely makes a wonderful gift for any gourmand on your Christmas list.
If you find yourself driving through Fredericksburg, Texas, I highly recommend a stop at the Fischer & Wieser storefront where you will find some of the best food products to buy that will definitely improve your performance in the kitchen. They always have a multitude of open jars for tasting, so you can sample before you buy. (That’s how confident they are that you will fall in love with their pantry food).
Just take a look at the many awards they have garnered in 2014 alone. The surprising fact is that they just keep innovating their product line, winning awards, and garnering accolades. Check out Fischer & Wieser awards:
Mom’s Limited Edition Tomato Basil Soup
– Silver Finalist, sofi™ Soup, Stew, Bean or Chili Category
Fischer & Wieser The Reserve Pack
– 1st Place, Marketing, Product Packaging, 2014 Fiery Food Challenge
Fischer & Wieser Ghost Pepper BBQ Sauce
– 2nd Place, Barbecue Sauce: X Hot – Consumer Ready
Fischer & Wieser Korean BBQ Sauce
– 2nd Place, Barbecue Sauce: Specialty – Consumer Ready
Fischer & Wieser Sushi Sauce
– 3rd Place, Hot Sauce – Specialty – THE HOT PEPPER AWARDS 2014
Fischer & Wieser Korean BBQ Sauce
– 3rd Place, BBQ Sauce – Ethnic – THE HOT PEPPER AWARDS 2014
Fischer & Wieser Smokehouse Bacon & Chipotle Grilling Sauce
– 1st Place – BBQ Sauce – Unique – THE HOT PEPPER AWARDS 2014
Fischer & Wieser Spicy Chile Peanut Sauce
– 2nd Place – Condiment – Dip/Spread – THE HOT PEPPER AWARDS 2014
About Fischer & Wieser
Established in 1969, and owned and operated by members of the Fischer & Wieser families, the company lives by its motto “produce a quality product, and loyal customers will embrace it.” Fischer & Wieser® Specialty Foods, Inc., which produces the Fischer & Wieser brand, is committed to making high-quality specialty foods using sustainable business practices and environmental consciousness. The company manufactures over a hundred items, including The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce®, many of them award-winning, and distributes them to specialty food retailers, club stores and grocery markets around the world.
Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc.
411 South Lincoln Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624