by William Crum
Kansas City, Kan., is known not just for barbecue, but also for bacon.
Our Sassy Pantry, based in Wyandotte County, has put this area on the bacon map with its bacon jam.
At the Bacon Fest held annually, Our Sassy Pantry competed and won first place. It was its first year in the competition.
They entered their bacon jam on such items as macaroni and cheese, and they also used the bacon jam on a bacon and tomato sandwich.
There were more than 100 vendors who competed for this honor, and Our Sassy Pantry received high national recognition for its efforts. It has resulted in invitations to be on some local television and radio stations.
Our Sassy Pantry is owned by Marisa Roberts and Kay Findlay. Marisa Roberts moved to Wyandotte County in 1999 where she opened a catering company. Eventually she teamed up with her business partner, Kay Findlay, where they developed bacon jams giving them national acclaim. Marisa is the daughter-in-law of the late Clay (Bud) Roberts, who was well known in Kansas City, Kan.
Our Sassy Pantry bacon jams are now in various grocery stores in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.
”I really love being from Wyandotte County. It is truly a culinary experience and both my husband and I really enjoy living here. We really look forward to being part of the Wyandotte County experience, it is amazing,” Marissa Roberts said.
Our Sassy Pantry offers four types of jams. Their products include a bacon jam which is known nationally, their Ancho cherry jam, their wicked tomato jam and their balsamic blueberry jam. Even though the bacon jam is known nationally, the other jams are also getting national and world recognition as well. Culinary experts agree that these jams are a unique discovery.
For more information on where to get the jams, go to the website www.oursassypantry.com.