Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Heat Of The Summer

It is just too hot already. I think we will be taking Tangerine Dreams and Whipped Shea Butter off of our website for the Summer months. We currently have a heat warning, so order at your own risk, da da da, but the whipped goods, if melted in the heat is really unrecognizable. I will sell the balms, because if they melt slightly, one can just keep them cool and use them once hardened again, but the whipped stuff? It will only take up half the jar. Yes, it is whipped to double it's size.

Trust me - we tested it. I put the two whipped butters in a postal box, taped it up and stuck it in the sun for an hour. Not surprised, the butters were completely melted and looked half full in the jars (or half empty depending on the way you look at it). It was 88 degrees in the shade. Yea, Florida.

I have a few left on the shelves that I made on Friday, but when they are gone, they're gone from the site until September. If you need to get some on your skin, you'll just have to come to my house because it is air conditioned and chock full O' Shea. You can also take a dip in my pool.

9 comments:

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

I have to pat myself on the back for ordering enough cream for an army back when it was still cool out.

Should I bring my bikini or are we skinny dipping in your pool? ;D Ok, Ok, I'll stop scaring people...

Holly said...

Unfortunately, I learned about the whipped shea butter melting the hard way. I took it camping last weekend and it melted. :-( It still works great, just not as gorgeous.

Joanna said...

Teresa, who could you scare? The Cream ships well, it's the butters that don't like the heat. They are like the Wicked Witch!

Holly, I am so sorry!!

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

Oops, I used the word "cream" to encompass both the whipped butter and the creams - basically anything I slather on myself that I don't immediately wash off...things like food, for instance! ;D

But, I want to thank you for the reminder because I plan to bring the Whipped Shea Butter with me to use on vacation, and because we're flying, I'll have to remember to keep it with me in the carry-on so it doesn't melt in the luggage in the heat of the cargo hold.

Joanna said...

Teresa, be careful, they might confiscate it unfortunately.

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

What???? No, they can't! Can they? It's just to Canada.

My sister made it through customs when she went home to Canada after visiting me (I'd bought her jars of Crush On You, Whipped Butter, and the creams). I think she may have had them in her luggage instead of carry-on though (I should ask her how the whipped butters fared).

Anne-Marie said...

So sad; I'm betting chocolate manufacturers are having similar issues. Wonder about cheesemakers?

I once talked to a company at the Extracts show who shipped her products in a cooler with ice packs during the summer.

Maybe your super duper diehard fans would pay the extra for their share of your butters. =)

Kelli said...

Bummer! I have been on vaca for a few weeks and was eager to read about all the good stuff you got goin on...and I am bummed because I am pretty much out of my tangerine dreams. Oh, well...gives me a good reason to order something else. yay!
but i do understand the heat as we have been suffering with crazy high temps in good ol' ohio.

Joanna said...

Kelli- I have one left. Come and get it before someone else does!! :D