By Kevin Williams
I've featured products sold under the Amish Buggy brand on this site before. Considering the Amish authenticity of the products, this is just the type of thing I am excited to bring to you. Amish Buggy products are sold by Arndt's Fudgery, which has been in business in Newton, Illinois for 104 years and is now overseen by the third generation, in Tony Arndt. It doesn't quite beat my wife's family business's longevity. Their garden and pet supply business has been around since 1892! Anyway, according to Tony Arndt: " We purchase jams from an Amish family South of Arthur, Illinois, The candies are from a family west of Arthur, the salsas are from the Dutch Kettle in Bremen, Indiana and our butters are made by the Plank family South of Arthur."
The Amish of Arthur are one of the more entrepreneurial settlements and I'm excited to feature their products here courtesy of The Amish Buggy. Yes, I was a little, like, "jam through the mail?" But the products arrived this past week, perfectly sealed, and packed. Hmmmm, Raspberry Jalapeno, how do you eat that? That was one of the products that arrived. I joked about eating a peanut butter and raspberry jalapeno jam sandwich. But my wife thought some Club crackers (bought an off-brand from Aldi) and cream cheese would be a better complement to the jam. And what a good idea that was. Yum. The kick of the jalapeno was tamed by the raspberry and further by the cool cream cheese. Perfect snack.
Here's the "recipe"
One sleeve of Club crackers or off-label equivalent
Half block of cream cheese
2 tablespoons of Amish Buggy Raspberry jalapeno jam
Put the cream cheese on a plate and spoon the jam onto it. Put a stack of crackers next to it and dip in or spread cream cheese-jam combo onto the cracker with a knife. Yum!
So, what to get some of this awesome jam yourself? Click here, you can order through Amazon and, yes, it arrives just fine. Enjoy!
Next week, another product from the Amish Buggy will be featured!
By the way, while on the topic of raspberries and jalapenos, want related recipes?