Papa Joe was my grandfather. He decided to make his own spice mixture from scratch in the mid 70's. After experimenting with several different salts, pepper sizes, and garlic out of his garage in Georgia, he finally came up with the perfect blend-his secret recipe! Of course fittingly, he named this special mix Papa Joe's Salt. From that point forward, Papa Joe's was a staple in my family's kitchen all my life!
He had always given milk jugs full of his Papa Joe's Salt to our family and closest friends. We did not use table salt or ground pepper. Papa Joe's Salt was all we needed every time we ate! Upon giving some of my closest friends some Papa Joe's Salt as a Christmas gift in 2007, they wanted to know how to get more! I realized then, more than ever, that we could never run out of Papa Joe's Salt. I wanted to share it with the world and continue my Papa Joe's legacy, letting all of YOU have a taste of Papa Joe's Salt too!
My Papa Joe was more than happy to share his recipe with me, knowing I wouldn't change a thing. I just wanted to continue giving the gift of Papa Joe's Salt to friends and family who love it as much as we always have.
Unfortunately, my Papa Joe passed in September 2008 at 86 years old, only two months after I started Papa Joe's Salt, LLC. Thankfully he was able to approve the shaker, the label, and my mixing of the recipe which was really important to me. He was very proud, and I am comforted in knowing that he's smiling down every day at me!
And now, since December 2012, the 6.5 oz shakers are manufactured by Signature Seasonings, LLC. Papa Joe's Salt is sold in more than 16 locations in 4 different states and online. My goal is to continue expanding into more specialty stores, farm markets, and grocery stores. Papa Joe's Salt donates baskets to several charities each year, sponsors local sports teams, and is a member of NAPW- National Association for Professional Women.
Just know that once you try Papa Joe's Salt, you're going to wonder what you ever did without it! Use it as an addition to your meals, as a marinade, a rub, in salads, as a dressing, or as a dip for veggies. It may be "cliche" to say but, The possibilities are truly endless!
So from my Papa Joe and family's home to yours,
6.5 oz. container of Papa Joe's Salt
Ingredients: Kosher and sea salts, pepper, and garlic.
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