Introducing Our Smoked Sockeye Salmon Chowder

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Last week, we had the pleasure of heading out to camp at some of the US Forest Service cabins here in Alaska. Not only were we going for a much needed long weekend, but also for a good excuse to field test the newly developed Heather's Choice meal: Smoked Sockeye Salmon Chowder!

All smiles after 32 miles on the trail.

Back in June, we were introduced to an awesome guy named Art Tilgner who owns Tilgner's Specialized Smoked Seafood Products based out of Ninilchik, Alaska. As it turns out, he makes the BEST smoked salmon you have ever tasted, no joke! We had the pleasure of meeting Art and his family and not only got to taste salmon fresh out the smoker, but also got to see the entire operation. It's all done by hand using an old European style of cold smoking, using only the finest sockeye salmon from Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound.

We're ecstatic to announce that we will be incorporating Art's wild caught Alaskan sockeye salmon lox into our Smoked Sockeye Salmon Chowder, and it tastes INCREDIBLE! This is exciting not only because we get to include these fantastic tasting ingredients in our meals, but it also cuts down on the amount of fish that might otherwise go to waste. 

Smoked, salty, a little sweet, and chewy, the salmon adds a TON of flavor to our original recipe, and we couldn't be more excited about it!

Additionally, we're working hard to finalize the recipes on "Heather's Little Helper's Snack Packs", which include Art's smoked salmon combined with dried fruit, flaked coconut and more! The taste testing has been rigorous ;)

Our new Smoked Sockeye Salmon Chowder and Heather's Choice Snack Packs will be available as rewards during our Kickstarter campaign starting November 16th! We're super excited to be releasing these new products, as well as to receive your support for our crowd-funding this month.


On November 16th, we'll be launching our very first Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our new and improved packaging, as well a great big commercial dehydrator! To get involved in the making of our dream, here's what you can do:

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Stock up on Heather's Choice meals and snacks as stocking stuffers and gift boxes for the holidays! We are even offering free shipping through the holidays!

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you so much for your unwavering support of Heather's Choice. I'm super excited to share with you our new local partnership here in Alaska, as well as improvements we are making to our products.

Thanks again and see you on trail!



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