Pelican mustard may be coming back!!!
March 18, 2004
e-mailed me that Red
Pelican was mentioned in the Detroit News. I found the article
online and am sharing the link with you. I want to thank all of
you who are e-mailing me with these updates to share.
February 18, 2004
since I posted about the demise of Red Pelican mustard, I have
been receiving lots of e-mails from many of you. Some ask if any
stores still carried their mustard. A few asked if I had a contact
at Red Pelican so that perhaps they could take over the product.
Others asked if I knew of any good substitute for Red Pelican
hot mustard. And many asked if Red Pelican was coming back. I
have some answers for all of you.
the only source I currently know for Red Pelican products is at
Pure Detroit. Melissa of Pure Detroit was kind enough to
e-mail me this:
one of the Pure Detroit owners, talked with the owner of Red
Pelican just a few days before Christmas this year. We bought
the last cases of Red Pelican mustards... for now... the owner
of Red Pelican told Shawn that they are able to produce the
mustard and that they don't have any production problems....
it is distribution problems... they don't have a penetration
in the market that makes production viable. He said if something
changes with distribution, pentration, and demand - then production
could start again.
So, we do have some jars left of regular and Henry's Best...
they are at our stores and I believe we are only allowing 3
per customer so someone doesn't buy up the whole lot - if there
is any left at this point - we sold tons over the holiday season.
Pure Detroit Downton - 156 West Congress, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-8320 open Monday - Friday 10am-5pm
Pure Detroit Fisher Building - 3011 West Grand Blvd, Suite 101,
Detroit MI 48202 (313) 873-7873 open 7 days a week - Monday
- Saturday 10am-7pm and Sundays 12-7pm
Melissa! And thanks also, Doug Cooke, for also telling me about
Pure Detroit. Pure
Detroit has a website where you can buy their products.
And now the best news of all, sent to me by Debbie
& Frances Veda. They write:
Mom spoke to the owner of Red Pelican mustard, and he said that
they will start up the company again, this year. They will have
another company make it for them.
has made my day! Thank you so much, Debbie and Frances. I personally
have no contact at Red Pelican and wasn't able to get a call through
there for any information when I tried. I haven't found a substitute
as good as Red Pelican and I can't wait until it gets into the
stores and my hands again!
apologize for not posting this sooner. I've had some computer
problems recently and haven't been able to access my files and
e-mails for a little bit. I'll try to respond to anyone who's
written to me soon. If I haven't, I thank you for your e-mails.
please keep those e-mails coming with any more news and I'll post
it here. I'll credit you with the information unless you tell
me in your e-mail that you would rather remain anonymous.
the meantime, Red Pelican, please hurry with your product. There's
many fans of your mustard waiting to use it.