Wildfish Cannery Announces Limited Release Octopus In Bullwhip Kelp Hot Sauce
Announcing Limited Release Octopus in Bullwhip Kelp Hot Sauce
Klawock, Alaska - Today, two of Southeast Alaska’s most beloved craft-makers, Wildfish Cannery and Barnacle Foods, announced the launch of Wildfish Cannery Octopus in Bullwhip Kelp Hot Sauce. The first small batch of this limited release product goes on sale today.
In recent years, Wildfish Cannery has been at the helm of America’s canned seafood resurgence, and Barnacle Foods has emerged as America’s premier Alaska kelp brand. Yet, despite their growing popularity and success beyond their home shores, both companies have remained true to their Southeast Alaska roots.
“I’ve wanted to add a spiced octopus to our line-up for years, but I knew we needed to work with another Alaska manufacturer who shared our Alaskan values. I’ve always admired Barnacle Foods, and I already knew our customers loved their products, so this was really the perfect opportunity for collaboration,” said Wildfish Cannery Owner Mathew Scaletta.
“We said yes to this collaboration not only because of Wildfish Cannery’s track-record for creating delicious artisanal products, but because we view the company as an ally in achieving our mission of harnessing the value of Alaska’s resources, creating resiliency for coastal communities, and keeping the health of our oceans a top priority amidst changing ocean climates,” said Lia Heifetz Barnacle Foods Founder & Co-Owner.
Wildfish Cannery’s Smoked Octopus is already a huge fan favorite, but Octopus in Bullwhip Kelp Hot Sauce skips the smoke in favor of a simple cure, followed by the addition of Barnacle Foods’ award-winning Bullwhip Kelp Hot Sauce.
“While some European producers offer spiced octopus, none of it is Alaska octopus, and none of it features kelp in the list of ingredients. This product is not only the first tinned seafood and kelp collaboration in Alaska, but I haven’t seen anything like this available on the market, period,” said Scaletta. “We’re always on the hunt for new flavors and new ingredients. While we don’t want to reveal too much, you can expect to see more small-batch, limited-release products like this in the future. The exploration never stops,” said Scaletta.
Founded in 1987 and based in Klawock, Alaska, Wildfish Cannery is one of North America’s premier, independently-owned, tinned seafood producers. The company works directly with local, community-based fishermen to transform Alaska’s seafood bounty from catch to can. Known for its diverse salmon offerings and culinary curiosities like herring, geoduck, and octopus, the company has achieved cult-like status among tinned seafood enthusiasts across the nation. In addition to supporting the custom seafood processing needs of the local community, Wildfish Cannery products are sold online at www.wildfishcannery.com and at fine independent retailers nationwide.
Founded in 2016 and based in Juneau, Alaska, Barnacle Foods makes mouthwatering foods from Alaska grown and harvested kelp. Their kelp-forward foods are flavor first and are just as good for health as they are for the planet. They are on a mission to do good for the oceans, communities, and future. Barnacle Food’s full line of kelp-based hot sauce, pickles, seasonings, BBQ sauce, and salsas can be found at www.barnaclefoods.com and nationwide at select retailers.
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