Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Buderim Ginger Bears Update

Buderim Ginger Bears are a zippy, zingy gummy candy from Australia that's made with real ginger for a refreshing "bite" and grown-up flavor.  These are not your super-sweet "little kid" gummy bears:  You can really taste the ginger, and there's just enough sugar to sweeten them up a bit.  Their addictively delicious flavor has made them our best-selling spicy snack of all time.

Because Buderim Ginger Bears are made with real ginger, many folks rely on them to ease an upset stomach, help relieve motion sickness and other nausea, and for ginger's other reported beneficial properties.  But precisely because they're made with real ginger and not laden with artificial ingredients, Mother Nature sometimes interferes with their availability, be it through ginger crop blights, inhospitable weather, humidity/temperature issues during transit across the ocean or while in bulk storage, etc.  Likewise, Murphy's Law will sometimes throw a wrench in the Australian manufacturer's machinery.  These production disruptions have made it challenging--sometimes virtually impossible, in fact--to keep Buderim Ginger Bears in stock in sufficient quantities to meet our customers' demands.

Unfortunately, we've been stuck in one of these long-term "ginger bear droughts" due to ongoing problems in Australia with the ginger crop and the manufacturer's production facility.  Our warehouse has been diligently following up with Buderim on the status of our pending back-order.  Likewise, I've been asking for periodic status reports from the warehouse.

The last I heard, back in early November, was that Buderim hadn't yet shipped a container over from Australia and thus it would be unlikely for the ginger bears to be available in time for Christmas.  I've once again asked for an update from the warehouse to see if there's been any progress, and I hope to hear back from the warehouse this week with an updated status report.

As soon as I have more information on the availability of Buderim Ginger Bears, I will post an update on this blog.  We're also continuing to compile a waiting list of customers who wish to be notified when the ginger bears are back in stock at the Carolina Sauce Company.  If you want to add your name to our waiting list, here's all you need to do:

1.  Send an email to with "Buderim Ginger Bears" in the subject line

2.  Tell us that you want to be notified when the ginger bears are available again

That's it!  Don't worry, we will NOT put you on ANY other email lists or otherwise use your email address, unless you ask us to do so.

Thanks for your patience, and rest assured that we're doing all we can to bring Buderim Ginger Bears back in stock.

Zestfully yours,