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SAUCY MAMA RECIPE CONTEST HEATING UP FOOD BLOGS

Pendleton, OR. (August 25, 2009) – Saucy Mama’s Lime Chipotle marinade is dominating the blogosphere right now, all thanks to the company’s tremendously successful recipe contest which wraps up this week.

In launching Barhyte Specialty Food’s new signature brand, Saucy Mama, the company introduced a recipe contest engaging 25 influential food bloggers to experiment with the new line of finishing sauces, salad dressings, mustards and marinades. So far, more than 60 recipes have been submitted, with many more expected before the contest deadline on September 1.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the attention this contest has generated for Saucy Mama, but moreover by the attention each of these food bloggers have given to creating delicious, easy meals for busy families to recreate,” said Chris Barhyte, vice president of sales for Barhyte Specialty Foods. “We’re already putting many of these recipes to the test and cannot wait to announce the winning recipes. Needless to say, we’ll be eating well for the next couple of weeks while we test them out!”

Today, popular food sites such as www.TasteSpotting.com, www.FoodGawker.com, and www.SeriousEats.com are loaded with Saucy Mama recipes. A quick search of the term “Lime Chipotle” on any one of these recipe destinations reveals many colorful and delicious applications of this popular Saucy Mama marinade.

Other Saucy Mama condiments currently being tested by participating bloggers include: Saucy Mama Sesame Ginger Dressing; Saucy Mama Parmesan Garlic Marinade; Saucy Mama Raspberry Vinaigrette; and Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard.

The "Saucy Mama’s Extraordinary Condiment Contest” offered 25 lucky food bloggers the opportunity to win a bundle of prizes, including a Grand Prize of an Amazon Kindle 2 Wireless Reader, as well as a $150 certificate to Amazon.com, and best of all, a featured place on Saucy Mama’s packaging. Three Runners-Up will receive an Audiovox 7” Under-Counter Television/DVD player to enhance their own culinary setting.

Winners will be announced on September 15, 2009.

Home chefs can check out the latest recipe submissions on the Saucy Mama blog at www.saucymamacafe.com . Recipes will be posted throughout September, and will be distributed to consumers via the company’s new newsletter.

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SAUCY MAMA KINDLES CREATIVITY WITH BLOG-CENTERED RECIPE CONTEST

Pendleton, OR. (June 26, 2009) –For more than 22 years, Suzie “Saucy Mama” Barhyte has been the genius behind the Barhyte brand of specialty condiments. As of today, she also is the brand name for the company’s premium line of dressings, sauces, marinades and mustards. And in celebration of Saucy Mama’s new place on store shelves, the company is hosting a contest for food bloggers with some super-sized prizes at the end.

The “Saucy Mama’s Extraordinary Condiment Contest” kicks off today, offering 25 lucky food bloggers the opportunity to win a bundle of prizes, including a Grand Prize of an Amazon Kindle 2 Wireless Reader, as well as a $150 certificate to Amazon.com, and best of all, a featured place on Saucy Mama’s packaging.

The contest, which was announced today on Saucy Mama’s blog (www.saucymamacafe.com) and through Twitter (www.twitter.com/saucymamacafe), calls out food bloggers who want to test their culinary creativity using the collection’s new line of condiments. The first 25 would-be contestants who apply and agree to the contest’s regulations automatically will receive a “Blogger Kit” containing:

- Saucy Mama Lime Chipotle Marinade
- Saucy Mama Sesame Ginger Dressing
- Saucy Mama Parmesan Garlic Marinade
- Saucy Mama Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard

Once they receive their kit, these home chefs will be asked to create an original recipe using any one of the Saucy Mama products, and submit their creations back to the company for judging. The winning recipe’s creator will receive the Grand Prize, which will include on-package recognition of both the recipe and the person behind its handiwork.

Three Runners-Up will receive an Audiovox 7” Under-Counter Television/DVD player to enhance their own culinary setting.

Why the high-tech prizes? “The Kindle keeps the joy of reading, but makes the process of getting the book faster and more enjoyable than ever,” says Chris Barhyte, Saucy Mama’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We like to think of Saucy Mama the same way: helping create delicious meals, FAST, while still preserving the gourmet flavor experience.”

For more information about the Saucy Mama Kindles Creativity blogger contest, or for a complete list of rules, visit www.saucymamacafe.com...

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BARHYTE ADDS TO FAMILY OF REPRESENTATIVES

Pendleton, OR. (April 22, 2009) – Barhyte Specialty Foods®, which recently launched its new premium brand under the Saucy Mama® label, has added to its representative force with the addition of Family Quest Marketing. The new agency will help promote Saucy Mama® and other branded condiments emerging from the manufacturer’s Pendleton, Ore. kitchen.

Family Quest, based out of Colorado and Texas, will manage Barhyte and Saucy Mama® product sales in Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

“With the launch of Saucy Mama®, we needed more representatives who will communicate this brand’s excellence with passion,” says Company Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Barhyte. “We were attracted to the Family Quest team because, like Barhyte, they are a family owned business committed to quality. It’s clear that our shared vision will work to our customers’ advantage.”

For more information about the new Saucy Mama® line of condiments or any of Barhyte’s licensed products, visit www.saucymamacafe.com or www.barhyte.com

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SAUCY MAMA OFFERS HER OWN ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE

Company Responds to Crisis with “Barhyte Stimulus Package”

 Pendleton, OR. (April 6, 2009) –It may not be worth $787 billion, but it also is not nearly as controversial. Barhyte Specialty Foods®, the company behind the new Saucy Mama® brand of condiments, has launched its own “Barhyte Stimulus Package” to help gourmet and specialty food retailers revitalize sales.

The company’s simple-but-effective Two-Point Plan offers wholesale retailers a 15% discount between April 1 and May 15, 2009. It further includes one extra jar for retailers’ demo use, when one dozen or more cases are ordered. “In this climate, homes and businesses alike are at risk of suffering from a ‘taste recession’” says Company Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Barhyte. “We may say this tongue-in-cheek, but we genuinely want to help retailers spread the message that saving money can be done … tastefully. There are too many delicious and simple ways to finish homemade meals with gourmet flair. Saucy Mama® has always been intent on creating rich, robust taste experiences, and this kind of value is now more important than ever.”

The “Barhyte Stimulus Package” can be applied to any condiment in Barhyte’s consumer brands lineup including Saucy Mama®, Bar by Tanqueray, NoHo’s Hawaiian Grill, Sturkey’s Dressings, Lords of Salt Artisan Salts, and Collegiate (NCAA-branded) Tailgate Mustards and Wing Sauces.

For more information or to secure a slice of Barhyte’s economic recovery offer, visit www.barhyte.com

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SAUCY MAMA GOES BLOG WILD

SAN FRANCISCO / Fancy Food Show – Booth #272 (January 18, 2009) – – – Saucy Mama® may have just taken her own signature brand live, but Saucy Mama® V2.0 is already up and running. Barhyte Specialty Foods®, which recently re-launched its core brand under the Saucy Mama® name, also has secured its presence through social media tools including Twitter and its blog at www.saucymamacafe.com..

Suzie Barhyte, the woman behind the new brand, for many years has crafted the company’s rich and flavorful recipes. As if that was not enough, she’s now creating regular online updates, offering visitors insight about the family behind the mustard; about the recipes coming from her home kitchen; and about the creations emerging from her test kitchen as well.

This month, Saucy Mama® is introducing a monthly giveaway promotion enabling visitors the chance to win cases of Saucy Mama® dressings, marinades, mustards and condiments. Additionally, she will offer prize packages featuring licensed goods manufactured by Barhyte Specialty Foods® for companies including Food & Wine, NoHo’s Café, Tanqueray, and the Lords of Salt line of artisan salts.

“Mom’s always been a bit ahead of her time,” explains son Chris Barhyte, who also is the company’s vice president of sales. “The moment we introduced her to blogging, she couldn’t wait to dive in head first – just like anything new she tackles. Next thing you know, she’s probably going to have her own Facebook Fan Page. There will be no stopping her at that point!”

Check out the latest updates from Saucy Mama® by visiting her at www.saucymamacafe.com. , or look for her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/saucymamacafe..

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SAUCY MAMA® ON THE SHELF: BARHYTE BRANDS ITS TOP ICON

Suzie “Saucy Mama®” Barhyte Inspiration for Company’s New Core Brand

SAN FRANCISCO / Fancy Food Show – Booth #272 (January 18, 2009) –Suzie Barhyte has been the face of her namesake company for years. Today, Barhyte Specialty Foods’® own “Saucy Mama®” is now the face of the company at the consumer level as well. The Oregon-based purveyor of fine condiments has just re-launched its core brand of gourmet marinades, mustards, and dressings under the new “Saucy Mama®” label.

Saucy Mama’s® premium condiments will begin shipping to gourmet retail and specialty stores nationwide in March 2009.

“Everyone we work with loves my Mom,” explains an understandably proud Chris Barhyte, vice president of sales for Barhyte Specialty Foods®. “She’s the face behind the company and she’s the chef behind our flavors. A few years ago, we introduced her through our advertising to the industry, and the response has been extraordinary. Our decision to re-brand our house line under her image was a natural progression, and one that we’re genuinely excited to announce!”

The Saucy Mama® brand of condiments will include a range of products that have appeared in years past under the “Haus Barhyte” or “Barhyte” brand names. The company also plans to launch a new collection of gourmet dressings and marinades under the brand in the coming months. Beginning in March, available Saucy Mama® products will include:

Chipotle Mustard - Backyard Brat Mustard - Smoky Garlic Mustard Champagne & Honey Mustard - Hot Wing Sauce - Spicy Garlic Wing Sauce - Lime Chipotle Marinade - Cracked Pepper Marinade - Sweet Onion Marinade Parmesan Garlic Marinade - Sesame Ginger Dressing - Raspberry Vinaigrette - Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives - Dirty Martini Olive Juice - Creamy Horseradish

For more information about Saucy Mama® and its line of premium marinades, mustards, dressings, wing sauces, and other condiments (MSRP: $3.99 to $5.99), visit www.barhyte.com. or www.saucymamacafe.com. .

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BARHYTE USING NATURAL INGREDIENTS – EVEN IN ITS POWER

Pendleton, OR (October 21, 2008)– Barhyte Specialty Foods® – purveyor of gourmet condiments including mustard, marinades, and dressing – has signed on as Champion-Level participants in Pacific Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy program. In its efforts to instill greater “green” practices for its company, Barhyte also has teamed with Washington-based Green for Good to earn the organization’s Green for Good Certification.

“We pride ourselves on creating natural, healthy condiments for our customers, sourcing local and organic ingredients whenever possible,” explained Barhyte’s president of sales and marketing, Chris Barhyte. “It was only natural – pun intended – for us to take steps on the receiving side to ensure that we protect the very environment that feeds our business.”

Through Pacific Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy program, Barhyte has agreed to purchase at least ten percent of its energy from sustainable sources including wind, biomass, and solar. Barhyte also has sought counsel from Green for Good, which is providing “best practices” advice to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Green for Good's mission is to connect individuals and businesses interested in incorporating Greener practices into their personal and professional lives.

Barhyte’s renewable energy commitment will apply to the company’s Pendleton, Oregon test kitchen and manufacturing center, as well as its Tualatin, Oregon sales office.

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BARHYTE TO CREATE NATURAL DRESSINGS FOR CHEF PAUL STURKEY

Cincinnati’s Famed Mesh Restaurateur Teams with Barhyte to Release Expanded Collection of Award-Winning Condiments

Pendleton, OR (October 26, 2008)– Working side-by-side, Cincinnati Chef Paul Sturkey and Barhyte Specialty Foods’® “Saucy Mama®” Suzie Barhyte have crafted an improved, natural formulation of the restaurateurs’ hugely popular Sturkey’s House Dressing. This new and natural version of Chef Sturkey’s Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette (both original and lite flavors) will begin shipping through Barhyte distribution channels in November 2008.

Chef Sturkey, along with his wife Pastry Chef Pam, both of Cincinnati’s famed Mesh Restaurant, hit the culinary circuit in 1988 when Paul worked as executive chef for The Phoenix – a restaurant which that year topped Esquire Magazine’s “Top Ten Restaurants in America.” The local celebrity chef and his dressing have been dubbed “the Cincinnati equivalent of Paul Newman and Newman’s Own” by Cincinnati Business Magazine. He is a frequent guest on Cincinnati area radio and television programs and has made guest appearances on “Good Morning America,” and the Food Network; Sturkey also serves as a culinary expert for the DIY (Do It Yourself) Network.

Sturkey initiated the Barhyte relationship earlier this year to create naturally clean, shelf-stable versions the chef’s signature original and lite dressings. When they began working together in the Barhyte kitchen, Paul Sturkey and Suzie Barhyte found undeniable synergies that inspired even more creations. As they played with ingredients, they devised additional formulations for dressings and created a full line extension to release under the Sturkey brand. In addition to original and lite Sturkey’s House Dressings, the companies also are introducing Natural Sturkey’s Herb Ranch Dressing and Sturkey’s Creamy Caesar Dressing.

“The Barhyte family saw my vision for taking our dressings to a more natural stage, and then built on it,” explains Chef Paul Sturkey. “We have a wonderful working relationship with the Barhytes; Suzie and I understand each other and I admire her company's dedication to working with local farmers to secure fresh, organic ingredients.”

The Sturkey’s House Dressing is a creamy sweet balsamic vinaigrette that doubles as a rich marinade and glaze. “One of the huge things about our House Dressing is that kids love it, especially as a vegetable dip,” says Sturkey. “My own kids eat it on pasta and parents love it because their kids are eating healthy. It’s a great value condiment with widespread appeal.”

Barhyte Specialty Foods® will release Sturkey’s signature dressings beginning this at gourmet food and specialty stores nationwide. Each dressing will be available in 12-oz. bottles for $4.99 (MSRP).

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BARHYTE SPECIALTY FOODS® SECURES COSTCO DISTRIBUTION

Gourmet Manufacturers’ Food & Wine Label to Dress Costco Shelves

Pendleton, OR (September 15, 2008)– Barhyte Specialty Foods®, purveyors of gourmet sauces and condiments, has secured distribution for its Food & Wine private label Honey Dijon dressing through Costco. The company created the special-order gourmet dressing blend for Food & Wine magazine as an exclusive offering through international membership wholesaler.

As many manufacturers and most consumers know, Costco holds its vendors to exacting standards,” says Chris Barhyte, the manufacturer’s president of sales and marketing. “We’re delighted to have a Barhyte creation soon finding its way into homes and restaurants across the nation.”

Barhyte’s Food & Wine Honey Dijon dressing (MSRP: $3.99) will be available at Costco in 32-oz. bottles beginning August 2008.

Chris Barhyte added, “In tough economic times, consumers need quality goods at affordable prices. Food is no exception. Thanks to the creative blends using natural ingredients, Barhyte’s Food & Wine formulations offer a rich, complex flavor that tastes homemade, yet costs significantly less.”

Barhyte condiments are sold through gourmet retail, membership wholesale, and specialty food retailers nationwide, as well as through Amazon.com. For more information about the Barhyte Specialty Foods’® extensive collection of branded and private label condiments and dressings, visit www.barhyte.com

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BARHYTE'S TRADEMARK: BRINGING FLAVOR TO TAILGATING

Company Now Offers Logoed Condiments for More than 70 NCAA Schools

 Pendleton, OR (June 26, 2008)– Barhyte Specialty Foods® has expanded its roster of NCAA schools represented in its Tailgate Wing Sauce and gourmet Tailgate Mustard® lineup. As of this month, the company’s popular Tailgate collection now sports logos for more than 70 schools nationwide including those in the Big 10, ACC, SEC, Big 12, and Pac 10 Conferences, among others.

The company’s dominant presence in the category helped Barhyte secure a US Trademark last month for the phrase Tailgate Mustard®.“Football and tailgaters go hand-in-hand,” explains Chris Barhyte, the company’s president of sales and marketing. “As avid tailgaters ourselves, we struck out to create Tailgate condiments that were robust and exciting enough to live up to this lively tradition. It’s a real honor to have the Barhyte brand associated with all of these exceptional schools.”

“Football and tailgaters go hand-in-hand,” explains Chris Barhyte, the company’s president of sales and marketing. “As avid tailgaters ourselves, we struck out to create Tailgate condiments that were robust and exciting enough to live up to this lively tradition. It’s a real honor to have the Barhyte brand associated with all of these exceptional schools.”

The company plans to celebrate its expanded status as makers of NCAA-branded condiments by launching a school-versus-school tailgating-themed competition in the coming weeks.

Barhyte’s medium Tailgate Wing Sauce, available in 12 oz. bottles, is a complex and rich condiment that balances heat and depth, making it an ideal topper for buffalo wings, burgers, grilled chicken, and other tailgating fare. The Tailgate Mustard® is a proprietary Sweet ‘n Hot Stone Ground Mustard formulated by the Barhyte family.

Barhyte condiments are sold through gourmet retail and specialty food retailers nationwide. Individual schools offer logoed materials through their university web sites, on-campus stores, as well as through Amazon.com. For more information about the Barhyte-brand Tailgate Mustard® and Tailgate Wing Sauce collection, visit www.barhyte.com.

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BARHYTE ADDS MORE HAWAIIAN FLAVORS TO LINEUP

Company Adds Island Sesame Ginger Dressing to Popular Tropical Sauce Collection

 Pendleton, OR (April 22, 2008)– Barhyte Specialty Foods® is celebrating its successful relationship with Portland, Ore.-based NoHo’s Hawaiian Café by introducing a new sauce to its popular collection. The company’s new Island Sesame Ginger Dressing is a bright, flexible addition to a lineup that currently includes Sweet Chili Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Coconut Sauce, and Sweet Chili-yaki Sauce.

Barhyte Specialty Foods® first released the NoHo’s Hawaiian Café sauces in late 2007 through a private-label relationship with the restaurant. The sauces have been hot sellers through the Cafés located in Portland, Beaverton, Eugene, Medford, and Ketchum, Idaho; as well as through national specialty food stores and online.

As with the first release, this new flavor resulted through the combined efforts of Suzie “Saucy Mama®” Barhyte and NoHo himself – an Oregon “local boy” of Hawaiian, Portuguese, and Italian descent. The new Island Sesame Ginger Dressing recipe was based on a tropical recipe passed to NoHo through his family, and updated to make it a versatile addition for fish, chicken, stir fry, and salads, to name a few.

“Tropical flavors are complex, and bring a sunny, refreshing experience to the palate,” explains Suzie Barhyte. “We took great aim to strike the right combination of flavors to bring an unexpected depth to its finish, while still having it fit in seamlessly between the creamy mouth-feel of the Coconut sauce, and the tangy zip of the Chili-yaki.”

Like its predecessors, the new NoHo’s Hawaiian Café Island Sesame Ginger Dressing (MSRP: $4.99) will be sold in 12-oz. glass jars through the restaurants, as well as through specialty gourmet shops and online retailers nationwide.

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BARHYTE TAKES THE STAND: GARNERS FOUR MEDALS AT 2008 MUSTARD FESTIVAL

Complex, Rich Flavors Add Up to Award-Winning Taste

 Pendleton, OR (March 19, 2008)– Suzie “Saucy Mama®” Barhyte has done it again. This year, the mustard maven from Pendleton, Oregon snagged four medals from the prestigious 2008 Napa Valley Mustard Festival World-Wide Mustard Competition. The gourmet specialty foods creator earned one gold, two silver, and one bronze medal for the company’s handcrafted gourmet mustards.

In the Spirit category, Barhyte secured a gold medal for its Aviator Porter Smoky Mustard. Now the second year of receiving a medal in this category, Aviator Porter offers a hint of heat and just the right blend of spices to enhance grilled meats, sandwiches, and vegetables.

Barhyte’s Willamette Valley line earned a silver for its Willamette Valley Curry Mustard Sauce (in the Exotic category) and for its Willamette Valley Dill Mustard (in the Herb/Veggie category). Its final silver medal came from the Barbeque Sauce/Marinade division, for the Willamette Valley Rosemary Thyme Marinade.

“We already have the privilege of doing something we love; mustard-making has been a Barhyte family tradition for nearly 200 years and we love creating new and complex flavors that elevate dishes to a gourmet level,” says Suzie Barhtye. “Receiving this kind of honor for something we love to do is a genuine treat and testament to our passion. We are grateful to the Festival judges and to Barhyte’s loyal customers for recognizing our years of fun and fruitful work.”

These four awards elevate Barhyte’s tally to 40 medals earned during the annual event since it began participating just ten years ago.

The 15th Annual World-Wide Mustard Competition at Napa Valley’s Mustard Festival brings in more than 400 entries from around the world, judged in 19 different categories. Barhyte Specialty Foods® received its awards during at a celebratory dinner at the Black Stallion Winery in Napa, Calif. on March 14, 2008.

Barhyte Specialty Foods®, based out of Pendleton, Oregon, has roots dating back 200 years and 6,000 miles away in Germany, where Jacobus Barhyte first created a sweet and sour mustard that he brought to the US. Many generations later, Jan and Susan Barhyte began selling mustard from the original recipe, as well as other signature creations, through their Swift and Martin Station Deli. Thanks to overwhelming demand, the family launched their own manufacturing operation in 1977. Today, the company offers more than 65 award-winning mustards, marinades, sauces, and other condiments.

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BARHYTE SPECIALTY FOODS ENTERS GOURMET SALT CATEGORY

Eco-Friendly, All-Natural and Hand-Harvested Ingredients Add Spice to Barhyte’s New Lords of Salts Collection

 Pendleton, OR (February 8, 2008)– There’s no place like home, especially when crafting a new line of organic artisan salt. This is why Suzie “Saucy Mama®” Barhyte turned to her own back yard in creating the company’s new “Lords of Salt” artisan sea salt collection.

Bound with flavors of the Pacific Northwest, these new gourmet sea salts embody the region’s ideal, being hand-harvested using ecologically sound practices. The coveted crystals that serve as Barhyte’s foundation have been certified as organic by Nature et Progres (France) and also have received Slow Food Award for the Defense of Biodiversity.

Eric Stubenberg, a preeminent authority on salt who approached Barhyte with his Lords of Salt concept, manages the company’s sourcing to ensure that the main ingredient is the most pure sea salt available. He also created the artisan process that liquefies and transforms the crystals into something far more rich and complex than so-called “infused” salts.

“Many of today’s gourmet salts have been either smoked, or smoked-and-mixed with particles from the flavor source,” he explains. “Our process takes the artisan step of true creation: binding flavors together rather than layering them on top of each other. It’s evident in the final product’s color, aroma, and more than anything, its taste.”

Teaming with Barhyte’s “Saucy Mama®” to craft and hone the line’s flavors, Stubenberg and Barhyte’s Lords of Salt line includes:

 - Hazelnut Sea Salt: According to the U.S. Hazelnut Council, Oregon is the single largest grower of hazelnuts in the United States. Deep and rich, these Oregon hazelnuts are smoked in regional alder and married to the sea salt, leaving chipped bits of hazelnut meat in the mix. This woody combination proves extraordinary sprinkled over pork tenderloin.

- Pinot Noir Sea Salt: Oregon’s own Adelsheim Vineyards – one of Oregon’s more than 300 fine local wineries – lends complex flavors and a beautiful purple hue, to accentuate meat and wild game dishes with a splash of color and full-bodied flavor.

- Chardonnay Sea Salt: Like its richly flavored sibling, salt features crisp flavor from locally grown Chardonnay grapes, delivering a hint of fruit to the taste profile. Sprinkle on breads, salads, and fruit, as well as fresh or grilled vegetables or chicken.

- Chocolate Sea Salt: Intensely smoky, savory, and creamy flavors make this salt stand out. Add to salads, rim drinks, enhance contemporary desserts, and use with gusto top of grilled meats.

- Serrano Lime Sea Salt: Bright lime and warm Serrano pepper come together, mellowed with light alder smoke and complex minerality. This blend adds a new dimension to tropical drinks and Bloody Mary’s, as well as any number of fabulous seafood dishes including grilled shrimp and sea scallops.

- Olive Sea Salt: As the official licensee to the Tanqueray brand of cocktail olives and onions, Barhyte’s knowledge of fine olives runs deep. This expertise translates beautifully to its Olive Sea Salt, offering a fruity richness and complexity that makes a lively combination. It makes an irresistible accompaniment to crusty bread and olive oil, as well as with bright greens and vinaigrette, or garlic roasted lamb.

“The Barhyte family is renowned for their refined palette and for truly understanding complexity and richness of flavors,” “Lord” Stubenberg explains. “In teaming with them, I knew I was placing the care of my fine salts in expert hands – ones that would know just how far to take the flavor without it overpowering the culinary experience. I’m delighted with the palette that Suzie Barhyte has created for this initial launch and look forward to experiencing other fabulous combinations that will emerge from her kitchen.”

Barhyte Specialty Foods’® new Lords of Salt line (MSRP: $19.99/5.5 oz) begins shipping this week. For more information, contact Barhyte Specialty Foods® at 800.BAR.HYTE (227.4983) or visit www.barhyte.com.

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SAUCY MAMA AND TANQUERAY ACCESSORIZE THE SEASON'S BEST-DRESSED COCKTAILS

Barhyte Unveils BAR by Tanqueray™ Spirited Olives, Onion Collection

Pendleton, OR (January 13, 2008)– Barhyte Specialty Foods® is pleased to announce the launch of BAR by Tanqueray™, their latest premium line of sophisticated cocktail olives and onions under license from Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company.

The new hand-stuffed imported olives, packaged in five-oz. jars, will begin shipping at year-end into premium retail outlets throughout the United States. Barhyte will feature the new line at the 2008 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Diego, California, January 13-16.

In signature fashion, Barhyte has designed the new BAR by Tanqueray™ Cocktail Olives and Onions with only the highest quality ingredients to ensure that martinis are dressed in style in keeping with the legendary Tanqueray quality standards. Barhyte’s new custom cocktail accoutrements feature unique blends of creamy and savory profiles that beg for creative mixing. The new condiment line includes:

Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives
Whole Pimiento Stuffed Olives
Jalapeño Stuffed Olives
Garlic Stuffed Olives
Limited Edition Lime Cocktail Olives
Cocktail Onions

"The best-dressed cocktail isn’t complete without the ultimate accessory: the perfect condiment"says Chris Barhyte, president of sales and marketing for Barhyte Specialty Foods® "The new Bar by Tanqueray olives and onions are infused with ingredients that surprise and add personality to an already personable spirit. It’s with the discerning Tanqueray consumer in mind that we created the category’s most unique and interesting flavor profiles."

Barhyte Specialty Foods® and Tanqueray® are in the process of developing retail promotions featuring the “Bar by Tanqueray” collection.

Barhyte Specialty Foods®, based out of Pendleton, Oregon, has roots dating back 200 years and 6,000 miles away in Germany, where Jacobus Barhyte first created a sweet and sour mustard that he brought to the US. Many generations later, Jan and Susan Barhyte began selling mustard from the original recipe, as well as other signature creations, through their Swift and Martin Station Deli. Thanks to overwhelming demand, the family launched their own manufacturing operation in 1977. Today, the company offers more than 65 award-winning mustards, marinades, sauces, and other condiments.

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BARHYTE COMPLETES BUILDING EXPANSION

Barhyte Specialty Foods'® Saucy Mama® moves into State-of-the-Art Test Kitchen

Pendleton, OR (January 13, 2008)– Moving has never been sooooo much fun. Settled in to her new state-of-the-art kitchen, Barhyte’s Saucy Mama® has been busy whipping up new recipes and holding court in the culinary dream kitchen.

The company moved into its newly renovated space in Pendleton, Oregon this winter, with all hands on deck. “The space really is beautiful and is a delightful place for visitors, and for my mother, to fully take advantage of her cooking skills,” says Chris Barhyte, president of sales and marketing for Barhyte Specialty Foods®.

In the coming months, the company will offer cooking classes, as well as a visitor’s center with an educational kiosk in the new facility. It also will include a small deli offering locally made sandwiches and gourmet fare, allowing visitors to sample Barhyte Specialty Food’s® wide range of award-winning marinades, dressings and mustards. Barhyte plans to host a grand opening celebration in Spring 2008.

The company broke ground last year, undertaking a remodel to update its corporate offices and create a new, 1,800-foot showroom and test kitchen overlooking the Pendleton Valley. From its new façade to the showroom, kitchen, offices, and outdoor patio area, the entire remodel reflects Barhyte’s attention to quality and innovation.

The new showroom features a display area with a continuous loop video of the manufacturing facility in Pendleton, as well as a sampling area where guests can experience the full line-up of Barhyte Specialty Foods’® signature dressings, marinades, mustards, and other condiments.

Barhyte Specialty Foods®, based out of Pendleton, Oregon, has roots dating back 200 years and 6,000 miles away in Germany, where Jacobus Barhyte first created a sweet and sour mustard that he brought to the US. Many generations later, Jan and Susan Barhyte began selling mustard from the original recipe, as well as other signature creations, through their Swift and Martin Station Deli. Thanks to overwhelming demand, the family launched their own manufacturing operation in 1977. Today, the company offers more than 65 award-winning mustards, marinades, sauces, and other condiments.

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BARHYTE REVEALS TOP FIVE FLAVOR REQUESTS OF THE YEAR

Private Label Customers Get Creative with New Flavor Combinations

 Pendleton, OR (January 13, 2008)– There is a real science to creating flavor blends that keep customers coming back for more, especially ones involving non-traditional profiles. Barhyte Specialty Foods®, makers of fine marinades, mustards, and other condiments, has mastered the science of flavor fusion – so much so that its private label division has grown more than 500 percent over the past five years.

Suzie “Saucy Mama®” Barhyte, the genius behind Barhyte’s custom private label blends, has identified the top five flavor requests the company has received in the past year. She has infused these seasonings with skill and balance into custom-made marinades, salad dressings, mustards, and finishing sauces. While it varies in region and season, private label customers are clamoring most for:

1) Chipotle
2) Ginger
3) Citrus (lime and orange)
4) Berry (raspberry and blackberry)
5) Cracked pepper

“There is more to creating a regional flavor than just throwing in the latest must-have ingredient and putting it on the shelf,” says Chris Barhyte, the company’s president of sales and marketing. “We’re not creating flavor for flavor’s sake. Our objective is to craft a shelf-stable item that has depth and that offers the ingredient’s profile without overpowering the condiment. With the right balance comes repeat business, which is what we’re ultimately trying to achieve for our clientele.”

In recent months, Barhyte has finessed some more offbeat flavor combinations for private label customers that could hint at a new tropical trend. “We’ve fielded some fun requests for mustards and marinades using coconut, sweet chili, and pina colada – sometimes blended together,” Barhyte says. “We’re confident that we can pull off unique combinations like these because we won’t blast the dish with the seasoning; it’s all about balance. This encourages our customers to play with ingredients and get creative, knowing we won’t release a one-note blend just to create shock value on the shelf.”

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BARHYTE GOES HAWAIIAN WITH NEW CONDIMENT LINE

Portland’s “NoHo’s Hawaiian Café” Hangs Ten as Barhyte Specialty Foods® Rolls Out New Hawaiian Sauce Line

Pendleton, OR (January 13, 2008)– NoHo’s Hawaiian Café of Portland, Oregon introduced its own line of Hawaiian sauces through its private label relationship with Barhyte Specialty Foods® in October of last year. The new sauces are sold retail in NoHo’s Cafés – located in Portland, Beaverton, Eugene, Medford, and Ketchum, Idaho; and are being sold into specialty food stores nationwide through Barhyte Specialty Foods®’ wholesale food channel.

Barhyte Specialty Foods®’ “Saucy Mama®” has worked with NoHo in concocting four different flavors from paradise for the company, including:

Teriyaki Sauce
Sweet Chili Sauce
Coconut Sauce
Sweet Chili-Yaki

NoHo’s café was founded by No Ho, in 1996. A “local boy” of Hawaiian, Portuguese, and Italian descent, he was born and raised in Hawaii, and spent his summers working on his Grandfather’s farm on Maui. Working up a large appetite and developing a love for “traditional home-style cooking,” No Ho says that he is proud to introduce his sauces and “to share the unique flavors of home.” “I’m very lucky to work with Barhyte Specialty Foods® in bottling our original recipes that are really reminiscent of the islands, and to bring a little paradise to the mainland.”

“NoHo’s café is a Portland destination spot – people love their food and we are proud to work with NoHo’s in offering the original favorite No Ho flavor combinations for their sauces,” says Chris Barhyte, President of Sales and Marketing for Barhyte Specialty Foods®. “We feel that the success of the restaurants is only the tip of the iceberg, or should we say “wave,” as the sauces are authentic and restaurant patrons have sought out NoHo’s secret sauces.” For more information on NoHo’s Café and Catering, visit www.nohos.com .

NoHo’s Hawaiian Sauces are sold at the restaurants and distributed nationwide in 12 oz. glass jars. The sauces are also be available online at www.barhyte.com.

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BARHYTE ADDS NW PAC TEN SCHOOLS TO TAILGATE WING SAUCE ROSTER

Pendleton, OR (January 13, 2008)– Barhyte Specialty Foods®, makers of gourmet mustards, marinades, and quality condiments, is now offering logo-branded versions of its premium Tailgate Medium Wing Sauce through five Pac 10 schools.

Just in time for prime tailgating season, Barhyte is offering its new Tailgate Wing Sauce with labels featuring logos for Oregon State University, University of Oregon, University of Washington, Washington State University, and Boise State University. The company also announced that Ohio State University has signed on to offer its logo-branded Tailgate Wing Sauce through school retail venues as well.

Barhyte’s Medium Tailgate Wing Sauce was created by Suzie “Saucy Mama®” Barhyte, who creates all the company’s premium condiments for retail and private label distribution. “I was intent on striking a real balance between heat and depth with these Wing Sauces,” she explains. “Today’s consumers – at home or at the game – have more sophisticated palettes that expect flavors that are rich in complexity. This Medium Tailgate Wing Sauce is creamy, truly flavorful, and delivers just the right zing to wings and other tailgate food.”

In addition to offering its new Tailgate Wing Sauces through NCAA-specific brands, the company offers more than 50 school labels on its popular Sweet ‘n Hot Stone Ground Mustard.

For more information on Barhyte Specialty Foods®’ new Tailgate Wing Sauces, or for Suzie Barhyte’s “Saucy and Sophisticated Wing Sauce” recipes, visit www.barhyte.com.

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BARHYTE SPECIALTY FOODS® SPICES UP SALES STAFF

Specialty Food Group Adds Food Service, Customer Service Specialists to Team

 Pendleton, OR (May 3, 2007)– Barhyte Specialty Foods® has recruited two new specialists to help manage the company's growth in both the food service and inside sales categories.  Food service veteran Mike Cooper and customer service expert Natalie Williams have joined the Barhyte team, according to an announcement made today by President of Sales and Marketing Chris Barhyte.

"Barhyte prides itself on providing expert, friendly service at all levels," Barhyte says.  "Both Mike and Natalie are renowned for going beyond expectations to delight their customers.  We appreciate their talent and mark their hiring as one of many initiatives to help us further our edge in this competitive marketplace."

Cooper, a Los Angeles native, began his career with Casey Foods, later joining Portland, Ore.-based Kelley-Clarke as a regional sales manager and brand manager.  During his tenure with Kelley-Clarke, he was responsible for ensuring brand consistency between the retailer and the brand, while also growing sales at university foodservice operations and other institutions throughout his territory.

"Today's consumers are more sophisticated: they know where their produce and fresh food originates, and how it's made," Cooper notes. "Food service buyers are responding by sourcing from local, organic farms whenever possible.  Likewise, Barhyte strives to source from local farmers, and provides the kind of premium quality goods that sophisticated consumers expect.  I'm proud to be representing Barhyte to my customers, knowing that it will surpass their consumers' expectations."

Williams, who worked for many years in customer service and account management, says her new role at Barhyte fulfills her career aspirations. "I love surprising customers with exceptional service - something that is in short supply these days," says the Oregon native.  "I look forward to interacting with our clients and helping them find innovative, one-call solutions for their specialty foods category."

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THE ULTIMATE PAIRING: BARHYTE SPECIALTY FOOD® GROUP TEAMS WITH AWARD-WINNING PR AGENCY

Renowned Food Group Retains This Just In PR & Marketing for Trade, Consumer Outreach

Pendleton, OR (April 23, 2007)– Barhyte Specialty Foods® has retained This Just In PR & Marketing to manage its national trade and consumer marketing communications programs. 

Since 1982, Oregon-based Barhyte has created specialty foods designed to pleasantly surprise the palette, and rooted in the company's time-honored family recipes.  Its private label, co-branded, and house-branded condiment lineup includes award-winning mustards; salad dressings; marinades; dips; grilling sauces; as well as its latest release - wing sauces. In addition to manufacturing under the Barhyte Select brand, the company manufacturers under a multitude of high-profile brand names including Food & Wine Magazine, Mumm Champagne, Miller Brewing, as well as Willamette Valley, Aviator Ale, and the NCAA.

"Barhyte is brewing with activity right now," says president sales and marketing, Chris Barhyte.  "With the forthcoming release of so many new products including our Wing Sauces, the expansion of our home offices and test kitchens, and the line extensions coming in the near future, it was the perfect time to launch into a new communications and branding program.  This Just In has crafted an ideal team to communicate our enthusiasm about Barhyte's exciting future."

This Just In PR & Marketing (TJI), founded in 1997, specializes in business-to-consumer marketing, and currently represents a number of Inc. 500 companies.  The agency will manage Barhyte's advertising and collateral, in addition to directing media relations and new product launches. The account will be led by veteran marketers Tabitha Becker and TJI founder Kelly M. Mooney, along with the assistance of creative director/copywriter Mark Scantlebury and creative director Carol McIntosh. The agency is teaming with Barhyte's long-standing graphic designer, Jessica Abel, to build on the brand's already strong image.

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BARHYTE SPECIALTY FOODS WAS ANNOUNCED THE KROGER CORPORATE BRANDS SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Pendleton, OR (April 2006 – Barhyte Specialty Foods® an international award winning foods company was named Kroger Corporate Brands Supplier of the year.

“We are honored that The Kroger Company named our company as the specialty foods corporate brands supplier of the year”. “We value of partnership with The Kroger Company and look forward to working with them to continue to develop innovative outstanding products that keep their customers coming back”.

Barhyte Specialty Foods® sells food items under some of the most recognized brand names as well as manufactures some of your favorite private label items for some of the most respected retailers in the United States. We continue to be a unique, innovative and quality driven company.

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BARHYTE SPECIALTY FOODS WINS SEVEN MEDALS AT THE NAPA VALLEY WORLD WIDE MUSTARD COMPETITION

Pendleton, OR (March 2006) – Barhyte Specialty Foods® an international award winning foods company won seven medals at the 2006 Napa Valley World Wide Mustard Competition.

“We are excited that we did so well this year at the competition”. “We continue to add items that we feel our customers will love”. Susan Barhyte the company’s master product development chef loves to spend time in the kitchen and this competition will give her inspiration for next year.

Barhyte Specialty Foods® sells food items under some of the most recognized brand names as well as manufactures some of your favorite private label items for some of the most respected retailers in the United States. We continue to be a unique, innovative and quality driven company.

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BARHYTE SPECIALTY FOODS INTRODUCES ORGANIC YELLOW MUSTARD UNDER ITS BARHYTE SELECT LABEL

Pendleton, OR – January 2006 – Barhyte Specialty Foods® an international award winning foods company introduces Barhyte Select Organic Yellow Mustard.

“We have been producing Organic Products for about a year and many of our customers had requested that we produce an Organic Yellow Mustard”. “Our plant is certified organic by Oregon Tilth, which gives us the opportunity to manufacture several different organic items”.

Barhyte Specialty Foods® sells food items under some of the most recognized brand names as well as manufactures some of your favorite private label items for some of the most respected retailers in the United States. We continue to be a unique, innovative and quality driven company.

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HAUS BARHYTE, INC. CHANGES ITS NAME TO BARHYTE SPECIALTY FOODS

Pendleton, OR (August 2005)– Barhyte Specialty Foods® an international award winning foods company has recently changed its name from Haus Barhyte, Inc. to Barhyte Specialty Foods®.

“We feel that our name needed to change to reflect what we do, we are producing all types of items form mustards, salad dressings and grilling sauces. We are even selling BeefEater stuffed olives. Our company has gone through some big changes during the past five years and our new name better reflects our company.”

Barhyte Specialty Foods® sells food items under some of the most recognized brand names as well as manufactures some of your favorite private label items for some the most respected retailers in the United States. We continue to be a unique, innovative and quality driven company.

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