It's been an incredibly challenging two and a half years for us. We started small, smaller than "small business". Very little startup capital, & barely any cash flow to operate. In spite of the many hurdles, we've managed to create a special product with much demand, and get it into stores from NY to LA, and even Canada. The product is what we were most committed to. Developing, manufacturing, and presenting the best possible cookie we can remains at the forefront of what Black + Blanco stands for.
We've received hundreds of amazing emails from our customers praising Black + Blanco's cookies. People from all around the country have found our Sandcastles and given them a try. To you we extend a most gracious and warm thank you. You have been the inspiration behind B+B...The good vibes encompassing us...The light during the many dark hours of the night. It has been a long road, but many of you have travelled it with us right from the launching pad.
So we've reached a fork in the road. Burnt out, resources emptied, and a dimly lit inspiration meter, growing dimmer by the hour. There is only so much two people can do, and we've certainly done it all!
As we try to put the puzzle back together, we've been seeking out potential solutions through various contacts and good people we've met along the way. There are some options. There are those who see the value in what we've built. Choosing will be the challenge.
I want to apologize for disappearing at times, but we fell into the production vortex. Cranking out hundreds of thousands of cookies on our own has been exhausting, to say the least. It's been one hell of an endurance test. A critical thinking test. An exercise in positive thought when everything you've ever had is riding on it.
We might feel down and out, but we're not finished with this chapter yet...
-Steve & Heidi