Rapid City tasting proves people are just "wild" about Tanka

July 15, 2013

Rapid City tasting proves people are just "wild" about Tanka

I had the pleasure of doing a Tanka tasting this past weekend at Wild Strawberry Market in Rapid City, SD, for their one-year anniversary celebration.

The store offered many other tasty samples along with our products.



Wild Strawberry Market is an all-female owned store with over 25 years of combined experience in the retail health food business. Although it is small, they accommodate their customers -- often ordering requested products they may not have on the shelves. They work with local produce, meat and dairy providers as well as providing non-local products.

The owners make sure that they, "...offer experience and expertise to help you choose the best products for your needs whether it's a special diet, a desire to improve overall health, or a devotion to local providers," as stated on their store website.

From left are some of the Wild Strawberry Market owners Patrice Smith, Zsuzsanna McCauley and Karlin Linde with me in the middle.
From left are some of the Wild Strawberry Market owners Patrice Smith, Zsuzsanna McCauley and Karlin Linde with me in the middle.

Several of their customers were either familiar with Tanka products or buying them already. One woman in particular said she buys Tanka by the case through Wild Strawberry. However there were still a few folks who had never tried Tanka before and were instantly new fans after sampling it. Even co-owner Zsuzsanna McCauley hadn't tasted Tanka before but said she really liked it after being a little shy about eating bison.

Tasha tried Tanka Bars for the first time at the tasting and loved them so much she bought a few with her groceries!
Tasha tried Tanka Bars for the first time at the tasting and loved them so much she bought a few with her groceries!

Orrin, 18 months, was not only excited to take a picture but was also pleased for the three chances to eat Tanka samples to get the right one. He kept eating them before I could snap a photo!
Orrin, 18 months, was not only excited to take a picture but was also pleased for the three chances to eat Tanka samples to get the right one. He kept eating them before I could snap a photo!

Jason Tinant, a hydrologist at Oglala Lakota College, stopped by with his wife Kazumi and daughter Sako. He was already a fan. :)
Jason Tinant, a hydrologist at Oglala Lakota College, stopped by with his wife Kazumi and daughter Sako. He was already a fan. :)


All gone. But don't worry -- they are ordering more.

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