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Little Black Dressing Co.

American Made Since 2011
2014 Food Finalist

Kissie Stroup

High Point, North Carolina
Little Black Dressing Co. hand mixes and bottles 4 styles of all natural, refrigerated salad dressings. You've never had anything like this!
Food, Bottled, Jarred & Canned
Finalist

Tell us about your business.

Little Black Dressing Co. brings fresh, delicious salad dressings to your table by producing flavors like no other. Borrowing from a grandmother’s famous recipe we only use simple ingredients with no preservatives or additives. Every all natural, award winning bottle is hand crafted with pride and love from our family to yours. No matter what anyone brought into our home our Little Black Dressing was always the one everyone went home talking about…and they will do the same with you if you try one of our dressings on for size!

Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.

We are a HACCP certified manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina regulated by NCDA and the FDA. We hand mix and hand bottle each and every one of our 4 delicious dressings.

What inspires you?

My inspiration comes from proving that a forty-something mom can start a business with no experience and very little start-up capital after raising four, fabulous children.

What makes your business stand out?

Little Black Dressing Co. stands out solely on the fact that our 4 dressings are unlike anything you've eaten before. We've created unique, one of a kind flavors that we've never seen in any store or restaurant. Added to that, each hand mixed bottle is made with simple, all natural ingredients giving it a fresh, unbelievable taste.

What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?

Don't be afraid! Don't be afraid of hard work. Don't be afraid of making mistakes. Don't be afraid of the past or the future. Don't be afraid of being told "no". Don't be afraid of negative people. Don't be afraid of the unknown. Don't be afraid of not having all the answers. Don't be afraid of being turned down. Don't be afraid of your competition. Don't be afraid of making mistakes. Don't be afraid to go for it!

What does American Made mean to you?

American Made means... born and nurtured in the best country on the globe! Taking pride in the fact that America started as an entrepreneurial community and remains that way today. Why give our commerce away to other countries when we have the best to offer right in our own backyards.

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