Temptee Specialty Foods has merged with Johnson Food Products, the longtime manufacturer of Johnson Chili. Temptee is launching the Johnson Chili Original and Hot-N-Spicy Chili with meat brands to the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions as it begins a countrywide rollout. The company says it is actively recruiting Johnson Chili distribution partners, retailers and restaurateurs nationwide to further build its distribution network while it expands its consumer marketing presence.
“This merger combines a strong brand name with the innovative Temptee team,” says Temptee. “Johnson Chili with meat has become a cooking staple for home cooks, retailers, restaurants and many others in the food-service industry across the country.”
Johnson Chili products debuted in Colorado Springs in 1953. The chili is made with only USDA inspected and approved beef and pork combined with a blend of chilies and spices. Temptee says it has preserved the original recipe, which has not changed since its early days.
As part of its investments in the national launch of Johnson Chili, Temptee has recruited and appointed Jennifer Smith as the new VP of sales. The company also has invested in specialized equipment enabling it to flash freeze the product.
Temptee Specialty Foods is based in Denver, Colorado, and produces food products for the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.