Do you remember the Candwich? You know--the sandwich in a can that was, briefly, a media sensation, scoring the attention of The New York Times, Stephen Colbert, Conan O'Brien and the Today Show. And Utah Business magazine. We profiled the Candwich in 2010 in an occasional feature story we like to call "Unexpected Neighbors," which looks at some of the unique or quirky companies that pop up in the Beehive State.
At its heyday, the Candwich was actually stocked on the shelves of Walmart stores. The product came in several varieties, including a basic PB&J, pizza pockets, barbeque beef or chicken, and even French toast and cinnamon rolls. But the company hit hard times due to a dispute with an early investor and was forced to settle debts with the investor's creditors. But if you're suddenly craving a canned sandwich, never fear--the company launched a crowdfunding campaign in late 2016 and seems to be trying to make a comeback.
Why do I bring up these fond memories of lunch in a can? This issue of Utah Business has another installment of our "Unexpected Neighbors" feature, so I decided to look back on some of the companies we've profiled in the past.
There are some gems. Puppenschnoodles, for example. What is Puppenschnoodles, you ask? A new designer dog breed? A pasta-based dog treat of some kind? It was actually a dog training service that relied on therapies including homeopathy, massage, acupuncture, herbal remedies and aromatherapy. In that same issue, August 2008, we also profiled Mountainview...