Another day in the lab. Modified a few things in the recipe. Had one wrong thing show up, and I used it. The natural flavor that I need to bolster the flavor cooked off completely. So, to use a verbose and possibly confounding simile, the final was pretty much like the food equivalent of the right frame from Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights. I guess it wasn't that bad. But I can't be putting that mess in a jar with my Grammy's name on it. The last batch was 10 times better. Anyway, more orders are in for sample products and I hit it again next week.
I have a few weeks left to finalize the recipe if I hope to get to grocery stores by December, which is my goal. I'm a touch stressed over the probability that I won't make my goal, but not so much that I am letting it rule my life, but if I hope to get some magazine coverage then it needs to stay on track. The good news is that I have the label pretty close to finalized. I just need to streamline the ingredients section, and have the label printer put in the UPC for me. For whatever reason the UPC doesn't print well, but it is a live code and I have enough of them to move into a couple of more products in the next few years.
Anyway. Croque monsieurs for dinner, and then to make the biggest decision of the day, do I have Pepperidge Farms Brussels cookies or Bordeaux cookies.