Montana-based Big Sandy Organics took home the $50,000 cash prize and shelf space at the Broadway flagship Albertsons after winning the Trailmix Pitch competition at Boise Entrepreneur Week.
Thomas Dilworth and his wife Heather of Big Sandy Organics pitched their Kamut brand. The Kracklin’ KAMUT is a roasted wheat snack made from an ancient wheat grain that grows in a small Montana town with just 600 people.
While running their KAMUT business, the Dilworths also work as coaches and substitute teachers at a local school. The couple acquired the company from a friend who moved away to Florida.
“So we sat down and we started discussing it and we knew it was a great product,” he said. “I had some background in public relations and communications marketing, I felt like I could use my skills and they really helped develop this product. And so we went out on a limb and said “alright we’ll do this.”
Online, Kracklin’ KAMUT sells a 12-pack of snacks that come a variety of sizes and flavors, including sea salt and churro. It retails for $21.59. There is also an 8-oz resealable sea salt pack that retails for $10.51.
The runner-up was Jaime Fernandez with 3 sisters Meats. According to Nick Crabbs with Boise Entrepreneur Week, from a judging perspective, this was the slimmest margin in Trailmix history separating first and second place.