This article was originally published in Eat Local Magazine | Fall 2019 | Subscribe Here
- Who is behind Mojo Jojo Pickles, and how and when did you start your business?
Mojo Jojo Pickles is the creative work of Johwanna “Jojo” Alleyne. I started the business in the fall of 2011 after looking for options at the end of a photography and darkroom career.
- Tell us a bit about your operation.
We’re super small and by we, I mean mostly me! I have a trusty hand in the kitchen full-time and all other positions are filled during our busy seasons. I also have a great team of charismatic foodies that help me out at trade shows and pop-ups.
- What are some of the products you sell?
Mojo Jojo Pickles produces many creative acidified and spirited preserved foods from pickles to ketchup, jelly, relish, syrups and shrubs.
- What are your personal favourite products or flavour combinations?
Usually the newest or the most unusual. It’s like a thought comes over me in the night and my hands make it during the day. The coriander beet balsamic jelly is a great expression of the way my mind works. The watermelon rose shrub was so pretty this summer too. Our Fall coffee syrup is called “Memories of Fall” and includes flavours of stone fruit, smoke, burnt sugar and vanilla.
- Where can we find your products?
You can now find us in 25 Safeway locations in Alberta, in the local section of some Federated Co-op and Save On Foods locations, and local businesses like Meuwly’s and the Edmonton Corn Maze. You can also buy our products online on our website, which is also the best place to find more information and find out what’s new.
Visit Mojo Jojo Pickles online at www.mojojojopickles.com