Service: We are dedicated first and foremost to providing a premium service experience to our customers. This requires exceptional products, competitive prices, and quick shipping.
- Products: Our products are sourced almost exclusively from producers, not distributors or wholesalers. Why should you care? As with all foods, our products taste best when freshest. Even sealed jars of sauce taste differently after sitting in a warehouse for a year. Our objective is to cut out as many middlemen as possible by skipping the distributor and wholesaler warehouses. This means that we are occasionally out of some products - because they're on an ocean somewhere or the manufacturer is awaiting a key ingredient. You can rest assured that we're not shipping you something that was bottled two or three years prior.
- Price: We typically price our products to be the cheapest on eBay or Google Shopping. We accomplish this by buying direct from the manufacturer in large quantities - thousands of items per order. This gives us a competitive advantage and gives you a discount.
- Shipping: Our objective is to get your order to you in a quick and economical fashion. The majority of our orders are shipping via USPS Priority mail. Only orders of individual products are shipping via First Class mail. Either way, you should generally expect to receive your order within two to three days of payment. If you live in close proximity to Birmingham, Alabama, you may receive your order the next day.
Ecology: Having studied environmental science at the Biosphere 2 Center, Nicholas Parks is keenly aware of our ecological impact. Our warehouse has almost no waste - we reuse all packing material we receive from our suppliers. Virtually every order is shipped in a previously used box we received from a supplier and with packing materials received from a supplier. Additionally, our warehouse has no heat - it's about 55 degrees inside most days. This saves some fossil fuels, as well as some money, and helps keep our products fresh.
SnobFoods.com originates from our love of food: growing, preparing, cooking and eating. It was started in 2006 by deeply indebted, recent law school graduate, Nicholas Parks. SnobFoods originally focused on selling specialty hot sauces and a few similar products. SnobFoods operated two years and experienced phenomenal growth, but lacked sufficient capital to become sustainable. Parks took a ten year sabbatical from selling hot sauce to focus his energies on opportunities in the car business. Fast forward ten years, and a few gray hairs, Parks has become very successful as a car dealer, but never forgot his love of specialty hot sauce. SnobFoods was re-started in Fall 2018 and is once again growing rapidly.
We are located in and ship from Hoover, Alabama, a suburb of the "Magic City" - Birmingham, Alabama. As one of America's top foodie cities, according to Zagat, Andrew Zimmern, and Southern Living, we wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
Please feel free to email us anytime with comments, suggestions, or concerns.