Spring Garden Township nut butter company getting noticed

Blind Spot Nutbutters’ owner wins national small-business award from SCORE

By Gary Haber
It’s been a busy 12 months for Sheri Karan.
Her 2-year-old food company, Blind Spot Nutbutters, was a hit in its first appearance at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in January.
Karan relocated the business from the commercial kitchen in the garage of her Dover Township home to 2,000 square feet of rented space in Spring Garden Township.
And in September, Karan was on hand for a black tie gala in Washington, D.C. to receive a national small-business award from SCORE, the small-business mentoring organization. The award recognized Karan for her company’s community impact.
“I was shocked when we got it,” Karan, 43, said of the award. “I’m just this little, small nut butter maker in York, Pennsylvania.”
Karan makes and sells a variety of nut butter blends — some of her more popular ones include Nut’n But Nuts and Squirrelly Tail — and peanut butters like Sea Salt Caramel, her best-selling product. Earlier this year, Karan expanded her line to include a Thai peanut cooking sauce and a Pecan Turtle dessert sauce.
The products sell for a suggested retail price of $9 to $12 for a 12-ounce jar depending on the variety. A single-serving packet carries a suggested retail price starting at $1.50.
Blind Spot Nutbutters takes its name from the form of macular degeneration, called Stargardt Disease, that Karan’s husband Troy suffers from. The sight-robbing condition caused him to have to give up his job at Starbucks’ East Manchester Township roasting plant, where he worked as a maintenance mechanic……
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