Check out the delicious sauces that Brookside Country Meats has in store today! At Brookside Meats we also offer the cheapest eggs on the coast. The sauces that we stock in store are;
Centuries Ahead Herbs
Centuries Ahead is a family business based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. We specialise in sourcing, packaging and supplying many varieties of niche food products to consumers. Our specialties include herbs & spices, gluten free snack foods, nuts, dried fruits and confectionary.
All products sold by Centuries Ahead under our own brand are packed in a climate controlled facility at our head office. We utilise the latest in automatic packaging machinery to process all our products in order to manage quality control effectively. You can be guaranteed when buying a product with the Centuries Ahead logo attached that it has been scrutinised closely to provide you with the best quality possible.
We stock a large range of Herbs & Spices for both cooking and medicinal purposes. This range includes a compliment of ready to use blends as well as the commonly used herbs and spices for cooking. We believe our herbs & spices are the best value for money on the market bar none!
Our range of Gluten Free Snack Foods is specifically formulated to be suitable for those with gluten intolerance, while still being very tasty. They are also free from MSG, Preservatives, Trans Fat, Cholesterol and artificial Colours and Flavours making them a very healthy alternative to other snacks on the market.
Our other product lines including nuts, dried fruits and confectionary are always packed fresh and in amounts that we can sell quickly to ensure that our customers are always getting the freshest product available in the market.
Now, we are a proud Australian family with an unwavering passion to make your favourite dishes taste even better.
It all started when we first crafted a surplus of strawberries into a rich jam via Grandma’s pan.
Six generations later, our business continues to grow, as does the homemade love we add to each and every jar and bottle.
For one of our greatest pleasures is to hear about all the “Wow”s, the “Mmm”s and the “Oh-yes-this-is-fantastic!”s that you create in your family kitchen thanks to the fresh produce that we transform in ours.
That’s why each and every jam, sauce and condiment we create on the Beerenberg farm has to be the best-tasting product in its class.
Otherwise we won’t place our name and, therefore, reputation on it. And it’s how we can guarantee your family will love it just as much as ours.
Our family, the Paech’s, have been living on the Beerenberg Farm for seven generations now. We are proud to say we are still there working hard, picking the strawberries, making the recipes and tasting everything (that’s the hard part!).
Today the farm is run by the children of the business founders, Grant and Carol. Sixth generation Anthony, Robert and Sally oversee all the operations, from planting to harvesting and marketing that has seen it grow into the international success it is today.
And, while we all love the farm and are passionate about our work, we know we’re simply holding on to it for the next generation to learn to love it the way we do.
Big Ricks Sauces
Rick Doty, known to many as Big Rick, started making his barbecue sauce more than 20 years ago, when he couldn’t find a barbecue sauce with a taste he could crave. Turns out, Rick wasn’t alone, his big tasting sauces caught on and soon customers were lining up at food fairs and cooking events to get a jar of “Big Rick’s.” Soon, Rick quit his job as a house painter and along with close friends and family started cooking full-time.
“I thought it would be a hobby,” Doty said. “I never even thought about doing it full time. But it started taking off, so we quit painting houses and started cooking.”
Rick and his crew developed sauce recipes in long and raucous tasting sessions, that sometimes lasted late into the night. Once they found combinations that met the men’s taste buds, they cooked up the winning sauces in large pots and poured them into jars. The last step was attaching plastic tamper-proof sleeves on the lids and shrinking them into place with a hair dryer. Labels were drawn up and the much-loved sauces were named after Rick’s closest loved ones.
“That’s my dog, Boots, on the salsa. I modestly put myself on the barbecue sauce. The ketchup and mustard have my dad’s dog buster on it in the label. The chili fixins’ is my mom.”
Today, with investment from a passionate group of customers, Big Rick’s Brand has expanded to include a wide range of BBQ sauces, salsas, ketchup, mustard, chili and pasta sauce. Big Rick’s brand is found in stores from Seattle to Miami and Sydney to Brisbane thanks to a licensing agreement in Australia. Big Rick’s production has moved from that original garage stacked with pots and one very important hair dryer to a larger production facility with larger scale commercial equipment to meet customer demand. Of course, all the products fulfill the big taste promise that cause Big Rick’s customers to crave and share. The big taste of Big Rick’s brand reflects its rowdy beginning and one man’s quest for the big tastes men crave.
Big Rick’s products big taste starts by avoiding the pitfall of the many thin vinegar or water based sauces. Big Rick’s is manufactured in the strictest environment, never adding any vinegar, water, or salt. Refraining from adding nonessential “volumizing” products such as water or vinegar gives the sauce more luxurious feel and a big, smooth and flavorful taste.
Big Rick’s full line of products are found at retailers across America and Australia.