Kimberly Hruda, 28, and Logan Israel, 21, run the business and create the bacon orders themselves with the help of a chef they brought on board.
The company officially launched this month. “This is new. I doubt you’ve ever gotten a box of bacon before and I doubt you’d even know what to do with it,” Israel said.
The women, who both hold jobs outside of this, say they aim to be “the best in bacon.”
Each bacon gift comes from the pork belly of certified naturally grown, free-range Berkshire hogs from farms across the country, with the closest being in Georgia. Each bacon bud is made of two strips of bacon.
Bacon boxes come in different flavors, such as S’mores, chocolate, pumpkin spice and bourbon. The women also offer a variety of collections including The Original Collection, Bud in the Oven, Celebration and Anniversary. Boxes range in price starting from $25 to $200.
Hruda and Israel invested their own money into the company (they declined to say how much), and already get a couple sales a day. They are working to get their own storefront. As of now, the women are selling boxes through their website baconboxes.com.
The women say their business offers a new option. “Sometimes you don’t always know what to get a man,” Israel said. And that’s how this all started.
Earlier this year, Israel made bacon roses for her fiance, who shared them with people at his office. Employees became interested and ended up ordering boxes. That led Israel to develop a business plan, and then Hruda came on board.
“ Everyone loved it,” Israel said. “Before that I never imagined having a bacon company.”
Hruda and Israel were already close friends, and the two often crafted together in the kitchen.
Now their crafting is all about hogs.
“Our weekends and nights are full of bacon,” Hruda said.