Cat Island Holdings Corp., the parent company of Cat Island Cookies, LLC doing business as Cat Island Cookie & Cracker Co. ("Cat Island"), a manufacturer and marketer of natural snacks, announced that it had entered the Northeast market with product placement at BJ's Wholesale Club and Fairway Market, among others. It also announced the addition of a two ounce product line available in four flavors.
"We believe the Northeast represents a great market for our artisanal cookies and crackers, both in terms of demographics and demand for innovative, 'story' brands such as ours," said Leslie M. Bullock Founder and President. "The Northeast, and New York City in particular, hold a special place in my heart," she continued. "It's where I started my baking career!"
Ms. Bullock spent a number of years as pastry chef to restaurants operated by The Myriad Restaurant Group, owner of Nobu and TriBeCa Grill, among others. After returning to her Mississippi hometown in 2010 to raise her two daughters, Lily and Margot, she pursued her dream – to start her own bakery – founding Cat Island Cookie & Cracker Co. in 2014.
Her first cookies were hand rolled and baked in the commercial kitchen of a local church. But demand soon outpaced capacity, and she eventually moved into her own commercial kitchen. That allowed her to expand distribution to neighboring states such as Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. Today her cookies and crackers are sold online and in over 1,000 retail locations throughout the East and Gulf Coasts.
Producing both a cookie line as well as a savory line, the company's slogan is "Sweet or Savory, What Kind of Islander are You?" and the use of high end, all-natural ingredients was the impetus behind the tag line "Rich. But Righteous." which appears on the company's packaging.
As Leslie is prone to say, "one good cookie can turn your whole day around."
About Cat Island Cookie & Cracker Co. Cat Island Cookie & Cracker Co. is a baked goods company dedicated to providing wholesome, all-natural, preservative-free snacks. Cat Island Cookie & Cracker Co. was founded in 2014 by Leslie Bullock, a critically acclaimed New York City pastry chef and Mississippi native, as the answer to the lack of wholesome all-natural snacks and treats available for consumers. Cat Island Cookie & Cracker Co. produces high quality chocolate chip and butter cookies as well as cheese wafers. Our products are made via socially responsible and sustainable production practices at our production facility in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Products are available at retailers throughout the United States and online at www.catislandcookies.com. Connect with Cat Island Cookie & Cracker Co. on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.