“As you can see we take ourselves VERY seriously… especially at the important US/China People’s Friendship Assoc Gala last nite. Was actually a wonderful event! Thanks to our team for being there…! Little Soya Team Member with the chopstix teeth: The lovely Briana T!” –Gary Murphy

Little Soya Keeping the Peace With China by attending the US/China Friendship Gala !

This is how Little Soya keeps a good relationship with China, by attending the USCPFA (US China Peoples Friendship Association) Annual Gala!  Our CEO, Gary Murphy, VP of Global Accounts, Crystal Lee and our marketing team attended this year’s event held at the Kim Son Ballroom in downtown Houston on Nov. 8, 2012.  Gary is a board member of the association and gives of his time when not traveling around the world selling soy sauce.

This year’s gala was also attended by 2 of the newest member of the Little Soya family, Mr. HP Dodge IVand Ms. Briana Zacarias.

What a successful celebration held in honor of the USCPFA! Those guys can put on a show alright!  This makes the Little Soya team proud to say we can be a part of a global movement!

 

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Little Soya Featured in Houston 002 Magazine!

Little Soya featured in the September issue of Houston 002 Magazine!

Little Soya is quickly becoming the official soy sauce for “Foodies” everywhere!

Fresh off being featured in Bon Appetit last month, we’re so excited to have Little Soya highlighted in the September issue of Houston 002 magazine.

Houston 002 is a local arts, entertainment and food magazine that spotlights the best our city has to offer.  This month was their Houston Foodie issue showcasing the best foods and drinks all over town.

Thanks for helping us spread the word about Little Soya!  We really appreciate it!

Soy Sauce Just Got Adorable? We Think So!

August Issue of Bon Appétit on newstands now.

Soy Sauce Just Got Adorable? We Think So!

At least Bon Appétit agrees with us!  You can look for Little Soya on their blog and in their August issue on newsstands now.

Restaurant and Drinks editor Andrew Knowlton is a Little Soya fanatic and featured us in this month’s Foodist’s Notebook.  Knowlton noted that more and more people are starting to carry around their own flavor enhancers, whether hot sauce, chile flakes or now soy sauce.


“You can add soy sauce to that list thanks to Little Soya, which smartly packages its gluten-free product in fish-shaped single-use containers,” Knowlton wrote.  “I now travel with a few in my bag. We’ll see how the waiters react.”

Bon Appétit is one of the premier gourmet food publications in the world.  We’re so grateful and excited to be associated with such a renowned magazine.

Little Soya is the Hottest Accessory in Vegas This Summer!

A couple Little Soya fans enjoying some sushi poolside in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is blazing hot about this time of year… but have no fear, Little Soya is there front and center to cool things down.

You can can’t go far in Las Vegas without being served our premium, gluten free soy sauce at many of the hottest luxury pools in Las Vegas.  Last summer, TAO Beach at the Venetian and the ultra high-end nite club Marquee Las Vegas and the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas began using Little Soya poolside for guests ordering sushi and other Asian foods. This summer, the beautiful pool at the Red Rock Casino in Summerlin [along with their super nice sushi restaurant Hachi] started serving Little Soya.  Most recently, the pools at the Green Valley Ranch and at the MGM Grand jumped on board and began serving Little Soya to their guests.

Little Soya is the hottest accessory in Las Vegas this summer.

You may not know it, but we actually got our start in Las Vegas over 4 years ago. Our first client was the world famous Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino. Today we are still carried by all the properties below!

Why are they choosing Little Soya? Simple, Las Vegas high-end hotel guests are spending good money while  vacationing in the world’s top entertainment city and equally want the best tasting and highest quality soy sauce along with their poker, blackjack, slot machines, Patron, Gray Goose and more… thus Little Soya is served!

In Vegas, we are carried by:

1.      MGM Grand

2.      Grand Wok at MGM Grand

3.    Pearl at MGM Grand

4.      Shibuya at MGM Grand

5.      Rice & Co at the Luxor

6.      Hachi restaurant at Red Rock Casino [in Summerlin]

7.      Pool at MGM Grand

8.      Pool at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino

9.      TAO Beach at Venetian

10.  Marquee Nite Club at the Cosmopolitan

11.  Pool at Green Valley Ranch Resort

Little Soya in Houston Business Journal

Little Soya Founder & CEO Gary Murphy in the Houston Business Journal.

Did you guys see Little Soya in Friday’s Houston Business Journal?  She’s becoming an outright media darling!

In case you did miss it, Little Soya was featured in the weekly publication after we landed our largest ever order to one of the biggest sushi distributors in Scandinavia. Norway’s Harlem Foods placed an initial order for 1.6 million units of Little Soya as part of a larger order of 6 million units to be delivered throughout the next year.

This is a huge step in growth for Little Soya, and we’re so excited to be able to share it with all of you.  We never could have done it without all your support!

You can read the article in its entirety by clicking here.

Little Soya is a Big Fish at UNFI West Tabletop Show

Our booth at the UNFI West Tabletop Show.

See ya later Portland, Little Soya is Houston bound!

For the past couple days Little Soya has taken over the Rose City while attending the 2012 UNFI West Tabletop Show.  While there, we got to meet with many grocery retailers ranging from smaller independent stores to massive chains.  This was a great opportunity for us to spread the word about Little Soya out West.

The view from the Little Soya booth.

And we were quite successful at it!  We had more than a few nibbles from retailers as interest levels were pretty high.  We hope to be able to bring you some big news soon as we continue to work to finalize some deals.

Until then, we need to pack.  But, we probably should have brought an extra suitcase for all the free food we are taking home!

Here’s Yet Another Glowing Little Soya Review!

Here’s the care package we sent to Tommi at Eating Delish. She loves her Little Soya!

 

We love to meet our fans!  Especially when we win them over on their first taste of Little Soya!

Check out this review by Tommi on Eating Delish.  She’s been a huge supporter of Little Soya ever since discovering us back in November.

Check out what Tommi had to say about our favorite soy sauce.

“I mean, does it get any cuter than these little fish shaped packets!? What is inside is even better. With 45% less sodium than the leading brand, the soy sauce flavor really shines through — rather than the overwhelming saltiness you get with the other guys.”

Read the whole review here:  http://tinyurl.com/littlesoya-eatingdelish

Thanks for all the love, Tommi!

Little Soya Named 2012 sofi Award Finalist!

Little Soya was named a Silver Finalist for the 2012 sofi Awards!

Big news!  Little Soya was recently named a Silver Finalist for the 2012 sofi Awards and we couldn’t be prouder

Little Soya was selected as one of three finalists in the Outstanding Innovation in Packing Design or Function by a national panel of specialty food experts.

The Oscars of the specialty food indsutry, the sofi Awards are the most coveted honor for gourmet food products.  “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.

“I was surprised and yet delighted to hear we had won a Silver sofi award,” said Gary Murphy, President and CEO of Little Products Co., LLC.  “We are taking off and growing our business is a wonderful thing, but awards like this for my team and I make it all worth it. We feel honored and privileged to receive such a prestigious award.”

Overall, judges handpicked 110 Silver Finalists from 1,935 entries across 30 Awards categories. Gold winners will be announced by noted chef José Andrés at a red-carpet ceremony June 18 at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C.

Click here for more information about the sofi Awards.

For more information on the NASFT and its Fancy Food Shows, go to www.specialtyfood.com. Learn more about the 2012 sofi Awards at foodspring.com/sofiawards.

“This year’s contest was the most competitive yet,” says NASFT President Ann Daw. “The foods and beverages that made it to the finals are proof that the spirit of innovation and creativity is thriving in the specialty food industry.”

Little Soya Ninjas Invade SXSW!

Little Soya Ninjas Invade SXSW!

If you’re attending SXSW up in Austin this week, be on the lookout!

We sent our six bravest gluten-free ninjas to the festival to help spread the word about Little Soya.  If you see them on the streets of Austin, make sure you ask for your free sample.

Ninjas can be quite elusive, however, so be sure to check out our Twitter feed for their locations!

Just make sure you’re not using the other guys’ soy sauce!  Nothing else makes these ninjas loose their cool as quickly.  You have been warned!