Monday, December 13, 2010

Spicy Venison Chili

Recipe created and contributed by David Duncan

1 lb of ground venison (beef is fine too)
1 large white onion
1 22oz can of crushed tomatos
2 15oz cans of beans (red, chilli, black - your preference - I like red)
1/2 tsp Red pepper (more if you prefer hotter)
1/2 tsp Chilli powder (again, more if you like hotter)
1 Tbsp FunniBonz Chipolte sauce
2 Tbsb FunniBonz Original (spicy would work too)

Brown the venison in a frying pan. Once brown, transfer to a stew pot - do not drain the fat.  (If you are using ground beef, drain the fat. It tastes better and is better for you!)

Coarsely slice onion and add to the meat. Pour in the tomatoes and beans. Do not drain the beans. Add spices.

Bring to a slight boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook down and reduce for one hour (uncovered).

Now add the FunniBonz. Continue simmering (covered) for at least another hour or until desired consistency is reached. Some like a thick chilli and some like it soupy.

Top with sour cream, shredded cheddar or grated parmesan to your liking.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Little Bit of Press

Check out this article about inspiration and perspiration at Jim's story is highlighted!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Join Us for the Sam's Club Roadshow

Great news!  Sam's Club now carries FunniBonz Barbeque Sauces.  And to kick off our introduction into the market, we will be debuting our FunniBonz three-pack at the Sam's Road Show!  The Road Show is the Grand Opening Celebration of the first store of the upcoming Edison Town Center in Edison, NJ.

The brand new, nearly 150,000 square foot, energy efficient facility now takes over the spot that the Ford Motors plant previously occupied, at 939 Route 1 South. It even includes a gas station.

Be sure to come out to the celebration.  It runs from Thursday, September 9 to Sunday, September 12 and the shows last all day long.   Besides FunniBonz, there will be lots of other vendors sampling their wares as well. 

Stop in to shop, eat, find great deals, save some money and eat some more!

Click here to read the full press release!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Girls Gone Grillin'! (Date change!)

The FunniBonz/Elixir Fund "Girls Gone Grillin'!" event will now take place on Sunday, August 22, 2010 beginning at 3:00 pm in Bordentown, NJ.

During this interactive fundraising event, Jim will teach a class of up to 15 ladies the art of Mastering the Grill. The afternoon includes the lesson, food, drinks and a great evening out with friends. And best of all, you will be supporting a great cause as well!

To buy tickets, simply click here and use PayPal or you can send a check or money order* to:

Elixir Fund
PO Box 326
Princeton Jct., NJ 08550

*Please be sure to RSVP to (800) 494-9228, especially if you are sending a check. Space is limited!!!

All proceeds benefit The Elixir Fund. Click here to find out more about this wonderful organization!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Grade A Sauce

We received another great vote of confidence from the folks at Ulika BBQ.  They have deemed FunniBonz their "Sauce of the Week!" 

Check out their blog for the full review!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Whole Foods Arlington - The Whole Story

Come on out and meet CEO Jim Barbour and Sales Account Manager John Kelleher as they promote and sample FunniBonz Barbeque sauces at the Whole Foods Store in Arlington, VA today.

Stop in and meet John!  He'd love to give you a sample of any sauce!

Whole Foods has created great "Buyer's Pick" signs to highlight our products.
We are so proud!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Our Weekly Local Markets

You may already know that you can purchase FunniBonz All Natural products at the West Windsor Community Farmers' Market.  After all, that's where we are from and the hometown folks are sooooo supportive of our effort.  On top of the wonderful products from local farms such as Terhune and Stults, you can also pick up some of the world's best kettle corn from Jonathan Lea's Good Times Kettle Corn.  You can also taste some delicious and unusual gourmet short breads from Nicole and Jeff Bergman at Simply Nic's Specialty Foods.  And feel free to indulge at Karen and Bo Child's Village Bakery. Everything that they bake is made with a lot of love (and sometimes bacon!)  In fact, you can't go wrong anyway you turn! We are all there every Saturday morning thorough the October harvest.

Did you also know that you can also find FunniBonz at the Rutgers Garden's Farmers Market on Ryders Lane in New Brunswick?   This market is open on Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm.  Here you can find products grown and produced locally, such as buffalo meat, cheese, vegetables, poultry, baked goods and, of course, All Natural barbeque sauces.  The Rutgers Garden Farmer's Market will be open until October 29th.

We also sample and sell our products every Thursday from 11 am to 2 pm at the Capital City Market in downtown Trenton.  The market is located on East State Street between Warren and Broad and features Imperial Life Products, cheesecake, cookies, pickles, breads and more.  The market runs through the end of September.

Please come out to any (or all) of these events to support all of the local farmers, bakers, producers and vendors that make these events possible.  The events are always so much fun - most times there is even live music - and there are lots of free samples so that you get the opportunity to try new things and experience some of the freshest ingredients available.  Eating well isn't as hard as you think! 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Do You Shop at Kings?

If you answered "no" to the above question, maybe you should.  Why?  Because FunniBonz is on sale there this week.  How do we know this?  Here's how:

Now don't you feel silly asking?  What?  Still don't believe us?  Ok, let's play a little game.  Can you find the FunniBonz on the front page of this King's Weekly Circular?  (hint, look for the arrows!)

How did you do?  Did you find it?  Well, congratulations!  Your reward?  Why, it's a quick trip down to your local King's Supermarket to pick up some FunniBonz Barbeque Sauce, of course!  What could be more rewarding than that?

Thanks so much for playing along!

Oh, and if you need some ideas for what to do with all that sauce you're planning on buying, check out our FunniBonz Recipe Database.  There are enough delicious recipes there to get you through the weekend on a sweet and tangy barbeque high!

Ok... you're all set!  Let the grilling begin!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Best In Show

Great news!!!  FunniBonz won the 2010 Award for Best Sauces at Food Network's Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival this weekend!  The award came as a complete surprise and we are so proud and excited to show it off!  It rounded out a wonderful weekend in Atlantic City!!  Thanks so much to all of the judges that voted for us!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Girls Gone Grillin'!

FunniBonz, in conjunction with The Elixir Fund, will host a "Girls Gone Grillin'!" event on Saturday, August 21, 2010 beginning at 3:00 pm in Bordentown, NJ. 

Jim will teach a class of up to 15 ladies the art of Mastering the Grill.  The afternoon includes the lesson, food, drinks and a great evening out with friends.  And best of all, you will be supporting a great cause as well!

To buy tickets, simply click here to go to PayPal or you can send a check or money order* to:

Elixir Fund
PO Box 326
Princeton Jct., NJ 08550

*Please be sure to RSVP to (800) 494-9228 if you are going to send a check.  Space is limited!!!
All proceeds benefit The Elixir FundClick here to find out more about this wonderful organization!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Condiment Bible

Check out the awesome review we received from the impartial experts at The Condiment Bible.  If you haven't tried the sauce but have heard about it and wonder how it tastes, read their update.  They do a complete flavor (and ingredient) breakdown.  I think we passed the "mustard!"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What are you doing this weekend?

If you are looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend, look no further than Atlantic City, NJ.  This weekend, FunniBonz will be participating in Food Network's Food and Wine Festival.

This was one of our favorite shows last year.  Everyone was lots of fun to meet and talk to and, of course, we love handing out samples of our sauces.

Our two newest flavors, Sweet and Tangy Mustard and Fiery Chipotle were not on the market at last year's show so we are also excited about introducing our newest flavors to the folks in the Atlantic City area.

One of our biggest thrills at the 2009 show was meeting Chef Ingrid Hoffman.  She was gracious and sweet and we hope she stops through again this year.

Other celebrity chefs booked for the event include Guy Fieri, Paula Deen, The Neely's, Marcus Samuelsson, Sunny Anderson and our friend Georges Perrier among many others.

To find out more details about the weekend's events or to purchase tickets, click here:

And be sure to stop by the FunniBonz booth and see what's new!  Can't wait to see you there!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The FunniBonz Story Matters

Jim recently did a radio interview with Angela Schaefers of Your Story Matters.  It was a wonderful thirty-minute "conversation" about how Jim, Ryan and the rest of the FunniBonz family came to have an awesome and unusual set of products featured in your local grocery store.

If you missed the interview, click here and look for the June 29, 2010 interview called "Entrepreneur Series Jim Barbour."

"This is just the beginning! We are just getting started!" ~Jim Barbour

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Photos from Charity Weekend

Here are some photos from Melanie Ault's Breast Cancer Event:

And here are some shots from the Wilson 10-33 Bike A Thon:


The Farmer's Market is Open for the Season

The West Windsor Farmer's Market is open on Saturdays throughout the Summer and early Fall from 9 am to 1 pm - rain or shine! Come out and try our newest FunniBonz flavors (and don't worry, we still have your classic favorites as well).

You will even see some new vendors this year including our friend Catherine Perry from Catherine's Vegan Sweets who serves delicious treats that you would never guess are completely vegan and Hopewell's Nomad Pizza which will serve their tasty fare from a wood fired brick oven right on their truck.

Come out and enjoy fresh Jersey produce, hear local music and see local entertainment and even get a massage from Synchronicity Bodywork Holistic Massage Therapy. You will absolutely love this year's Farmer's Market.

See you on Saturday!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FunniBonz Charity Weekend

The weather is supposed to be great this weekend. Why not get out, share some sunshine with FunniBonz, and help out a charity all at the same time.  This Sunday, FunniBonz will be participating in two charity events. 

The first is Wilson’s 10-33 Benefit Ride and Picnic which will take place on Sunday, May 2, 2010 in Hillsborough Township, NJ.  The event will include an escorted motorcycle run ending with a day of fun, picnic style. The $21 registration fee for this event will cover the cost of the ride, food (with lots of FunniBonz BBQ sauce), beverages and entertainment throughout the day.  You can pay in advance right online with your PayPal account.

All of the money raised at this event will benefit the Wilson’s 10-33 Foundation Inc. (10-33 is the universal code in the Emergency Service for “Officer Needs Assistance”) The Foundation was created in 2009 to raise funds to aid Officer David Wilson, who was diagnosed in 2008 with Leukemia, with the financial burden caused by mounting medical expenses. Sadly, Officer Wilson succumbed to his illness in September of 2009. His wish was for the Wilson’s 10-33 Foundation was to continue to assist others in the Hillsborough Emergency Services community.

Here is the schedule of events:
  • 9:00 am: Arrival and Registration of Bikes
  • 11:15 am: Opening Ceremonies and Welcome
  • Noon: Bikes leave for ride
  • 1:00 pm: Food – Live Music – Vendors – Prizes
Please come out and help us support this worthy cause.   For more information, please visit their website at


Our second event will be held to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.  It will also take place on Sunday, May 2 at St. Michael's Mutual Club at 406 Memorial Ave in Gibbstown, NJ.  

Event host Melanie Ault will be walking 60 miles in honor of her grandmother who won her battle with breast cancer.

This shopping event will run from 12 pm to 4 pm and will also include an auction for some wonderful items.  Please come out and show Melanie (and FunniBonz) some support! 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's Another Party at Ripken Stadium!

This weekend, April 24 and 25, come hang out with FunniBonz and a slew of other vendors at the Harford Live! Home and Garden Show in Aberdeen, MD.  It's a family-friendly event so pack up the kids and toss the spouse into the passenger seat!  Come out and enjoy things such as The Man Cave (where he can watch the big game on TV or shoot a game of pool), The Women's Style & Shopping Boutique (where she can get a mani/pedi while he's watching the game), the VIP Sky Lounge, and the Tycoon Typhoon Money Machine (where you can make all the money back you spent at the boutique or lost playing pool!).  Spend the day learning about cost-effective, eco-friendly ways to revamp, remodel and repair everything for your home and family.

Be sure to visit the FunniBonz booths.  Stop by our outside barbeque pit where we will be grilling up smoked turkey legs, basting tender pork riblets, making fresh pulled pork sandwiches and serving our famous FunniBonz Five Bean Medley.  Bring along a copy of this flyer and we'll give you a discount on your meal.

Inside, we will be selling jars of sauce including our two newest flavors: Sweet and Tangy Mustard and Fiery Chipotle.  Both are certified Kosher and gluten free!

The price of admission is very reasonable so its definitely worth bringing the entire family out to enjoy the gorgeous weather.  You can even get a discount on your admission if you bring along some canned food items to donate! Adults $5, Kids 12 & under FREE, Seniors (65 and Over) $3 and you can purchase tickets right at the door. The show runs from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.

For more details, click on the links above or visit

We hope you will make a point to visit us in Aberdeen, MD this weekend!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Have You Seen Us?

FunniBonz's new flavors, Sweet and Tangy Mustard and Fiery Chipotle are on the shelf in your favorite ShopRite and Whole Foods markets. Have you picked up your jar yet? Let us know what you think!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Did You Miss the Demo?

Click HERE to see Jim Barbour of FunniBonz and Glenn Coleman of Glenn's Gourmet Goodies cooking live in their demo at the DC Metropolitan Luxury Home Show in March 2010.

Monday, March 29, 2010

FunniBonz Barbequed Shrimp with Chipotle Bleu Cheese Grits

This weekend at the DC Metroplitan Food, Libations and Luxury Home Show, Jim Barbour from FunniBonz teamed up with Glenn Coleman of Glenn's Gourmet Goodies to demonstrate the versatility of their products.

One of the dishes that they made was Shrimp and Grits, making use of several of their products.  Here is a quick and easy meal based on their recipes.

Stuff you'll need:
1 lb Shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 box Quick Grits
1 package Bleu Cheese crumbles
SLAP Seasoning
Light Cooking Oil
1 jar FunniBonz Original
1 bottle Chipotle White BBQ Sauce

Make grits as usual (about 6 servings). 

Add about 1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese and about 1/4 cup of Chipotle White BBQ Sauce and about 2 tablespoons of butter and salt to taste.  Turn heat to lowest setting and put lid on pot.  Be sure to stir occasionally.

Season shrimp with SLAP (Season Like A Pro) seasoning. 

Add a tablespoon of oil to a separate saucepan.  Once pan is hot, add shrimp and cook until opaque, about a minute or two on each side. 

Once shrimp are cooked through, add a couple tablespoons of FunniBonz Barbeque sauce.

Don't add too much sauce as you don't want the shrimp soggy, just gently coated in the sauce.

Once the sauce is warmed through, it's time to plate up your dish.  Place some warm grits on a plate and top with the barbequed shrimp.  Enjoy with a cold beer and the sides of your choice.

Remember that all ingredients can be adjusted to your own tastes.  If you like it more spicy, add more Chipotle BBQ Sauce and some black pepper.  You can also use goat cheese or cream cheese in place of the bleu cheese for more or a less of a tangy flavor.  Feel free to make it your own.  Enjoy!