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06/19/2015
by Leon Frechette

Whenever Spud Spikes products are in the news, reviewed, or have been tested by a third party, we'll post the piece (if permitted) and/or a link to the piece. If you spot our products in the news and do not see it listed below, please bring it to our attention—it will be most appreciated. It could be worth a free set of Spud Spikes!


TATER TACKS article by Lorie Huston, Spokesman-Review

07/03/2013
by Leon Frechette

Lorie Huston, Spokesman-Review food editor, writes article (07/03/13) titled "TATER TACKS" about Spud Spikes®.

Derek Deis interviews Leon Frechette, co-creator of Spud Spikes®

02/07/2013
by Laura Smith

Watch the interview with Leon Frechette, co-creator of Spud Spikes®, with Derek Deis, KXLY4 News Anchor of "Good Morning Northwest" and "Made in the Northwest,"


PR Newswire (December 06, 2012)—Baked Potatoes are Safer with Food-Grade Stainless Steel 6-inch Spud Spikes®

12/06/2012
by Leon Frechette

SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't be fooled by inferior aluminum potato nails. They lack the structural strength to pierce a potato and may bend, are too short to be effective, may dry out the potato, and may leave unattractive and unappetizing dark marks in the potato. In addition, exposure to aluminum has raised some health concerns: studies indicate that a small amount of aluminum leaches into food products cooked in aluminum cookware, bakeware, or foil. Are these non-USA manufactured aluminum potato nails safe for your health?

Baking the ultimate baked potato is easier and safer for your health with Spud Spikes® Baked Potato Nails. Made in the U.S., these sleek skewers are constructed of 100 percent 316 food-grade stainless steel and have the structural strength to pierce a potato. Spud Spikes help produce well-baked potatoes in less time because once they are inserted in potatoes and placed in the oven, they become instant heat conductors. Cooking time is reduced* because they disperse heat evenly throughout the potatoes. A conventional oven takes 90 to 120 minutes or longer to bake a potato, but Spud Spikes reduce that time to approximately 45 minutes or less. (*Reduced cooking time depends on potato variety and size, number of potatoes, method of cooking, and type of oven used—convection or conventional.)

Spud Spikes are not limited to potatoes. They also work great with sweet potatoes, yams, brats, and sausages. Use them in the oven or on the barbecue for cookouts, grilling, and steam-baking. Potato lovers will also find them handy for camping, tailgating, and RV trips.

To enhance the flavor of baked potatoes, try Spud Spikes® Gourmet Original Blend Potato Skin Rub and Everyday Seasoning with its unique blend of spices. Spray olive oil over an entire potato followed by a gentle sprinkle of seasoning to make the potato skin bake up crisp and flavorful. The result is the ultimate baked potato. Its zesty flavor and crispy skin make the entire potato enjoyable to eat. But don't stop there—sprinkle the seasoning on brats and sausages before barbecuing to bring out their natural flavors. Spud Spikes Gourmet Original Blend Potato Skin Rub and Everyday Seasoning is also an all-around flavor enhancer to liven up soups and salads; hard-boiled eggs; steamed vegetables; steaks, chicken, fish, burgers, and ham; and even pizza. Spud Spikes Gourmet Original Blend Potato Skin Rub and Everyday Seasoning (net wt. 3.2 oz.) has an MSRP of $9.99.

A set of four 6-inch Spud Spikes comes packaged in a space-saving storage tube with cap and bilingual instructions to Baking the Ultimate Potato. Spud Spikes are easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and will not rust. Spud Spikes have an MSRP of $19.99.

To learn more about Spud Spikes, What are Spud Spikes, Baking the Ultimate Potato with Spud Spikes, What customers are saying about Spud Spikes, or for press releases and images, visit www.spudspikes.com. Spud Spikes®, The Original 6" Food-Grade Stainless Steel Baking Potato Nails and Spud Spikes® Gourmet Original Blend Potato Skin Rub and Everyday Seasoning are exclusive products of C.R.S., Inc., a Spokane, WA, based company.

For more info on Spud Spikes®

https://www.facebook.com/potatonails
http://www.youtube.com/user/SpudSpikes
https://twitter.com/spudspikes
http://www.linkedin.com/in/spudspikes
http://pinterest.com/SpudSpikes/

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Leon A. Frechette
C.R.S., Inc.
1011 E. 29th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99203-3221
P (509) 926-1724
F (509) 624-9701
E-mail: crs@spudspikes.com
Website: www.spudspikes.com

SOURCE C.R.S., Inc.

This press release was distributed by PR Newswire.

MARKETWIRE (November 30, 2012)—Stainless Steel Spud Spikes® and Seasoning Nail the Zezty Flavor of Baked Potatoes

11/30/2012
by Leon Frechette

MARKETWIRE (November 30, 2012)—Stainless Steel Spud Spikes® and Seasoning Nail the Zezty Flavor of Baked Potatoes

Spud Spikes, The Original 6-Inch Food-Grade Stainless Steel Baking Potato Nails reduces the potato's cooking time up to 50% and our Gourmet Original Blend Potato Skin Rub and Everyday Seasoning helps achieve a delicious, crispy, zesty-flavored potato skin. (logo copyright 2012 by C.R.S., Inc.)

SPOKANE, WA--Marketwire - Nov 30, 2012) - Loaded with potassium, a baked potato is perfect with a favorite steak or pork chop or as a meal in itself. One entrepreneur in Spokane, WA, takes the potato to greater heights with his introduction of Spud Spikes® Potato Nails and Spud Spikes® Potato Seasoning. Made in the USA and constructed of 100 percent 316 food-grade stainless steel, Spud Spikes are 6 in. long and are better heat conductors than other potato nails. They help produce delicious, evenly baked potatoes in up to half the usual cooking time because they disperse heat from the inside out.

Spud Spike products are great with sweet potatoes, yams, brats, and sausages. Sprinkle Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning on brats and sausages and before barbecuing to bring out their natural flavors. Consider Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning as an all-around flavor enhancer to liven up soups and salads; hardboiled eggs; steamed vegetables; and steaks, chicken, fish, burgers, ham, and even pizza.

A set of four Spud Spikes comes packaged in a space-saving storage tube with cap and bilingual instructions to Baking the Ultimate Potato. Spud Spikes are easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and will not rust. They are ideal for cookouts, grilling, steam-baking, camping trips, RVs, tailgating, and more. Spud Spikes retail at $19.99. Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning (net wt 3.2oz.) retails at $9.99.

Directions for preparing a perfectly baked potato with the original stainless steel Spud Spikes and Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning are below. To learn more about Spud Spikes, What are Spud Spikes, Baking the Ultimate Potato with Spud Spikes, What customers are saying about Spud Spikes, for more information, press releases, and images, visit www.spudspikes.com.

Preparing the Potato

According to Leon Frechette, Spud Spikes co-developer, mastering the perfect baked potato is easy using the stainless steel nails. The secret to an all-edible potato is to get the skin crispy and flavorful. Choose widely available Russet baking potatoes about 5 in. long (roughly 12 oz). Preparation begins by scrubbing followed by thoroughly drying the potatoes. Prick the skins in several areas and then insert the stainless steel nail deep into one end of each potato so the point protrudes out the other end, about the same length as the nail head.

Hold the potato by the nail head and spray the entire potato with olive oil. Gently sprinkle the entire potato with the Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning. Place the potato onto a broiler rack sitting on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper and place the pan on the oven's middle rack. Bake at 425°F to 450°F until done (approximately 35 minutes), turning the potato halfway through baking. Test the potato with a toothpick: if it easily pierces the potato to the Spud Spike, the potato is done. Spud Spikes® The Original Food-Grade Stainless Steel 6" Baking Potato Nails and Spud Spikes® Potato Seasoning get the job done quicker, so check the potato after 30 minutes.

For more info on Spud Spikes®

https://www.facebook.com/potatonails
http://www.youtube.com/user/SpudSpikes
https://twitter.com/spudspikes
http://www.linkedin.com/in/spudspikes
http://pinterest.com/SpudSpikes/

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Leon A. Frechette
C.R.S., Inc.
1011 E. 29th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99203-3221
P (509) 926-1724
F (509) 624-9701
E-mail: crs@spudspikes.com
Website: www.spudspikes.com

This press release was distributed by Marketwire.

prLeap (November 12, 2012)—Spud Spikes® Potato Nails and Seasoning Bring Zezty Flavor to Baked Potatoes

11/12/2012
by Leon Frechette

Spud Spikes, The Original 6-Inch Food-Grade Stainless Steel Baking Potato Nails reduces the potato's cooking time up to 50% and our Gourmet Original Blend Potato Skin Rub and Everyday Seasoning helps achieve a delicious, crispy, zesty-flavored potato skin. (photo copyright 2011 by C.R.S., Inc.)(PRLEAP.COM) November 12, 2012 - Spokane WA - Loaded with potassium, a baked potato is perfect with a favorite steak or pork chop or as a meal in itself. One entrepreneur in Spokane, WA, takes the potato to greater heights with his introduction of Spud Spikes® Potato Nails and Spud Spikes® Potato Seasoning. Constructed of 100 percent 316 food-grade stainless steel, Spud Spikes are 6 in. long and serve as heat conductors. They help produce well-baked potatoes in less time because they disperse heat from the inside out, leading to a perfectly baked potato in less cooking time.

Preparing the Potato

According to Leon Frechette, Spud Spikes co-developer, mastering the perfect baked potato is easy using the stainless steel nails. The secret to an all-edible potato is to get the skin crispy and flavorful. Choose widely available Russet baking potatoes about 5 in. long (roughly 12 oz). Preparation begins by scrubbing followed by thoroughly drying the potatoes. Prick the skins in several areas and then insert the stainless steel nail deep into one end of each potato so the point protrudes out the other end, about the same length as the nail head.

Hold the potato by the nail head and spray the entire potato with olive oil. Gently sprinkle the entire potato with the Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning. Place the potato onto a broiler rack sitting on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper and place the pan on the oven's middle rack. Bake at 425°F to 450°F until done (approximately 35 minutes), turning the potato halfway through baking. Test the potato with a toothpick: if it easily pierces the potato to the Spud Spike, the potato is done. Spud Spikes and Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning get the job done quicker, so check the potato after 30 minutes.

Spud Spike products are great with sweet potatoes, yams, brats, and sausages. Sprinkle Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning on brats and sausages and before barbecuing to bring out their natural flavors. Consider Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning as an all-around flavor enhancer to liven up soups and salads; hardboiled eggs; steamed egetables; and steaks, chicken, fish, burgers, ham, even pizza.

A set of four Spud Spikes comes packaged in a space-saving storage tube with cap and bilingual instructions to baking the Ultimate Potato. Spud Spikes are easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and will not rust. They are ideal for cookouts, grilling, steam-baking, camping trips, RVs, tailgating, and more. Spud Spikes have an MSRP of $19.99. Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning (net wt 3.2oz) has an MSRP of $9.99.

To learn more about Spud Spikes, What are Spud Spikes, Baking the Ultimate Potato with Spud Spikes, What customers are saying about Spud Spikes, for more information, press releases, and images, visit www.spudspikes.com.

Leon A. Frechette
Spud Spikes
509-926-1724

This press release was distributed by prleap.com.

Nashville Kat's Spud Spikes® giveaway on morning talk shows

09/14/2012
by Leon Frechette

Nashville Kat discusses a giveaway of our Spud Spikes® and Spud Spikes® Gourmet Original Blend Potato Skin Rub and Everyday Seasonings with three live country radio morning talk shows, and listeners can sign up for the giveaway by visiting her site, www.nashvillekat.com. Kat, a celebrity in her own right who gets the inside scoop directly from your favorite country stars, has taken an interest in Spud Spikes®, The Original 6-inch Food-Grade Stainless Steel Baking Potato Nails and our Gourmet Original Blend Potato Skin Rubs and Everyday Seasonings. She says it brings back childhood memories of watching her mom bake potatoes using baking nails. Hear what she says about Spud Spikes products by clicking on the bold red links below.

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KRMD, Country 101.1 FM, Shreveport, LA
KRED, Big Red Country 92.3 FM, Eureka, CA
WWJO, 98 Country 98.1 FM, St. Cloud, MN

​Hardware Retailing Magazine features Spud Spikes and Potato Seasoning

03/31/2012
by Leon Frechette

Hardware Retailing Magazine (March 2012) features Spud Spikes and Potato Seasoning in their Innovative Products section.

Tove Tupper reports about Spud Spikes Potato Nails live on KREM-TV 2

03/07/2012
by Leon Frechette

Tove Tupper reports about a Spokane man and his Spud Spikes Potato Nails live on KREM-TV 2

Spud Tool Nails Hot Potatoes by Treva Lind (Journal of Business)

03/01/2012
by Leon Frechette

Spud Tool Nails Hot Potatoes by Treva Lind reporter for the Journal of Business