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ABOUT SUNDAES BEST
At Sundaes Best, there are only two simple numbers you need to know: 5 and 11. "Five" is the number of ingredients blended together in every small, handmade batch of the company's sinfully indulgent signature "Original" hot fudge sauce: fresh milk and fresh butter from local Saratoga County dairies, pure cane sugar, cocoa and real chocolate. "Eleven" enumerates the flavor variations, built upon owner Jeff Shinaman's 40+ year old family recipe. Why stop at chocolate fudge sauce when chocolate hazelnut, chocolate mint and chocolate peanut butter are also available? Each flavor is named after a family member: Patty's Peanut Butter is a testament to chef Katie Camarro's PB-adoring mother, A.J.'s Almond is named in honor of a nut-addicted nephew, and Addy Campbell's Caramel recognizes a niece and her penchant for a particular sweet. Though the company has grown by leaps and bounds since it was founded in 2001, it retains its small business feel: the secret family recipe remains the core of its operations, John (a Skaneateles native) and Katie (a Saratoga Springs native) remain committed to sourcing ingredients from local farmers, and each jar's label showcases an adorable vintage photo of Katie and her grandmother sporting their Sunday best, no doubt scheming about making ice cream sundaes. You are what you eat, and we like to be as purely sweet as we can.