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    Blog — immune boost

    You asked, we listened.

    You asked, we listened.

    A question we get asked a lot is why do we have a storefront now? Our storefront is a BIG deal for us.


     First: It gives us the chance to meet our customers face-to-face. Some of you all have been customers since Jenny started in her home. You trusted a woman with a baby on her hip and a toddler running around to keep your family healthy. Two years later, you still support her family, her hopes, and her dreams and that means more than you know. You believe in her. So getting to meet you all face-to-face is a joy for all of us. 


    Second: We get to educate people on the benefits of all things Elderberry. We have so many people every day wander into the store and ask what an Elderberry is. We love that we get to explain to them what we do, why we do it, and how it helps!


    Third: There are a few extraverts that work at The Elderberry Co. Most of us would feel trapped in a box behind those walls not getting to talk to the outside world all day. It’s just our personalities to want to talk to people. I know there are other extroverts who feel this, amiright!


    At the Elderberry Co, we truly believe there are no stupid questions, only opportunities to learn. There are so many different facts to learn about Elderberry Syrup, especially our brand. We compiled a list of common questions that you all have asked and put them in one giant blog! Emphasis on giant.


    Where are you located?
    We are located in New Albany, IN. Right outside of Louisville, Ky!


    What are the ingredients in your Elderberry Syrup?
    Our syrup contains Elderberries, Aronia Berries, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves, and Honey.


    Can you take this while pregnant/breastfeeding?
    When it comes to pregnancy, honestly there are not a ton of studies done on it. We have a lot of pregnant/ breastfeeding mommas who use our Elderberry Syrup though! We do believe it is safe for both! We always recommend you do what makes you most comfortable though. For some that means only taking it when they’re sick and others like to take it preventatively. We are mommas not doctors. Not all pregnancies are the same, so we recommend talking to your OB if you have concerns! 


    How much do I take? Kids?
    We recommend a tablespoon a day preventatively or 2-3 tablespoons when actively fighting something for an adult. For kids 1 and older we recommend a teaspoon instead of tablespoon!


    Is Elderberry Syrup safe for infants?
    Our Elderberry syrup contains raw honey, so it is not safe for babies under 1. The good news is, we sell kits that you can make syrup yourself so that you can omit the honey to make it infant safe!


    How many servings are in your jars and how long do they last?
    We have three different jar sizes! 

    8oz is 15 tablespoons
    16oz is 30 tablespoons
    32oz is 60 tablespoons

    Our syrups best buy date is 45 days from the day it’s made. It usually last a couple weeks past the date on the jar. We don’t can our syrup or use any added preservatives. We want to keep it fresh and natural! We believe if you are going to choose a healthy alternative, it needs to actually be healthy. 


    What if I can’t finish my syrup in time?
    The syrup usually last a week or two past the date on the jar but if you can’t finish it in time, you can freeze the syrup in ice cube trays for 6-8 months! 



    Speaking of ice cube trays. How many Ice cube trays will a Jar hold?
    A standard ice cube tray is 12 cubes. Each cube is about 2 tablespoons. So one tray would hold 24 tablespoons. 

     8oz Jar = ¾th of an ice cube tray
    16oz Jar = 1 full tray and ¼th of an ice cube tray
    32oz Jar = 2 full trays and 1 half of an ice cube tray



    How much does the shipping cost and how long for shipping?
    We offer free shipping to anyone anywhere in the US no matter how little or how much you order! We ship our syrup within 1-3 days of you ordering and shipments take 1-3 days to arrive at your door!


    Do you ship it cold?
    We test our batches to ensure they are safe out of the fridge during the 1-3 days of shipping! The most it would do is knock the shelf life down a day or two. 

    We do recommend to get it in the fridge when it arrives to ensure the longest shelf life! 


    Does it need to be refrigerated?
    Yes, we recommend the syrup be refrigerated to ensure the longest shelf life! 


    Do you have a sugar free option?
    We offer our Elderberry Kit that you can use to make the syrup at home on your stove. This way you can omit the honey and it would make it sugar-free!


    What is your Subscription Program?
    We offer a Subscription Program where you can subscribe and save 10% on all your orders. You can choose your products and how often you want to receive them. Choose from as often as 1, 2, or 3 weeks or 1, 2, or 3 months. You can change or cancel your subscription at any time through logging into your account on our website.


    Why should we choose your syrup over another one?
    The biggest difference between our syrup compared to big brand store bought syrups is going to be the fact that we do not use any preservatives or artificial sweeteners and they do. We make our syrup fresh in our store each week and use only organic ingredients. Our syrup is made with 6 simple ingredients, Organic Elderberries, Aronia Berries, Clove, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Honey. 

     I mentioned this earlier but at The Elderberry Co, we believe that if you are going to take a healthy alternative, it needs to actually be healthy and have ingredients in it that are good for you and your health!

     Another big difference is going to be the cost. 

    For 16oz of our syrup, you would pay $29.99 online with free shipping anytime to anywhere in the US. According to what I found on amazon, for 16oz of one of the big brand syrups, you would pay roughly $63. 

     

    So these are obviously not the only questions we get asked. However, these are the questions we get asked the most! Are we missing any questions that you have? Please let us know in the comment section of our Facebook page! 

    We will be announcing our Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals Friday! If you’re not already on our email list, get on there! You’re not going to want to miss that update. You can get on our email list by going to our website theelderberryco.com, scroll to the bottom and you can sign up there! 

    The Tricks & Treats of taking Elderberry Syrup

    The Tricks & Treats of taking Elderberry Syrup

    Here at The Elderberry Co we say our syrup taste like Christmas. That clove taste makes us want to snuggle the softest blanket with a warm cup of coco while watching the every Christmas movie Netflix has to offer next to a dimly lit tree… OK so I can’t speak for the other ladies that work here at The Elderberry Co, but thats how it makes me feel. Before we get to Christmas, we have a couple Holidays in between. (I didn’t forget about you, you pumpkin and turkey lovers) Halloween is this week and we want to share the Tricks and Treats of getting your kids to take Elderberry.. Or for you to take Elderberry if the Christmas taste doesn’t float your boat. 


    One of my favorite things about working at the Elderberry Co is getting to see all the customers who have never tried it and are shocked that it “actually taste good?!” It excites us too!

    If you watched a recent Facebook video of ours, clearly you can see how happy it made us that when we moved into our new facility the taste actually seemed to improve with our new brewing methods. Along with the people who love it, we have a few clove haters who are not the biggest fans. Don’t worry, you won’t hurt our feelings! We just want you to be healthy. So if that means we needed to compile a list of ways to hide the taste of Elderberry so that you can take it, then we will!


    Elderberry syrup is incredibly good for adults but its health benefits for kids are great too! Kids can be reckless and know no bounds. Things go in their mouth, they share snacks, sippy cups, toys, you name it. Germs are so easily passed at a young age, ESPECIALLY if your kiddos in school. Bless schools and daycares, but man are they a breeding ground for germs. Giving your kid something to help boost their immune system when they are around other kids all day will help them tremendously!


    Here is a list of ways to mask the taste of Elderberry syrup. These are tricks that either we have tried or that our customers have said they have tried!


    Juice

    Smoothies

    Applesauce

    Coffee

    Tea

    Popsicles 

    Freeze in fun ice trays

    Mix with Waffle syrup

    Yogurt


    You could also try these tricks!


    “I’ve got this special juice that you only get once a day!”

    Think about yourself, if someone told you that you could only have something once a day, it makes you want it a tad more. Especially kids. They ALWAYS want what they can’t have!


    “If you help me clean your room you can have some Elderberry Syrup!” 

    Make it a reward! Kids love to win something. Why not make the win healthy? 



    Use a special small cup just for their syrup.

    Take the syrup together with them!

    ‘Cheers’ your cups as you take it!


    9X’s outta 10 if you make it fun, they will jump on board. If they don’t you can always resort to using the tricks above to hide the taste!


    Now for the treat!


    The treat of taking Elderberry syrup is that you and your family are putting things in your body to help support your immune system. Elderberries have many different ways that they can help you. 


    Your family not attending extra doctor visits is enough of a treat but the fact that it can help with the things you struggle with season to season is the reason we do what we do. Like we said, we want you and your family to be healthy so we’ve got a pretty big treat to let you in on. 


    Today through November 8th we are having a Buy 2 jars get 2 free sale. Yeah.. I actually said that. You can buy two jars of any size and get 2 jars of equal or lesser value free. It’s our Birthday and we want to celebrate in a big way! You can get this deal online or in our store located in downtown New Albany! Have a happy Halloween from our Elderberry family to yours!

    (For the sale, just add 4 jars to your cart and the sale is automatically applied!)