Geraldine's Story

Kathy Hays was an advertising executive who wanted a career change and decided to market her mother’s (Geraldine) cheese straws, a baked snack well known in the south. Geraldine was a retired teacher who learned her baking skills from her Swedish mom. Geraldine’s mom (Emma Lingren McClosky) a mother of eight children developed her baking skills as an essential part of her life. Geraldine was constantly baking her cheese straws for the town’s people to enjoy and enjoy them they did.

In 1995, Kathy a successful radio advertising executive, quit her job and decided to go into the cheese straw business. She named her company the Bodacious Food Company, to her meaning as good as it gets. When business picked up her husband Dave joined the company. The cheese straws would be only the beginning of a long line of successful products she would go on to launch. Today Geraldine’s is marketed all across the south and growing up north. Her line includes Italian Wedding Cookies EPecan Cini-Minis - Baked Potato Sticks EKey Lime Cookies EChipotle Cheddar Cheese Straws E Tuscan Cheese Straws and of course the original Aged Cheddar Cheese Straws.

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$5.50 - Geraldine's Aged Cheddar Cheese Straws - made with premium real aged cheddar cheese, is a southern recipe handed down from family tradition.

$5.50 - Geraldine's Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Straw - add a touch of smoky and mild spice to the flavor, with all natural ingredients. Someone who enjoys spicy food, will not want to miss this cheese straw.

$5.50 - Geraldine's Tuscan Cheese Straws - Parmesan cheese and Rosemary make up Geraldine's Tuscan Cheese Straws. They are so amazingly tasty. A carry around anywhere and anytime snack with all natural ingredients.

$5.50 - Geraldine's Key Lime Cookies - Geraldine Spotted the Fresh Key Lime stand by the road side. That gave her the idea to create this sweet tart petite size cookie for a day out on the beach.

$5.50 - Geraldine's Italian Wedding Cookies - This Italian Wedding cookie was specially baked for her grandson's wedding reception in Venice. Experimenting with a classic Italian Wedding Cookie, then she added a touch of amaretto and thin sliced almond; this created the perfect wedding cookie.

$5.50 - Geraldine's Pecan Cini-Minis - taking advantage of the abundant pecan harvest of the southern region, she baked these seasonally delicious treats. She added cinnamon and dusted them with sugar powder to complete the recipe.

$4.95 - Jaxn's Twice Baked Potato Stix Sea Salt Pepper - is a Gluten Free, healthy and non-greasy potato snack. Geraldine's Potato Sticks baked with olive oil and butter, with sea salt and cracked pepper for flavor.

$4.95 - Jaxn's Twice Baked Potato Stix Sour Cream Chive - Craving for big potato taste? Try these twice baked potato stix with sour cream and chive flavor, a gluten free and all nature product, is the special recipe from Nana Geraldine's love to her grandson Jaxn.

$4.95 - Jaxn's Twice Baked Potato Stix Sweet Potato - Nana Geraldine create this recipe to rescue her growing up Jaxn on dating. Baked Sweet Potato twice bake with light salt, spice, canola oil and butter.

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