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Dear Bush’s Best

Christopher L. Jorgensen
PO Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

January 26, 2012

Bush Brothers and Co.
PO Box 52330, Department C
Knoxville, TN 37950-2330

Dear Bush Beans,

This is going to be a strange story, but I swear it’s true. My girlfriend’s cat loves chickpea jelly from your garbanzo beans cans. She eats up the stuff and begs for more. We feed it to her using a special spatula reserved solely for her use. We call this the cat spatula! It’s so bad that when we make something that comes in a can, but isn’t garbanzo beans, she insists on inspecting the can to make sure we’re not holding out on her.

For Christmas I got my girlfriend’s cat a can of Bush Brothers chickpeas and the inaugural issue of “Chickpea” magazine. I put these in her stocking above the fireplace (my girlfriend made the cat’s stocking and it is red and green and shaped like a paw!). She wasn’t that impressed, but she’s a cat. She can’t read (yet) and can’t open the can on her own (yet), so I don’t know what reaction I should have been expecting.

We plan to shoot video of her enjoying her chickpea jelly treat off her cat spatula! If you’re interested I can send you a link to the video if I ever figure out YouTube. The cat’s name is Honey Quow. (There’s a story there too, but it’s too long and I have things to do today.)

Would it be possible to get a can of the chickpea jelly without the garbanzo beans?


Christopher L. Jorgensen

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Bush’s Best
Bush Brothers & Company
1016 East Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909-2669
Tel: (865) 588-7685

January 31, 2012

Mr. Christopher Jorgensen
PO Box 546
Ames, IA 50010-0546

Ref #: 252610

Dear Mr. Jorgensen:

Thank you for complimenting our Garbanzo Beans.  We are delighted to hear that you and your cat have tried and enjoyed our products.

We do not package our products without beans…it is actually the natural starch from the beans that thicken the brine in the can - without the beans, it would only be water and salt.

Again, we thank you for taking the time to contact us.  We appreciate your interest in our products.


Kenna Hess
Consumer Relations Coordinator

Enclosures :
(2) Variety Beans ¢ Off

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I was holding posting this letter until I was able to get video of the cat in question eating the brine in the manner described. It’s not looking like that will happen any time zoo, but if it does I’ll be sure to update this post!

By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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