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WARNING SALSA – Fire Roasted

1 Oct

This.  is. a. big. deal.

You know I love all things salsa.   It’s quite unfair but honestly I don’t have one single favorite.    I am a moody cuss and I get on these jaunts where I crave a certain sauce then move to the next one and then circle back.   I usually have four different salsas in my fridge at all times.

That being said – one of my absolute favorites is this “Fire Roasted Salsa” from WARNING! Salsa.    The title is absolutely NO JOKE.   This is one of the best…and most flavorful salsas I have ever had.

I have met the owner at a couple of salsa/hot sauce festivals and he is a SUPER NICE guy and has truly captured lightning in a bottle.   Actually more like crack…because I will blaze through a jar in a couple of days when I get my hands on it.

He has three flavors – all good…but this “fire roasted” one takes the cake.   It’s almost UNREAL how great it tastes.

At the festivals, he served up WARM samples of his product…and let me tell you that makes a fantastic amount of difference.    Don’t get me wrong…you can eat that salsa straight out of the jar and be amazed…but tasting it warm???   Fuggheddaboutit.

I have no idea what sort of sorcery this man had to master to create this…but mankind is better for it.

You can get it online at http://www.warningsalsa.com or if you are in the Grapevine area, Tommy Tamale (another place I love) usually has a couple of jars stocked if you don’t want to mess with online ordering.

 

ROCKIN’ B SALSA

11 Jun

A little while back, I told you about TOMMY TAMALE .  Click here for that review.  Fantastic find in Grapevine that sells tamales and other local or hometown type products.  In the taste test we did at the JFC compound everyone kept asking what salsa I was serving with those fantastic tamales.

Wonder no more because this is ROCKIN’ B SALSA.   It’s brought to you by the same fine folks that made the tamales.   Yep…Tommy Tamale has their own signature-salsa-brand and it’s KILLER.

Whenever I try a new product, I always look for the off-beat choice first.   Tons of people make your basic red salsa.   But when people get creative, I get amped.

So out of the line of Rockin’ B salsas, the ROASTED GREEN HOT SALSA stood out.   It’s not-red-not-green-almost-kinda-yellowish appearance might throw you off since it’s not “GREEN” like the label says.

HOWEVER, the “green” refers to the roasted tomatoes they use —green…duh… to make this YUM-YUM salsa.   The package details a simple handful of ingredients so you know this is super-fresh and not filled with all kinds of preservatives and chemicals I can’t understand or pronounce.

It’s just a very simple and tasty sauce that has some sneaky-heat to it.   It creeps up on you fast and you will find yourself not caring because you want just one more chip dipped in it.

I believe currently it’s only available at Tommy Tamale in Grapevine.  So you will have to make a trip there to get it…but if you paid attention to the tamale review…you should be on your way to their store now anyway so just add this to your list.

Easily one of the best salsas I have had this year.   No doubt.

Tommy Tamale

23 May

The world of tamales is a FICKLE one.  People either love’m or hate’m.  It even goes further because those that do love them, only love certain ones made by certain people.

Through my network of hot-heads and salsa-masters, I was told of a place.   A simple place that served the best tamales.

TOMMY TAMALE in Grapevine.

It’s a great little place with a nice menu of different tamales.   They also carry assorted other snacks,salsa,etc to go with their gourmet tamales.   I bought a dozen pork and arranged a small dinner party with some friends that love tex-mex.   More than that…they love tamales.   But not just any tamale.   They are super-picky, so I knew these would be taking on the harshest of fellow critics. Not only would they tear into these…but if they weren’t awesome…they would tear into me for giving them garbage.   I would never live down the shame in their eyes.

OUT.  OF.  THE. BALLPARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   These babies were a huge success!   Even the toughest judges admitted that the Tommy Tamale just might be the best they have ever had.  Everyone kept referring to the fresh taste and insisted I reveal where I can found these tasty treats!

This is exactly the type of food, and local business that I love to promote.   Steve and JoAnn have a fantastic little business on their hands and I wish them much success!  For more info, check out http://www.tommytamale.com.  I have no doubt you are gonna love their stuff as much as I do!
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