I’m not a salsa guy, mainly since I try not to buy crisps for consumption at home, but when I do actually get the chance to eat salsa, then forget the opening of this sentence. I was bought this salsa as a present from a local Whole Foods store, and I’m delighted I got to try it.
Mrs Renfro’s Habanero Salsa is clearly quite an artisan product; the packaging is classy, ingredients natural, and comes with a nice back-story. It feels homemade, far away from glass jars that Doritos have been pushing on us for years.
The first thing that hit me when I tried the sauce was how fresh and zingy it tasted, considering the jar must have been at least a few months old and shipped from the US I thought that was quite impressive. A strong tomato base is complimented by fruity high note which is continued with a hit of sweet and sharp vinegar. The heat from the Habanero kicks in and stays with you…for quite a while! Mrs Renfro’s Habanero Salsa has a long lingering heat which works really well since it can only be stifled by eating more crisps – quite clever really.
Really worth getting some and sharing with others, tastes amazing and the heat is fierce but pleasing thanks to the fresh chilli peppers.