Giveaway Day! Mrs. Renfros Salsas & Sauces!

I sent a barrage of emails/tweets before the holidays to get some new giveaways for the site and ended up with a lot of great stuff! Gotta make sure I remember them all! First up for the new year is Mrs. Renfros!

They sent me a sampler pack of 4 sauces - I got to choose which ones I wanted from their vast selection. The black bean salsa is something I discovered when I lived in Iowa and have been a fan of for years. That said - I decided to branch out and try four kinds I had never had before!

Ah cheese, how I miss you. I tried this back in 2010 (2 whole weeks ago) and have to say - it was a little disappointing. It had a bit of vinegar taste that I wasn't prepared for. Very "fake" cheesy - sorry Mrs. R!

Next up the Smoky Roasted Salsa - be sure to note the word SMOKY! The flavor is good but the smoke is a bit potent. I was really looking forward to this one but it's not my favorite. The black bean is much better.

Pineapple Salsa - I thought - well what the hell!?! Why not try it? Larry likes pineapple and so do I. Surprisingly this is REALLY GREAT! I have to say the pineapple is subtle and adds to it nicely. I never would have thought this would be my favorite over the roasted but we loved it!

Lastly - my favorite - the Mild Chow Chow! This is basically like a kick-ass relish. I went for the mild but definitely would like to try the hot. Larry isn't a relish fan so this whole jar is mine. I've used this on sandwiches, nachos and more. Basically I'm replacing cheese with this and it has a lot more flavor. I love it!

Now it's your turn - if you'd like to win a 4-pack sampler from Mrs. Renfros - just comment on this post what flavor you'd like to try from their site and be sure to leave contact information (either email or twitter) so I can get it touch with you if you're the winner.

You get an extra entry if you tweet the contest as well - be sure to leave a second comment letting me know you did and your twitter name. (Remember - I'm @foodhussy!)

Thanks again to Mrs. Renfros for the sample pack for me and for my readers! Good luck - I'll post the winner this Friday!


  1. This is hard. I really wish the review of the cheese sauce was better. I'm such a sucker for cheese. Hmmm...

    - Black Bean Salsa (because you liked it so much),
    - Medium Salsa (so versatile),
    - Country Syrup (I spent too long in the South), and
    - Chipotle Corn Salsa (I just can't resit salsa with corn).

    Awesome give-a-way!
    -- @Twitricia

  2. I'm very curious about the Chow Chow- would love to try a spicy relish!


  3. I would love to try the pineapple!


  4. I would love to try the Raspberry Chipotle Salsa

  5. I tweeted about the giveaway

  6. I would love to try the Garlic Salsa

    (I hope you can "see" my email.)

  7. Hi Heather!

    My favorite is the Green Salsa, but that cheese sauce looks awesome. Since you can't have the cheese, I'll be sure and share the yummy review with you if I win. : )


  8. K - I can't see your email...feel free to message me on Facebook ( or @foodhussy if you don't want to share it here.


  9. I would love to try the Raspberry chipotle salsa.


  10. As a child, chow chow was always served with our meals. I had no idea anyone else had even heard of it. My aunt passed away years ago, and her recipe went with her. Yep, I just played the deceased relative card!

  11. Hi! Would love to try the black bean salsa or the chipotle corn salsa!

    @raerobinson on twitter :)


    as well

  13. I would definitely like to try the chipotle corn. I always love chopotle salsas.

    joshrosborne at yahoo dot com

  14. Congrats to Lucky #8! @monkeetrouble7

    I'll be in touch on twitter