NOLA SHOW REVIEW- Mike’s All Purpose Seasoning
As we came to their booth at the NOLA show, we were told that Mike Garner, the President and man behind Mike’s All Purpose Seasoning had gotten in a bad car accident a little before the show. So unfortunately he was not in attendance. In his stead we have Ron Michael Woods, a nephew of Mike’s. Although he might be his Uncle. It got confusing at the end, as a nervous Ron had a little trouble with my question. He did a great job getting through our review process with all the pressure of representing his bedridden Uncle Mike. We wish Mike the very best on a speedy recovery, and hope our video can help elevate his mood a bit.
On a side note, Mike’s All Purpose Seasonings took home 2 Awards at the show. One for their Original Seasoning we did not review, but sampled later on after their award. It was quite tasty. The other award was for their Dixie Fire habanero hot sauce. They previously won a 2010 Golden Chile award for their Dixie Heat cayenne pepper sauce. They went up a heat notch and only entered their new Dixie Fire version. I enjoyed both of these hot sauces so much, they were the only bottles I purchased at the show. I would have bought more, but Eric told me he only had room for 2 bottles in his box, so I choose these over all the others at the show. It is tough when you fly to shows, and can’t take hot sauce on planes. At any rate, I am still waiting for the delivery. 🙁
Now watch my assembled review staff of Butch Taylor and Eric Grant as they indulge in some award winning hot sauce.
Mike’s All Purpose Seasoning
101 Amberwood Drive
Clinton, MS 39056
Phone: (407) 617-9446
Fax: (601) 924-7645
8 thoughts on “NOLA SHOW REVIEW- Mike’s All Purpose Seasoning”
Too bad the Dixie Fire is not up on their website yet, but when it is, I plan to give it a go!
I kind of like Eric’s style. It’s very critical and analytical (although not necessarily negative). It’s refreshing to hear this other than the barrage of “this stuff is good, I like this” that others and myself are often guilty of.
I agree Scott, Annabelle is always telling me “you can’t just like everything!” – but, usually, I really do…but, sometimes when I find a product that I’m not that thrilled about, I am too “nice” about it and sugar coat it….I need to work on that.
When companies set out for a review, they are optimistic about getting positive feedback because they are proud of their product(s). A lot of times they are good products, but they are average products in what is all ready out there. Good, bad or indifferent, honesty can help a company get better. You also will do a disservice if someone buys their product and was disappointed. You will lose their trust in you as a reviewer. You have to be fair and say what you really feel about it. You don’t have to be mean, just be honest. Some makers will appreciate your candor.
God help the next “average” product I try! LOL:)
Hell, I like most sauces I taste, I really like experiencing something different from what I’m used to and “average” means its just as good as
most of the sauces out there. Maybe we should come out with a rating method like 1 to 5 peppers and post with the final review or as a final
note after all the reviews are over and there has been time to think about the sauces.
Hey Butch, thanks for stopping by. Everyone has their own method of evaluation and as much as I try to get them to cover certain things in the review, I allow them to be themselves. The pepper method rating system seems like a nice way we could go about it. Maybe get all the other blogs to review the same way. There are a lot of positive reviews and a lot of people hate to hurt feelings, and at the shows it is harder to say it in front of them. I try to let them know my honest opinion, but it is still hard to sugar coat that to make the medicine go down easier.
I VISITED THE FARMERS MARKET IN JACKSON, MS AND PURCHASED 7 BOTTLES OF MIKE’S SALT FREE SEASONINGS AND IT’S THE BEST AND HAS GREAT FLAVOR WITHOUT THE SALT. I RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO TRY IT IF YOU ARE BATTLING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND STILL WANT GREAT TASTE. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK MIKE!!!
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