While working on the Houston Hot Sauce Festival Salsa Contest, I was searching through Facebook for salsa companies I had never heard of to tell them about it. Being a huge fan of pineapple, I instantly was attracted to the name “Pineapple Smash Salsa” upon my discovery. Before even reaching out to them about the contest, I decided to just order the salsa first. I had to have me some of their hot version. Boy was I not disappointed. In fact, I thought it was the best pineapple salsa I have ever had. Not to mention the salsa is not only thick and flavorful, at the end of the jar there is no juice or watery remains. Not sure how they keep the salsa so juicy and not have liquid floating at the bottom with pineapple as one of the main ingredients. This salsa is tomato-y and pineapple-y at the same time, but in no way overly sweet. I never got them in the salsa contest, but I think they really had a shot with no disrespect to the winners. Well, I had to reach out to them for a review at the very least with our Fire Dawgs. They agreed immediately and sent us their 3 different levels of heat- mild, medium & hot. Would this pineapple salsa be all hype on my part and no smash? One way to find out folks.
We have 2 newbie Fire Dawgs involved in this review with Miguel in our lead spot. George is back for another go, still scared from the heat of the last review. We bring in Probbie Taylor as he was volunteered for this task by Miguel not knowing what we were doing at first, but a happy participant there after. We thank them all. Before we get to their review, let us get a little background about Soog Head Foods, the company behind Pineapple Smash Salsa.
About Soog Head Foods
Started in the home Kitchen of SOOG HEAD FOODS founder Frank Banton, Pineapple Smash Salsa has simple roots based on the principles of healthy fruits and vegetables as the mainstay of a diet. Frank’s athletic background and intense training programs and competitions (100 mile runs!) included a strict regime of what to and what not to eat. Frank discovered that certain foods such as peppers, pineapples, onions, etcetera were hard to eat by themselves but realized that if blended and eaten together in the right amounts were actually delightful taste experiences. Taste and health were married and Pineapple Smash Salsa was officially born! Salsa has become the best selling condiment in North America and Pineapple Smash Salsa is low in cholesterol, fat and calories yet tastes like no other salsa available anywhere. If you didn’t know that pineapple was part of the ingredients you probably couldn’t guess it was even in the salsa; the salsa is that well made.
Officially started in 2011 in Portland, Oregon, however, Pineapple Smash Salsa has been an unofficial salsa sensation long before official inception. Frank has shared his coveted salsa with family and friends for many years before Frank was coerced to take his sought after salsa to market for others to enjoy as well. Truly, he couldn’t keep up with requests for the salsa he would make in his own kitchen. Fortunately it is available for all to enjoy and until you try Pineapple Smash Salsa you haven’t tried the best tasting salsa available today!