Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Let’s Talk Condiments: Slawsa

You know, what you put on your hot dog (or hamburger or veggie burger or veggie dog) is very personal.  People have a certain way they like their hot dogs and hamburgers, and very rarely do they waver. 

For me, a hot dog always needed chili, ketchup, and maybe diced onion.  I’m probably the only person in America who doesn’t prefer mustard.  I don’t usually deviate from this hot-dog-building method.  However, a few weeks ago, one of my sorority sisters posted something on Facebook about a product called Slawsa.  I was intrigued.  The first thing I did was go to the website and check it out.

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I loved reading the story about how Slawsa started as a family recipe. And the description made me want to taste it.  A cross between slaw and salsa sounded interesting.  I don’t particularly love slaw… but I love salsa, and I love cabbage.  And I love any vegetable pickled.  I really wanted to try it out!  Unfortunately, the grocery stores in my area don’t sell it, BUT I was headed to Greenville, SC and one of the grocery stores there DOES sell it!  So I bought a jar to try.  (And a perfect coincidence—my parents were planning to cook hot dogs and hamburgers the night before Easter!)

First, I tasted the Slawsa on a chip.  It has a little bit of a kick to it, which I really liked.  If you like pickles, you’ll like this.  It’s actually a little bit like relish… but a slightly different texture.  Then I put it on my hot dog—and I loved it!  Everyone in my family tried it out and everyone liked it, which doesn’t always happen. 

Another great thing—you will be able to read the entire ingredient list and know what all the items are. 

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So… where can you get Slawsa?  You can click here to see all the retailers who currently carry Slawsa… and they are adding more!  Publix, for example, will carry it starting in June!

So, the question remains… would I be willing to change my hot-dog-eating habits?  Actually… yes!  I would!  I will definitely buy this next time we have a cookout.  Luckily, we have a Publix coming soon to our area!  :)

Great job on the Slawsa, Julie and partners!

1 comment:

  1. Healthy too.  Fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free and way less sodium than traditional condiments.  So glad Liz and her family got to enjoy a "Slawsa Dog."  Summer has officially begun!

    Love ya, Julie

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