Crazy for condiments

This article was originally published in June 2012


From ketchup to salsa, we’ve got some new twists on old condiment favorites. We have all the spreads necessary to pep up your grilled meals, summer salads and picnic sandwiches. Add fresh flavor sensations to your summertime condiment line-up; your guests and your family will thank you.

Variations on the tangy standard

Have you tried Melinda’s Habanero Ketchup? The red habanero peppers give a sweet flavor and mild kick to this ketchups’ rich tomato taste. Westbrae Unsweetend Un-Ketchup gathers sweetness only from its red, ripe tomatoes.

Riffs on salsa are plentiful

Peruse PCC’s jarred salsa selection and you’ll find a huge range of flavor combinations. You’ll want to dip an endless supply of tortilla chips into Muir Glen’s Organic Medium Salsa, which has a rich, robust, tomato taste with accents of bright lime, garlic and sweet corn. Add mild heat and sweetness with Salpica Mango Peach Salsa. For taste near the top of the temperature gauge, try Green Mountain Gringo Hot Salsa.

Embrace the heat

Why does eating hot sauce make you happy? The hot peppers in hot sauce stimulate your nerve endings, causing your brain to release endorphins. Even fans of gentle heat can savor hot sauce, thanks to Brother Bru-Bru’s Organic Mild African Chili Sauce. To ignite all your senses, crank up the heat with Brother Bru-Bru’s Organic Very-Hot Original African Hot Pepper Sauce.

A sauce to root for

Pungent and packed with a peppery taste, the horseradish plant gives a fiery flair to your coleslaw recipes and your hardier meats from salami to roast beef. For a spicy kick, spread Captain Toady’s Hardy Horseradish Sauce on a bun or sandwich bread. For a subtler bite, use Annie’s Organic Horseradish Mustard.

Take a walk along the condiment aisle

Captain Toady’s tarter sauces have a cult following for a reason: Each product uses more than 20 natural ingredients to create their zesty, creamy flavors. Every bite of Nacho Mom’s Ultimate Vegan Queso is filled with spicy and sublime nacho cheese goodness. Awaken your palate with the spicy, full-bodied zing of naturally fermented Britt’s Pickles, which you’ll find with the refrigerated condiments. We also have tapenades and chutneys, several types of pickled vegetables, and much more.

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