So in October I met Bernie the owner and creator of Double Take Salsa at the fall Junk Bonanza while I was manning a friend of mine’s booth. His table was directly across from the booth and it was always busy. Person after person walked away with a bag full of salsa.
Of course, curiosity got the better of me. Especially since Bernie’s sales technique is a little irreverent. Okay, a lot. And in some cases hilariously funny. Who am I to judge it was working.
I sauntered over to talk to Bernie and sample some salsa and we got to chatting. Okay so maybe I was grilling him about his company. It’s the former talk show host coming out in me. I have to know things.
We talked about how some salsas are all about the heat and while Double Take has plenty of heat, depending on the kind you choose sometimes a lot of heat, but Double Take is more about the layers of flavor that make up these salsas.
They were good and I was charmed.
Aces & Eights
I love corn salsa. I make my own black bean corn salsa that is one of my favorites but trying Aces & Eights shot it right up to the top of my list of faves. It is sweet and hot with flavor upon flavor.
I said I wanted to cook with it but Bernie said it was too dry. Challenge accepted, Bernie.
As some of you know who follow my YouTube channel life got complicated for me after JB and my Mom went into the hospital shortly after and passed away in December, but I didn’t forget that I told Bernie I was going to make something from Aces & Eights.
Well here it is! Ace & Eights Corn Chowder and the best part is, it’s made in the crockpot. Lazy cooks of the world unite!
I made this for a soup party my family attended. I didn’t know but a handful of people but total strangers sought me out to ask me how to make this chowder. One gentleman hunted me down to high five me and tell me it was badass. He also wanted to ask me if there were leftovers if he could take them home. Unfortunately for him there were no leftovers.
I usually want to sample all the soups at this part but on this occasion I even went back for a couple cups of this chowder. It really is badass.