Audio by Caleb Oliver *Note: random YouTube videos will be offered after our video plays that are not related to Tastin' Jamaican.
Tastin’ Jamaican was born in 2012 through what some would call a mistake, but we look at mistakes as opportunities.
For about five years, we made salsa with the extra tomatoes from our garden because we didn’t want them to be wasted. We took the salsa to church functions, gave it away as gifts, and served it at parties. People told us how good it was and suggested that we sell it. We agreed that it would probably sell, but didn’t move on the idea until a “mistake” was made.
A local business expressed an interest in finding some hot salsa, so we invited them to try ours. After trying it, they wanted more almost immediately. After ordering it several times, they wanted a price for 60 jars! We got excited and MADE 60 jars instead of just giving the price. Upon delivery of the salsa, they politely said, “We didn’t order the salsa, we just wanted the price.” What would we do with 60 jars of really hot salsa? “We're going to sell it!” We advertised it on Facebook as the “best tastin’ salsa in town, different from anything you can buy in the store.” Soon, we were getting requests for mild and medium as well.
Two months and 300 jars of salsa later … voila! … the birth of Tastin’ Jamaican.
We put the flavors of Jamaican jerk into a salsa to form a recipe that gives you a taste of the Caribbean without leaving your home! Our handcrafted, gourmet salsa is made with mangos, a touch of brown sugar, a hint of hickory smoke, and just enough lime to give it a unique Caribbean flavor unmatched by traditional commercially made salsas. Fresh peppers, onions, and seasonal fruits are chosen from local businesses, farms, and farmer’s markets with no additives or preservatives. It’s naturally gluten free and so refreshingly good that even children have given us the thumbs up.
Give it a try ... Just one taste and you're hooked!
At Tastin' Jamaican, we strive to offer a unique alternative to traditional salsas while building trust in our product by offering a natural, gourmet, handcrafted product along with superior customer service. We also strive to offer additional merchandise that will enhance our company and broaden the selection of products that we offer to our customers. We build value for our products through the strength of our customers' satisfaction and by consistently producing a superior product. Our business is operated under the highest ethical standards and we strive to exceed the expectations of each and every customer.
I would like to give you our seal of approval from The Morning Blaze. Your salsa is wonderful! Doc Thompson, The Morning Blaze on The Blaze Radio (iHeart Radio) We tried three flavors and each one was better than the other. Not your average salsa! Kal Elsebai, The Morning Blaze on The Blaze Radio (iHeart Radio)
We first had your salsa a few years ago at the Outer Banks Seafood Festival in Nags Head. We are fireman from Lynchburg VA and take an annual fishing trip between Topsail and Hatteras. We came upon your salsa at the festival and bought two jars of the medium. We could not believe what we were tasting. We were staying in Rodanthe that year and needless to say the salsa was gone before the end of the day LOL!. One of us kept an empty jar at his house and I found the website on the label yesterday. It was like Christmas LOL! We all agree it is the best salsa we've ever tasted and believe me we have had a lot of different salsas over the 20 years we've been taking this trip. It's delicious! Maurice Bruce and Fishing Crew Lynchburg, VA
Thanks to Doc and Skip from The Blaze, I ordered two jars of your Caribbean Style Salsa, (Cuban, and "Inferno"). Both are great and I look forward to ordering more. Mike C., Mt. Airy, NC I ordered 5 different types of their salsa based on a recommendation from a friend. I wanted to give one each to my neighbors a "thank you" for their support of my opening my store. Boy did I get raves from them on this salsa. Each family got a different kind and each one loved it. I am a mild salsa fan myself and I put it on anything and everything to add a zesty taste to the food. I am from Arizona and TexMex is king here. I will have to revise that view and say that Tastin' Jamaican is now a big favorite. Love it! Sharon M., Bullhead City, AZ Tastin' Jamaican Salsa is AWESOME and being Gluten Free I can eat all of their salsa I want!!! Thank you! Rachael R., Youngsville, NC My salsa came in yesterday. Mild. It is delicious! I got some of the mild stuff first because I wanted my wife to try it. I'm gonna have to up the "spicy ante" next time. Love the hickory flavor in it! Caleb. O., Polk City, FL I just received my Tastin' Jamaican Caribbean Style Salsa. The first one out of the box was the Strawberry Mild. I opened the jar and had a small taste. All I could say is WOW...I can't wait to start using it on different things like meat, chicken, salads, crackers, chips, and yes even vanilla ice cream. The Strawberry Salsa has a very refreshing flavor. Can't wait to try more flavors. Gloria A., Bullhead City, AZ I heard about your product on the Doc Thompson show on the Blaze Radio. Just got my FIRST order and will be back! Wanted to let you know THIS SALSA IS FANTASTIC! I can just eat it with a spoon, right out of the jar! Will be sure to tell ALL my friends. Thanks for a great product and the fast shipping. Carol B., Gamaliel, AR Used the Cranberry salsa instead of jellied (cranberries) and it was a hit. Jodi S., Dickinson, TX Tried the Cuban style salsa. Really good. Link S., Dickinson, TX I don’t know why you put a sealable lid on it, because once you open these things, they just get inhaled. You make a fantastic product, thank you so much. I heard you guys on the Doc Thompson Show and I will be ordering more … Thanks again. You make a great product! Daniel M., Bishop, TX