Sunday, March 10, 2013

Don Sabrosa Black Bean & Corn Salsa Sponsor Spotlight Review

If you remember, I had Don Sabrosa's Mild Salsa on one of my Valentine's Day Events. This time we are doing Black Bean and Corn Salsa that is Mild and the bowl is Medium.  Now, even though it was Medium, because of my recent health flare up, I had to let Mike alone test this one because I just took a small spoon and got a tiny bit of it and then stuck my tongue on the spoon and it was a little too hot for me, plus the tomatoes combined would not have ended well.

So, this was Mike's mission on this review and he loved it. For those who don't know and I don't think I have done a health update, my stomach has decided to nose dive on me and I had to be put to sleep this past week while they went in and looked around and it's not good news, not real bad, but it's not good. I will update you on that later. I just wanted you to know it wasn't Don's Salsa that was the problem, I had a health situation that prevented me from really eating much of anything this week.
Don had sent us two of the bottles above which are mild and then this one bowl that is Medium that you see above. Mike always eats the bowls first then will open the jars. He forgot to tell me that the label said medium and that is why my tongue got a little hot. I had just looked at the jars and assumed the bowl was mild also, but leave it to Mike to leave off critical information.
I am just glad I had the foresight to test it with my tongue instead of putting the whole thing in my mouth. That would have been severely bad! I will say this, the one test showed my stomach and upper colon are severely inflamed so that is why I can't eat no acids, which include tomatoes, and no spicy foods. I have more tests that will be done next week because of other issues that were discovered but for now, I can only tell you what Mike said about the Salsa.
Even though he likes his on the hot side, he said this Medium was pretty well on it's way to being a mild hot if that makes sense.  I left this one for him to handle and thank goodness he thought to take a picture but he forgot to get any of the beans in there, but I guess I won't fire him since I need him right now!
They are definitely loaded with a good bit of beans and corn along with lots of chunks of tomatoes. That is one thing I can say for sure about Don's salsa's and that is they are thick and chunky, not runny like alot of salsa's are. I hate runny salsa's and have always loved it when I find a brand that is really and truly a thick and chunky one. 
This I can tell you without Mike's help. I wish I could have had some of the Mild Black Bean & Corn. But, I didn't want to open the jar until Mike was done with the Medium, which really wouldn't have done any good anyhow, because even if it was pure sugar, I still would not have been able to eat it because of the tomatoes. So, I am screwed for awhile on any foods that are spicy or have acids in them.
Another good thing I like about Don's site is that he loves to give us recipes on how to use some of his salsa's in various ways.  All of Don's Salsa's are:
  • All Natural
  • Fat Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Sodium
  • Heart Healthy
  • Vegetarian

  • You really need to check out Don's Recipe Corner because he has all kinds of interesting things that you can do with his salsa.  Some of them actually sounded pretty good and I also noticed that alot of them did not have meat in them and then I saw that some were coming from other sources and those were either vegan or gluten free sources. 

    Which, I guess if one of the tests come back positive, we will be adding Celiac Disease to my long list of ailments. Not bad enough I have IBS now I might have that too! So, I am making note of this one site that he got a recipe from because she had gluten free recipes.  Thought I would throw that in for those of you who are already dealing with that issue.

    One of them is a Spicy Chicken Panini and that is one kind of sandwich that Mike loves well. Of course, he gets one called The Cuban at this Deli where we live that he says is the absolute best sandwich ever. It had too much stuff on it that I couldn't eat, so I have no idea if it really was that good or not.

    Since I will be debuting Don's Salsa's over the next few months, I am not gonna talk about the other flavors so that I can save that for the times when I will be reviewing them. If you need to check them out on your own, feel free to stop on over and see what else he has going on. 

    I grabbed this picture off of his Facebook so I am thinking this is what he looks like:

    I love it when I see a person for the first time and they are not what I had pictured. When I first talked to Don on the phone, he sounded like a very big man and younger so I was picturing someone who looked like an Italian for some odd reason. I am glad I was wrong because he looks like a person I would love to know.
    Of course, there was no mistaking him for a Southerner, though! He's North all the way! Don't worry, my mother's whole side of the family is from the North and I travel there frequently. They are your next door neighbors, West Virginia.
    You can tell alot about a person by the way they look in a grocery store. I have ways of knowing things like this that I am not about to share but suffice to say, if you really want to meet a good man, a kind man, then go hang out at the grocery store. They are probably shopping for the same things that you are!
    Don Sabrosa is giving the winner of my Sweeping for Summer Giveaway Hop 6 bowls of the Black Bean & Corn Salsa! The Event starts on August 1st and ends on the 15th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!
    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


    Georgette C said...

    Don Sabrosa sounds good, except that I, too, have digestive issues so I have to be careful what I eat myself....however, that doesn't mean I won't give it a fair shot- I love black bean salsa normally, and I have heard good things from friends about Don Sabrosa...

    roxanne sanchez said...

    Sounds yummmy! I'm definately going to check out don's corner for some recipes.

    Melissa Storms said...

    I love salsa, I already have a few recipes that use salsa, and I am always looking ti try different brands. thanks for the review.

    Jennifer Hiles said...

    I've had the opportunity to try this salsa and I have to say it's pretty darn good. My mom makes her own salsa and my husband just loves her's so much that he normally will not even eat another kind. But I made him try it and before I knew it, the container was empty!

    Sharon Shoemaker said...

    I love salsas!! Any kind! This sounds like it would taste great on my homemade taco salad!!

    Carol L. said...

    I'm sorry you're having these problems with your health and hope things will start to look up for you. :)
    I love Black Bean Salsa but I can't eat spicy and hot foods at all due to stomach trouble. But I'm looking forward to trying Don's recipes out too.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Maggie said...

    looks yummy, bet my husband would love it...

    Marti Parks said...

    First of all, good luck with your health issues, I know it can be difficult to deal with.
    I would love to try these, I have not found a salsa like this locally and the regular store bought salsa I have found leaves a lot to b e desired. Thanks!

    ann said...

    I like salsa alot but I think this kind may upset my stomach too , But I know someone who would love this salsa so if I win I will give it to them.