America's #1 Award Winning Fresh Salsa Now Available in Atlanta From Garden Fresh Gourmet

'Party in a cup' salsa adds zest to entertaining menus

Nov 23, 2005, 00:00 ET from Garden Fresh Gourmet

    FERNDALE, Mich., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa, the
 best-selling fresh, all-natural refrigerated salsa that's the envy of Texas,
 is finally available to Atlanta area residents looking for outstanding taste
 and freshness.
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     America's number one award winning salsa is available at Publix, Kroger
 and Whole Foods stores for $3.49 to $3.99, including delectable flavors like
 Artichoke Garlic, Sweet Onion, Jamaican Scotch Bonnet, and Thick & Chunky.  In
 addition, Peach Pineapple and Mango Peach are part of the growing fruit salsa
 trend, according to Dave Zilko, Garden Fresh Gourmet's director of marketing.
     Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa is artfully produced in five-gallon micro
 batches using only the best, freshest ingredients and innovative packaging
 procedures for an extended shelf life.
     "With the holiday entertaining season nearing, we're happy to enliven
 Atlanta palates with this outstanding, 'party in a cup' salsa," explains
 Zilko.  "Given the myriad ordinary jarred, preservative-filled salsas on the
 market, fresh salsa this good is unexpected."
     The products recently sashayed into the heart of Texas and stole the show
 at September's 10th Anniversary Fiery Food Challenge sponsored by Chile Pepper
 Magazine, where they swept the Hot, Medium, Mild and Specialty Fresh Salsa
 categories with unusual first, second and third place awards in each.
     The company boasts more than 100 industry awards since 2000.
     In addition to enjoying salsa straight from the cup with a handful of
 crispy Garden Fresh Kettle Style Original Tortilla Chips, Zilko suggests there
 are many ways to incorporate fresh salsa into tasty, quick mealtime entrees.
 (See Chicken Jambalaya recipe.)
     Garden Fresh Gourmet was founded in 1997 when Michigan restaurateurs
 Annette and Jack Aronson began experimenting with fresh salsa.  Customer
 demand and a lucky encounter with a local grocery retailer led to large-scale
 production and widespread distribution.
     Garden Fresh Gourmet produces a half-million pints of fresh salsa monthly.
 Products are available in 35 states and Canada through major grocery
     For more information about Garden Fresh Gourmet, call 1-866-725-7239, or
 visit .
     Jack's Chicken Jambalaya
     Preparation Time: 15 minutes
     Serves 4
     1 pound diced, cooked chicken breast
     15 ounces chicken broth
     2 cups instant rice
     1 pint Garden Fresh Gourmet Sweet Onion salsa
     1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
     Heat together diced chicken breast pieces, chicken broth, salsa, and
 seasoning.  Bring to near boil, then add instant rice.  Remove from heat,
 cover and let stand 5 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

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