Signature Foods supplied free samples to me to try in different recipes and write about my experience. This is my review of their Fresh Salsa (original and hot) and garlic dip.
First thing I noticed when I looked over the packaging was the expiry date. They aren’t kidding when they say fresh. The products have a 14 day expiry date. I wonder about products that don’t spoil, do they have any vitamins left? Another plus, the ingredient list is food you might find in your refrigerator. No weird ingredients that you can’t pronounce and no additives or preservatives. Signature Foods is produced right in Ottawa, Ontario making eating local that much easier.
In the salsa, you can see the red onion, cilantro and other vegetables, making it pretty to look at in the bowl. The salsa tastes like you just picked the ingredients from the garden too. The original blend didn’t have the same heat level as other mild brands of salsa. My daughter loved this not being a fan of hot food. The hot blend was more my speed. It still is on the milder side compared to other brands but has a great fresh garden flavour. We tried the salsa with homemade tortilla chips, chicken fajitas and store bought chips. I am going to see if any of our stores in Renfrew carry their salsa because I love how fresh it tastes.
We tried the garlic dip and just like the salsa it has a short ingredient list and is made locally. The garlic dip is dairy-free and it reminds me of a garlic mayonnaise. My daughter loved trying this on the fresh tortilla chips I made and it tasted great. We used it as a dip for pizza. This was amazing. I love the strong garlic flavour. I think we will try it on sandwiches and salads in the upcoming week.