Friday, June 24, 2011

Blue Ridge Jams - Review and Giveaway


Blue Ridge Jams has been making homemade gourmet food products in the Blue Ridge Mountains since 1961. Located south of Asheville, North Carolina with over 200 varieties of specialty food products available including old fashioned jams, jellies, preserves, pickles, relishes, salsas, syrups, and gourmet Jalapeno and Habanero pepper jelly there is something for everyone. Products are available to purchase at wholesale and retail pricing, with several private label options available.

Blue Ridge Jams gourmet food products are carefully hand-stirred in small batches, with the freshest fruits, vegetables, pure cane sugar, and finest ingredients to create a variety of wonderful gourmet flavors and surprising combinations that will give your taste buds a treat!


I've always had a fondness for great-tasting quality homemade jams, jellies, and syrups.  There's something about purchasing these types of food products from companies whose top priority isn't about mass producing, but about adding homemade flavor and love in a jar.  Blue Ridge Jams was kind enough to send me some of their food products for review.  I received the Three Pepper Jelly, Habanero Pineapple Preserves, Black Bean Salsa, and Habanero Pepper Relish.
I have a sissy mouth, so hot and spicy foods aren't for me.  However, my husband follows "the hotter, the better" mantra.  The habanero preserves and relish were right up his alley.  By the time he was done eating just a little bit of the habanero flavors, he was almost begging for a fire extinguisher.  Crazy thing is, he enjoys the firey challenge and keeps going back for more.  I tasted some of each atop a cracker.  HOT doesn't even begin to explain it.  On a scale of 1 to 10, he gives them a 12 for fire and taste.


The Black Bean Salsa was mild enough for my mouth and I enjoyed eating it with tortilla chips.  It also went well with tacos.  There was a plentiful amount of tomatoes, peppers, and corn in the salsa and the flavor was satisfying.




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I received products for review from Blue Ridge Jams.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

118 comments:

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Raspberry Fig Jam.

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Jackie said...

I'd like to try some of the syrups...the Red Raspberry Syrup and Huckleberry Syrup sound good. The Smokey Mountain Special Preserves also sound good!
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Another product I'd like to try is the Homemade Peach Butter.
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Anonymous said...

i like to black bean salsa

Diana D said...

Mango Salsa sounds good to me. Thanks for the chance.


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Blueberry preserves. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway


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geniuswaitress said...

I'd like to try the Zinfandel Wine Jelly.

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i'd like to try their blueberry jam
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i'd also like to try their crisp bread and butter pickles

Lauren said...

I'd like to try the Garlic salsa!! I love garlic!
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I would also like to try the black walnut syrup...yummy!!!
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RaettigFamily said...

I'd like to try the Blackberry Pie Filling

Shannon said...

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Vicki S said...

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I want to try mostly everything they have! If I am forced to choose just one, I will go with the Mild Okra.

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I like the 'Wild Crabapple Jelly'...thanks for this giveaway...

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Tylerpants said...

I'd like to try the Cinnamon Apple Preserves. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Another item I'd like to try is the Spicy Onion Relish! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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trixx said...

I love spicy so I'd love to try the Extra Hot Salsa!

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