KYVAN Honey Apple Salsa
KYVAN Foods’ Reggie Kelly brings his soul food Mississippi roots to salsas, sauces and other condiments via his KYVAN label.
Among the many offerings of sauces and condiments from KYVAN, we’re looking at their two salsas today.
We love salsa, and the more unique the flavor the more interesting the salsa.
KYVAN’s Honey Apple Salsas fall into this area. Take salsa, add honey (+1), add apple (+1) add fresh peppers and you have a very unique salsa flavor profile. And in this case, it’s a very edible and delicious dip. Good on eggs, steaks, and just about anything you’d put a sweet salsa on to get some zing.
Think sweet pepper relish as a salsa base. It’s that sweet and peppery.
KYVAN Honey Apple Salsa – Mild
The “Mild” version of KYVAN Honey Apple Salsa is very sweet with little heat.
Ingredients: diced tomatoes (tomatoes, tomato juice, salt, citric acid, calcium chloride), vinegar, red bell peppers, sugar, green bell peppers, honey, dried apples, garlic, salt, onion, starch, spices, cilantro
Texture & Appearance: Very chunky and bright red in color. It’s bell peppers in a sweet sticky sauce. familiar.
Taste Straight Up: Slightly spicy, sweet peppers with garlic. The honey and apple tastes bring the sweet, while the bell peppers bring the heat (mild as it is). This tastes very much like a sweet pepper relish kicked up to salsa levels. delicious.
Heat Level: ½☆☆☆☆ Mild, mild, mild. And that’s a good thing here. It never tries to be anything else. a super sweet salsa.
This is a sweet honey and apple based pepper relish that is in a jar of salsa. And it works! A refreshing change of pace from other traditional salsas.
As you will see below, the “Hot” version is slightly different in ingredients and satisfaction.
KYVAN Honey Apple Salsa – Hot
The “Hot” version of Honey Apple Salsa has the exact same ingredients, save for the added “natural flavors” added near the end. These “natural flavors” are what bring on the heat of the “Hot” version.
Heat Level: ★★☆☆☆ The heat level here stings! Not exactly a cry-baby heat level, but it’s got some bite. sweet with a sting
It’s hard to tell from the pic, but the mild (on left) is much brighter in both color and flavor. The hot version is darker in color and taste.
Quite a jump in heat level without disclosing exactly what the ingredient is. What exactly are “natural flavors”?
I suspect dried chile peppers or dried extracts. Either way, I think you’ll like the “Mild” version and the “Hot” version as well.
KYVAN82 Foods is found at http://kyvan82.com/
Cooking is a way of life in the South and nobody knows that better than NFL Pro Reggie Kelly, owner of KYVAN™ Soul Food Selections. Reggie grew up in Aberdeen, MS and played football at Mississippi State University. He also excelled at the Pro level by playing 13 years in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Atlanta Falcons.
Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.