Deception Salsa “Entice” review

Deception Salsa Entice is a mild Corn and Bean salsa that is just as sweet as their Tease flavor, with the added sweetness of corn. Our second review of the Deception Salsa line-up may surprise you.

Entice – a Sweet Corn and Black Bean lovers salsa

If you like your salsa sweet, and are a fan of corn and beans, this salsa is for you. This is the second in a series of reviews of the Deception Salsa line-up. Our first was the Level 5 (their rating) Tease Salsa.

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Ingredients: tomato, corn, onion, seasoned black beans (prepared black beans, water, salt, onion powder, spices, maltodextrin, garlic powder, natural flavor), sugar, green bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, red hot cherry pepper, white distilled vinegar, habanero pepper, chili powder, citric acid, black pepper, cumin, garlic

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Texture & Appearance: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – A pretty salsa that would look great on any table. Very coarse, with lots of corn but not enough black beans. We rate it high on looks, but low on flavor.

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Taste Straight Up: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – Sweet, sweet, sweet. The corn only adds to the sweetness, and the black beans are too few. Of all the flavors from Deception Salsa, this has to be their “throw-away” salsa. It exists only to fill a niche, and that doesn’t include us. No corn for me, and more beans for Marilyn, please.

Heat Level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – The mild heat is short lived. This might work at a family gathering or cookout where friends or family would enjoy a milder, yet exotic looking salsa.

Overall Rating (Taste on Food, Final Thoughts): Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – In our opinion, it’s not the biggest player in their salsa lineup. It almost seems like it exists to please a small corn and bean contingent. We pass on this one.

While certainly not our favorite of the Deception Salsas, it is still a solid product with the same great branding and label. And based on the quality alone, it is worthy of your consideration for purchase.

Visit http://www.deceptionsalsa.com to get any or all of their salsas.

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Corn with Blue Cheese Ribeye Steak Dinner

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Here’s the dinner. Blue cheese ribeye with bacon wrapped corn

I was inspired by a post from Chris Grove on NibbleMeThis.com to do the bacon wrapped grilled corn. I chided Chris for not posting any details about the corn itself on his post, and after a quick phone call, I knew I was on my own. (He did mention something about a BBQ rub). Thanks Chris.

Of course I knew I had to have something to go with it, so, ribeye steak was the obvious choice. The baked potatoes were a given. Marilyn makes the best.

Bacon Wrapped Corn:

The bacon wrapped corn “niblets” (that’s what we call a 1/2 ear of corn here in Maryland) required a good dose of a BBQ rub, and so we went with:

Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub: Ingredients: brown sugar, sugar, salt, paprika, spices including chili pepper, evaporated cane juice, dehydrated garlic, and orange peel, onion powder, monosodium glutamate, mustard flour, extractives of paprika (color), dill weed, turmeric (color) and natural flavor.

We tried Killer Hogs BBQ rub on some MOINKBalls and on ribs. We’ve not posted a review yet, but this is an awesome, sweet, all purpose rub.

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Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub

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Killer Hots Rub on MOINKBalls

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Killer Hogs rub on ribs

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Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub on corn

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One slice barely makes it around the ears

We did par-cook the bacon in our small convection oven for about 10 minutes. We wrapped each “niblet” with one slice of bacon. Next time I will allow for 2 strips of bacon to wrap the niblets of corn.

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We placed the corn in Reynolds Wrap Grill heavy duty non-stick

The Reynolds Wrap Grill heavy duty non-stick foil is made for grilling… with a dull side of the foil that you place food on, for non-stick reasons. It’s even labeled as the non-stick side. Pretty good stuff, although just a bit thinner than your standard Heavy Duty Foil.

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We wrapped the corn to cook on the grill

There’s another shot of the same foil with the corn inside the packet, non-stick side in. The corn cooked in the foil, indirectly, for about 20 minutes before we placed it on the grill grates.

Ribeye Steaks:

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Draper’s BBQ Moo’d Enhancer

Draper’s Moo’d Enhancer was my seasoning of choice for my ribeye steak. We reviewed Moo’d Enhancer here.

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One tsp Moo’d Enhancer on a 16 ounce steak

My steak was only about 1 lb, so I decided to go conservative, and only use 1 tsp of the rub. Next time I will double that.

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Ribeye on left with Moo’d Enhancer – on right salt, pepper, garlic powder

Here, our steaks are ready for the grill. Marilyn’s steak on the right, has her classic (and delicious) blend of salt, pepper, and garlic powder only.

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Bacon wrapped corn and spuds on grill

The baked potatoes had already been par-cooked in the microwave to get them ready for the grill. A little oil (canola) and coarse kosher salt, and off they go.

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Everybody into the pool! (Nice grill marks).

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All done. Ready to eat.

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Looks delicious…

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Marilyn prefers a classic steak and steamed corn

The bacon was delicious, savory and sweet, and had a nice “bite”. Here’s a case where the bacon got some sweetness from the corn. I should have hit it again with the rub. The corn got a salty smoky flavor from the bacon. It’s a win – win situation.

Have you wrapped bacon around grilled corn on the cob?

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve put bacon on? Let us know in the Comments below!

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