Drew's All Natural Launches Award-Winning Double Roasted Salsa

Chester, Vermont - It is well known that roasted peppers are a delicious ingredient in salsa and other recipes. Drew's All-Natural has proven that double roasting the peppers is twice as nice by winning the Taste of Expo 2003 Award. The prestigious award was recently bestowed on Drew's new Double Roasted Salsa at Natural Products Expo East in September, the industry's largest trade show.

To create the award-winning Double Roasted Salsa, Drew Starkweather (Chef Drew) used a technique based on authentic traditions. Fresh green chilies are roasted over an open fire, peeled and then roasted again. "Since the peppers are peeled before the second roasting, the bitterness of the skins is eliminated from the flavor profile leaving only a smoky and rich roasted pepper taste," explains Chef Drew. "Double roasting is a painstaking process, and therefore it is rewarding to have the fruits of our labor recognized as an exceptional food by the "Taste of Expo" judges," he adds.

After the second roasting, the smoky chilies are blended and balanced with ripe tomatoes, cilantro and limejuice to create a fresh-tasting salsa. The other all-natural ingredients include fresh onions, cider vinegar, jalapenos, sea salt, garlic, cumin and black pepper.

Made in Vermont, Drew's Double Roasted Salsa has a Medium spiciness, and is offered in a 12-ounce container with an SRP of $2.99. The new, award-winning salsa is naturally GMO-free, low-carb, fat-free, vegan, dairy-free, low in sodium, wheat- and gluten-free and contains no added sweeteners.

Since 1995, Chef Drew has utilized his extensive experience as a chef in the restaurant business to create unique and delicious natural Salsas, and Salad Dressings that double as 10 Minute Marinades. "Chef Created...Nature Inspired," the dressings and marinades include: Thai Sesame Lime; Roasted Garlic and Peppercorn; Rosemary Balsamic; Romano Caesar; Garlic Italian; Soy-Ginger; Sesame Orange; Lemon Tahini Goddess; Shiitake Ginger; Kalamata Olive & Caper; and Smoked Tomato.

With products available in retail stores across the nation, Drew's All Natural has demonstrated its commitment to creating healthy, unique and high-quality foods that are offered at a reasonable price. For more information, visit the company website at www.drews.com or call toll-free at 1-800-228-2980. The website has a listing of stores that stock Drew's line of natural products and also contains recipes from Chef Drew developed during his 16 years in the restaurant business.

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