There hasn’t been a whole lot of baseball to talk about during the MLB Lockout, so I decided to fill some of my time by trying out Alex Bregman’s salsa.
The Houston Astros‘ third baseman is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has always had a passion for Mexican food. In 2018, he was approached by Sadie’s Salsa, which is a brand based out of Bregman’s home state.
To my surprise, the salsa he decided to make with Sadie’s wound up being infused with a mix of lime and tequila.
Bregman has been growing the brand ever since, and just recently held a tailgate for the TaxAct Texas Bowl between his LSU tigers and Kansas State, in Houston’s NRG Stadium. The tailgate was put on by his Breggy Bomb Foods and Apollo Media, and seemed to be quite successful.
So how was the salsa?
First, let’s talk about how I got the salsa. As some readers know, I attend the University of Texas and live in Austin right now. Every time I go to H-E-B, I have checked for the salsa, and haven’t been able to find it.
My friend and fellow Astros fan, Chris, traveled to Houston over the holidays, and was kind enough to purchase a jar of Bregman’s NOT-AS-HOT salsa for me, as it is available at select stores in Houston.
It is also available at Minute Maid Park.
The easiest way to get your hands on Bregman’s salsa is by ordering it straight from the website, but you have to buy a minimum of four at a time. Hopefully, this minimum is lowered at some point.
To get this disclaimer out of the way, I do not like salsa overall. I will eat it here and there if I am at a Tex-Mex restaurant, but I am not one to snack on it in my spare time.
Because of this, I had an unbiased fan come in to review the salsa with me, with no prior notion as to what it is or who makes it. It took a lot of effort on my part to get this fan to do so, but I took one for the team. Anything for you guys.
After digging in, the main thing I liked about the salsa was the flavor. It had a nice sweetness to it, paired with a little bit of kick. For being the NOT-AS-HOT, it was a bit spicier than I would have expected, so I assume the HOT version is probably quite spicy.
The main thing I did not like about the salsa, however, is how runny it is. This is due to the tequila I would assume, but it doesn’t ruin the experience. If it was a bit more dry, I think I would enjoy it more. Again, the flavor was quite solid.
My grade: 6.0
As for the unbiased fan, she had similar things to say. She thought the flavor was good, but that it was a bit too runny. She also said that in comparison, it is most likely better than any other salsa you can find at a grocery store, which is a statement I agree with.
Her grade: 6.0
I encourage you to try Breggy Bomb Salsa for yourself, as its a solid product, and you’re supporting one of our favorite Astros in the process. Here’s a video I posted on twitter of our review, make sure to follow me there.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid advertisement, it’s just my opinion.