Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa Review: All Natural Inexpensive Salsa

Posted on Sep 19 2013 - 10:29am by Susan Bewley

Do you have a certain snack food that you keep in your house when you have the munchies? While it may not be the healthiest of snack foods, I love salsa and chips.  My biggest issue with salsa, however, has often been looking at the ingredient label – it can be difficult finding one that isn't filled with yucky fillers and preservatives that I know should never make their way in my body. While looking at different brands, I recently came across a brand that caught my interest – Mrs. Renfro's Salsa. Curious, I looked at the ingredients and was surprised at how great this salsa actually sounded! Wanting to learn more, I reached out to the company, who was happy to provide me with four of their fruit salsas to try. As a salsa junkie, I wasn't about to say no!

Mrs. Renfro's Salsa: Who Are They

For those who had never heard of Mrs. Renfro's Gourmet Salsa, this is one of the few salsas on the market made entirely with natural ingredients. I can't tell you how many times I have looked at salsas from major brands and seen some rather scary looking ingredients. Their salsas are also fat free and gluten free, allowing just about anyone to enjoy their versatile and unique recipes. While they obviously have the typical Mexican salsas ranging in mild, medium, and hot, they also have a variety of other specialty salsas ranging from ghost pepper to various fruit flavors. Since I am a big fan of fruit salsa for dipping and cooking, I requested some of their more 'unique' fruit salsa for my own review, as well as the peach flavor (one that I could compare to other brands' similar offerings).

Mrs. Renfro's Salsa: Raspberry Chipotle Salsa

Have you ever had a food you just can't walk away from? For me, it's Mrs. Renfro's Raspberry Chipotle Salsa. This salsa is by far my favorite out of the four I tried, with several members of my family preferring it as well.  It has a nice, sweet flavor with just a hint of spice, making it the perfect for salsa for not just dipping, but topping fish and chicken too! While I didn't try it myself, their website also recommends it as a marinade and I am hoping to try this the next time I purchase this salsa.

Raspberry Salsa

Mrs. Renfro's Salsa: Peach Salsa

This was another salsa that I thought was pretty good. The peach salsa has a bit of a salty and sweet taste, making it the perfect snack dip. While it's not as sweet as some other peach salsas out there, I think it's a great combination of flavors.  On this note, it is not sweet enough to really use for cooking, at least in my opinion. I couldn't imagine using this as a topper for fish (as I do here) or chicken, mostly due to the saltiness. Overall, though, this salsa was one that almost everyone liked out of my family and in-laws.

Peach Salsa

Mrs. Renfro's Salsa: Pineapple Salsa

While I hate to say it, this was my least favorite salsa. It wasn't that the pineapple salsa was bad, it just didn't meet my expectations. I expected a very sweet, tropical salsa. Instead, it was salty with an aftertaste of sweet. Since this salsa contains pineapple juice, pineapple chunks, and crushed pineapple, I expected more of a well..pineapple taste? My only guess is that the peppers overpowered the pineapple, but it came acroos as just a salty, spicy salsa.

Pineapple Salsa

Mrs. Renfro's: Chipotle Nacho Cheese Sauce

Out of all the Mrs. Renfro Gourmet products I have tried, the Chipotle Nacho Cheese Sauce had to be the oddest.  When I normally have nacho cheese sauce, I think of the very strong cheese tasting sauce you get in restaurants. Normally I am not a fan of nachos, but there are quite a few people in my family who love them, and both my husband and I were curious to try this product. What surprised me was that the cheese wasn't the most overpowering flavor in the salsa, but the hot peppers themselves. This gave the sauce a very unique flavor that I actually liked! Now granted, those in my family who like traditional nacho cheese sauce weren't big fans of this, but those of us who like hotter sauces thought this was pretty good stuff! It was very pleasantly different from my expectations, and I could easily see using this salsa as part of a recipe, too!

Cheese Salsa

Mrs. Renfro's Salsa: Overall

As you can see, Mrs. Renfro's salsas had mixed results in our own home. Surprisingly enough, I don't think there was one salsa that everyone said they 'hated'. While the pineapple may not have lived up to everyone's expectations, it was still well-liked by several of our visiting family members! To me, this just proved that Mrs. Renfro's Gourmet Salsa's has the right salsas for just about everyone. My only real complaint with the peach and pineapple salsas was that I wish it was a little less salty.  Based on my own experience, I would give the salsas an A- rating. The salsa tasted great, is a great value for the money, and comes in a variety of fun flavors.

Mrs. Renfro's Salsa: Where to Purchase

Want to know where you can purchase these yummy salsas? You can find Mrs. Renfro's salsa in most grocery stores or local retailers. I know they sell this delicious salsa in my own Kroger Marketplace and I am looking forward to buying more of it for my own cooking and snacking. If you can't find the salsa you want in store, they also sell all of their products on the Renfro Foods website, allowing you to find all of their many products in one easy location!

Mrs Renfro Salsa

Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive compensation for this review but did receive free products from Renfro Foods for review purposes. All opinions on this product are my own and may differ from our readers' opinions.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

31 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. lisa September 19, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I've never heard of them before. I've never tasted fruity salsa either. I just like the hot, spicy burn your mouth stuff. I would be willing to give this a try.

  2. Sherry Compton September 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Great honest review!  Mrs. Renfro's is becoming more and more popular.  Many products with a wide variety of flavorings.  I love salsas and go through a lot, but I like mine toward the spicy hot side.  Very interested in the chipotle nacho cheese.  I love that the peppers are the main flavor.

  3. Cindy Brickley September 20, 2013 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Salsa is a big staple in our house. And we love Mrs. Renfro's Salsa's the Raspberry Chipotle Salsa and the Ghost Pepper is our favorite. I have used the Pineapple Salsa over pork chops and it was very good.

  4. Brenda Peterson September 20, 2013 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I like Mrs. Renfro's Salsa as they are natural and gluten free.  What makes them even better is my family likes them and always ask for more.  Can't wait to try more flavors.

  5. Blessed Assurance September 20, 2013 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I would love to try this salsa I will make sure to look for it in my area.

  6. Kristal September 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    This sounds like it is an awesome salsa! I really like to try new salsas and I always reccommend things I like. I don't know if they sell it around my area, if they do, I will be buying some to try!

  7. Linda Meyers-Gabbard September 21, 2013 at 7:29 am - Reply

    I love knowing that Mrs. Renfro’s uses all natural ingredients. There are to many products out there that don’t. With Mrs. Renfro’s you can feel comfortable in knowing you are eating the best quality salas. Oh they are fat fre too. Bonus points for that.

  8. Dorothy Teel September 21, 2013 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Mrs Renfro's Salsa sounds like something that would be wonderful to have on my family taco nights, when we have nachos and cheese dips also.  I like the idea of these salsa being made from natural ingredients and that they have som many different flavors to pick from I would love to try the peach salsa on a pork roast, sounds yummy to me.

  9. Deborah D September 22, 2013 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of this salsa but I am going to look for it when I go to the grocery store.

  10. krystel September 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm - Reply

     thats a great way to use it 

  11. Tara September 23, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    We've tried a few Mrs. Renfro's salsas (I did a review but we tried them before too :)) The Raspberry Chipotle Salsa sounds so good! 

    I bought the Ghost Pepper salsa for New Year's and my "I Love Hot" guys couldn't take more than 3 bites LOL

  12. Tracy Heyer September 24, 2013 at 6:01 am - Reply

    Great review!! Love salsa!! This would be good with some chips!!

  13. lisa September 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I love hot salsa and chips as a snack. I'd stay away from the fruity favors.

  14. Susan Smith September 25, 2013 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I have tried Mrs Renfros Garlic Salsa, and Medium salsas before. I liked them. I'd like to try the other flavors too one day.

  15. Sacha Schroeder September 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I wouldn't have wanted to try anything like Raspberry Chipotle Salsa until reading your review!

  16. tammy saylor September 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    This looks like yummy salsa. My family eat alot of salsa. I would like to try this brand.

  17. manekeniko September 29, 2013 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I use salsa all the time, different brands and strengths. Medium is my favorite. I haven't tried Mrs. Renfro and would like to. 

  18. Karen Delaney September 30, 2013 at 11:44 am - Reply

    My local store only carries a few varieties of Mrs. Renfrew's.  I think the Chipotle Nacho Cheese Sauce sounds great.  I am intrigued by your comments on the Raspberry Chipotle Salsa, as I don't know if that's a flavor I would like.  But, maybe I should try it!

  19. Anne October 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    If there's not at least one jar of salsa in my pantry, I'm not happy. I'm also not happy with salsas that rely on artificial flavors or ingredients. Mrs. Renfro's seems like the perfect solution, and I love the unusual varieties. Thanks for the review.

  20. Jane Ritz October 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    I've never heard of this salsa. I'm going to keep my eyes open and look for it.. I love trying different salsa'a. One of my favorites I found was a peach salsa. 

  21. cindy October 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the reviews. I've tried the Raspberry Chipotle Salsa before and it was amazing. I was wondering how the other flavors were. I'm going to try the Peach Salsa next.

  22. Kristen October 2, 2013 at 3:52 am - Reply

    My whole family loves salsa.  Peach sounds especially delicious!

  23. Natasha October 2, 2013 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I have actually tried this brand and I really love it! I bought the pineapple salsa and it was really different from anything Ive had before!

  24. Stacey Roberson October 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    The peach and pineapple salsa's look really yummy. We love dips and salsas – perfect for chips and taco night.

  25. Chuck Kish October 19, 2013 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Yes Mrs Renfro's is a good product, but I ran across a company out of Arizona called Arizona Spice Co. Not only do they have great salsa( mild Salsa has 7 peppers) we found this because my 92 old father likes Salsa but not the heat, but they also have great spices and jams and jellies. You really need to check them out if you are a fan of salsa. .www,

  26. Michael Lambert November 1, 2013 at 12:05 am - Reply

    I have never heard of this brand before, will have to check it out.

  27. Tiffany F November 2, 2013 at 12:08 am - Reply

    The Chipotle Nacho Cheese cause looks really good. My husband and I are both huge chip & dip snackers. I have will have to look for this next time I am shopping. Thanks for the reviews !!

  28. Nena Sinclair November 2, 2013 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I love Mrs. Renfro's Salsas! I especially like the Chipotle Nacho Cheese!

  29. md kennedy November 11, 2013 at 11:16 am - Reply

    My husband just started a diet and one of his few indlgences allowed is salsa – and other than the cheese one Mrs Renfros would be ideal!

  30. Tiffany R November 27, 2013 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    The flavors sound so good. I will searching for these at my grocery store!

  31. ANN*H November 28, 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    I would love to try the pineapple salsa. I have seen this salsa online before but have never tried it or seen it in the store. thanks for the review

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