“I’d rather have been there during the holidays, but we didn’t make it,” Lee says.
The salsa has been a fresh-from-the-tub staple at area Dillons deli departments since the late 1990s. Lee and his wife, Bev, would make and deliver it. They’re at retirement age, though, and thinking to the future. Over the summer, Lee told Have You Heard? he needed to make the salsa shelf stable in order for it to carry on.
Kansas City, Kan.-based Original Juan has created jarred versions of the mild and hot Daddy Jack’s Salsa.
“It’s really quite a laboratory,” Lee says.
“We were just extremely happy with the way it came out.”
He’s especially partial to the hot salsa.
“The hot turned out excellent. We were very happy about that.”