There is nothing better than finding a local food company that makes high quality gourmet food products, except maybe one thing, and that’s products that make your next party so much easier.
Once you try a pepper jelly in a grilled cheese, you’ll never want it any other way, and it was a big hit at one of our parties. Just make several, and cut into smaller pieces and serve on a tray. Of course everyone loves pepper jellies with cream cheese and these are amazing.
I love their peach jalapeno, but you could use any of the other Zack’s Pepper Jellies (raspberry, blackberry, pineapple, strawberry, hot chocolate habanero). If the kids don’t want the heat, my favorite blackberry is a kid favorite. The sweet potato butter is a must have (and is part of the giveaway). We used that all up first, mostly with my famous Southern biscuits.
Who is Southern City Flavors?
Southern City Flavors is a family owned gourmet foods companies, located right here in Franklin, Tennessee where I live, just south of Nashville, and I couldn’t be happier than to share these products with you. When you read the ingredients you will understand why. The jams are just fruit and sugar, no strange ingredients, which is why you can find them in Whole Foods!
Owner, Mike Weeks, creates the flavors and he has a remarkable palate. Each product is so well balanced with just enough of this or that, whether it’s sweet, savory or heat. He tells me that he will pass around a new product to friends and then fine tunes his recipes, based on the feedback.
He has good experience with putting flavors together as he started playing with food and flavors almost 18 years ago when, along with some fraternity brothers, when they started entering and winning chile contests. That went on for over a decade, taking Tennessee State Championship several times. This winning streak progressed with barbecue contests, where they took the Tennessee State Championship and the World Grand Championship. That’s when the idea to “bottle” the sauces started. One of my favorite barbecue sauces is the Bourbon Bacon. I recently put them on mini-meatballs for a party.
The company started with just six products and today there are 80 products, including something new and genius. They’ve taken their stone ground grits and seasoned them to go with various proteins. All you need to do is add the meat, and except for the seafood, all can be made in a crockpot. There are four grits mixes, made for beef, shrimp, chicken and pork.
Where can you buy Southern City Flavors?
Local stores in the Franklin and Nashville area including Whole Foods will have some of the products and one of the best places to buy all 80 products is on-line. SHOP HERE.
The Generous Giveaway is Over – Winner Announced Below
Long before Southern City Flavors decided to send me a package of goodies to try, I was already an avid fan and long time customer. The pepper jellies aren’t your old timey jellies. The fruit is very flavor forward so it’s not just a mouthful of heat. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but the winner will be receiving several to enjoy.
Here are 8 of the 12 products one winner will receive.
Merry Christmas and you’re welcome!
GIVEAWAY is Over. The Winner is Jake Bray.
Here’s all you need to do. A comment gives you one entry, but you have lots of ways to get more entries.
1. Tell me what item most appeals to you. You can see all the products here at Southern City Flavors.
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Winner was chosen at random using random.org
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (can use butter)
- 2 slices bread
- 4 slices gruyere cheese (or white cheddar)
- 1 tablespoon peach jalapeno jelly
- Spread mayonnaise on bread
- layer cheese on one side of bread and jelly on other
- Put in frying pan (cast iron or griddle is optimal) on low heat.
- I like to put another cast iron pan (or heavy pot) over the grilled cheese to weigh it down.
- Check at two minutes per side or until golden brown.
Note: the peach jelly in the url should have said peach jalapeno.