Pirate Ringo’s Salsa

Update posted by Ruby Ringo On Mar 28, 2017

In our initial post on GoGetFunding we shared our checklist of things we had to accomplish before we could order that first run at our co-packer. Guess what?!? There's only one thing on that list that isn't done yet - the liability insurance. And we have the quote from our chosen company, so all we need to do is give them our official "yes" - which should be done by the end of the week.

We've also been tackling a list we didn't share with you that included tasks related to our launch. On that list was "find an amazing graphics designer to work with us on creating labels for our jars". CHECK. We found her. She's been working hard right alongside us in brainstorming with layouts and colors and images, and helping us navigate the choppy waters of creative and wonderful - and necessary and legal. Who knew so many elements had to come together just to let our customers know what those beautiful jars hold inside them?!

On that same list was "research a printer that does excellent work and produces labels with excellent quality." Still looking. But we have two very hopeful leads we are currently pursuing.

Thank you to everyone who has been donating, and sharing our Facebook page and this fund raising page! Your help is greatly appreciated! We wouldn't have made it this far in such a short time without your efforts.

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Update posted by Ruby Ringo On Mar 10, 2017

Picked up our city license today! Now we're official on both state and city levels. Also, we've hired a designer for our jar labels. On target for a great big launching party in May!!

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Update posted by Ruby Ringo On Feb 19, 2017

We have met with a co-packer, and are aiming for an official launch in May! That means we have three months to get everything lined up and in place for one HUGE launching party! Our fans have been amazing about spreading the word - using PRS as gifts, sharing our posts, serving PRS to guests, and blogging about us. THANK YOU! We're excited to see all these efforts beginning to pay off, and soon we'll be able to start putting PRS in your grocery stores! We'll be posting more giveaways and sales on our Facebook page in the next three months to keep the fun going for our friends and family. And then... watch out world! Here we come! AAR!! :D

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Update posted by Ruby Ringo On Dec 27, 2016

New batch of Original is hot off the stove!


If you're needing Original to go with your next dinner of tamales or to put on your breakfast burrito, now would be a great time to order - if you are family or friend. And if you are NOT family or friend, now would be a great time to make a donation to help us get fully licensed so that we CAN sell some salsa to you!

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Update posted by Ruby Ringo On Dec 06, 2016

More fun news!... The amazing Jamie from Blogging In My Buick (that did the ever-so-funny vlog review of the Original Pirate Ringo's Salsa) has agreed to review both Pieces of Eight and Pirate's Inferno! We'll post the link here as soon as we get it. Here's the original review, for our new fans that missed the fun of the first vlog review:

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Update posted by Ruby Ringo On Dec 06, 2016

As of January 1, our business name will officially have an LLC after it!

The last couple months saw slower progress for the business, because we added a baby pirate to the family. Between sleepless nights, C section recovery, and adjusting to a family that now has five kids (FIVE kids?? yes, five kids) ;) the business plans had to be put temporarily on hold. But we're back up and running now! Which is good, because while our fans took pity on us during October and November and gave us a brief reprieve on the number of jars we had to ship out, it's quite clear they're out of salsa and done waiting around. We've already shipped out 12 jars this month. And yes, this is only the 5th of the month. I won't be a bit surprised if we break our September sales of 66 jars in one month.

Here's hoping we can arrange that first consultation with the co-packer in January! Our little kitchen can't hold us much longer. Such a lovely problem. :)


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Update posted by Ruby Ringo On Sep 30, 2016
  • After extensive product research, I've determined that Pirate Ringo's Salsa should stop all marketing efforts and set up a direct wholesale supply line to my house. ‪#‎fordistribution‬ ‪#‎tomymouth‬
  • I was sooo looking forward to having some salsa this afternoon after work only to come home to find my husband had already eaten ALL of it!!!! He needs to work on sharing!
  • A nice bold flavor. A touch of a smoked taste. Heat that's not too hot but definitely stays with you. I think the smokiness reminds me of Texas. All in all, quite yummy! And not like any other I've had.
  • OK Mrs. Pirate; I just received my jar of salsa! OH MY GOODNESS!! I've tried all kinds of salsa and never had ANY that tasted like this. Was eating a very nice burger so I added some of your salsa to it. My eyes rolled back in my head - YUMMO I said. So Mom promptly had to have some on her burger. Two YES votes from Illinois."
  • I got my salsa in today. It's so delicious!! It's just the right amount of heat along with a nice smoky flavor! 5 stars from me!
  • We love it. I think it's perfect.
  • This is the best salsa I've had in years. I'd almost forgotten how good authentic Mexican salsa tastes. 10 out of 10 stars from Steve and I!!!! You have a true treasure in these jars.
  • I'm going to buy a jar for my sons in Colorado. It is the best tasting salsa I've ever had.
  • Enjoyed some Pirate Ringo's Salsa with lunch today. Bean burritos and tortilla chips with this tasty salsa. It tickles the taste buds! It was a bit smoky, maybe a bit of a sweet taste even if that's possible, and just hot enough to bring out an, "Argh me mates!" I didn't know was in there. ;) Seriously!
  • 'Like' seems kind of lame, but I didn't see anywhere to write 'arrrrgh'!
  • I took it to work- offered some to my boss. He took a chip and dipped it in the salsa....then did it again, and again. Then took the bag of chips from my hand. Hour later, brought me a empty bag of chips.
  • My jar literally was gone with in 3 days!! I barely got any .. my husband tore into it!
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Update posted by Ruby Ringo On Sep 30, 2016

From Pirate Ringo himself:
I made the salsa to eat, because I'm a big fat guy who likes eating salsa. My wife keeps taking away all my delicious salsa and selling it, so I go buy stuff to make more - but when I get that batch finished, she tells me she's already sold all that too. It's pitiful, I tell ya. That smooth, smoky finish with its perfect contrast of sweet and tart, teeny bite of salt and nibble of cilantro! Aaargh! Those chile peppers! The amazing way it makes your scalp sweat while you say, "It's not that hot" - and you would be right. Beautiful oxblood color in the light and doesn't leave a bad aftertaste like some. I've been making salsa for 25 years or so and I gotta say, this is good stuff. I use it for much more than just salsa, too. Chili, soups, tamales, enchiladas - it got its start as a molé sauce attempt. Eh.

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3 jars of Pirate Ringo\'s Salsa - 1 Original, 1 Pieces of Eight, 1 Pirate\'s Inferno

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A private taste-testing session of a new prototype with Pirate Ringo himself, for you and 5 of your friends. And a jar of salsa for each of you to take home. Transportation to Pirate Ringo\'s kitchen not included.

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TRENTON JOHNSON

Backed with $20.00 On Mar 10, 2017

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Anonymous

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Really good salsa, good luck.

Pam Smith

Backed with $20.00 On Mar 09, 2017

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Anonymous

Backed with $50.00 On Feb 24, 2017

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Katie Warren

Backed with $10.00 On Oct 11, 2016

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I know it's not much but wanted to help somehow. I love the open date on this, will make it so I can donate more often. Love you guys and PRS!

Barbara Sonnamaker

Backed with $20.00 On Sep 30, 2016

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