GLENMONT — Larry’s All Natural has recently added two new sauces, Medium and Mild Chunky Salsas, into its growing line-up of products.
Each new sauce, but with a different spice level, is a combination of fresh tomatoes, green chiles, onions, jalapeno, cider vinegar, garlic, kosher salt and fresh cilantro.
These are vegan, gluten-free and have no added sugar.
They also will give customers more options, along with the three original sauces: Ranchero Sauce, Mole Sauce, and Chipotle Sauce.
While the two new sauces technically first became available to customers this past December, Glenmont resident Larry Sombke — who co-owns Larry’s All Natural with his wife, Catherine Herman — said that they are appearing in many more local stores in the past few months.
“They are great local and all-natural products because we use fresh ingredients, unlike many other similar products, and they are much more homemade and flavorful,” said Sombke. “Many customers have said to me that our salsa does not taste like it’s processed like those from big manufacturers with cheap ingredients.”
Sombke added that the whole product line-up is available in many local stores like Hannaford, ShopRite and Price Chopper across the Capital District, as well as smaller venues like the Delmar Farmers Market and McCarroll’s.
They can also be seen in many upstate New York universities’ cafeterias and online via Amazon.com and Foodlyn.com.
Depending on which store a customer purchases it from, the new sauces have an average price of $5.99 each.
Sombke also said that he personally helps to deliver his products to local stores where he has been able to interact with interested customers.
“It’s been a rich and rewarding experience and the response has been so positive,” he said. “I also help fulfill the Amazon orders and deliver them to my post office. In fact, the delivery process does not affect the salsas at all.”
He added that he has forged friendships with store owners too who also enjoy serving local products to their patrons.
“Our new sauces are delicious, versatile and easy to use, and I hope everyone tries them,” he said.
Looking ahead, Sombke revealed he has plans to craft a new salsa product soon and has preliminary ideas for at least three more potential products.
“My goal is also to be a strong regional brand and we could expand more throughout New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey,” he said. “We want to still make sure our products are well-represented in the shelves and manage them well.”
He also brought up that his family-owned business is approaching its 10th anniversary sometime this summer and he may have plans to help celebrate that milestone.
For more information, visit larrysallnatural.com.