The origins of Heavenly Fire Salsa go back to 1999 when founder, Mark Anderson, decided to make some salsa while home visiting his family during his summer break from college.
In what can be best described as an inspired moment, Mark decided to make a salsa unlike anything else on the market so he purchased fresh ingredients and set to work on his first batch of salsa. Taking some salsa back to college after the weekend, Mark shared his new invention with his close friend Daniel (who happened to be from Guadalajara, Mexico) and the two of them devoured the salsa with unrestrained enthusiasm (of course it didn't hurt that they washed it down with ice cold Tecatés)!
Over the next several years, Mark continued to make salsa occasionally, making batches while pursuing his graduate studies at Montana and Colorado. On one occasion, he made a batch and gave a bottle to his former MA advisor at a national history conference he attended.
His former professor informed him that out of all of the five star restaurants he'd eaten across the country, it was THE BEST salsa he'd ever eaten. Time passed and opportunities to make more salsa came and went.
As often happens, circumstances develop that drive us to make changes, and after years languishing in a job he despised, although it had been years since he'd made salsa, Mark had the recipe ingrained in his memory and the batch he made was as good or better than any he'd made before. After making another batch a couple months later, he decided to take it professional and that's when he founded Heavenly Fire Salsa.
Today, now in its third year, Mark is taking Heavenly Fire Salsa to audiences everywhere by attending farmers markets, open air festivals and exhibitions. He is making plans to bring Heavenly Fire to salsa lovers across the United States and eventually the world. So, if you're a fan of great salsa, get ready, Heavenly Fire Salsa is coming to you!