Over a decade ago, Eric took a trip down to Cal Poly Pomona's Agriculture Farm. He purchased all fresh vegetables including several different peppers. Once home, he chopped up the ingredients and made salsa. When he tasted it for the first time he just about spit fire out of his mouth, it was so HOT! So of course he had his brother come over just to taste it and had a good laugh as he watched him die a fiery death. He toned it down quite a bit from that experience but he still loves that fiery heat.
Five years later he met me, Brittney. On our second date, Eric thought he would turn on the charm and cook dinner for us. He featured his delicious salsa. It was so delicious I decided right then and there that I was going to marry him, just kidding.(not really kidding.)
A few short months later we decided to take a leap. We picked up and moved our lives to the beautiful island of Maui. It is here that the salsa became a daily addiction in our household.
As much as I loved his salsa, it was just a bit too hot for me to really enjoy the flavor. So Eric began to scale back the heat and through the trials, the core flavors of Salsa Cruz were born!
With Eric's favorite flavor being Lahaina Hot and mine Pineapple's Paradise, we decided the salsas were just too good not to share with our friends, family, and coworkers. We each took our favorite salsa to work one day and each came home with over 10 orders! The orders just kept rolling in so we decided, why not give this a real shot.
Now, we proudly offer our fresh, hand-crafted salsas to all of Maui!