Rocky Mountain Sriracha Review and a Vega Giveaway | CLOSED

The winner of the giveaway is…

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Angela, congratulations! Make sure to email me your contact information within the next 24 hours.

Another amazing giveaway for Vegalicious readers this week! Before I tell you about the giveaway, however, I want to tell you about a new product I recently tried. You will be shocked that being the foodie that I am, it is the first time I had it.

Rocky Mountain Sriracha

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A few weeks ago I got an email from a young man from Colorado. In short, here is what he said: “I have a great sriracha product I think you will love.  Want to try it?”

“Sriracha what?” I thought. I never heard of it! So, I had to Google it! It seems that I am light years behind the rest of the world.  It appears that sriracha is not a new invention of a few student athletes from Colorado Mesa University.  Oops!  But then I am also not a person who can eat something very spicy.  So, I thought about it, and asked this man a question: “What makes your product different from others? Why should I try it?”

His response satisfied me enough to say, “Yes! Send me a jar. I will have my husband try it and tell me what he thinks.”

I was in for a pleasant surprise when I received a jar of their concoction. When I popped the lid opened, I was treated by a delicious, spicy aroma.  While I knew it was spicy, I liked the smell so much that I had to taste it.  The first wave of sriracha taste came with a great, refreshing, delicious punch, followed by multiple waves of spicy explosions.  For a second I thought I was experiencing a volcano eruption, followed by slowly subsiding tsunami waves.  The only disappointment I had with the sauce was that I really could not eat more of it (I am still nursing, so Sprout would not love the after effects, and I do not tolerate extremely spicy foods well).  Hubby on the other hand, enjoyed a few servings of Rocky Mountain Sriracha in several different ways and said that he loved them all.

About Rocky Mountain Sriracha

Rocky Mountain Sriracha (RMS) sauce is all-natural. Five simple ingredients:
  • fresh Fresno peppers
  • organic agave nectar
  • organic garlic
  • sea salt, and
  • gourmet light vinegar

are packed into a glass jar without any preservatives. RMS is sweeter in taste at the beginning with a kick of spiciness at the end. While I will never be able to enjoy it the way my husband did, I am planning to add it to some of my dishes for a light kick.  In fact, I liked it so much that I ordered a couple more jars. 

Surprise in a Jar Needs Your Help

Rocky Mountain Sriracha was created by a group of student athletes at Colorado Mesa University.  These guys are now working on raising funds to make their sriracha available to the general public.  They are running a kickstarter campaign, which, if their goal is met,  will help them fill their first round of orders.

If you love simple, delicious spicy sauces, check them out.  Hop on over to their Kistarter Page and contribute. I did! If you do, depending on the level of your pledge, the guys of RMS will thank you with some awesome bonuses.

Vega Giveaway

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If you are into health and fitness, especially if it is plant-based, you might have heard about Vega and its founder Brendan Brazier. A few weeks ago I received a little package from Vega with Savi Seeds. Much like with sriracha, I had no idea what they were and how they would taste. Thanks to Google, I learned that savi seeds have 17 times more Omega-3 per ounce than wild Sockeye salmon, and that they are the richest plant-based source of Omega-3 out there. Savi seeds, otherwise known as Inca Peanuts, are more calorie dense compared to other seeds. In fact, they are more like nuts in caloric and fat density. Savi seeds boast a nice protein density of 8 grams per 1 ounce, for those who look for high protein whole food sources.  They are also gluten free.

I tried savi seeds and found that they are an acquired taste. While some say they like them and cannot get enough of them, I found that even chocolate-coating them (literally) did not make them easier for me to enjoy.  They reminded me of peanuts, but without the sweet taste peanuts offer, while bringing a punch of a musky taste along.  I gave up on trying and decided that instead of wasting a product others might love, I would rather give away my untouched stash–a 5 oz bag of lightly salted Oh Natural Vega Savi Seeds.

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The Giveaway

Rules
To be eligible to enter this giveaway…

  • You must be a Vegalicious subscriber (will be verified)
  • You must reside in the USA.
  • You must be willing to provide your real name and address to claim the prize.
  • You will have 24 hours to claim your winning, once the winner is announced.
  • You must enter a real email address and a human name in the comment form to qualify for this giveaway.
  • You can enter the giveaway through Sunday, 6/8/14, 11:59 pm PST.

The winner will be announced on Monday, 6/9, as an update on this post, so, you will have to come back to see if you won.

How
If you meet qualifications, you will need to leave a comment telling me two things:

  1. have you tried sriracha before, what kind and how you use it, and
  2. why you would want to try Savi Seeds

Bonus Entries

  • Body by Plants participants get an extra entry.
  • Get bonus entries if you share this giveaway on social networks (you can use social share buttons around this post). If you do, come back to leave a comment and a link to your post for each share.
  • If you contribute to Rocky Mountain Sriracha kickstarter campaing, you get an extra entry!

Leave a separate comment for each bonus entry.

That simple!

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  • Laura M

    I’ve never used sriracha before because I don’t enjoy super spicy foods, but my husband can’t get enough heat, so he’d love to try it. However, I’d like to try the savi seeds myself, because I’ve been vegan for 6 months now and I’m eager to find additional natural sources of omega-3’s. I’ve never heard of them before, but I’m more than willing to try something new 🙂

  • timbluejim

    I use a Sriracha HOT chili sauce by a company called Huy Fong. I get it in my local Walmart. I mix it into my veggies for a spicy kick. And for my son I mix it into his tuna or chicken salad. Its to spicy for my husband. As far as the Savi seeds go I have never heard of them. I would love to try them as I like the amount of protein and omega-3 they contain per a 1 ounce serving.

  • Kelly

    Never tried sriracha because we garden and grow our own spicy peppers and hubby & I each make our own different hot sauce from them to use all year until next harvest. I want to try Savi seeds because like you Elena I’ve never heard of them and like trying new high protein foods, especially since high in Omega 3.

  • Michele

    I’ve never tried sriracha before, but I want to. I’ll definitely check out this new company. I love supporting companies like this. I also LOVE savi seeds. I’ve been eating them for a couple years now. They defintely are an acquired taste. But I love them, so I hope I win.

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  • Carolyn

    Hello, I am eating more vegan and looking for more clean sources for protein . . I love this choice and would like to try the Savi Seeds. Thank you!

  • susancarey

    I have always been afraid to try sriracha, because I have never seen a clean one. I am craving spicy foods during this pregnancy, so it will go on nearly everything!

    I have also never heard of Savi seeds before and am willing to give them a try, too.

  • Angela Mahana

    I have shared via Twitter (Angela @ amm0443, Facebook (Angela Marie), and Pinterest (Angela Marie). How do I prove I did this?

    • Angela, you are the winner. Make sure to send me your contact info.

  • Angela Mahana

    I have never tried sriracha b/c I can’t find a safe source of it but this one looks like it fits the bill! I love heat! I would love to try Savi Seeds b/c of the high omega-3s which my OBGYN is hounding me about since I am vegan. And I hear that this would help with fertility and this gal can get all the help she can as its been way too long of trying without a baby 😉

  • Monique

    I love sriracha and have used it for YEARS – sometimes as a condiment and sometimes added to a dish as part of the ingredients to make it spicy. Sorry but I’m not eligible for your giveaway since I just unsubscribed from your feed this morning. I don’t need anymore emails showing up in my email box daily and I already check out your website/blog when I have time (which is pretty much daily). Thanks for all of the great info and recipes on being vegan and getting healthy.

  • Elaine Campbell

    I add sriracha to my homemade soups, I love the flavor. I’ve never tried Savi Seeds but love that they’re high in omega-3’s.