Frequently Asked Questions

Are you family-owned?

Yes! Big Daddy Lee’s Salsa was created by Lee and his youngest children Walker and Emily. He said it started when they were “just goofing around one day and decided to make some salsa.”

Are you made in America?

Yes! We cook and bottle all our products in Northern Indiana, although some of our ingredients come from other states or countries.

Where can I find your product?

For in-store, here’s a list of our retail partners. Online, you can order directly through our website (fulfilled at our Nappanee location). We do not have a storefront at our headquarters at this time.

This salsa tastes different than I remember. Did you change the recipe?

We haven’t changed any of our recipes! If a salsa tastes different to you, there may be a few reasons:

  1. Slight variation between batches: Different harvests of fruits and vegetables may taste different. Because we cook in relatively small batches, this could make the flavor vary slightly between different jars.
  2. Other foods you are eating: Some foods – such as pine nuts, pineapple and fresh artichokes – can affect your taste buds. Wait a day and try the salsa again with a different food.
  3. Did the jar go bad? Make sure the seal at the top of the jar is still depressed before you open it for the first time. Make sure you refrigerate it after opening and it is still within the “best by” date printed on the upper part of the jar. If the jar doesn’t meet all three of these requirements, it may have expired – please don’t eat any more of it!

Does salsa need to be refrigerated?

Yes! Salsa should be refrigerated after opening.

How long does salsa last in the fridge after opening?

Salsa that has been opened but properly refrigerated will typically last about a month. Unopened, a jar will typically stay at peak freshness for up to two years.