Before I got my hands on some DOUX SOUTH™, I honestly thought Chow Chow was just a name of a dog. Now that I’m more educated, I wish I had tried it earlier. DOUX SOUTH is bringing the pickled medley, made in the traditional Southern fashion, out of Georgia and into retail and foodservice.
“Chow Chow is a Southern favorite,” says Chef Nick Melvin, Co-Founder. “We felt that we simply had to create something to help people take their sandwiches and burgers to the next level. DOUX SOUTH vegetables are pickled with a purpose, each in their own unique brine to push the growth of the flavor and elevate the taste of vegetables. After the pickled vegetables are eaten, the brine can be used as a base in marinade, cocktail mixer, vinaigrette, or recipe.”
Talk about whole-pickle utilization. According to a press release, DOUX SOUTH’s Chow Chow has paired longer cuts of crisp green cabbage with sweet red peppers in distilled white vinegar and spiced with celery seed, sweet onion, garlic, mustard seed, turmeric, and toasted chili flakes to make a wonderful topper for any dish. This all-natural recipe makes “eating with a Southern accent” a pleasure. DOUX SOUTH’s Chow Chow focuses on the simple ingredients that deliver added flavor to almost any meal or salad. Chef-inspired DOUX SOUTH Chow Chow provides a great combination of flavors and textures that makes it a perfect addition to the table for holidays, family meals, and good, easy grub.
DOUX SOUTH recipes start with high-quality fresh produce grown from small farms in the South to inspire a passion for its all-natural pickles. The pickles quickly became a favorite at local farmer’s markets and have found their way into restaurants, olive bars, and store shelves across the South. The product is also expanding into the Midwest. All DOUX SOUTH products are made without artificial flavoring, emulsifiers, calcium chloride, or preservatives. DOUX SOUTH Pickles, with flavors like Red Onion Cult, Drunken Tomatoes, Angry Cukes, Little Rock Caviar, and Mean Green Tomatoes, can be found at the Whole Foods Southeast, The Fresh Market, Save Mart, Food Max, Publix, and online.
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