Minuteman Salsa

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Minuteman Salsa was a brand of salsa made in the United States. The brand was founded by Ryan Lambert along with four associates during the summer of 2006 in reference to the illegal immigration debate.[1][2]

Minuteman Salsa asserted that it was America's only 100% United States-made salsa. The company boasted of its "Americanness" as its main selling point, claiming the salsa was made in America using "American ingredients".[3] The company's now defunct Web site criticized "Big Salsa" for owning factories outside the United States.[4]

Minuteman Salsa and founder Ryan Lambert were awarded a "Bum Steer" award by the Texas politics and culture magazine Texas Monthly in the January 2007 issue.[5] The salsa and its founder appeared in numerous newspapers, including the Albuquerque Journal and the El Paso Times,[6] along with radio talk shows.[citation needed]

Minuteman Salsa claimed that it donated a portion of its profits to the Minuteman Project, a group of American citizens whose goal is to deter illegal crossings of the Mexico–United States border.[4] The salsa's slogan was "Deport Bad Taste."[7]


  1. ^ Joe Rhatigan (2013). How America Eats: A Social History of U.S. Food and Culture. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 183. ISBN 9781442208742. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Jeffrey M. Pilcher (2012). Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food. OUP USA. pp. 225–226. ISBN 9780199740062. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Leo Chavez (2013). The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation, Second Edition. Stanford University Press. p. 152. ISBN 9780804786188. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Minuteman Salsa". Minuteman Salsa. 2007. Archived from the original on 14 March 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Texas Monthly Staff (January 2007). "The 2007 Bum Steer Awards". Texas Monthly. 
  6. ^ Bruce Daniels (7 August 2006), "AN ALL-AMERICAN SALSA?", The Albuquerque Journal, archived from the original on 11 March 2007, retrieved 11 March 2016 
  7. ^ Joe Rhatigan (2012). Bizarre Politics: The Audacity, Stupidity, Incompetence, and General Idiocy of our Leaders . . . Unfortunately!. Charlesbridge. p. 129. ISBN 9781607345817. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 

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