Authentic Southern chow chow is an old-fashioned relish and condiment made with chopped cabbage, sweet peppers (plus hot peppers for hot chow chow), onions, and pickling spices in a sweet-tart base of vinegar and sugar. After much research, I'm happy to announce that we've finally found a true Southern chow chow relish that's good enough to bear our name! Carolina Sauce Company Chow Chow Relish is crunchy, sweet and tangy, made with fresh local produce by an elderly gentleman and his wife in the rural North Carolina Piedmont. They've been making their delicious chow chow relish by hand in small batches for over 3 decades, using an old family recipe and following in the footsteps of the gentleman's mother, who founded their family business in the 1950s. You can taste the tradition and love that goes into every jar of this zesty condiment to this day.
Available in family-friendly Mild Chow Chow and the spicier Hot Chow Chow, you can enjoy these old-fashioned cabbage relishes the same way you'd use ordinary pickle relish or slaw: On burgers and sandwiches, as a side dish for country fare and comfort food, with barbecue, as an item on a relish tray or in your picnic basket, as a snack with cheese and crackers, or even simply straight out of the jar. Usually only found at roadside produce stands along country roads, you can now order all the chow chow you want from the comfort and convenience of your home or office computer thanks to the Carolina Sauce Company online store. If you miss Grandma's homemade chow chow, or if you've never had the pleasure of tasting real Southern chow chow relish, then now's your chance to do so while both flavors of Carolina Sauce Chow Chow Relish are on sale!