Texas Revenge is his latest salsa creation, a semi-sweet excruciatingly hot salsa made from a mixture of habaneros and seranos. With his lifelong passion for making salsa and his love for all things hot, Jameyson believes the spiciness of salsa should never overpower the taste. That is why his quest to make the hottest salsa took around 9 years.
"It's got to be hot, but flavorful", he said while dicing onions and tomatoes for another batch. "I love spicy things, but if the heat is so overpowering it kills the taste, it ruins it". And so, in the midst of baskets of peppers and vegetables, Jameyson prepares what he believes is the "hottest, spiciest salsa in the west". Ironically, he decides to call it "Texas Revenge", after the state the sent him to prison for 15 years.
When asked about that, he responds, "The greatest form of revenge is success. I was not always a success. Many people have told me over the years that I would never amount to anything, that I would forever be a failure. I have lived on the streets, in homeless shelters, eating at the Salvation Army and showering at the YMCA. I have been to prison and felt the weight of hopelessness upon my shoulders. Had I listened to the naysayers in my life, there's no telling where I would be today."
"I admit that I made many mistakes in life. I am not perfect and the bad things I experienced were the direct result of my bad actions. I have no ill will toward anyone and my Texas Revenge Salsa isn't really about revenge. It's just a name I felt was fitting for an extremely hot salsa."
Jameyson has definitely come a long way in life. Gone are the days of dysfunctional living, he now spends his time either working as eCommerce and Marketing manager for a company in Huntington Beach, doing freelance content writing for blogers and small online retailers, with his family, or making that salsa he is so passionate about.
And speaking of salsa, Jameyson recently launched a Kickstarter project to raise $10k to market and sell his Texas Revenge Salsa. A pledge of $10 will get you a bottle of his Texas Revenge Salsa, $50 will get you 5 bottles; $100 will get you 12 bottles and $500 will get you a bottle a week for a year. Every pledger will be thanked on his personal website, located at http://www.lcws.net. To view his Kickstarter project, you can visit http://www.kck.st/