Tres Mentes Gourmet Foods, Inc

Phillip and Angelo have both had an entrepreneurial drive since they were young boys. From selling baseball cards, opening lemonade stands, and starting a college textbook service, it was only a matter of time before they created something BIG.

Enter Tres Mentes Salsa. After bringing some homemade salsa to work one day, Phillip and Angelo were told their salsa was amazing.

Intrigued, they felt they were onto something and wanted to take it a step further. They began selling their salsa in the local farmers markets in the Des Moines area around July 2013 and sold 100–300 units a week. By that August, they were attending all the major Craft shows in the state of Iowa and selling out consistently. Their Facebook page grew as more and more followers wanted to know which grocery stores Tres Mentes Salsa could be found in.

By January 2014, Tres Mentes Salsa launched in Hy-Vees, a major supermarket chain in the Midwest US.