Columbus Salame Review and Giveaway

columbus-salamiSalame is not a food I eat very often at all, but I was curious about trying Columbus salame.  I was sure that their products were a higher quality than any I had ever eaten.  To start with I don’t think I had ever eaten anything with truffles!

I was sent two dry salames that are part of their limited edition cacciatore which is only available in November and December.  One was truffle and the other porcini mushroom flavor.

The bottom line is that I really enjoyed them.  My immediate family was mixed on it and my picky eater wouldn’t even take a small bite.  However, I knew that some of my extended family foodies would like it.

My family gathered Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving and as we sat around the kitchen snacking, I brought out these salames. I was right. The foodies liked them.

Columbus salame

The verdict is that the mushroom has a much stronger, distinct mushroom flavor.  But the truffle variety was really good also; it simply had a more subtle flavor.  I , of course, couldn’t pair it with cheese, but others did.  It was perfect holiday snacking food.

All Columbus Food’s salame is gluten free.  You can find nutritional information on their web site.

Where to Buy:  You can find a retailer near you or see  what Amazon has to offer.  I don’t think Amazon has the limited edition cacciatore, but they do have other Columbus salame.

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The Giveaway: One winner will receive the limited edition truffle and mushroom salames.  This giveaway is limited to US residents.

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the underlined title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

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  • Leave a comment on this post and tell me if you have ever tried Columbus salame.
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  • Post this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or mention it in a blog post (only one entry) The giveaway will end on Friday, December 9th at 11:00 pm eastern time.  The randomly chosen winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with the above pictured salame to sample but was not paid for this review. The opinions in this post are my own.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. I have never tried (or even heard of) Columbus Salame but it sounds delicious!

  2. I subscribe to your blog via email.

  3. Cindy W says:

    I have never tried this but I love the Columbus brand lunchmeats. You can find them at Costco for an excellent price.

  4. Cindy W says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  5. kim L. says:

    Never tried this salami but would love to sample it!!

  6. I haven’t ever tried this brand, but would love to in the future!

  7. kim L. says:

    I like Columbus Salame on FB

  8. I subscribe to your blog, via email :)

  9. kim L. says:

    I subscribe to your emails!

  10. kim L. says:

    i retweeted this giveaway as kledford65

  11. That sounds awesome! I don’t eat any of this sort of thing any more because… well, yeah. It would be lovely to try this!

  12. I have never tried the Columbus Salame, but it sounds great!

  13. I’ve never tried their salame but it sounds delish and perfect for sharing this time of year! I’d LOVE LOVE to win!!


  14. Rachel Blom says:

    I have never tried Columbus Salame but this would be a great opportunity to :)

  15. I love Columbus meats, their salame is amazing!

  16. I like Columbus Salame on Facebook

  17. I subscribe to your blog.

  18. Looks yummy! Have not heard of Columbus. Would love to try the nitrate-free versions mentioned on the site. Thanks!

  19. Lisa Young says:

    Salame, or other cured meat, are fabulous. Gluten free- what more could you ask for…

  20. I have never tried this, but it certainly looks good.

  21. I am already a follower of your blog.

  22. Kathleen Benner says:

    I have never tried Columbus salame!

  23. Kathleen Benner says:

    I ‘liked” Columbus salame on Facebook and left a comment telling them that you sent me!

  24. Kathleen Benner says:

    I already subscribe to The Gluten-free Homemaker’s daily e-mails!

  25. Kathleen Benner says:

    I shared the Columbus Salame giveaway on my Facebook profile! :)

  26. Robin Birrell says:

    I have never tried Columbus Salame but would love to. One more gluten free food, yeah!

  27. Robin Birrell says:

    P.S. I already subscribe to your blog via e-mail:)

  28. I subscribe to your emails

  29. I have never heard of Columbus Salami. Would sure like to try it though.

  30. Karesha Bailey says:

    Wow, this looks interesting. I like to try different snack items. I have seen some Columbus products at Costco but have not tried them before. The mushroom and truffle flavors sound good.

  31. Christine says:

    I would love to try Columbus salame. My family is a huge fan of salame!!

  32. Sarah M says:

    Never tried it, but I’d sure like to

  33. I’ve never heard of Columbus salami before, but it sounds fabulous! (Salami is one of my favorite foods.) :)

  34. I’m already an RSS subscriber to your blog.

  35. I “liked” Columbus Salame on facebook.

  36. Diana G says:

    I have never had Columbus salame, but it sure sounds yummy. I’ll have to look for it. thanks.

  37. My husband loves salami, and I love trying new flavors. This sounds like the perfect balance!

  38. margaret kramer says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of this product but would love to try it. We’re in an RV park for the winter & have happy hours with friends from all around the country – so I’d love to find this product locally. I’m GF & I have several friends here who are Celiacs as welll, so it’s always fun to introduce one another to a new products.

  39. I have not tried their salame, but it looks delicious. I am a huge salame fan and would love to try this.

  40. I liked Columbus on facebook.

  41. I already subscribe to the blog by email.

  42. I shared the contest on facebook.

  43. Barbara says:

    My husband found Columbus brand salames for me when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. We have tried all the flavors and they are all delicious!

  44. Even though I have never had any of their products, they are something I would like to try. After lost 95% of my taste, I need foods with a robust flavor.

  45. I’ve had a love affair going with Columbus salame for at least 30 years. I could eat the Italian Dry version every day and not get sick of it.

  46. I just liked them on Facebook.

  47. I subscribe to your blog via RSS.

    Even though I can’t get the huge chub of salame at Costco here like I used to be able to in Seattle, I can still find a good variety of Columbus meats at the Target grocery stores. I do miss those huge three-pounders, though.

  48. Susan W. says:

    I have not tried this salami. It sound delicious!

  49. Susan W. says:

    I just liked them on facebook.

  50. Susan W. says:

    I subscribe to your RSS!

  51. Personally I have never tasted or even heard of Columbus salame! I was born with celiac sprue and almost died at birth. When I read that this is a gluten free product I was very interested in knowing more about it, at times I find it very frustrating and challenging finding new products to taste and try. This is one product that I intend to look into!

  52. darla hill says:

    i can’t wait to make my christmas eve tray with these products

  53. Jennifer says:

    I’ve never tried their salame, but would love the opportunity to do so.

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