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Jan 21, 2007 05:05 PM


I constantly have this craving for Salsa & Tortilla Chips. In your opinion what is the best store bought Salsa. I've been purchasing Tostitos in our supermarket only because it's the only brand that has Hot Salsa which I prefer. I could purchase another brand that's Moderate and just add jalapeno peppers. Your recommendations. Thanks.

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  1. We like Desert Pepper Trading Co. -- lots of varieties from mild to hot to pick from, we've like all the ones we've tried.

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    1. re: akk

      their double olive salsa is awesome!!!!

      1. re: rds246

        i, too, love desert pepper, but theyre a bit pricier than others. yknow, i never thought it would be good but lately ive really come around to Newman's medium salsa. i know it sounds really plain, but its got great flavor and texture.

    2. you can make your own--I make a great salsa with mango,onion,chilis,lime juice and cilantro--adjust seasoning to suit-or maybe tomatoes,chili,lime juice,cucumber,vinegar and cilantro--really good and fresh

      1. Green Mountain Gringo medium salsa and their tortilla chips. All their products are all natural, with no preservatives or artificial colors or flavors. Gluten free, Cholesterol free, and with no GMO's. Yum..

        1. Get the fresh salsa in the refrigerated deli section of the grocery store. Also, look for the kind without any "gum" such as "guar gum" in the ingredient list - towards the bottom of the list. I know this ingredient is supposed to thicken it up a bit, but to me it just sorta makes it slimey. Also sometimes you can find "pico de gallo" in the same section. All it is is chopped up fresh (not cooked) tomatoes and fresh herbs (onions, cilantro, garlic, etc.) but it is GOOD. I also prefer to buy the "medium" and then just add Tabasco when I get home - Tabasco ROCKS!

          1. If you can get to Fairway, their fresh-made medium and hot salsas are really good. Their brand of jarred salsa is good too, but not as good as the fresh.