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Best Kosher Salsa

SimonF Jun 23, 2010 12:33 PM

What's the best kosher store-bought alsa? I'm looking for something available in supermarkets (I'm in DC) to make my rice and beans more fun. Thanks!

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    DeisCane RE: SimonF Jun 23, 2010 01:17 PM

    Most salsas are kosher.

    The Santa Barbara ones (found in the dairy section) are pretty good for mass-market.

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      cheesecake17 RE: DeisCane Jun 24, 2010 08:05 AM

      I like the Santa Barbara peach version...

      Green Mountain Gringo brand is pretty good.

      Wegmans brand salsas- especially the green- are excellent and really cheap. Not sure if there is a Wegmans near you

      Costco brand salsas are great (and good prices) but the containers are really large..

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        brooklynkoshereater RE: cheesecake17 Jun 24, 2010 07:39 PM

        where can you purchase the Santa Barbara peach salsa?

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          cheesecake17 RE: brooklynkoshereater Jun 25, 2010 06:14 AM

          Fairway in Brooklyn and UWS have it.

          I've also seen it in Wegman's in NJ

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            DeisCane RE: cheesecake17 Jun 25, 2010 06:40 AM

            Shop-Rite has it, Stop and Shop has it. Kings has it. I think I've seen it at every major supermarket, except perhaps Pathmark. I don't remember it there.

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              GilaB RE: DeisCane Jun 25, 2010 09:04 AM

              As DeisCane implied in his original posting, you have to look for them in the refrigerated section rather than with the shelf-stable jarred salsas. In my grocery, they're not with the dairy per se, but are in a fridge with spreads and prepared foods.

    2. Joe Berger RE: SimonF Jun 23, 2010 01:57 PM

      I use Salsa instead of Ketchup and Pasta Sauce.
      it's a much healthier low sugar, low fat alternative.

      when I see OU Ortega 16oz Medium for $2-$2.50
      on sale every few Months, I make sure to stock up.

      try to get used to more heat - it's healthier for you.

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        ferret RE: SimonF Jun 23, 2010 05:36 PM

        The Chachie's fresh salsas are very good.

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          brooklynkoshereater RE: SimonF Jun 23, 2010 07:19 PM

          I don't know the brand name but Costco has a great corn and bean salsa, and a great mango-peach salsa (if you're looking for a sweeter taste).

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            cheesecake17 RE: brooklynkoshereater Jun 24, 2010 08:05 AM

            I think they are Kirkland brand..

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            masteraleph RE: SimonF Jun 24, 2010 06:19 PM

            Whole Foods' 365 brand salsa is kosher in all but the normal varieties (i.e. mild, medium, and hot does not have hashgacha, but thick and chunky, chipotle, tomatilla, etc all do have). I'm generally a fan of their stuff and it's pretty reasonably priced, presuming that you have a Whole Foods nearby.

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              SimonF RE: masteraleph Jun 25, 2010 05:39 AM

              Thanks everyone!

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                cheesecake17 RE: masteraleph Jun 25, 2010 06:15 AM

                I love the 365 tomatillo salsa.. great flavor and not too spicy. I could eat it out of the jar.

                The peach or pineapple flavor is good too.

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                toveggiegirl RE: SimonF Jul 1, 2010 07:47 AM

                I really like the Garden Fresh Gourmet line of refrigerated salsas.

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