I used to hate salsa, then sometime during college, I worked at a “Tex-Mex” restaurant and got used to it. Not really into it like some peoplebecause I’m not big on spicy foods but I learned to appreciate it as a dip/condiment. While I’m lucky enough to be visiting my sister Elaine and brother-in-law Zac, we conducted an evaluation with Zac’s favorite, Pace and the salsa next to it on the shelf,Tostitos.
Pace has what Zac describes a “fresh” taste for a cooked, jarred salsa. Elaine said it’s not as shelfy tasting as most other jarred salsas and we all agreed it had a good amount of spice for a medium heat salsa.
I felt the heat may have been a little too much for me but I do have a low tolerance for spicy. I did like the chunkiness of this salsa as did Elaine and Zac.
Zac pointed out this has a strong tomato paste flavor and although the jalapeno flavor is detected this was pretty bland overall.
We all agreed this was more jarred tasting than Pace and although it has a very simple, natural ingredient list, had a processed, soupy quality to it.
Pace wins because of it’s fresher tasting flavor and chunckier texture. Even though it was alittle spicey for me, I’ve tried mild which just tastes like tomato sauce so I would still stick with the medium for flavor.