Salsa is a tasty dip made from fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeños, spices, cilantro and vinegar and or lime juice. I usually prepare my own but I can’t all the time so I need to pick up a jar every now and then. I do find that most jarred salsa is awful and doesn’t taste like salsa. So I am on the hunt for jarred salsa that taste ok.
I decided to try a jar of Guy Fieri Original Salsa. Guy Fieri is a Restauranteur, Cook Book Author, Food Network TV Host and Television Personality. He gives the impression on TV that he knows something about food…especially bar grub so I thought I’d give his salsa a try after being on the hunt for a long time.
I open the jar and it doesn’t look like salsa. It looks like jarred spaghetti sauce.
Salsa from a Mexican Restaurant near me looks like this. The salsa pictured below is bright and fresh tasting with chunks of real tomatoes, hot peppers, fresh cilantro and garlic.
So I go and take in the aroma of Guy Fieri’s Salsa before I taste it.
WOW it smells like cumin……….. we are talking Donkey Boats of Cumin.
Then I go to taste it.
It taste kind of GOOD but in a spaghetti sauce laced with lots of cumin kind of way and not like salsa……. This salsa lacks that fresh salsa taste and texture….it’s more like cooked down tomatoes with lots of cumin and some cooked vegetables.
It does have a little heat and some other flavors but it’s very heavy with and mostly CUMIN.
I guess “Flavor Town” is mostly flavored with cumin.
Lets see what the bottle says.
Lets take a better look at the ingredients.
Oddly it does taste better than most of the other jarred salsas I tried….It’s good but in a weird way…….because……………. it doesn’t taste like salsa to me………. (to me) It’s salsa that taste like spaghetti sauce flavored with cumin.
Your opinion may or may not differ from mine.
Go and try it and see what you think.