I just found a 16-ounce jar of Her’s Mild Chunky Salsa in my food cabinet from 2009. The color looks like the same vibrant orange-red that it was when I first bought this salsa. It’s probably time to eat this.
Thus yesterday at my local Walmart, I picked up a family sized bag of Doritos nacho chips, and I just finished enjoying some of this Great Value salsa with the chips for an afternoon snack, and it was quite zesty and flavorful. So let me give you my thoughts about this excellent salsa, that I’ve just finished relishing with ranch flavored corn chips.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- While I do not remember exactly what I paid for this product, since three years have passed since I purchased it, I’m still sure that it was cheap.
- This salsa has no fat according to the label, and no extra sugar. But, it contains lots of vegetables, which is a great thing.
- Plus, it’s low-calorie as well, at 10 calories per two-tablespoon serving.
- This is one vegetable-laden salsa that keeps me returning for more, and it’s pretty healthy too.
- This salsa is still at its finest flavor three years after purchase. The “best by” date was December of 2011. Well, I’m several months past that. Yet this Hers Salsa tastes just as pleasant as ever.
- This products stays fresh for years if unopened and kept in a dry, cool storage area. But it must be refrigerated after opening, and in that situation, keeps for seven to ten days.
- This salsa (as all salsas should) comes in a glass jar with a metal lid. I opt for glass over plastic due to how little the glass alters the flavor of the foods it holds. Plus, glass can usually be recycled, whereas some plastics cannot.
- They found a pleasant proportion of tomatoes to other vegetables in this salsa. There was enough liquid to thoroughly douse my chips, yet enough solid vegetables that I felt like I was eating a healthy Mexican salad.
- I found this product moderately thick; definitely thick enough to stay on the chips as I scooped it out of the serving dish, and I was not even using those scoop-shaped chips.
- This salsa contains mostly vegetables; food that most Americans should add more of to their diets. This sauce contains tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, dried onions, and dehydrated garlic along with natural flavors, with tomatoes appearing the most in this recipe. This salsa tastes bodacious, and augments most any chip I’ve tried with it, including potato, corn, and other baked chips et al.
- They flavored this salsa mildly, just as the label says.
- This is an all-natural salsa, containing no preservatives or human-engineered chemicals.
- This mild salsa goes well with eggs (south western omelette), nacho chips (as I had with it for my mid-afternoon snack), pasta (a tasty substitute for Italian-seasoned spaghetti sauce), chicken, burritos, and cheese (you can blend this with cream cheese and milk for a yummy dairy veggie dip).
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- No serving suggestions or recipes appear on the back label.
- This product contains 160 MG of sodium per serving, which is lower than some of the other salsas I’ve reviewed. Still however, it tastes of significant amounts of salt. So BP watchers, do watch out, and go easy on this salsa.
Her’s Mild Chunky Salsa Rating
Aside from the medium levels of sodium (my opinion only), I still recommend this Her’s Chunky Mild Salsa as a dipping sauce for most any chip, or as a prime ingredient in your own salsa recipe. It stands well by itself or mixed with cheeses, creams, or other dips. Indeed, friends have known me to eat Her’s Salsa right from the jar. So I’d rate it at 90 out of 100.
Where To Buy Herr’s Mild Chunky Salsa
Look for Her’s Mild Chunky Salsa in any larger grocery retail outlet or on the Internet. It’s in a glass jar with a blue lid and the multi-colored label that surrounds almost the whole jar. This label shows pictures of the various vegetables used in this product. This salsa adds a pleasing veggie zest to Mexican recipes where sauces like this accompany traditionally.
- : Moved this post to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, and tweaked the content.
- 2012-04-07: Originally published.