It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed a jarred salsa. The Texas Tamale Company and Brazos Legends sent us this jar of Casa Salsa for review, and while I’m not sure who or which company is making this stuff, I enjoyed eating it and writing this review.
Please read on…
Ingredients: tomatoes, jalapenos, water, onions, cayenne pepper, cilantro, garlic, salt, sugar, spices (including paprika and tumeric), cornstarch, tricalcium phosphate, paprika oleoresin and natural flavor, soy lecithin
Texture & Appearance: – Nice medium chunky salsa with a good bit of sauce to keep things on the thick side.
Taste Straight Up: – Full mouth feel of spices, heat and flavor. There is a big hit of a “Texas Chili” flavor thanks to the cayenne pepper and cilantro. I was surprised to not see chili powder in the list.
Heat Level: – For having only jalapenos in the mix for heat, this salsa, labeled “Hot” brings the heat. Not too hot, just about right. Great for chips and dip while watching football.
Label/Graphics: – Simple graphics and label. Called “Casa Salsa”, which I assume means “House Salsa”, there is a Texas Tamale Company – Est. 1985 logo, with “The Mexican Deli” under it. I’m afraid Texas Tamale Company / Brazos Legends is suffering from an identity crisis. Who makes this sauce? What is the brand name? I’m confused. Going to either website will ultimately take you to the same order page.
Overall Rating (Taste on Food, Final Thoughts): – Because of the names and websites, I can’t honestly ask any Chilehead “Do you like the Texas Tamale Company’s Casa Salsa” OR “Do you like the Brazos Legends’ Casa Salsa”? Which is it folks?
All in all, it is one of the best jarred salsas I’ve tried in awhile. Great taste, nice heat, good flavor and texture. A can’t miss winner in my opinion. I just wish they’d pick a name and website and stick with it. And perhaps re-do the label to be a little more spicy!
You can purchase Casa Salsa and save 25% from TexasTamale.com
Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.
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