Pace has a new line of salsas on the grocery shelves.
I reviewed their Triple Pepper Salsa here – so you can read my gushing review of this mass-produced jarred salsa, but here you’ll see why I’m not so keen on these other 3 varieties reviewed here.
Let’s start with my 2nd least favorite of this bunch:
Pace Salsa Verde: OK, the jar reads:
“The smoked Spanish paprika that spikes this concoction is not the bland stuff you typically see around.” [But the paprika is indiscernible and in fact bland.] “… we use it to give chunks of tomatillo splashed with lime a unique and unforgettable kick.” [Uh-huh. Kick. If you think lots of vinegar and yellow tomatoes are “kick”. Yes, yellow tomatoes. Between the tomatillos and yellow tomatoes, this salsa is the color of baby food… and about as hot. Or not].
Do you really want to see the ingredients list? Oooh-kay:
- Yellow tomato puree (water, yellow tomato paste), fresh jalapeno peppers, water, tomatillos, fresh onions, salt, cilantro
- vegetable oil (corn, cotton seed, canola, and/or soybean), distilled vinegar, lime juice concentrate
- sugar, garlic, smoked paprika, and natural flavoring
It’s a hoot to see corporations extol an ingredient such as paprika, only to find it next to last in the list. Pace, you did good with the 3 Pepper Salsa… this one, not so much.
Bottom line: it’s thin, vinegary, slightly tingly on the tongue, but not worth fooling with. Ok.. I