In trying Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Special Mild Salsa, it was actually the first time I’ve tried refrigerated, fresh salsa, as opposed to the shelf-stable varieties. So, I did have high hopes as to the quality and overall taste, but what also caught my eye about this salsa is the sodium content being only 105 mg for two tablespoons, which is basically half of the sodium amount of what I’m used to. Yes, sometimes I do pay attention to the nutritional stats, because although tasty snacks are always worth while, I find that it is also nice to try and balance things out with some nutritional benefits as well. After all, I did enjoy these with tortilla chips – and lots of it for that matter.
What I enjoyed most is how fresh this salsa tasted with the natural sweetness of the tomatoes balanced with cilantro and garlic. The consistency was chunky and not runny at all. No one likes a liquid salsa that just ends up being a tomato juice dip. Jack’s special mild salsa really is a mild salsa with no heat, but it still has great flavor. In fact, it’s great that it is low in sodium based on the nutritional details, because I really didn’t need any more salt or seasoning added to the mix. You certainly taste the fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and minor note of garlic. Although I had these with tortilla chips, I could see this being great with eggs, such as a breakfast burritos or tacos.
Ratings and Details
Cost: $3.99 for 454 grams.
Value for Cost: Good.
Availability: Major grocery stores.
Nutrition: For 2 tablespoons: 10 calories, 0 grams of fat, 105 mg of sodium, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 0.5 grams of fibre, 1 gram of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.
Overall: Very fresh tasting and is definitely a mild salsa with no heat.