Our experience with Aldi salsas has been a mixed bag. Some of their garden salsas can be quite good, while others are not. In some cases, Aldi has tweaked a specific salsa with a new formula that is not as good, while in other cases their formula — such as their standard chunky salsa — seems to have more or less stayed stable.
This salsa is one of their Regular Buy varieties. And it didn’t do it for us.
The full name of this salsa is “Casa Mamita Chipotle Lime Salsa – Zesty and Smoky.” Oh, and it’s also “organic salsa” — every ingredient is listed as organic except sea salt. On paper, the ingredients should be a recipe for success. It’s got your usual suspects, including (organic) tomatoes, (organic) garlic, (organic) cilantro, and, of course, (organic) lime juice, all wrapped in a medium heat.
And yet somehow it doesn’t come together. It tastes … odd. In our view, the lime overwhelms much of the other flavors, and it has some other flavors in there that we can’t quite place but just don’t quite come together the way we anticipated. Some of the lesser powders and peppers toward the end of the ingredients list may be to blame, but regardless, the end result just wasn’t inspired.
Now, everyone has different food tastes, so there’s always a possibility that what we find forgettable someone else might find memorable. Someone with more exotic tastes might like this. But if your salsa tastes are conventional, try this at your own risk.
Casa Mamita Cilantro Lime Salsa is heavy on lime and other flavors, and lighter on the things we love best about salsa. Perhaps some people might find this particular assembly of flavors worthwhile, but it didn’t quite do it for us. On the upside, it’s all organic!