Casa Mamita Small Batch Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Everything goes better with Salsa. Nachos, burritos, tacos. It’s not uncommon for me to add salsa to my eggs in the morning, and I love having salsa with nachos or tortilla chips as a snack. Many dishes aren’t truly complete until a spoonful of salsa is placed on top.

There are a lot of salsas out there, and Aldi sells a lot of salsa. We’ve reviewed quite a few Aldi salsa, from salsa con queso to chipotle lime salsas to Margarita’s Amigos salsa. One Aldi salsa we recently tried is a black bean and corn salsa.

Casa Mamita Small Batch Black Bean and Corn Salsa

The Casa Mamita Small Batch Black Bean and Corn Salsa is an Aldi Regular Buy, which means you can find it in stores all the time. At the time of this post, it costs $2.29 for a 16-ounce jar, or about 14.3 cents an ounce. That’s currently the same price as Aldi Casa Mamita Restaurant Style Salsa.

There are about 15 servings in each jar, and each serving contains 15 calories, five more than the restaurant style salsa. There are 0g of fat, 200mg of sodium (10 less than the restaurant style), and 3g of carbohydrates, which is only one more than the restaurant style. This salsa does not appear to have any allergen warnings, and the restaurant style version of the salsa without the beans and corn doesn’t contain allergy warnings either.

Casa Mamita Small Batch Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Nutrition information and ingredients, part 1. (Click to enlarge.)

Casa Mamita Small Batch Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Nutrition information and ingredients, part 2. (Click to enlarge.)

My first thought trying this salsa is that … it’s not that different from the regular restaurant style salsa. The manufacturers weren’t very generous with the beans and corn — they were scarce enough that some bites didn’t even have any corn or beans in them. It still had the kick of the restaurant style salsa, but I almost thought there was a bit more in this salsa. It wasn’t bad, but I was disappointed. Adding more corn and beans would have made it feel more like a different salsa with a unique texture. Instead, it felt like just about the same salsa as the restaurant style but in a different labeled jar.

The Verdict:

The Casa Mamita Black Bean and Corn Salsa is $2.29 and is not exactly what I was expecting. The insufficient quantities of the advertised ingredients was off-putting, and I still prefer the restaurant style salsa at Aldi to this. I could understand someone preferring this salsa because of the subtle changes, but unfortunately, this is probably a pass for me. 

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