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    2010 - 01.07

    I couldn’t resist using that as a post title for a review of salsa.  Can you blame me?

    I’m a mild girl myself, but I do enjoy salsa with tortilla chips.  So when Mom Central contacted me about doing a review of a new line of Rosarita salsas, I could hardly say no.  Besides, I thought it would go perfectly with our annual New Year’s Eve snack-fest.  Each year we do up an assortment of appetizers and snack foods and instead of having a meal that night, we just snack on yummy things all night long.  And if you’re having a snack fest, you’ve pretty much got to have salsa.

    The salsa initially arrived in pieces.  Which isn’t exactly how you hope to receive a package of salsa.  The Fed Ex guy didn’t even ring our doorbell when he dropped off the package and I can hardly blame him.  Luckily, Mom Central got another package out to me ASAP and it arrived just in time for our New Year’s Eve celebration.

    We received three bottles of salsa.  A mild, a medium (with green peppers) and a hot.  Now, as I mentioned before, I’m a mild girl.  So I only really tried the mild.  But I liked it!  Word to the wise for other mild child’s out there: this salsa still has some kick!  Which was definitely tasty but also required a glass of water to cool my tongue.  And also, this cemented my decision not to try the medium or the hot.  Instead, my more intrepid husband tried those.  And his verdict:  SPICY!  (the hot)  TASTY! (both)  I would definitely rank these salsa’s up there with Pace and the Walmart store brand, which is what we normally buy.  And I was right, these salsa’s fit right in with our holiday snack-fest.

    I even tried some over a microwave burrito the other day and OMG so good.  I like rather plain bean and cheese burritos, but they are somewhat bland.  A good salsa always punches it up and I think the Rosarita salsa is the best compliment I’ve tried so far.

    This new line of salsas is still in somewhat limited release.  Currently, according to Rosarita, they can only be found in four cities — LA, Dallas, Phoenix, and Denver — at select Walmart and grocery stores.  However, when I was at my local Walmart just a week or so ago, I found these salsas on the shelf there.  I would say, if you don’t live in one of those cities, don’t expect to find it.  But if you do?  Bonus!

    Do you love salsa like I do?  Hey, even mild child’s can love salsa.

    I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Rosarita and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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