Walmart Great Value Restaurant-Style Medium Salsa Review


Deep red and saturated with spice, this Walmart salsa has strong notes of tomato and cilantro that most tasters liked. The flavors weren't sufficiently "melded" for some, but most agreed it was "pretty good."

Walmart's Great Value Restaurant-Style Medium Salsa ($2 for a 24-ounce jar) has many pleasing attributes, including the fact that it is indeed a great value. It stands out from the crowd of bottled salsas at only 8 cents an ounce.

Of course, an appealing price alone wasn't enough to put this salsa on our shortlist. It took a consensus from our tasting panel -- who enjoyed the flavors of this "all-purpose salsa" with "good spice" -- to secure Great Value Restaurant-Style Medium Salsa a spot as one of our good cheap picks. Panelists warmed to its pungent aroma and tang of cumin and cilantro. With an over-fine tomato and veggie dice, the salsa bordered on "mushy" and hovered dangerously close to a "marinara sauce" consistency, but it was saved by virtue of its flavor profile.

On the Walmart website, reviewers praise Great Value Restaurant-Style Medium Salsa for packing zing and hearty tomato taste. It's rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars with a total of 15 reviews. Several consumers seem to prefer the crushed-tomato thickness of the Walmart-brand salsa to a chunkier makeup, claiming it spreads nicely and better coats chips. Consumers who want to take things up a notch can always boost the spice level with hot sauce or cayenne, as at least one reviewer recommends.

Gina Briles

Gina K. Briles writes family, household, and shopping-related product reviews. She is a displaced Jayhawk and a coffee addict living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two small children, and Vizsla dog.

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