Kirkland Organic Salsa Review

Kirkland Signature Organic Salsa Review
Two Pack of Kirkland Salsa

Product Name: Kirkland Signature Organic Salsa

Product Description: Two jars of Medium Heat organic salsa, 38 ounces each.

Brand: Kirkland Signature

Offer price: 7.49

Currency: USD

  • Medium Heat
  • Overall Flavor
  • Costco Value
4.5

Summary

Kirkland Signature Organic Salsa is a tasty product with a medium heat level.

The salsa is a bit on the thin side but, while it is not the most flavorful salsa I have ever tried, is perfectly acceptable.

Pros

Nice Heat Level

Nice Salsa Flavor

Costco Value

Cons

A Little Watery

On my latest Costco trip I picked up the two pack of Kirkland organic salsa (medium heat).  I have seen this product for years but hadn’t bought it before since I really didn’t need two 38 ounce jars of salsa.  I do eat a LOT of salsa but I like to switch up the brands and flavors to keep things interesting.

However, our kids are now living on their own so I was able to send one bottle over to their house and I wasn’t stuck with a ton of the same flavor salsa to work through.

Two Pack of Kirkland Salsa

Kirkland Salsa Nutrition and Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this jar of salsa.

Nutrition Facts

You get 38 ounces of salsa in each jar.  One serving is two tablespoons and there are about 35 servings per jar.

The nutritional facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 10
  • Fat: 0g (0% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 120mg (5% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 2g (1% DV)
  • Protein: 0g

Kirkland Salsa Nutrition

Ingredient List

The salsa has the following ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Onion
  • Water
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Salt
  • Vinegar
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Ancho chili pepper
  • Chipotle pepper

All of the ingredients are labeled as organic.

How Does Kirkland Salsa Taste?

The texture of the salsa is a little watery but has enough body to make it “dippable” with chips.

The salsa is labeled as “Medium Heat” and the product lives up to the description.  The combination of jalapenos, cayenne and chipotle gives the salsa a nice medium spice level that lasts with a pleasing after burn.   The ancho chilis, while not hot, are great at rounding out the pepper flavor profile.

Kirkland Salsa on a tortilla chip

The flavor of this salsa is not as complex as Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa but is much better than Trader Joe’s Salsa Autentica.

Reviews From Amazon Customers

I wanted to see what other people thought about this salsa so I checked out the customer reviews on Amazon.  There were 211 reviews for this salsa on Amazon as of November, 2021 which is enough information to draw some general conclusions.

The takeaway from this data set is that, in general, people really like this salsa with 84% of customers leaving either a 5 of 4 Star review.  Only 8% of reviewers were unhappy enough to leave a 1 or 2 Star review.

Amazon Reviews of Kirkland Salsa

Some of the Positive comments left by Amazon customers include:

  • One of the best salsas that I have ever had! Great flavor on nachos or as part of chips & dip.
  • This salsa is the best store-bought salsa I’ve ever tried! The medium heat rating seems about right. It’s spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. I love how the ingredients don’t contain anything unnatural and the flavor is so delicious.
  • Love the salsa! Taste almost like restaurant style in a jar. Great for chips and salsa! Has a little kick, but not too hot, so if you like to sweat when you eat, you might not prefer it. But it has a really good flavor to it.

Many of the comments associated with the 1 and 2 Star reviews were about problems with Amazon’s pricing and shipping and did not reflect on the quality of the product itself.  There were a few negative comments about the flavor of the salsa and some representative comments are included below.

  • There is so much salt that you cannot taste the rest of the ingredients.
  • The taste is disgusting! It taste like it is overloaded with garlic or something!
  • I found this salsa to be very sweet and thin. I have no idea how it is rated so well.

Costco Value

I bought the two 38 ounce bottle of this salsa at Costco for $7.49 which works out to a cost of $0.099 per ounce.

In comparison, you can buy Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa at Costco for $0.187 per ounce or the Salsa Autentica at Trader Joe’s for $0.165 per ounce.  This makes the Kirkland organic salsa look like a pretty great deal!

Cost of Kirkland Salsa at Costco

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