Costco is selling jars of Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa and I think it is delicious. This is a Medium Heat salsa with the cute tagline, “Not Responsible For Obsession” and the salsa is good enough to give credence to the warning!
Keep reading to see if this is the right salsa for you!
Gourmet Salsa Nutrition and Ingredients
Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this jar of salsa.
You get 32 ounces of salsa per jar. One serving is two tablespoons and there are about 32 servings per jar.
The nutritional facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 10
- Fat: 0g (0% DV)
- Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
- Sodium: 210mg (9% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 2g (1% DV)
- Protein: 0g
The salsa has the following ingredients:
- Jalapeno peppers
- Red wine vinegar
- Lemon juice concentrate
The back of the label indicates that this salsa is “Medium Hot”.
The salsa has a wonderfully complex flavor profile and tastes suspiciously like the salsa that is served with Costco’s Chicken Quesadillas from the deli. The best words to describe the flavor are earthy and bright, two terms that are not usually used together.
The tomatoes, peppers, garlic and cilantro give the salsa an full bodied earthy flavor while the vinegar and lemon juice follow along and brighten up the profile.
The texture of the salsa is thick but it is absolutely not chunky.
The salsa is labeled as “Medium Heat” but the heat level is actually pretty mild. What I found intriguing is that while most Mild salsas are incredibly bland, this mild salsa is full bodied, complex and absolutely delicious.
Mateos does offer a “Hot” gourmet salsa but that one is still pretty mild as well. If you are looking for a spicy salsa then give the Kirkland Signature Salsa a try.
I think this salsa is great and I will be buying it again. I like this salsa much better than Trader Joe’s Salsa Autentica.
Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa is a Costco Value
I bought the 32 ounce bottle of this salsa at Costco for $5.99 which works out to a cost of $0.187 per ounce.
You can buy a 16 ounce bottle of the same salsa at Target for $3.99 which works out to a cost of $0.249 per ounce.
This means that you will save $0.062 per ounce (24%) when you purchase the larger bottle at Costco.