Gluten free, gourmet, all natural and fun! That is Chipotle People’s take on the fiery little jalapeno. They sent me two unique salsas and two heat sauces that were sure to knock my socks off.
Pineapple Mojito-(13 oz jar $4.39-$4.79) – is fresh pineapple with a slight hint of mint. The people at the Art of Chipotle describe this salsa as “unique and distinctive.” It sure it! This one is a tricky little salsa that I paired with chips. It comes on all sweet and mild at first and then packs a heated punch at the end. If you like darling food, then nothing beats this all natural salsa. It has vine fresh ingredients and a nice tropical scent when you open the jar. Pineapple Mojito salsa is certainly an adventure to eat. It’s best served as a topping or in combination with a food. I think it would taste great on chicken or even fish, but it’s not the best for chips.
Mango Gingersnap – This really is the ultimate in gourmet salsas. It has a slightly chunkier consistency than the Pineapple Mojito and is not quite as watery either. There was no tropical scent that greeted me upon opening the jar. I paired it with chips and crunched away. I liked this one the best overall for its subtle mango flavoring and then it hits you with the slow warming from the ginger. I think this would be a great treat to serve at a party instead of the same played out jarred salsas out there.
Sweet Heat Addiction – (13-14.7 ounce jars – $5.99-$6.99) Sometimes original really is the best. I paired this medium heat sauce with chicken one night using it as a marinade. Then I invited people over. Wow! No one could get enough of its great taset. It made an incredibly tasty marinade with its slightly sweet taste and warm heat that was impossible to resist. We dipped and ate, ate and dipped. Then the bottle was gone. I’m still sad. I highly recommend this award winning Sweet Heat Addiction sauce and will definitely be trying it as a sauce, using it on appetizers, other meats and even eggs!
Smokey Red Sensation Chipotle Sauce- This heat sauce is bold. There is a strong smoky flavor that purist of the chipotle will love. Hints of garlic, cumin and molasses pair well with the intense tomato flavor in this highly versatile sauce. While it was not a favorite in our house, I think if paired with the right foods like beef and even pumpkin, this spicy heat sauce would really shine.
The folks at the Art of Chipotle are really passionate about their product and serving it naturally. All ingredients are fresh and truly healthy. All products have a robust chile flavor while managing to find an incredible balance between sweet and hot. There are numerous recipes on the website as well as gift ideas and other fun links.