Marks & Spencer – Smokey Chipotle Salsa

by Hot Juan on January 2, 2011 · 1 comment

in Product Reviews

Marks & Spencer – Smokey Chipotle Salsa

Marks & Spencer – Smokey Chipotle Salsa

I don’t think I have ever seen a salsa with sugar as the first/main ingredient and the headline ingredient Chipotle Chillies are only a half or one percent.

On opening the salsa smells of sweet corn and tomato, it is a rich looking mixture with pieces of sweet corn, onion and pepper skin well spread throughout.

The taste is very sweet, like a tomato sauce, but much sweeter, there are hints of warmth from the chilles and mustard, but this is far too sweet, I think this has been targeted at the alcopop generation, this is salsa, but not as we know it.

Ingredients: Sugar, Sweetcorn (20%), Red Peppers, Water, Onions, White Wine Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Concentrated Lime Juice, Cornflour, Mustard Powder (Mustard Flour, Wheatflour, Turmeric), Sea Salt, Chipotle Chillies (0.5%), Smoked Paprika, Ground Turmeric, Ground Ancho Chillies.

We have two more chilli products from M&S to review in the next few months, but neither has such a high percentage of sugar in it.

Like most M&S products the packaging is excellent a small 205g stubby jar, with Mexican style insignia on the labels and that rough printed lettering

I cannot find this on their website www.marksandspencer.com, but it is available in the food hall.

Flavour
(2/10)
Heat
(1/10)
Packaging
(8/10)
Value
(5/10)
Overall
(4/10)

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avatar scain June 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I agree and having bought this today was so disappointed and very surprised at the sugar content……22%!!!! Too high!! It looked lovely on the shelf but tasted like sweetened ketchup. Only a very slight heat and chipotle flavour…..avoid, avoid, avoid.

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