Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Trader Joe's Tropical Mango Pineapple Salsa
This ain't salsa. You know how I know that? Because there are no tomatoes in it. No diced tomatoes, no tomato puree, nothing. It's orange, not red. The first ingredient is mango, the second pineapple. I like mango and pineapple just fine, which is why I was interested in trying this stuff. But when something is advertised to be a mango and pineapple salsa, I still expect it to be, at root, a salsa--but with some mango and pineapple thrown in as accents. That is not how Trader Joe's sees things, apparently.
Also, too much onion. I have begrudgingly accepted that if I'm going to eat commercial salsa, I'm going to have to put up with some onion. But there's a limit to my tolerance, and this exceeds it--though only by a little, not so much as to make it inedible.
Will I buy it again?
No. And I'm tempted to report TJ's to the Federal Trade Commission for false advertising. Salsa, my ass.