Once You've tasted good salsa You can never go back to the other stuff. Years ago in the mid eighties my neighbor Kevin used to make nacho's in the microwave. They were delicious. he'd shred cheddar cheese over chips and microwave them for 45 seconds in their giant white 1978 sears microwave. (Now days it takes me a minute and a half to melt a plate of nacho's) Then he'd drizzle salsa over the top with heaping spoonfuls of sour cream scattered about...Those nachos had a fresh home grown tomato tang. For years I've tried to duplicate those nachos with very limited success. Probably because I couldn't remember what kind of salsa he used. That Get a Rope stuff doesn't cut it. It just doesn't have the fresh tang. The only place I can ever find salsa with "the tang" is in some Mexican restaurants.
So yesterday I go into Safeway and happen to buy a sixteen oz jar of Herdez Salsa Casera "Herdez" is short for Hernandez and Casera means home made in spanish. I get home, pop open some chips, pour that salsa in a bowl, and started eating. Before I know it The Big Bang Theory is over and I've eaten the entire bag. At eight p.m. hit the sack and toss and turn. I find myself sleep walking back to safeway. Head back to the salsa section, intending to buy the largest container I can find. My heart skips a beat, when I realize there's no Herdez red salsa, in the larger 64 oz size. I bend down for a better look and realize the reason I can't see the Herdez is because there's only one gallon jug left, and it's way back under the shelf. So I thought I'd reward Herdez for making the best mass production salsa I've found. Enjoy.