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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Archer Farms Mango Peach Salsa

During my time in L.A., I became aware of sweet, fruit-based salsas. A local fish taco place offered a white fish taco with lettuce, cilantro, and a fruity salsa very similar to this product from AF. In both cases, the sauce is more delicious than I anticipated, and it blends really well with a host of southwestern foods, fish, and chicken dishes, too.

In this case, the salsa is also just fine for dipping with regular old tortilla chips. I used Archer Farms White Corn Tortilla Chips (review coming soon). The combination was perfect. The chips provided just enough crunchiness and saltiness, and the salsa supplied the body of the flavor, and plenty of texture. There really are huge chunks of mango and peaches. The product description mentions jalapenos. They're in there, but the jalapeno chunks are greatly overshadowed by the fruit pieces. Like the Corn and Black Bean Salsa, this product is marked as "medium," but I'd put it closer to "mild." There's a vague, warm tingle from the jalapenos, but it doesn't really compete with the sweetness of the fruit. It blends nicely, but if it's spice you're looking for, try something else. Likewise, if you're looking for a dessert food, this probably isn't what you're after.

Like all AF salsas, it's about $3 for a jar, which isn't cheap. But it's a high-quality product, and just a little bit goes a long way in terms of livening up an otherwise bland meal. This is definitely a product that will wind up on my shopping lists in the future. I'm a fan.

I give this product 8 out 10 stars.






3 comments:

  1. So happy to see a blog all about Archer Farms products! If you like dips you might want to try the Buffalo Blue Cheese dip, it's a personal favorite.

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  2. Thanks for the comment, Jolie! And thanks for the recommendation, too. Unfortunately, blue cheese usually has a food-grade mold in it that I'm allergic to. But thanks for letting other readers know about it!

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  3. The Buffalo Blue Cheese is a family favorite here but I believe it was recently discontinued -- I've been looking for it for months

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