13) Goya from Taste Test: What's the Best Store-Bought Salsa? (Slideshow)

Taste Test: What's the Best Store-Bought Salsa? (Slideshow)

Jane Bruce
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13) Goya

From the outside, this salsa looks like it should be a winner: Big chunks of tomato, onion, and cilantro, resulting in something that looks a lot more like fresh pico de gallo instead of salsa. The flavor proves otherwise, however: it was very thin and soupy, and the vegetables within tasted overcooked. Our tasters noticed what can best be described as a “funky” after-taste (“like Clorox,” said one), and all the others agreed that the flavor was “odd.” “It seems like it’s trying hard to be artisanal, but it comes across as just water with some vegetables thrown in,” said another.

Price: $2.29/ 17.6 ounces