A Chip's Best Friend
Salsa has become as American as apple pie, dethroning ketchup as the top condiment for the first time way back in 1991. That's led to a dizzying array of jarred salsa to pick from store shelves, at all heat levels and with all kinds of ingredients from fruit to nuts. We lined up a dozen popular and inexpensive tomato- or tomatillo-based salsas that you can find at many grocery and warehouse stores like Costco, Trader Joe's, and Kroger and tasted them side-by-side with tortilla chips. Here is the winner, the runner-up, and the ones that you can skip, ranked from best to don't-waste-your-money.
Editor's note: This story was updated in July 2023. Prices and availability are subject to change.