Valentina (hot sauce)

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Bottle of hot sauce Valentina
Product type Hot sauce
Country Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Introduced February 14, 1854
Markets North America, South America

The Valentina is a brand of pourable hot sauce manufactured by the Salsa Tamazula, company of Guadalajara, Northern western Mexico. It is typically sold in 12.5 oz and very large (1 Liter or 34 oz) glass bottles, with a flip top cap permanently attached to the bottle (the cap does not unscrew). Valentina comes in two varieties, hot and extra hot, and the sauce is known for its taste,[1] as opposed to only for its heat. Valentina's ingredients are water, chili peppers, vinegar, salt, spices and sodium benzoate (as a preservative).[2]

The taste can be described as a citrus flavor, with a spicy aftertaste. It is often used as a condiment with fresh produce such as cucumbers and many varieties of fruit, such as watermelon, mangoes, oranges, and pineapple, with lemon and salt. Cool, fresh fruit and spicy, tangy, salty flavors are a common combination in Mexican cuisine and snack foods.

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  1. ^ The Everything Hot Sauce Book - Anglea Garbes . p. 96.
  2. ^ "Valentina Mexican Hot Sauce, 12.5 oz". WalMart. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 

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