Armed with tortilla chips, Real Simple staffers dug in to find the tastiest jarred salsas. By Emily McKenna and Lindsay Funston
Tostitos All-Natural Chunky
Talk about a crowd- pleaser: Kids love the tomatoey sweetness; grown-ups appreciate the crunchy onions and bell peppers. And kudos for the excellent cling factor-it really stays on your chip.
To buy: $3.70 for 15.5 ounces.
Wild Harvest Organic Mild Thick and Chunky Salsa
Extremely mellow and just a tad sweet, this budget-friendly jar is a reliable option for kids.
To buy: $2 for 16 ounces, wildharvestorganic.com for stores.Best Medium
Green Mountain Gringo
As close as you'll get to homemade without picking up a knife. Fresh cilantro, parsley, and garlic tame the feisty jalapeño and pasilla chilies.
To buy: $4.30 for 16 ounces.
Frontera Roasted Habanero