Why is there a shortage on Valentina Hot Sauce?
It’s not entirely clear why it’s been so hard to find, but one local food vendor says he was told a glass shortage in Mexico is causing the disruption. Whatever the reason, its impact is also being felt by hungry lunch and dinner crowds at some eateries that have run out of the sauce.
Where is Valentina sauce?
Valentina is a brand of “pourable” hot sauce manufactured by Salsa Tamazula, a company based in Guadalajara, Mexico. The sauce, like the parent company’s Tamazula hot sauce, is made with puya chilis from Jalisco state, similar to the Guajillo chili and known by the name guajillo puya.
What is a good substitute for Valentina sauce?
Cholula Hot Sauce It also has a complex chile profile, thanks to the use of two kinds — arbol and piquin. With 110 milligrams of salt per teaspoon, it’s nearly twice as salty as Valentina.
Is Valentina sauce healthy?
6) Valentina (Not Hot at All): The sodium levels drop here, at only 64 milligrams per teaspoon. However, it’s the first hot sauce on the list that contains a potentially problematic preservative: Sodium benzoate, which has been shown to exacerbate hyperactive behavior in young children.