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What makes Valentina sauce so special?

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

If you know people from Mexico there are two things that must be in their fridge: tortillas and Valentina Sauce. So, what makes this sauce so special?


Valentina sauce was created in 1960 in Tamazula, Jalisco, Mexico by Manuel Maciel Méndez. It is named after a woman who participated in the Mexican Revolution: Valentina Ramírez Avitia. Since then, it became a household name of hot sauce in all Mexico.


Manuel created two recipes, one make with Puya chilis and the other one with Árbol chilis. He decided to put a yellow label on the ones made with Puya and a black label on the ones made with Árbol. So, the yellow label means "Hot" and the black label means "Very hot".


It goes well with everything. You can try it on vegetables such as cucumber, carrots or jícama; on fruits such as mango, pineapple and apples or on chips like Doritos.


Here at Perola's we have Valentina in stock always, so you won't miss it special and spicy flavour.




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