Redefining Spice: The Legacy of Salsa Valentina and Tamazula
In 1960, an innovative culinary visionary, Don Manuel Maciel Mendez, gave birth to a taste sensation that would sweep across Mexico and beyond - the Tamazula brand. His creation was welcomed with such fervor that it quickly expanded across the country. This reception sparked the conception of Salsa Valentina hot sauce, which would eventually take center stage as the unrivaled leader in the realm of hot sauce production and sales across Mexico.
Craftsmanship in Every Drop
Each of our products is a testament to meticulous quality and attention to detail. We handpick the finest ingredients and utilize the most advanced manufacturing equipment to ensure superior taste and consistency. Nestled in Guadalajara, Mexico, our sprawling factory spans over 279,000 sq. ft. and is a source of livelihood for more than 125 families in the vicinity.
Spreading the Spice Far and Wide
From the lush landscapes of Mexico, our sauces find their way to tables across the globe. Our extensive distribution network and strategic international sales offices allow us to reach an expanding number of households in the United States, Canada, and other nations on a daily basis.
The Valentina brand, a sub-brand of Salsa Tamazula, is renowned for its "pourable" hot sauce, lovingly crafted in our Guadalajara-based company. This unique sauce is derived from puya chilis from the state of Jalisco - a chili akin to the Guajillo variety, but with a distinct identity of its own known as guajillo puya.
The Valentina Experience: Authenticity and Flavor
Valentina hot sauce comes in 12.5-ounce and large (one-liter or 34-ounce) glass bottles, distinguished by their flip-top caps that are permanently affixed to the bottle. The iconic red silhouette emblazoned on the label is a tribute to our home state of Jalisco, underlining our commitment to authentic Mexican flavors.
Compared to the likes of Tabasco sauce, Valentina stands apart with its thicker consistency, less vinegary taste, and a more pronounced chili flavor. The sauce is available in two variants: hot, with a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) of 900, and extra hot, boasting a fiery 2100 SHU.
More Than Just Heat: A Culinary Staple
While Valentina sauce is known for its fiery heat, it's not just the spiciness that sets it apart. Its unique flavor profile makes it a favored condiment for various Mexican dishes, particularly street food delicacies. This captivating blend is made from water, chili peppers, vinegar, salt, spices, and sodium benzoate, the latter acting as a preservative.
Our journey since 1960 stands as a testament to our commitment to quality, flavor, and authenticity. As we continue to redefine the world of spices, we invite you to join us and experience the unique and tantalizing journey of flavors that is Salsa Valentina and Tamazula.