The Mexican Connection

McDonald's salsa sauce

People may debate for years whether it was the chicken or the egg that came first. But in case of salsa and tomatoes, the latter definitely came first.

It was the Spaniards that found tomatoes in 1519-1521, leading to the birth of the salsa sauce. Though at first, tomatoes seem to be eaten fresh, directly plucked from the vine, people soon started coming up with ways to use the fruit. Aztec lords combined tomatoes with chili peppers and ground squash seeds to prepare the first variant of the salsa.

In Italian and Spanish, salsa means sauce. There are many variants of salsa available and a good salsa should be flavourful, with just the right amount of acidity, sweetness and saltiness. In Mexican households, raw salsa is generally prepared fresh, with finely cut tomatoes, green chilies and onions, to be eaten on the very same day.

People love salsa sauce. The simple dip with a burst of flavours has been a hit for a long time. In 1991, for example, the sale of salsa sauce outran that of the good old tomato ketchup in the US. In India, many people’s first tryst with salsa is usually in theaters where the red, hot sauce is served with nachos.

Now McDonald’s India offers you a great way to enjoy the salsa sauce. It has introduced French Fries with salsa and cheese dips. So, get over nachos and beans, salsa has found a new golden companion now. World famous fries are now served with one of the most loved dips in the world.

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