You wouldn't think there would be much difference between regular pickled jalapenos and these clean label ones from Casa Verde. However, you'd be wrong - very wrong, just like I was before I bought them on a whim just to try. You can absolutely taste the wholesomeness of this product compared to regular brands. There's a great vinegar tartness with a mild sweetness and a clean jalapeno flavor and spice - and that's it. No mass-produced, came-from-a-factory flavor like the jalapenos you get on your nachos at high school football games or the movie theater. Don't get me wrong - I like those jalapenos just fine because I've been eating them my whole life, but these are EVEN BETTER. It's not just the flavor, the texture is better too. It's like eating a real vegetable as opposed to some mushy green ring.
Maybe the best way to put it is to think of a time when, for some reason, you somehow got a jar of pickled veggies from an old farm wife, (maybe it was okra, maybe green beans or beats), and think of how much better they were than anything you'd had from a jar or can. Remember thinking how nice it would be to be able to have pickled veggies like that anytime you wanted but without having to learn how to do it and do all the work yourself? That's what these jalapenos are like!! They're exactly like if some lady who had been pickling veggies for 50 years whipped up a batch just for you. So go buy some and enjoy! You'll be glad you did.