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Unlike other reviewers I found this to be almost just the right blend I did not find it hot (but then I do eat hot chillies thai, birdseye, habanero, ghost, scotch), the flavour is almost right.
2 changes. 1) LESS salt it needs a little less salt in the blend & 2) LESS Cumin, it wasn't too bad though. I know another reviewer claimed it needed more but for me I can clearly taste it above all other spices & without even reading the ingredient list I could clearly tell that it is in it so much so that I could readily use this as a base to create a butter chicken sauce from scratch with an addition of masala, butter & cream or yoghurt, corriander powder etc etc
a seasoning like this being Mexican should use less cumin if it was Indian cuisine (from India not native american) then more cumin but in a taco seasoning it should be balanced & not overpower the other flavours. a golden ratio but I suppose it varies batch to batch with spice/herb freshness, over/under measurement.
This spice mix is really versatile. Aside from being used for tacos and similar, they can be added to chicken, steak, seafood, or - my favorite - baked beans to provide a little extra zing. You only need a tiny amount so this jar is basically a lifetime supply. Highly recommended!
Just too hot/spicy to use at level in directions for young kids as other brands have been. Also really lacking in the cumin part of the flavour. I do enjoy it as I like spicy food but I also like to be able to have burrito night for the kids.. Maybe have a mild and hot version? Or just reduce the chilli like people can always add more?
The product arrived exactly as appears, a bright reddish-brown and no discoloration. The spice is actually has a bit of a kick, so I had to go easy with on for the meal I made for the kids. My biggest concern, however, was that the seal under the top was slightly open! But I don't suspect food tampering.