Chile Lime Seasoning Blend

May 16, 2016 in Category: What's New

Fruta con chile y limon. It’s a popular snack offered up by street vendors throughout Mexico. Wheeled carts mounted with glass boxes exhibit plastic cups, each one overflowing with one or another combination of fresh-cut fruits and veggies—watermelon, mango, coconut, oranges, jicama, cucumbers...

But it’s not just fruit they’re peddling. As important as the produce is, what makes this snack so special is the condiment sprinkled on top. It’s a seasoning made from salt, chile powder, and lime juice powder.

What might seem strange to the uninitiated is actually a very sensible (and sensational!) flavor fusion: sweet and crisp fruit, contrasted with tart lime, enhanced by salt, and given an ever-so-slight, pungent, chile-powder kick.

This seasoning has made its way to the U.S., and beyond. You can find a version of it displayed prominently in Mexican market produce sections. Now, we're providing our own take on this simple seasoning; what we call Chile Lime Seasoning Blend.

We decided to take the best qualities of the leading brand, and to improve what we could. For instance, our development panel agreed the U.S. version of the leading brand is too salty; and though there is a low sodium version, it tastes rather bland. We decided to seek a salt level that would enhance, without tasting “salty”... Check!

In terms of the overall ingredient list, we exchanged the silicon dioxide in the leading brand for rice concentrate—a more desirable anti-caking agent.

Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Seasoning Blend is in our grocery aisle with the other spices and seasonings we offer. Look for the bright red label and cap. Also, look forward to paying $1.99 for the 2.9 ounce glass shaker. 

NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers... Contact our Crew for current price and availability.


Sea Salt, Chile Pepper, Red Bell Pepper, Lime Juice Powder, Citric Acid, Rice Concentrate.

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Tags: Mexican, Kosher, Chile, Seasoning, Condiment, Shaker