Why can the Chipotle Salsa jar be so hard to open?
Sometimes people write in to us complaining that they can't open the jar of salsa. This problem is easily fixed once you know understand why this can occurs.
The chipotle salsa is made in Mexico which is 2,250 meters above sea level. When the jars arrive in the UK (which is pretty much sea level) the difference in altitude creates a vacuum under the lid which can make the jar hard to open.
The solution is to gently tap the side of the lid. This creates a small dent, releasing the vacuum and the jar then easily opens!