Every country has something that really is the essence of what the locals miss when traveling abroad. Costa Rica has a number of things like the natural beauty, perfect weather, great coffee, and Imperial beer.
The Legendary Sauce
Yet none of these might be quite as important to some Ticos as the secret sauce you find on almost every table in Costa Rica. The sauce is called “Lizanos”. In recent years you will now see Lizano’s sold in certain areas of the US and even in Europe.
Lizano’s is not spicey. It even has a slightly sweet taste to it. The ingredients are simple but the flavor is a secret to replicate. In Lizano’s you will find water, sugar, celery spice, salt, cucumbers, chili peppers, cauliflower, carrots dry mustard, and molasses.
Most half way through their trip are asking if they will have time to stop and buy Costa Rican coffee and a few bottles of Lizano’s before returning home.