This is a sample review for all those folks looking at the site and wondering, how in the heck do these new things work? Well in short - anyone can now write a review on anything spicy related. I do ask that all reviews contain contact information for the product/service, ingredients (if applicable) and that you do not review your own product (duh). We will still be accepting products for review here at HSB headquarters - and those products sent in will be added to the "Featured" section of the site - so that they can be seen on every page.
Anyways - onto this short early morning review.
It happened during the Hurricane Ike recovery - Laura & I drove 40 miles west to College Station to find gas, ice and food. While there I ran into a Wal-Mart while Laura guarded the gas cans in the back of the truck. As I went up and down the isles picking up non-perishable items (no power to keep things cool), I happened across the ethnic foods aisle and of course went straight for the hot sauces. It was there that I found these beauties - for a whopping $1.78. And of course I picked up one of each (they make more then one flavor of these big suckers).
It's like a jumbo Gatorade sized bottle of hot sauce.
Smell wise - without looking at the ingredients and just taking a whiff - you can tell that it's made of reconstituted dried peppers. If you can get past that, there is a slight ting of lemony scent - but then again, that could be anything.
Ingredients: Water, Iodized Salt, Dry Chili Peppers, Modified Corn Starch, Acetic Acid, Natural Lemon, Spices, 0.1% Sodium Benzoate as preservative, Gum and FD&C Yellow #6
Yeeech. Straight to the tongue taste testing induces coughing and sputtering. The "tang" in the sauce is the culprit - if your a fan of sour foods, this may work for you. Trying it on food had a much better result, however the sauce is so runny that it was near impossible to get enough to stick to the food. No wonder it comes in such a large bottle, you need all the sauce - my plate ended up looking like a small murder scene by the end of dinner.
While I wouldn't buy this sauce again (except maybe to add a bottle to the collection), I would use this again. But only if the only other choice of hot sauce was Tabasco.