CrackerHouse – Pepper Sauce – MEDIUM
Back in December, I did a review of the CrackerHouse Fire Pepper Sauce. You can check this out here”¦ This time, the MEDIUM version of the sauce was up on deck. The FIRE version of this sauce was an extract sauce, yet nowhere near an extreme heat hot sauce. In fact, the small amount of extract that was in the hot sauce, was very well buried. Appearing at darn near the end of the ingredient list, it was one of the first extract sauces that I have had, that didn’t detract from the flavors in the sauce due to the use of extract. I thoroughly enjoyed the sauce and damn near killed the entire bottle during one meal. So essentially we have the same exact sauce, minus the extract. I know I’m going to like the fresh flavor of this sauce before I even try it. My only pitfall with these sauces are the use of HFCS and CS, personally I avoid any and all foods that contain these ingredients. But alas this is one of the pitfalls of reviewing hot sauces. J No complaints here folks!http://crackerhousesauces.com/
CrackerHouse Sauces are a masterful blend of Florida Datil peppers and Jalapeno peppers along with other fresh vegetables. We currently offer a Datil Pepper Sauce (medium), a Datil Hot Sauce (fire), a Datil Honey Mustard (mild) and both a mild and hot Datil Wing Sauce.
CrackerHouse sauces are great on any food; try the sauces on anything! Your taste buds will love you for it!
Being that I am in ultra lazy mood, I have decided that this hot sauce would be perfect for plain pizza. Since I know it’s going to have a nice sweet/fresh taste to it, why bust my ass cooking up something. Leftover pizza it is!
First impression: With scant differences between the FIRE and MEDIUM, the bottles are nearly identical, almost the same label. Two differences I notice are the white shrink wrap on the MEDIUM and the red shrink wrap on the FIRE. The obvious FIRE (with flames) or MEDIUM right below the CrackerHouse logo differentiates the two. The ingredients are also exactly the same as the FIRE sauce. The only difference is that this version lacks the capsaicin oleoresin.
Ingredients: tomato concentrate made from red ripe tomatoes, fresh red & green tomatoes, sugar, fresh onions, distilled vinegar, green bell peppers, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, fresh Datil & JalapeÃ±o peppers, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, garlic, salt, spice, black pepper, onion powder & natural flavorings.
Complement to meal: Pizza is a great use for this sauce. All the fresh flavors go very well with plain pizza. Although any kind of pizza would be totally ramped up with this sauce. The heat although is very low, especially if you are a chile-head and like it hot. This sauce is roughly a 3 on the HSB heat scale and lowers to about a 2 once it’s applied to something cheesy like pizza. As you can see I used a good deal of this sauce on 3 slices of pizza. Nearly 2/3rds of the bottles was consumed, and no chile-heads were injured in the making of this review! Check this sauce out if you want something sweet, sassy, and mild! -Lars-
Initial impression: 8/10
Ingredient quality/content: 6/10