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Review: Cracker House MEDIUM Pepper Sauce

 
Cracker House Medium Pepper Sauce
Cracker House Medium Pepper Sauce
Cracker House Medium Pepper Sauce

 
Overview
 

Maker: Cracker House
 
Cost: $4.99 from Cracker House
 
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 & Jalapeno peppers, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, garlic, salt, spice, black pepper, onion powder & natural flavorings.
 
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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
2.5/ 5


User Rating
1 total rating

 


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Posted March 27, 2008 by

 
Full Review
 
 

cracker_house_01.jpgCrackerHouse – 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 – Simple & Fresh
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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 & Jalapeño peppers, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, garlic, salt, spice, black pepper, onion powder & natural flavorings.

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Appearance/Smell/Taste: The smell of the MEDIUM is pretty much the same as the FIRE. It starts off with a sweet tomato smell. Then there is the slight waft of the vinegar. This is what attracts me to this sauce, the very fresh/sweet flavor. Although it’s almost to the point where it’s too sweet for me, but it’s safely right on the very edge of this line to where I can use this sauce, lots of it! Appearance wise the MEDIUM sauce is kind of loose with chunks and bits of onion, pepper seeds, and pepper flesh. There is a nice mixture of spices in there for good measure. Nice tomato flavor with the sweetness of the onions and the HFCS.

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Prepared meal: Leftover plain pizza. Even when I reheat my pizza, I like to use the pizza stone. It helps the crust stay nice and crispy, but not get overcooked and rubbery. I don’t know about you, but back in the day when I still used a microwave, I wouldn’t microwave pizza. Rubbery pizza just isn’t my thing. And sometimes I prefer reheated pizza stone pizza. This I know will be a perfect use for this sauce. Slathering up my first slice of pizza I dive right in! The fresh onion, pepper, and tomato flavor are awesome on pizza! The tomato concentrate meshes well with the pizza sauce. I then go on to kill another 2 slices with this sauce, lots of it too!

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
Flavor/textue/smell: 9/10
Heat: 3/10
Overall: 6.5/10


Lars

 


3 Comments


  1.  
    Buddah

    Nice review Lars as always. Going back to the reliable pizza. Tomatoey hot sauce goes best with pizza and eggs.




  2.  

    Thanks man. Yeah, I wasn’t up for much this day, but I wanted to write a review.

    If you so choose to get this sauce, get the FIRE version, much better heat w/o the extract flavor to kill the taste of the sauce.




  3.  
    Chuck Faulk

    Lars,
    Thanks for the review of CrackerHouse Medium Pepper Sauce. CrackerHouse Sauces is a growing family owned company Located in Palatka, Florida where my now retired Dad grows all of our own Datil peppers. CrackerHouse Sauces endeavors to produce sauces with freshness and flavor while also providing a little bit of the pepper rush. The product line continues to grow so maybe soon we will have a sauce for the true chili pepper heat enthusiast and I am sure we will also provide the freshness and flavor associated with all CrackerHouse products. Hope you continue to enjoy CrackerHouse and yes it is very good on pizza and eggs as well as many other of your favorite foods.
    Cracker





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