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La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce

 
La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce Bottle
La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce Bottle
La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce Bottle

 
Overview
 

Maker: La Anita (website in spanish)
 
Cost: Cannot find online - bought this in Mexico at a gas station for 40 pesos (roughly $3)
 
Ingredients: Water, Habanero Peppers, Iodized Salt, Acetic Acid, Stabilizers, 0.1% of Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate as Preservatives, Yellow 5 F.D. & C. (Cl 19140), Blue 1 F.D. and & C (Cl 42090)
 
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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
2/ 5


User Rating
9 total ratings

 

Positives


Cheap, basic Mexican green sauce

Negatives


Green, green, green. Not hot, no pepper flavor


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Posted August 16, 2012 by

La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce Label

La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce Label

I picked up this sauce in Mexico, stashed it in my luggage and have been waiting to dig into while I got through my other opened green sauces. This sauce also came in a pack with 3 other bottles which I have not yet tried. One thing that already worries me is that all 4 sauces have the exact same ingredient list, but different amounts of Yellow FD/Blue FD – giving them different colors. Only time will tell if they taste any different I guess.

La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce - Lava Lamp?

La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce – Lava Lamp?

What in the heck is going on with this Lava Lamp? I’ve seen sauces separate before, but never like this. Must be the water – kinda looks cool actually. Note: this has only been sitting for about a week – not months or years.

It’s green (shocker) –  similar to El Yucateco Green Habanero (seen here in the Green Wings & Ham recipe from chilebrown) but it’s noticeably thinner (water again).

I didn’t want to post two pictures of the same meal in one week, but I eat it every morning – so there you go. And the egg whites show you just how green this sauce is.

La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce On Food

La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce On Food

La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce Close Up

La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce Close Up

La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce - Ooze

La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce – Ooze

Yep – thermonuclear green sauce. It adds a touch of heat – but it’s a vinegar backed heat, similar to Tabasco – intense up front and then mellows very quickly. I had to try the sauce straight out of the bottle to detect any hint of pepper flavor – and even then I struggled. They are in there, but if you were blindfolded so you couldn’t read the label, you would never be able to tell that this sauce has habaneros in it.And smell wise, it almost smells like a vinegar based household cleaner.

But on food – if you get past the color – it’s not bad. Very similar to Tabasco, it blends into the dish and doesn’t alter the flavor all that much. This is a great sauce for everyday layman usage – or beginner chilehead training.

Would I buy this sauce again? Nah, I have two bottles already, so the next one will stay unopened. Will I finish this bottle? Probably – but it won’t be my go to. I imagine this will be great on some tacos, but I’ve got bigger and better sauces to take on for that.

 


Nick Lindauer

 
The Original Hot Sauce Blog


One Comment


  1.  

    I didn’t know they still made this stuff. I remember thinking it was one of my favorites about a decade ago. I tried looking it up online but not finding it so I assumed it was gone.





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