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Saso Roasted Red Pepper Chipotle Sauce

 

 
Overview
 

Maker: Saso Sauces
 
Cost: $16 for a 2 Pack from Saso Sauces
I paid $4.49 at Central Market for 1 bottle
 
Ingredients: Roasted Red Pepper, Chipotle Peppers in Sauce (tomato puree, onions, vinegar, canola oil, sugar, salt, paprika, garlic), Balsamic Vinegar, Water, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt, Arabic Gum, Spices
 
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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
2/ 5


User Rating
2 total ratings

 

Positives


Large beautiful bottle - great flavor concept

Negatives


This has been on the shelf at the store for way too long.


Bottom Line

I wish this sauce was fresher – had it not been sitting on the shelf at the store for so long, it may have been delicious

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Posted July 8, 2012 by

Saso Sauces - Roasted Red Pepper Chipotle

I picked this sauce up at the local Central Market here in Houston the other day. I should have known when purchasing it that it was going to have problems – in the store I tried to shake the bottle up and nothing moved. It was like the sauce was cemented in place. Unfortunately that was the case with all of the bottles on the shelf, so I took the risk and brought one home.

Saso Sauce in the bottle

In the bottle, the sauce looks great. The tomato puree gives the sauce it’s smooth appearance and the color definitely reflects it’s “roasted” name. But like a lot of things in pretty packages, once you open it up – that’s when things start to go south. The sauce needed to be stirred with a chopstick, shaken with a paint shaker (not really – but that’s what it felt like) and coaxed out of the bottle before I could get anything out of it. But that was 1/2 way to be expected.

Saso’s Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is chunky without being overly so. The smell reminds me of a sweet tomato sauce. Once I got it out of the bottle, my hopes increased. It looks and smells delicious.

I tested the sauce on some homemade Beef & Pork Poblano tamales – the perfect Saturday afternoon food.

Yech.

Yep – yech. The noise of “this sauce tastes like it’s been on the shelf for ages”. As much as I tried and tried to stir it, heat it up and even let it breathe – this sauce could not recover from it’s age. Unlike a fine wine this is not one that should stand around for long. I wanted to love it – the ingredients sound delicious and the packaging is refined – but sadly, this bottle is going straight to the trash.

But this one bad bottle won’t put me off their sauces – any company that creates at “SPECIAL EDITION Chile Pequin Hot Sauce” (sadly sold out) – needs to be tried again. And I’ll be watching to see when the Pequin xtra hot sauce makes a come back – it’s not often that you see sauces like that.


Nick Lindauer

 
The Original Hot Sauce Blog


2 Comments


  1.  

    Nick – sorry you had a bad experience with our Chipotle Sauce, bummer. It’s our #1 seller and I’d love to send you a bottle from a recent batch as well as a bottle of the K180 – Chile Pequin (it’s back)!
    Email: saso@sasosauces.com with your address and I’ll get these two bottles in the mail ASAP.

    Cheers,
    SaSo




  2.  
    Terri

    I dont think it’s fair to blast a company on the web when it was obviously the stores fault for keeping it in the wrong conditions (too hot, too old). I was researching if I should carry this sauce in my store and your negative review put doubts in my mind. BUT The fact that you only paid $4 should have been a clue, it should retail for $7. Next time if you are going to review a product for the world to read you should get a sample from the company and give them a fair chance to impress.





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