When I run out of Pure Death and cannot find Marie Sharp’s, I start getting withdrawals like a nicotine addict – it soon becomes all I can think about. And because none of those are sold at the local market, I ventured out of my comfort zone and scored from a different dealer. Vizcaya is sold at the local Kroger, so it’s easy to always have on hand. And as you can see from the picture above, it doesn’t last long around my house.
This product is made in Belize, but boasts that it’s Cuban in nature. Never having been to Cuba, I can’t vouch for that, but I will say that it’s very close to Marie Sharps’. So close, I would think they are made in the same place and use a similar recipe.
The sauce is nice and orange in color with flecks of peppers through out. For the purpose of this review, I tried it out on my tuna salad dinner (on the same night I tried out Dave’s Ghost Pepper). After trying something so hot, I was ready for a sauce that I could enjoy with my food. So I slathered it on the salad and dug in.
This is not hot, despite the red habaneros being the first ingredient. It’s a sauce that you will use in great volume – I applied it to dinner 3-4 times. The flavor is great – nice habanero taste without too much fruit, so it’s not overly sweet. It actually smells much hotter then it is, so this is a sauce with a lot of bark and not much bite.
If you can find this at your local store, buy 2-3 bottles. If you know where this is sold online, please let me know so I can update the information. By the looks of my bottle, it’s time to go shopping again.