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Posted January 19, 2007 by Vic in Reviews
 
 

Review: CSIGI Chili Sauce (XXX Hot) Salubrious Savina Hot Sauce


Review: CSIGI Chili Sauce XXX Hot Salubrious Savina

CSIGI Chili Sauce Salubrious Savina Hot Sauce

“The founders’ obsession in choosing specific varietals of peppers is used to create a fusion of flavor, texture and heat that is unlike anything else on the market.”

Well it’s my turn at reviewing a Csigi product, and when I open and smelled this sauce I was very happy to give my two cents and maybe a little more. I put my taste buds to the test with Csigi’s Salubrious Savina = Conducive or favorable to health or well-being. Boy the name hits the nail on the head, the sauce just smells amazing. The first whiff is the Vinegar base, it stays nicely on the bottle cap but the next sniff is all the Red Savina’s. Proud and boastful the peppers make a strong statement and give heed to the upcoming taste. Once you get adjusted to the Hab smell the Tomato and the spices make their presence known. All together the ingredients blend well and the aroma will make your mouth water.

Ingredients: Vinegar, Habanero Red Savina Chiles, Roasted Red Peppers, Roma Tomatoes, Extra Coarse Sea Salt, Turbinaro Sugar, Garlic, Spices, Arrowroot.

Csigi Salubrious Savina Sauce is a wonderfully thick – chunky sauce. The arrowroot is a starch obtained from the rhizomes of a tropical American perennial herb (Maranta arundinacea). It is used especially in cooking as a thickener. The sauce is speckled with spices, seeds, pepper pieces. It has a XXX HOT rating, which maybe for the non-scorched tongue may be accurate, but to the hearty majority of us here it is at a low end hot level. Don’t get me wrong it has a bite, the warmth stays nicely for a good bit but it’s not a barn burner.

“Csigi Chili Sauces’ Salubrious Savina is a hot sauce that seemingly tastes well with anything it’s applied to. The roasted red pepper/Habanero Red Savina® called Salubrious Savina, which won a Scovie Award in the Habanero Hot Sauce category for 2006!”

“Csigi Chili Sauces’ Salubrious Savina has a robust habanero flavor with a smoky intense heat that escalates and lingers on the palate. Try Salubrious Savina in soups, on Southwestern cuisine, pizza, or any of your favorite dishes.”

CSIGI Chili Sauce Salubrious Savina Hot Sauce

Well I challenged the “Tastes well with anything” statement and gave the Salubrious Savina an Omelet test. I decided to make a Mushroom, Garlic, Chipotle Cheese Omelet. I first sautéd the Mushrooms and Garlic and added some spices here and there.

CSIGI Chili Sauce Salubrious Savina Hot Sauce

Added the eggs and made up some toast. I also put a few drops of the Salubrious Savina Sauce, threw in some of the Chipotle Cheese, and some Asiago Cheese for the heck of it.

CSIGI Chili Sauce Salubrious Savina Hot Sauce

There you have it, a monster Omelet topped off with a little more Asiago Cheese and a side of toast. I enjoyed this breakfast very much, the Salubrious Savina Sauce stood up tremendously to the test and added a nice even heat and a lot of flavor. Good times!

Conclusion: An excellent sauce overall, I was very pleased with every aspect of it. Good flavor, the Salubrious Savina Sauce has a nice bite to it that lingered around nicely, and just an amazing aroma. Try this sauce I think you will like it as well. I agree with Csigi it is well rounded and would compliment many different types of food.

Packaging/Label: 8 out of 10
Aroma: 9 out of 10
Taste: 9 out of 10
Heat: 7 out of 10
Overall: 9 out of 10

Csigi Chili Sauce
International award winning habanero [tag]hot sauces[/tag] are just the beginning…
www.csigichilisauce.com
570-420-8664


Vic