Review: Dr. Gonzo’s World Famous Peppermash
“More than just a hot pepper relish…When opened properly, there’s a party in every jar…Good fer what ails ya.”
There are plenty of good sayings on the jar of Dr. Gonzo’s Peppermash. The stuff inside looks like a fine relish, a chunky mixture of peppers and onions with plenty of seeds floating around. It is very sweet and aromatic on the nose, with a pleasant peppery backdrop and a good dose of vinegar. The smell, texture and look is most certainly more relish-like than mash-like.
Ingredients: Jalapeno & Cherry Peppers, Onions, Garlic, Sugar, Vinegar, Lime Juice, Salt
On First Taste:
Upon tasting Dr. Gonzo’s, the first thing I noticed was the sweetness. The sugar content really comes to the front, and stands out prominently. There’s a good, round pepper flavor, and a tweener-type heat: newbies would call it spicy, chiliheads would call it mild. So, I will go with a compromise and call it a layman’s medium. Definitely a relish, and a very good one at that.
I tried to give Dr. Gonzo’s a try on a fried egg, bacon and cheese sandwich. While the eggs were on the skillet, I grabbed some chips and started chowing on Dr. Gonzo’s as a salsa. My gosh, was it good. I put down a good part of the jar, savoring every bite, until I smelled something burning. Dr. Gonzo’s was so good, it caused my to charbroil the last 2 eggs I had in the house. So, my sandwich morphed into bacon and cheese topped with Dr. Gonzo’s Peppermash.
The sandwich turned out very well, the sweetness and mild heat complementing the cheese and bacon nicely (though it would have been even better with eggs.) It would also be a great topping on fish or chicken. But to my taste, where Dr. Gonzo’s really shines is straight out of the jar. Used as a salsa, it has few rivals.
If you love sweet and a little bit of heat, Dr. Gonzo’s World Famous Peppermash is for you. It is particularly good straight out of the jar, and would also be a very nice breakfast and dessert sauce.
Packaging – Nice looking, easy access jar. 8.1 out of 10.0
Aroma – Sweet and Pepperish. 8.2 out of 10.0
Appearance – Chunky, lots of seeds. 8.0 out of 10.0
Taste – Sweet and tasty. 8.4 out of 10.0
Heat – A medium kick. 4.0 out of 10.0
Overall Rating: 8.3 out of 10
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