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Posted August 15, 2006 by Vic in Reviews
 
 

Review: Jackson’s Death In The Desert Habanero Hot Sauce


Death in the Desert Hot Sauce

Straight out of the dry and barren desert of Arizona comes this low frills, down to basics HOT [tag]hot sauce[/tag]. Jack Penrod of Penrod Pepper Productions and doing business on his eBay store the Arizona Pepper Company brews and bottles all of his hot sauces in a restaurant he rents after hours in Scottsdale, Arizona. Like so many small start up enterprises, Jack followed the endorsements of co-workers, friends, and his family to bottle, package and sell his hot products. Now this little venture is taking off for a wild ride and he’s just holding on and enjoying every hard earned minute of it.

“YES FOLKS, THIS IS THE HOT SAUCE THAT HAS BEEN GETTING RAVE REVIEWS FOR OVER 2 YEARS NOW, SEARCH WAYYYY BACK INTO OUR FEEDBACK TO SEE SOME FROM BUYERS, I BLEND THIS HOT SAUCE RIGHT HERE IN MESA ARIZONA, HOMEGROWN HABANEROS,CARROTS,AND GARLIC OTHER SECRETS I CAN’T EVEN MENTION”

Ingedients: Carrots, Peppers, Spices, Vinegar, Salt

Death in the Desert Hot Sauce

When you break the seal the first whiff is the Vinegar base, then the glorious [tag]Habaneros[/tag] make their first appearance and are followed by the faint aroma of the Carrots. This sauce is fairly thick, it’s almost the consistency of a puree with a lot of seeds swimming through it. A beautiful deep orangish-red, the spices and flecks of the peppers are very evident and visible. But the big sell of this sauce is it’s taste, the Habanero’s pack a good sized punch and the heat is proud and very noticeable very quickly. Jackson’s Death In The Desert is not a killer, it’s a pleaser! It’s not going to blow your doors off, but the burn is steady and holds on for awhile not letting up.

Death in the Desert Hot Sauce

I doused one of my favorite meals, a Tijuana Flats Blackened Chicken Mega-Juana Burrito, all the way with extra Jalapeno’s and covered with Queso Cheese. The Death In The Desert was a perfect compliment to the burrito, they held hands and danced around my plate like old pals.

Conclusion: Habanero lovers everywhere will absolutely enjoy this sauce completely, a very basic and simple sauce that offers the burn the Heat-Seekers desire along with a taste that is enjoyable. Not flashy, the label could be considered basic- but the graphics are cool and it’s an eye catcher. To me, more focus was put “into” the sauce then put “out of” the sauce, instead of the other way around that faults a lot of sauces and their producers. The Arizona Pepper Company got it right on this sauce, like Jack says above- read his feedback, some of you are in there. Simply put: “Try it, you’ll like it”.

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

Death in the Desert Hot Sauce

Jack Penrod Pepper Products &
Arizona Pepper Company
Mesa, Arizona


Vic