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Posted July 1, 2006 by clint in Reviews
 
 

Scotty B’s – Chipotle & Habanero Hot Sauce


Ingredients: tomatoes, yellow onion, water, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, red habanero peppers, lemon juice, distilled vinegar, garlic, sea salt, spices, corn starch. Scotty B's Chipotle & Habanero Hot Sauce

Container: New labels on the way!

Appearance: The sauce is much like the sauce you’d get at a Mexican restaurant salsa bar except less chunky. The seeds and skins are intact.

Smell: Sweet chiptole! Chipotle is predominant smell though the garlic and onions come through as well.

Consistency: The perfect slow pour yet not molasses slow. Pour with abandon.

Taste: The taste is as advertised. The tomatoes carry all the flavor, it is the base and the other ingredients are troops. First you reach the habanero flavor but only for a moment which then gives way to a wave of chipotle. The garlic and salt make sure the sauce doesn’t taste like a V8. Good stuff. Chipotley without the horrible Mexican restaurant chipotle overkill.

Heat: (8.4/10) Ok I admit it, I took a swig. I was in for a bit of a surprise. Even though it is a chipotle sauce you really get some habanero heat.

Field Test: This is an all purpose sauce. Mexican food? Check. Pork? Check. Chicken? Check. I would recommend going to your local Taco Bell and pouring it all over your Chalupa. (Am I the only person who likes Taco Bell here? It is horrible Mexican food but great fast food.)

Final Word: I have reviewed three Scotty B sauces and I’ve loved them all. To be honest I worry about being brand-biased but the sauces have been so damn good. This one really caught my tongue’s attention because for the first time since I was a kid I’m eating chipotle. And if you’re going out for the night and you don’t know where you can take this sauce around because it goes well with everything. Scotty B doesn’t get too fancy and hones the ability to make a really really good no frills but delicious sauce.

Overall:
9.0/10. This one will have you setting aside a space in your fridge for it. Classic.

Scotty B’s Hot Sauce
826 21st Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 743-8622


clint