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Posted May 28, 2006 by Anthony in Reviews
 
 

Scotty B’s Gourmet Devil Drool Review


I know Nick did a review this quite some time ago. I have kept myself from going back to that review to remain as unbiased as possible.

The first thing I have to point out is the bottle. You see my bottle says it is a 5oz. In fact it is a 12oz whopper. The fact is that this large bottle probably helped it get a bonus point because I now have a bigger picture in which I see the sauce as opposed to a 5oz bottle. This [tag]hot sauce[/tag] looks great. You can see chunks of pepper inside it. It has a pleasant consistency and the aroma is nice. It is a vinegar based habanero sauce so be ready for that. Vinegar is the first ingredient on the list.

Ingredients: Vinegar, red [tag]habanero[/tag] peppers, lemon juice, water, sea salt, garlic, corn starch, spices.

So, let’s get back to basics here. Scotty B has created a sauce here. Not just a run of the mill vinegar based habanero sauce. He created THE sauce. Nothing fancy, he took the basic formula and nearly perfected it. If you don’t like vinegar based sauces look elsewhere. But if you want an honest to goodness vinegar/habanero based sauce this is the one. Devil Drool has a beautiful red/orange color with a more watery than thick consistency and some awesome heat to boot.

To date I have used this as a substitute for ketchup – it is just incredible on fries, topped off my burgers, hot dogs, subs, you name it.

For my review you get to see the finger field test:

Devils' Drool Hot Sauce

This style of sauce is staple to the industry and many manufacturers have this kind in some incarnation or another in their line-up. And they do it well for the most part. I find that Scotty B has made this sauce his sauce. He knows he has competition out there so he took the classic formula one step farther. I don’t know if it is the ingredients he uses or the ratio of the ingredients he uses but I hope he won’t change it.

The one thing I would like to see in Scotty B’s repertoire is an extract based habanero sauce based on this recipe (did I say that out loud).

Great stuff here!

Ratings:
Packaging 7/10
Aroma 7/10
Appearance 8.5/10
Taste 8/10
Heat 8/10
Overall 8/10

Scotty B’s Gourmet Devil’s Drool
made by Scotty B’s Gourmet Specialty Foods
826 21st ST. Lewiston, Idaho
(208) 743-8622


Anthony