Review: Captain Sponge Foot Trading Co. Original-Wing Sauce
I’ve been a buffalo chicken wing freak ever since the days of The Airways Hotel in Buffalo, NY. Seems they stumbled upon a hot wing sauce by accident and the rest is history.
Chances are, if you don’t reside in Colorado, you probably haven’t heard of the Captain Sponge foot Trading Company. Their sauces have been handcrafted there, since 1995. Shame on this company for not marketing and targeting the rest of the country. Their Original-Wing Sauce is as good as a wing sauce can be! With a little marketing, their products could be everywhere and trust me, they would sell.
Lets take a look at packaging. Their 2 bottle Colorado gift pack consists of a 5 oz. bottle of Chipotle-Table Sauce and a 5 oz. bottle of Original-Wing Sauce. Notice how the “CO” (Chipotle and Original) on the labeling stands for Colorado. Coincidence? I doubt it. The labeling is extremely good, in fact, has won several awards.
Captain Sponge Foot’s motto is “fry or bake, sauce and shake”.
Ingredients: Cayenne Pepper, Sriracha Pepper, Chipotle Pepper, Water, Vinegar, Clarified Butter, Salt, Sugar, Garlic, Natural Flavors and Spices, Corn Starch.
I really like this line up of ingredients. My first aroma after opening this sauce up was from the smoked Jalepeno’s or Chipotle peppers. Smokey, with a hint of garlic (probably from the Srirachi pepper). I found that Srirachi is actually thai chilies mixed with garlic and sugar. It is named after Sriracha Harbor, the largest private port on the Eastern Coast of Thailand, not far from Bangkok. I did notice a hint of tang, but not really from vinegar. It was mild and mellow.
Using Clarified Butter in the ingredients is brilliant. Clarified Butter doesn’t burn easily and really adds sweetness and texture.