Posted October 18, 2005 by Nick Lindauer in Makers

Blair’s Q Heat Wasabi Ginger Hot Sauce

Blair's Q Heat Hot Sauce with Wasabi & GingerFinally, an explanation for all this wasabi talk…

Blair is under taking a complete recipe & label revamp of his Wasabi Ginger Hot Sauce. The new ingredients include real wasabi rhizome – imported directly from Japan!

New Ingredient List: Purified water, soybean oil, jalapeno chiles, cane sugar, white vinegar, fresh tomatillo, Wasabi Rhizome, salt, lime juice, cilantro, ginger, mustard powder, green tea leaf, vitamin C, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric & citric acid.

Old Ingredient List: Jalapeno chilies, vinegar, Japanese horseradish, ginger, tomatillos, canola oil, onions, xanthan gum, sesame seeds, spices, natural food coloring.

So, as you can see, this sauce is under going a complete recipe change. Not only that, but collectors of Blair’s sauces may want to hang on to their unopened Q Heat bottles, the old labels will soon be replaced with the new ones seen below:

New Blair's Q Wasabi Label - Front & Back

In the image below, you can see that the previous neon green coloring of the sauce has been replaced with a sauce that looks less like alien ooze and much more like a hot sauce someone would like to eat.

New Blair's Q Wasabi Packaging

The work that Blair has put into this recipe & label re-design speaks volumes to how it is going to taste & sell when it’s finally finished and ready for the masses (coming soon…). The label change will elevate this line from your standard run of the mill hot sauce product to a gourmet sauce that could be featured in the high-end gourmet stores as well as on hot sauce store shelves everywhere. I can’t wait to try out the Green Tea & Real Wasabi combination on some Yellow Tail Sashimi…

And before you deluge Blair with questions on when the sauce will be released, note that the original Wasabi and Ginger is no longer being produced and they are expecting to roll out with the new Green Tea & Wasabi soon…

Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog