Posted November 26, 2007 by Justin in Reviews

Review: Cracker House Medium Hot Sauce

Cracker House Medium Pepper Sauce

First impression/smell: The label on this one is kind of cool with a border around the top and bottom made out of peppers. It does say “sweet blend of Florida Datil & Jalapeno peppers” and has both sugar and brown sugar listed in the ingredients, as well as high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup. So I was expecting sweetness to this sauce. I opened it up and smelled it, and it smelled sweet. The strongest smell would be peppers, then the apple cider vinegar, and the tomato concentrate is almost a ketchup smell, but not quit.

Ingredients: Tomato concentrate made from red ripe tomatoes, fresh red and green tomatoes, sugar, fresh onions, distilled vinegar, green bell peppers, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, fresh datil and jalapeno peppers, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, garlic, salt, spice, black pepper, onion powder and natural flavorings.

First taste: I first tried this sauce on pizza, and it was not a good match. It has a strong pepper flavor to it, which is probably why it is labeled pepper sauce. I can taste the bell peppers really good, and I can taste the jalapeno peppers in the background. the vinegar barely makes its presence known, and although distilled vinegar is labeled above apple cider vinegar, it’s the apple cider vinegar that I can taste. After trying it and knowing what it tasted like I decided it would go good on fajitas.

Cracker House Medium Hot Sauce

Finished meal: I have precut and frozen peppers from my garden for fajitas, I got out some green bell peppers and a few red bell peppers and thawed out for this meal the night before. I got the skillet out and cut a chicken breast into strips and cooked them in the skillet, then I removed the chicken and cooked the peppers and onions in the skillet and when they where done I added the chicken back to it and cooked them all together enough to make sure the chicken was still warm. I used soft flour burrito shells for them, so I could only eat 2 because they are so big, I put my peppers and chicken on first, then my cracker house pepper sauce, then added tomatoes, lettuce, and shredded cheese. The finished product was good, it was definitely to sweet for my liking, but it went really well on fajitas. The taste of the peppers in this sauce was a great match. I saved enough of the peppers that I thawed out to cook fajitas again so I can get the hotter version of this sauce out and have it on the same thing, since the ingredient list is the same except for one thing I imagine it will also go good on fajitas. And this sauce didn’t have any heat to me, so I’m actually looking forward to trying and reviewing the fire.

Cracker House Medium Hot Sauce

Smell: 3/10 smells way too sweet to me.

Taste: 4/10 it also tastes way to sweet, but in the right amount on my fajitas it was pretty good. I cant really think of anything else that I would like to try it on though.

Heat: 1/10 its labeled pepper sauce not hot sauce, and I think there is a reason, it has a good pepper flavor (mostly the bell peppers) but there really isn’t much heat to it.

Overall: 4/10 not my favorite, I definitely wouldn’t buy it again, a lot of that has to do with it being really sweet and not hot at all. I am looking forward to trying the fire though.

Crackerhouse sauces, Inc.
PO Box 1066
Palatka Florida 321778