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Review: Bacon Hot Sauce

Bacon Hot Sauce Label
Bacon Hot Sauce Label
Bacon Hot Sauce Label


Maker: Bacon Hot Sauce
250 King St. #436
San Francisco, CA 94107
Cost: $5.99 plus S/H from BaconHotSauce.com
Ingredients: Water, Distilled Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper, New Mexico Chili, Salt, Natural Flavor, Maltodextrin, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate (preservatives)
Type: ,
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Total Score
2/ 5

User Rating
1 total rating



Great novelty bottle for the shelf


Where's the bacon?

Posted August 10, 2012 by

Bacon Hot Sauce Bottle

Bacon Hot Sauce Bottle

It’s Friday, so that means breakfast tacos for the office. And this week, I could think of no better sauce to try with my tacos then Bacon Hot Sauce. Bacon and Eggs anyone?

I picked up this sauce at the local World Market for $2.99 a bottle ($3 less then what it sells for online) and I knew going into it that it would be a novelty sauce. Reading the ingredients had me worried from the get go – that’s a lot of preservatives and not a lot of bacon (yes, there is bacon flavor in there).

Bacon Hot Sauce Close Up

Bacon Hot Sauce Close Up – Chicken Tacos

The sauce smells like bacon bits and liquid smoke. And I’m talking about the fake bacon bits. Not a great start, but I poured it on the tacos anyways.

Bacon Hot Sauce Close Up

Bacon Hot Sauce Close Up

It’s not a bad looking sauce – very thin and almost bbq like in color. I dug into my tacos but after 2 bites I was left wondering where the bacon was in this sauce – it has basically zero bacon flavor. And bacon hot sauce? Well this has almost no heat, unless you count the tingling in my mouth from all the preservatives.

Would I buy this sauce again? Yes – but only to keep a sealed bottle on my shelf, the label is pretty great and it is a conversation starter. Would I eat this again? No. A big fat no. My mouth is still tingling and I feel like I need to drink a gallon of water to get the aftertaste out of my mouth. The sauce just isn’t great. There are plenty of other hot sauces and spicy sauces on the market that hit the bacon flavor on the head without tasting like Baco-Bits. Give those a try and skip this sauce.

Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog



    Wow, you paid a lot less for that than I did. Now I’m REALLY bummed 🙁


    Btw, I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment. Spot on.


    Can you point us in the direction of some of the other “hit-it-on-the-head” sauces you mention? I’d love to get my hands on a good one…


    The best of both worlds!


    This sounds really good… Bacon and Hot Sauce how could you go wrong with that!

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