Posted August 1, 2007 by Sam in Makers

Review: Danny Cash Mean Streak Habanero Mango Hot Sauce

Mean Streak Habanero Mango Hot Sauce

Let’s start with the label. Danny Cash has one of the coolest labels out there. Diamond plate, flaming choppers and two sets of dual exhaust spitting flames. It screams of testerone and after all, hot sauce is a staple of manliness.

Now let’s get to the sauce…

Ingredients: fresh mangos, red habanero peppers, vinegar, sugar.

This sauce is visually appealing, an opaque orange with tiny bits of red habanero pepper and a few seeds suspended in it……oh how I wish there were more bits of peppers and seeds.

The aroma is fruity with a strong vinegar bite.

If I had to use one word to describe the flavor, it would be tangy. It’s both sweet and sour at the same time. I was hoping for a lot more heat, with red habaneros as the second ingredient. In fact, I expected it.

Mean Streak Habanero Mango Hot Sauce

I applied a generous amount to some smoked pork enchiladas. While it was delicious, I couldn’t help but think the sauce should be called Mango Habanero instead of Habanero Mango Hot Sauce. So, I applied more. It paired perfectly with the pork, chips, avocado, and it was even decent on the tomatoes with some fresh ground pepper added.

Mean Streak Habanero Mango Hot Sauce

For my second trial, I breaded and pan fried some thin strips of pork and applied a generous amount of Mean Streak along with some cayenne pepper flakes from last year’s pepper patch. WOW!! Mean Streak was a perfect sweet & sour sauce.

As for heat, I would give this a 2.5 – maybe 3, which makes it attractive to a larger market. I really enjoyed this sauce and would recommend it for chicken, pork, shrimp, eggs or anything else that lends itself to a sweetness.

Danny Cash Unlimited
2936 S. Zuni Street, Unit A
Englewood, CO 80110
(888) 3-hotsauce