Posted September 23, 2007 by Justin in Reviews

Review: Montezuma’s Revenge Sauce

This sauce has a sweet and smoky barbecue smell to it, I put a little on a spoon, and the flavor reminded me of all the different sweet barbecue sauces that my parents used to buy. Reading the ingredients I see that the sweetness comes from brown sugar, I could also taste the chipotle peppers in this sauce, which give it a little bit of smokiness, and the garlic isn’t a really strong flavor but its there. I bought some chicken nuggets to dip this sauce in, and it made a great barbecue sauce. It was rich and tangy and although it wasn’t hot I could taste some of the peppers in it, mostly just the chipotle though. The consistency was a perfect 10, especially for dipping. There are tiny pieces of pepper flesh in it, but they are very little and evenly spread throughout the sauce (see the picture). This sauce is not really thick, but when something is dipped in it, it clings to your food. I ate a second plate of chicken just to see if the heat would build at all, and after a half a bottle I didn’t even have a burning on my lips. There are no traces of the habaneros in this sauce either in the flavor, or the heat.

Montezuma's Revenge Sauce

Ingredients: tomato paste, red habanero peppers, jalapeno peppers, peri-peri peppers, chipotle peppers, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, spices, shallots, garlic, black pepper.

You can use this sauce on anything you would use barbecue sauce on; I am going to do grilled chicken and bacon sandwiches with what is left of my bottle.

Taste: 5/10, it’s a little too sweet for me, but as a BBQ sauce not bad.

Heat: 1/10

Label: I like the square bottles, and the picture on this one reminds me of an old computer game I used to play when I was little.

Price: The bottle doesn’t have a web site, but I recognized it from, and it is sold for $7.00 a bottle there. For a sauce that would be used as a BBQ sauce that’s quit a bit. It stands out from all the BBQ sauces that you buy at the grocery store, but unfortunately it is priced as a hot sauce, not a BBQ sauce.

Overall: 4.9/10 I will eat the whole bottle, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

Buying info: All the bottle gives you is this contact: Brander BBQ outfitters, Calgary, Alberta. No phone number or website or anything, but as I said above I recognized it from where you can get it for 7.00 a bottle.