Posted March 23, 2007 by Bill in Reviews

Review: Monty’s Gourmet Foods – Green Scream Hot Sauce

Green Scream

Ingredients: Jalapeño Peppers, Tomatillo, Onions, Vinegar, Garlic, Cilantro, Spices, Salt, Xanthan Gum. (All natural, no preservatives.)

Packaging: Green Scream comes in an attractive, colorful bottle complete with a professionally designed mascot (by Dave Kellett, the artist also responsible for the online comic “Sheldon“.) The back of the label states: “We use only the finest green jalapeño peppers in this gourmet blend of peppers & spices to ensure our great customers get the best hot sauce possible.”

Poured from the bottle, this sauce is smooth and green, with small flecks of spice throughout. Just a nice, jalapeño green, not the artificial, fluorescent tinge you sometimes see in other sauces.

The aroma comes through with heady notes of cumin and pepper – a real pavlovian saliva starter.

The flavor backs this up. Given the cumin backbone, this is a sauce that would work well with tacos, burritos, or other standard “mexican” fare. It’d work well jazzing up a bowl of lax chili. Straight-up on the tongue, the vinegar and garlic notes come through a bit more. No real taste of vegetative jalapeño (the primary ingredient).

Although emblazoned with flames on the label, this is a relatively mild sauce. I plowed through half a bottle in one sitting, and was left with pleasant warmth and a mild rush of scalp perspiration. Mission accomplished, I’d say!

Green Scream is the real deal. While it won’t “work” with everything, on the foods it agrees with, it’s a very pleasant sauce.

Packaging 8/10
Appearance 8/10
Aroma 8/10
Taste 8/10
Heat 4/10

Overall 8/10

Monty’s Gourmet Foods L.L.C
516 N Main Ottawa, KS 66067-1923 USA
TOLL FREE 877-274-7428