Posted June 19, 2006 by John in Reviews

Review: Pepper’s Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce

I’d been thinking of how best to use my tiny bottle of Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce for several days, until the perfect opportunity appeared. After a good training run this morning, and the wife water skiing at her parent’s house, I decided to reward myself with a nice pancake breakfast at my favorite breakfast place down the street. And the Vidalia onion and peach combination sounded like a great substitute for maple syrup.

Of course, I didn’t think of the pandemonium that was ensuing due to Father’s Day brunch, but fortunately there was a single open spot at the counter so I didn’t have to wait. I did get some very odd looks from the cashier as I took pictures of my breakfast, but that’s okay – odd looks are worth bearing for a quality hot sauce review.

Ingredients: Water, cane sugar, red chili puree, peaches, vinegar, green jalapeno peppers, salt, vidalia onions, dehydrated tomato, red pepper, xantham gum, erythorbic acid, polysorbate 80, capsium oil. 13% vidalia onion by weight.

That’s one heck of a long ingredients list!

On Food

The color of the Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce is a dark reddish brown, and it pours similar to warm molasses. The vidalia onion dominates the aroma. The flavor is very sweet, again with the vidalia and cane sugar dominating. The peach flavor is very understated, but that was not a problem. The flavor was terrific. There was very little heat, a mild tingle at best. This is a sauce that even the most novice of hot sauce tasters could handle.

I soon wished I had more, as the flavor was great, but the pancakes were just too dry for my taste. So, I added syrup on top, and the flavor blended in very nicely, making for a very enjoyable breakfast.

Conclusion: The Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce, though lacking heat, provides a good tasting and unusual flavor that will complement any meal that wants some natural sweetness. It’s great with breakfast, would be a good ice cream sauce, and would give a great flavor to pork or chicken on the barbecue.

Packaging – Attractive, eye catching. 8.2 out of 10.0
Aroma – Sweet, dominated by Vidalia. 7.8 out of 10.0
Appearance – Dark, thick and unassuming. 7.0 out of 10.0
Taste – Sweet and tasty. 8.5 out of 10.0
Heat – Very Minor. 2.5 out of 10.0

Overall Rating: 8.1 out of 10