Posted November 19, 2006 by Anthony in Reviews

Review: Rocket Sauce

Rocket Sauce

I wasn’t sure what to make of this at first. It looked like something stolen from behind a Subway counter. Truth be told, I wish Subway actually had something like this.

This is truly a unique product. Not a whole hearted hot sauce, not quite a sub sauce, and almost a jerk sauce. What you get is a spicy, somewhat hot sub sauce that has a consistency of oily salad dressing and a chunky hot sauce. Not sure if that makes any sense but trust me. It works. And the caulking tube (which you actually have to cut the tip off) is a great novelty as a container.

When squeezing this out it pours nice and neatly and has a very good consistency. The colour is a beigegreen tinge and there are many visible pieces. For lack of a better term, it looked gritty. Rest assured though that it is a very smooth sauce.

Ingredients: Onions, Vinegar, Lime, Turbindao Sugar, Scoth Bonnet Peppers, Water, Mustard Powder, Tumeric, Thyme, Marjoram, Garlic, Parsley, Pomegranate Molasses, Clove, Allspice, Black Pepper, Salt, Mustard Seed

Rocket Sauce

This won’t be for everyone. If you are looking for heat, well, it really isn’t here. There is definitely a kick here, but it is more of the hot mustard kind. So feel free to use this on sandwiches, sausages and as their web-site mentioned, into a creamy pasta sauce. The most apparent ingredients off the bat are the onions, followed up with some sugar and a heavy mustard background. There is evidence of habaneros in there but it is subtle and is there to provide the warm heat.

I gave it a try on a simple hot dog and it was quite good. It was kind of like having a Caribbean hot dog. I think next time around I am going to do as their web-site mentioned and marinate some chicken with this. In fact I can see this being a regularly used condiment in our house. It just different enough to be unique but has enough qualities to be similar to other products to not venture off to far when you are feeling to adventurous.

The next time I order a sub I think I will pass on the sub sauce and mustard, bring it home and fix it up myself proper with Rocket Sauce.

If you are looking for something unique that can take the place of mustard in the kitchen and kick the level of heat up a notch, I would give this a try.

Packaging 7/10 ““ Rocket bottle is great ““ lots of room to add some flash
Aroma 8.5/10 ““ very similar to a jerk sauce, good mustard undertones
Appearance 7.5/10 ““ beige and green tones with a gritty looking texture
Taste 8.4/10 ““ Unique in taste, fresh and lively
Heat 5/10 ““ medium at best ““ enough to satisfy a chili-head

Overall 8/10 ““ great product for those looking for something different

Spiceburst Gourmet Spices
Austin Texas 78756