Posted July 26, 2007 by Newman in Reviews

Review: The Wizard’s Organic Original Hot Stuff Piquante Sauce

The Wizard's Hot Sauce

Recently I spent three weeks on an all organic diet. This sent me on a search for a Hot Sauce that would meet my dietitian’s approval. Enter: The Wizard.

Ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar, Filtered Water, Cayenne Pepper, Agave Syrup, Salt, Umeboshi Vinegar, Red Miso, Ginger Puree, Garlic, Coriander, Cumin, Xanthan Gum, Cayenne Extract.

A food can only be certified organic by the USDA if it is produced “without the use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers or sewage sludge and that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food additives”. I hoped this sauce would make my time in organic land more pleasant.

Bouquet (smell): Open the bottle and you get a whiff of equal parts vinegar and cayenne.

Texture: Ultra thin and watery, doesn’t stick to plate, food or side of bottle. I put a healthy dose on an organic Tempe sandwich but, most of it ran off the food and made a puddle on the plate.

The Wizard's Hot Sauce

Taste: If you want to experience this sauce without buying it, just soak your food in apple cider vinegar and salt. I didn’t taste garlic, miso, ginger, or even a hint of pepper. I did however taste vinegar, and loads of it. No heat is detected whatsoever. It all but ruined a perfectly good sandwich.

The Wizard's Hot Sauce

Medal Round (Ratings)
Package: Silver (I dig wizards)
Heat: Did Not Medal
Taste: Did Not Medal

Overall Score: Does Not Medal