Posted November 25, 2006 by MattUK in Reviews

Review: Walkerswood Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce

Walkerswood Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce
Walkerswood Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce

At first, I wasn’t sure how good this sauce was going to be as it was cheap, very cheap (£0.87 ~ $1.68 US). After trying the jerk seasoning of the same brand and thoroughly liking it, I decided to give it a go. For the price, why not?

The packaging is very ‘in your face’ with strong colours and a Jamaican theme. The first thing I noticed upon opening Walkerswood Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce was a habanero scent, very similar in aroma to that of Blair’s Original Death/Muerte. Pouring the sauce was extremely easy, the sauce appearance being a transparent orange/red colour with small slithers of peppers and seeds. I found it to be a little on the runny side, which in my case was not desirable ““ I tend to like to eat my sauces on nachos or similar. For other uses however this sauce would be great.

The taste is really geared towards the aroma. You can definitely tell there’s habaneros and vinegar in there! Not over powering, but just right. It’s hot on the tongue and leaves a short lasting burn at the back of the throat.

This [tag]hot sauce[/tag] is definitely one to try. On tasting, my original prejudice towards price and quality disappeared. It’s great for coating pizza with to add a bit of heat. This is unquestionably a flavoursome sauce with a good heat level to it.

Ingredients: water, hot peppers (35%), cane vinegar, salt, sugar, modified corn starch, citric acid, scallions, onions, garlic powder Preservatives: potassium sorbate, thyme.

In my opinion Walkerswood Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce is very similar to Blair’s Salsa de la Muerte. Blair’s Muerte is definitely one of my favorites and this doesn’t fall far behind. The only downfall as mentioned earlier was the runniness of the hot sauce, but the cost of the sauce definitely outweighs this ““ I’ll without doubt be going back for more.

Packaging 6/10 – very colourful, probably a little to much in my opinion
Aroma 9.5/10 – it reminds me of Muerte at 1/5 of the price
Appearance 7.5/10 – transparent red/orange, seeds and peppers are visible
Taste 9.5/10 – If you like Blair’s then you’ll definately like this too
Heat 7/10 – definitely a tingle/burn of a few minutes
Value 10/10 – who can complain for that much?

Overall 9/10 – great for people looking for habanero, vinegar based sauce

Cream of Peanut Soup
Serves 4-6

4tbsp Butter
1 Onion, grated
1stick Celery, chopped
1clove Garlic, crushed
Leaves of 1sprig thyme, chopped
1tbsp Flour
900ml Chicken stock
1cup Crunchy peanut butter
2cups Milk
Salt and Walkerswood Jonkanoo or Scotch Bonnet Pepper sauce to taste
1tbsp Cilantro/coriander, chopped to garnish

Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onion, celery, garlic and thyme. Cook for 3minutes. Sprinkle in the flour, stirring constantly. Keep stirring while adding stock slowly. Increase the heat and add peanut butter. Reduce heat, add milk, salt and hot pepper and simmer for 15minutes. Garnish with cilantro/coriander.

Cooking Instructions
Prep time: 20minutes
Cooking time: 15minutes

Serving Suggestions
Serve hot

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