Blair’s Queso Review

by Darth Naga on July 26, 2010 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

Right back again live and kicking from my little break in Yeovil where myself and Mr’s Naga stayed with Hot Juan and his family for a very pleasant few days, but now its back to business, so lets kick it off with a little something from Blair eh?

Blair's Queso

Blair's Queso

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past 10-15 years, Blair is the US Daddy of the hotsauce scene, he makes what i consider to be some of the freshest and tastiest sauces out there and has been doing it for about 15 years or so now! The product i have for review today is one of Blairs lesser known items but it nonetheless deserves some recognition for the reason that it contains two of my favourite products, chilli and CHEESE!!!

Ingredients: Water, Tomatoes, Cheese mix, Whey modified food starch, Malodextrin, Dextrose, Salt, Xanthan gum, Natural flavouring, Soybean oil, Onions, Cheese enhancer, Fire roasted Habanero, Modified food starch, Green Chillies, Pimentos, Spices and Jalapeno seasonings.

(Many thanks to www.scorchio.co.uk for the review Jar)

Okay, so i looked at the list of ingredients in “Blairs Queso” and thought to myself “wow, thats alot of ingredients!” and the horrible thought immediately hit me that this was going to have a very “plastic” and chemical flavour to it, like alot of “cheese” based products and i noted too that the Habanero’s were down very low on the list of ingredients so i was’nt sure this was going to be hot at all. The label is a lovely bright orange with full colour pictures of Jalapenos, onions and cheese, together with the title of the sauce in bold yellow lettering and blairs signature logo above that.

Upon opening the jar and taking a sniff i immediately recognised the cheesey smell and surprisingly i could really smell the Habanero’s! It was at this point i started to get a little more excited as it dawned on me that this product may just exceed my expectations, so i grabbed my spoon and dug out a huge glob of this stuff. The sauce is quite firm and yellowy orange in colour, peppered with red and green chilli pieces and also bits of onion, my nose lit up as i placed the spoon into my mouth and swirled the sauce round and round trying to ascertain the different flavours.

Immediately the cheesy flavour hit me hard, like a cheddar cheese train that was’nt stopping…but what was this??? The Habanero’s burned in my mouth like hot coals straight from the engine of this mighty cheese beast, and it was’nt about to let go! Reaching for a glass of milk i realised that i had definitely underestimated this stuff and that its burn was HUGE! With sweat pouring off my brow but no hiccups to speak of, this was definitely a sauce to be reckoned with!

I think this product would be more suited to the medium-insane range of peeps as it has an amazing flavour but a huge punch of heat that you just don’t expect, it’s suitable for alot of things, if you’re a bit of a wimp then mix this stuff with mayo at a 3:1 ratio for a real nice dip (thats 3 mayo to one Queso) to have with corn chips or the like, and if you wanna add a kick to your next lasagna or macaroni cheese then chuck a tablespoon of this in with your cheese sauce to give it a nice fiery kick up the arse!

At only £4.99 for a huge 453G jar from www.scorchio.co.uk i think this is amazing value for money as it has so many practical uses in food and particularly party food, so go out and grab one as soon as Scorchio get more back in stock, in fact email them and pester them for it, it really is THAT good!

Till next time my chilli padawanz, may the sauce be with you, always!

Flavour
(9/10)
Heat
(7/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(8/10)

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