Tapatio Salsa Picante Hot Sauce Review

by Hot Juan on July 30, 2010 · 2 comments

in Product Reviews

Tapatio Salsa Picante Hot Sauce

Tapatio Salsa Picante Hot Sauce

Tapatio is pronounced “Tah-pah-tee-o” and means a person from Guadalajara, a city in the heart of Mexico.

The business was founded in 1971 by Jose-Luis Saavedra in Maywood, California. Over the year the business has grown and moved to larger custom built 30,000 Sq foot factory in Vernon, California.

I came across this product a few years ago and imported a few bottle for my own consumption, During a recent visit to Hot-Headz I have now found that they have some in Warehouse, with more stock on it way.

Ingredients: Water, Red Pepper, Salt, Spices, Garlic, Acetic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate as a preservative.

This is a liquid sauce not unlike the consistency of a Louisiana style sauces, you will notice that the product does not list Vinegar in its ingredients list, but it still has a smell and taste of vinegar, the reason is that Acetic Acid is used as and ingredient, it is this that gives vinegar its sour taste.

The sauce has a deep bright red colour, and has a lovely sour peppery smell with hints of garlic. This sauce has a sour and salty flavour with only a mild hit of heat, the heat does not last long, but as the initial flavours subside there is a definite roasted pepper flavour that lingers.

This sauce is a great condiment sauce, fantastic on chips instead of salt and vinegar, try adding it to mayo or cottage cheese for a dip, it is ideal to bring out the flavours of other foods, it would also work well as the basis of a buffalo wing sauce, or in a Bloody Mary.

The label is a little on the plain side, but don’t be put off. I must highly recommend this sauce, it needs to be on your table at home ready to add to whatever needs a bit of a pickup, go and buy some today, you won’t regret it.

Flavour
(9/10)
Heat
(3/10)
Packaging
(4/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(8/10)

The sauce is currently on offer at only £2.99  a saving of £1.00 over the normal price at www.hot-headz.com

You can find more information about the sauce at www.tapatiohotsauce.com

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avatar Hot Juan August 4, 2010 at 11:04 am

At the West Dean Chilli Fiesta Hot-Headz are doing this at a special prices of just £1.99, saving £2 on the original price for a 5oz bottle, While Scorchio have it at £2.99 for the 10oz bottle.

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