Tropical Chile Company Hot n’ Honey Hot Sauce

by Mrs Naga on November 27, 2010 · 1 comment

in Product Reviews

Tropical Chile Company Hot n' Honey Hot Sauce

Tropical Chile Company Hot n' Honey Hot Sauce

I searched high and low on the world wide web, and found very minimal information about the company that makes this produce, apart from their distributors in the UK (hot-headz.com) and in the US (eathot.com), If anyone does have any information and I’ve been looking in the complete wrong places then please do let me know.

The design of the bottle is bursting with colours, really adding to the ‘tropical’ feel. Vibrant greens and orange flowers adorn the 148ml bottle of a deep red, rather watery looking sauce. The sauce includes pieces of seeds and peppers making it look thicker and more textured.

Ingredients: Aged Cayenne and Habanero Peppers, Sugar, Garlic, Vinegar, Honey, Salt.

The Hot n’ Honey smells very sweet and tomato-y even though there are no tomatoes. It has a very strong fruity smell (probably where the tomato smell comes from). For a change the vinegar smell isn’t so strong, which really lets other scents come through. Right, on with the tasting.

Hot n Honey is very thin, rather watery. Honey is the first taste but it carries the chunks of garlic that stops the sweet taste from being too sickly. Strangely enough you can’t taste the vinegar, just a little bit of sharpness from it. It has a warming, slow heat that mainly hits the back of your throat. The taste of the aged peppers really gives it a rustic feel, not smoke, but sweet, fruity, almost floral. I feel that the addition of honey in the way it has been used makes this sauce really stand out. The heat is a medium hot-hot with a lasting tingle to the tongue.

The bottle has no suggestions on how it would best be used, but in my opinion I see it being used very well in stir fry. Either as a marinade for the meat/fish going into the stir fry or as the sauce itself. I think it would make an interesting dipping sauce, or as a drizzle over an Italian leaf salad.

Hot n’ Honey Hot Sauce can be found at Hot-headz.com for £3.99.

Flavour
(7/10)
Heat
(7/10)
Packaging
(5/10)
Value
(8/10)
Overall
(7/10)

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avatar Hotheadz November 27, 2010 at 10:36 am

This was originally made in Puerto Rico I think and was one of the first sauces we stocked at Hot-Headz! back in the day. Now made in USA and re-branded. There are 3 other flavours, my favourite being Sweet Revenge (which isn’t sweet) but tastes great with mustard and habs….

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