Hawaiian Passion Habanero Vinaigrette

by Martin 'Scooby' Arnold on October 9, 2011 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

 Hawaiian Passion Habanero Vinaigrette

Hawaiian Passion Habanero Vinaigrette

Can you believe it, 1st October and its just short of 30 degrees here in sunny Suffolk. Round the neighbours having banging bbq and couple of sneaky drinks, food is going down a treat. Plate is loaded with sausages, burgers and chicken, but wait, the salad is missing something, Vinaigrette!!!!!! Phew, Hot Juan left me one in my box of review samples, good man.

This vinaigrette, Hawaiian passion Habanero vinaigrette is by the guys at www.hotsaucehawaii.com and looks great. The label is clever in that the text is bold, so bold that you have to keep turning the bottle to finish what you have started reading. Within seconds you have read the complete label and know exactly what this sauce is about. Bubbly bold text with skull and cross bones that guides your attention to that it may be a very hot condiment, but at the same time it has a comical cartoon element to it that allows you give a sigh of relief as maybe this is more for the flavours than for the heat.

Looking through the bottle, the sauce is a dull and cloudy sauce, until you shake it however. This sauce then comes to life. It takes on a very dark kind of soy sauce colour, that with closer inspection you can see that the shaking has just lifted all of the ingredients and let them explode into view.

Ingredients: Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, habaneros, jalapenos, Mustard (water, mustard seed, distilled vinegar, salt, white wine, citric acid, Tartaric acid & spices), Salt, Kitchen bouquet (caramel, carrots, onions, celery, parsnips, turnips, salt, parsley, spices, sodium benzoate & sulfiting agents), spices, garlic.

Bottle kindly provided by www.Hot-Headz.com

Quite an extensive list of ingredients hey? As for the smell, all I can really get off it is vinegar and mustard and a subtle nose of the habs. Lets see how it goes down. On with the tasting.

Immediately my tongue is greeted by the balsamic vinegar which is closely followed by a blast of mild to moderate heat which is combined with a strong mustard flavour.

The more of this I have the more flavour from the habaneros comes out. The taste is not sharp at all so the balance of vinegar with the other ingredients is balanced well. There is an aftertaste of onion and parsley as the flavours gradually fade but the heat remains throughout. The heat is welcoming in the way that it does not interfere with anything else that I am eating. Just a warming of the tongue which tickles the lips just to remind you that it is there.

The texture is extremely smooth and is not greasy like many types of vinaigrette out on the market today. Don’t worry about going over the top with the amount that you use as this does not overpower you even with lashings on your plate.

This sauce has been kindly imported and past on by www.hot-headz.com and I believe is £3.99 for a 5 fluid oz bottle. Definitely worth it if you ask me. Perfect for any salad or vegetable, and personally I would suggest adding a splash in a shepherds pie to give it a bit of a lift in flavour.

Flavour
(7.5/10)
Heat
(3/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(7/10)

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