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  1. #1
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Saw this for the first time today, so naturally
    >I had to buy it. I'm adapted to rather hot food,
    >so it takes a pretty hot sauce to meet my standards.
    >This is a good sauce. Adequate heat and a strong
    >habanero flavor. I've tried other putative habanero
    >sauces, and while the heat may be there, the habanero
    >flavor is usually lost. Not so with this sauce.
    >Heat AND flavor will not disappoint! Another defect
    >in many sauces is too much vinegar. This sauce is
    >just about right. It will be a regular in my fridge.


    >I can't really fault it for anything. A bit of a
    >surprise is that it is made in South Africa.


    I use El Yucateco. Cheap, hot, and with a lot of habanero
    flavor. Not sure if it would fail your vinegar
    content test, I seem to recall you're fairly anti-vinegar
    whereas I add it to nearly anything savory.

    Steve

  2. #2
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    Saw this for the first time today, so naturally
    I had to buy it. I'm adapted to rather hot food,
    so it takes a pretty hot sauce to meet my standards.
    This is a good sauce. Adequate heat and a strong
    habanero flavor. I've tried other putative habanero
    sauces, and while the heat may be there, the habanero
    flavor is usually lost. Not so with this sauce.
    Heat AND flavor will not disappoint! Another defect
    in many sauces is too much vinegar. This sauce is
    just about right. It will be a regular in my fridge.

    I can't really fault it for anything. A bit of a
    surprise is that it is made in South Africa.

  3. #3
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:13:16 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope wrote:

    > Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Saw this for the first time today, so naturally
    >>I had to buy it. I'm adapted to rather hot food,
    >>so it takes a pretty hot sauce to meet my standards.
    >>This is a good sauce. Adequate heat and a strong
    >>habanero flavor. I've tried other putative habanero
    >>sauces, and while the heat may be there, the habanero
    >>flavor is usually lost. Not so with this sauce.
    >>Heat AND flavor will not disappoint! Another defect
    >>in many sauces is too much vinegar. This sauce is
    >>just about right. It will be a regular in my fridge.

    >
    >>I can't really fault it for anything. A bit of a
    >>surprise is that it is made in South Africa.

    >
    > I use El Yucateco. Cheap, hot, and with a lot of habanero
    > flavor. Not sure if it would fail your vinegar
    > content test, I seem to recall you're fairly anti-vinegar
    > whereas I add it to nearly anything savory.
    >
    > Steve


    i see the El Yucateco in my grocery in maryland. maybe i should give it a
    whack.

    your pal,
    blake

  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:13:16 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope wrote:

    > Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Saw this for the first time today, so naturally
    >>I had to buy it. I'm adapted to rather hot food,
    >>so it takes a pretty hot sauce to meet my standards.
    >>This is a good sauce. Adequate heat and a strong
    >>habanero flavor. I've tried other putative habanero
    >>sauces, and while the heat may be there, the habanero
    >>flavor is usually lost. Not so with this sauce.
    >>Heat AND flavor will not disappoint! Another defect
    >>in many sauces is too much vinegar. This sauce is
    >>just about right. It will be a regular in my fridge.

    >
    >>I can't really fault it for anything. A bit of a
    >>surprise is that it is made in South Africa.

    >
    > I use El Yucateco. Cheap, hot, and with a lot of habanero
    > flavor. Not sure if it would fail your vinegar
    > content test, I seem to recall you're fairly anti-vinegar
    > whereas I add it to nearly anything savory.


    Most of my favorite hot sauces come from Costa Rica. today's hot
    sauce (twice on potato salad) is Melinda's naga Jolokia.

    http://www.melindas.com/sauces/nagajolokia.html

    Make that three times tonight. I think I used a little too much just
    now. One drop per bite is way too much. but I'm still eating it...

    -sw

  5. #5
    isw Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    In article <1nl83m4il9xqm.7jhkebafwq5j$.[email protected]>,
    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:13:16 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope wrote:
    >
    > > Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>Saw this for the first time today, so naturally
    > >>I had to buy it. I'm adapted to rather hot food,
    > >>so it takes a pretty hot sauce to meet my standards.
    > >>This is a good sauce. Adequate heat and a strong
    > >>habanero flavor. I've tried other putative habanero
    > >>sauces, and while the heat may be there, the habanero
    > >>flavor is usually lost. Not so with this sauce.
    > >>Heat AND flavor will not disappoint! Another defect
    > >>in many sauces is too much vinegar. This sauce is
    > >>just about right. It will be a regular in my fridge.

    > >
    > >>I can't really fault it for anything. A bit of a
    > >>surprise is that it is made in South Africa.

    > >
    > > I use El Yucateco. Cheap, hot, and with a lot of habanero
    > > flavor. Not sure if it would fail your vinegar
    > > content test, I seem to recall you're fairly anti-vinegar
    > > whereas I add it to nearly anything savory.
    > >
    > > Steve

    >
    > i see the El Yucateco in my grocery in maryland. maybe i should give it a
    > whack.


    I've been using it for years (try it on mac and cheese). IMO the red is
    better than the green.

    Isaac

  6. #6
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    isw <[email protected]> wrote:

    [ El Yucateco ]

    >I've been using it for years (try it on mac and cheese). IMO the red is
    >better than the green.


    Okay I'll have to try the red. Is it also habanero? Or is
    it manzano?

    Steve

  7. #7
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 23:16:44 -0700, isw wrote:

    > In article <1nl83m4il9xqm.7jhkebafwq5j$.[email protected]>,
    > blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:13:16 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope wrote:
    >>
    >>> Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Saw this for the first time today, so naturally
    >>>>I had to buy it. I'm adapted to rather hot food,
    >>>>so it takes a pretty hot sauce to meet my standards.
    >>>>This is a good sauce. Adequate heat and a strong
    >>>>habanero flavor. I've tried other putative habanero
    >>>>sauces, and while the heat may be there, the habanero
    >>>>flavor is usually lost. Not so with this sauce.
    >>>>Heat AND flavor will not disappoint! Another defect
    >>>>in many sauces is too much vinegar. This sauce is
    >>>>just about right. It will be a regular in my fridge.
    >>>
    >>>>I can't really fault it for anything. A bit of a
    >>>>surprise is that it is made in South Africa.
    >>>
    >>> I use El Yucateco. Cheap, hot, and with a lot of habanero
    >>> flavor. Not sure if it would fail your vinegar
    >>> content test, I seem to recall you're fairly anti-vinegar
    >>> whereas I add it to nearly anything savory.
    >>>
    >>> Steve

    >>
    >> i see the El Yucateco in my grocery in maryland. maybe i should give it a
    >> whack.

    >
    > I've been using it for years (try it on mac and cheese). IMO the red is
    > better than the green.
    >
    > Isaac


    how is it on eggs? (scrambled, omelet.)

    your pal,
    blake

  8. #8
    isw Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    In article <1qub3s32fqcnj$.[email protected]>,
    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 23:16:44 -0700, isw wrote:
    >
    > > In article <1nl83m4il9xqm.7jhkebafwq5j$.[email protected]>,
    > > blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:13:16 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>>Saw this for the first time today, so naturally
    > >>>>I had to buy it. I'm adapted to rather hot food,
    > >>>>so it takes a pretty hot sauce to meet my standards.
    > >>>>This is a good sauce. Adequate heat and a strong
    > >>>>habanero flavor. I've tried other putative habanero
    > >>>>sauces, and while the heat may be there, the habanero
    > >>>>flavor is usually lost. Not so with this sauce.
    > >>>>Heat AND flavor will not disappoint! Another defect
    > >>>>in many sauces is too much vinegar. This sauce is
    > >>>>just about right. It will be a regular in my fridge.
    > >>>
    > >>>>I can't really fault it for anything. A bit of a
    > >>>>surprise is that it is made in South Africa.
    > >>>
    > >>> I use El Yucateco. Cheap, hot, and with a lot of habanero
    > >>> flavor. Not sure if it would fail your vinegar
    > >>> content test, I seem to recall you're fairly anti-vinegar
    > >>> whereas I add it to nearly anything savory.
    > >>>
    > >>> Steve
    > >>
    > >> i see the El Yucateco in my grocery in maryland. maybe i should give it a
    > >> whack.

    > >
    > > I've been using it for years (try it on mac and cheese). IMO the red is
    > > better than the green.
    > >
    > > Isaac

    >
    > how is it on eggs? (scrambled, omelet.)


    I love all sorts of hot sauces, but for omelets, the only kind I want on
    them is good ol' Tabasco -- and that's just about the only thing I *do*
    like it for. Well, besides pulled pork sandwiches, where it's sort of a
    required ingredient.

    Isaac

  9. #9
    isw Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    In article <j1090i$pci$[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Steve Pope) wrote:

    > isw <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > [ El Yucateco ]
    >
    > >I've been using it for years (try it on mac and cheese). IMO the red is
    > >better than the green.

    >
    > Okay I'll have to try the red. Is it also habanero? Or is
    > it manzano?


    Habanero. And it's red, not orange.

    Isaac

  10. #10
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    On Sat, 30 Jul 2011 22:50:47 -0700, isw wrote:

    > In article <1qub3s32fqcnj$.[email protected]>,
    > blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 23:16:44 -0700, isw wrote:
    >>
    >>> In article <1nl83m4il9xqm.7jhkebafwq5j$.[email protected]>,
    >>> blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:13:16 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Saw this for the first time today, so naturally
    >>>>>>I had to buy it. I'm adapted to rather hot food,
    >>>>>>so it takes a pretty hot sauce to meet my standards.
    >>>>>>This is a good sauce. Adequate heat and a strong
    >>>>>>habanero flavor. I've tried other putative habanero
    >>>>>>sauces, and while the heat may be there, the habanero
    >>>>>>flavor is usually lost. Not so with this sauce.
    >>>>>>Heat AND flavor will not disappoint! Another defect
    >>>>>>in many sauces is too much vinegar. This sauce is
    >>>>>>just about right. It will be a regular in my fridge.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>I can't really fault it for anything. A bit of a
    >>>>>>surprise is that it is made in South Africa.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I use El Yucateco. Cheap, hot, and with a lot of habanero
    >>>>> flavor. Not sure if it would fail your vinegar
    >>>>> content test, I seem to recall you're fairly anti-vinegar
    >>>>> whereas I add it to nearly anything savory.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Steve
    >>>>
    >>>> i see the El Yucateco in my grocery in maryland. maybe i should give it a
    >>>> whack.
    >>>
    >>> I've been using it for years (try it on mac and cheese). IMO the red is
    >>> better than the green.
    >>>
    >>> Isaac

    >>
    >> how is it on eggs? (scrambled, omelet.)

    >
    > I love all sorts of hot sauces, but for omelets, the only kind I want on
    > them is good ol' Tabasco -- and that's just about the only thing I *do*
    > like it for. Well, besides pulled pork sandwiches, where it's sort of a
    > required ingredient.
    >
    > Isaac


    tabasco is usually what i use as well.

    your pal,
    blake

  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Habanero Hot Sauce

    On Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:23:20 -0400, blake murphy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > tabasco is usually what i use as well.


    Me too. I have all sorts of hot sauce because my son buys them for
    something or other he's cooking/serving here and leaves them, but
    Tabasco is my go-to hot sauce and I'm grumpy if I run out. Never mind
    that I have at least 4 others in the refrigerator waiting to be used.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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