Week of Wings II – Day 6 – Mama Bull’s Louisiana Hot Sauce
On Day 6 of our wing roundup this year, we bring you a a review of Mama Bull’s Louisiana Hot Sauce Cayenne Pepper Sauce as a straight wing sauce. No butter added, we just followed the directions on the bottle to dunk the wings in the sauce!
As a rule, I’m not a fan of Louisiana style hot sauces… but I’m getting there. Check out our review of Swamp Scum or Louisiana Gold Pepper Sauce and you will see I’m becoming a fan. This review is another great example of how a Louisiana style hot sauce is inching me closer to liking them.
Taste straight up:
Marilyn: There is a big hit of vinegar both through the smell and first taste. The taste is slightly sweet in a veggie way – probably the carrots.
Brian: At first I thought this was a very traditional Louisiana sauce, but it’s bigger than that. The flavor really pops!
Texture & Appearance:
Marilyn: I see crushed red peppers and seeds, and perhaps bits of garlic. At first I thought it may be too thin to cling to the wings, but it’s now setting up nicely and there is a thick coating on the wings.
Brian: A thin sauce with bits of garlic floating about. I also see crushed red pepper flakes and seeds. This sauce sets up nicely and clings very well to the wings.
Marilyn: I taste vinegar first, then hot. Yes, hot hot… it’s burning my lips. Then I get a slower back of the throat burn. There’s a full flavor profile with the vinegar, heat and finally a nice warm depth of flavor. A winner with me.
Brian: A very traditional Louisiana flavor, this is a good flavor bringing on a nice medium-to-strong heat. I’m digging it. I wish we had prepped this sauce with some butter for a traditional “Buffalo” style sauce… but we followed the instructions on the bottle that said to simply toss the wings in the sauce.
Marilyn: Make no mistake, this sauce is hot! I already said it burned me right away. Brian first thought it was mild, but then it got hotter for him.
Brian: Go figure. It was tame at first, but the more I ate, the hotter it got. I was surprised. And I grew to like it. I don’t think it was as good as other wing sauces we’ve reviewed here on HotSauceDaily.com but I would enjoy these at a local bar if they were their only offering. Just add beer!
Label/Graphics: – As you can see from the pic of the label above, Mama Bull’s label doesn’t exactly stand out. The words “hot sauce” are the most prominent. I think the Bull should be more “Mama-like” and less “Bull-like”. The label is just so-so. And we reviewed their “hot” version as opposed to the “mild” version which they also offer.
Overall Rating: – We’re awarding 3 stars for overall goodness. Heat, flavor, and consistency was pretty solid. Stay tuned for our review of Mama Bull’s Mild Louisiana Hot Sauce
Ingredients: water, vinegar, tomato sauce (tomato, salt, naturally derived citric acid), lemon juice, cayenne pepper, fresh carrots, canola oil, garlic, onion, salt, crushed red peppers, xanthan gum, spices
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