Week of Wings II – Day 7 – Torchbearer Sauces All Natural Chipotle Wing Sauce
On our final day of Week of Wings II we bring you a very unique looking and tasting sauce from Torchbearer Sauces – their All Natural Chipotle Wing Sauce.
Taste straight up:
Marilyn: The first flavor I got was the smokiness of the chipotles, which I loved. It’s a very unique flavor – not what you would expect in a wing sauce. This is a warm smokey sauce with lots of levels of flavor. I really didn’t taste the Mandarin orange at all.
Brian: I expected a mustard type profile because of how much it looked like Dijon, so my eyes deceived me. It tasted to me like a habanero wanna-be. There was the color, and the sweetness of the orange and carrots (which I found a little off-putting) but it did not deliver on the big hit of heat normally associated with orange / habanero sauces. There was little to no Chipotle smoke or flavor for me.
Texture & Appearance:
Marilyn: Tons of texture going on, probably from the carrots. Despite the pale orange color, and despite the fact that its the color of Dijon mustard, this is NOT a mustard sauce – much to Brian’s dismay. The sauce does separate a bit on the plate – probably from all the Canola oil in it.
Brian: I loved the chunkiness and texture of this sauce. Big bites of bits and flavors.
Taste on wings:
Marilyn: The sauce coated the wings nicely, but I don’t really taste the orange – my first flavor is still the smoke. The wings had a warm and smokey dark flavor. But the heat was just a medium.
Brian: There was an odd flavor from the orange and carrots that coated my mouth. While there was some heat, there was no discernable smokey chipotle flavor. The chipotle is weak and needs more heat – isappointing as I love chipotle peppers above all others.
Marilyn: Just a nice medium heat level for me.
Brian: Not enough Chipotle heat, not nearly hot. Just a light – medium level.
– Our bottle had the pre-production label on it. Here’s a shot of their current label, much more colorful and humorous – and informative! All of the graphics of their products are of the same, cartoony and colorful graphics. Nice job guys!
– Mainly because we thought it could have a more pronounced Chipotle flavor. As different as it was as a sauce, it’s very unique and you have to decide for yourself.
Mandarin Orange, Tomato, Vinegar, Carrot, Onion, Canola Oil, Habanero Pepper, Garlic, Sugar and All Natural Spices
You can find Torchbearer sauces here at InsaneChicken.com
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our Week of Wings II – be sure to check out our Week of Wings from last year too.