Review Torchbearer Sauces All Natural Chipotle Wing Sauce

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:

Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars
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:

Rated 4 out of 5 Stars
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:

Rated 2 out of 5 Stars
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.

Heat Level:

Rated 2 out of 5 Stars
Marilyn: Just a nice medium heat level for me.

Brian: Not enough Chipotle heat, not nearly hot. Just a light – medium level.

Label/Graphics:

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Stars – 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!

Overall Rating:

Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – 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.

Ingredients:

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.

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Comments

  1. Hi Brian $ Marilyn,

    Sounds like you would really like our Chipotle BBQ Sauce.

    The Chipotle BBQ Sauce has a much stronger taste of Chipotle and a generous amount of heat from Habanero. The honey and tomato taste is stronger too.

    Enjoy

  2. I just ordered this Chipotle Wing Sauce because of your pic in this review. It looks like I will like the texture of it. They have a Buffalo type wing sauce on their site too, but I didn’t get that one since it says Mild on it. I love wing sauces that have some texture to it, with pepper pieces or crushed red pepper or powder. You know, something a little different than regular smooth wing sauce.

    • Awesome, JenB – I was impressed with the texture of their sauce too. I think you’ll be happy.
      We’re going to see the Torchbearer folks in Bowers, PA next weekend for the Chile Pepper Festival. http://pepperfestival.com
      You should come!

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