Big, bold and savory – Texas Pete enters the Sriracha sauce niche with their new CHA! Sriracha hot chile sauce.
Texas Pete’s CHA! Sriracha Sauce
We cracked open this company provided sample not quite knowing what to expect. Texas Pete and Sriracha? Yup! It works! It turns out Texas Pete indeed developed an authentic tasting Sriracha style chile sauce using fresh red chiles.
New CHA! by Texas Pete® Sriracha sauce offers a bold, balanced flavor that you will love. With fewer preservatives than other Sriracha sauces, CHA! by Texas Pete® offers extraordinary flavor, color and consistency at a more affordable price.
I have to agree with that statement on every count. It is bright red in color, consistency is rich and medium-bodied, and the flavor is sweet, garlicky and bold with a nice heat level.
Ingredients: made of chile, sugar, garlic, salt, vinegar, potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness and flavor)
Texture & Appearance: Slightly pulpy in a medium thick sauce that’s bright red in color. Classic.
Taste Straight Up: True to form for a Sriracha style sauce, bright tasting fresh chiles are up front with a big garlic hit followed by sweetness. Well-balanced.
Heat Level: – A nice tame level of heat here. This does not detract from the overall enjoyment of this sauce. As a matter of fact, we feel it’s a more approachable Sriracha sauce for many. Kudos to Texas Pete for creating a Sriracha sauce that should do well in the mainstream. Spicy.
Label/Graphics: Packaged in a large 18 ounce clear plastic squeeze bottle, the label is a clear, 2 color white and yellow design with clean graphics and fonts. CHA! is clearly the name of this sauce. Bonus points for the awesome “flip top” pointed cap. A very nice touch! Classy.
This is a great example of a Sriracha style sauce that you can share with family and friends that have never experienced the garlic, fresh chiles and heat that is Sriracha.
Overall Rating: – Perfect for everyday use and a great “beginner” Sriracha sauce. Flavorful enough for the experienced Sriracha user, and accessible to everyone at your local grocer. Versatile.
Where to buy: Currently shipping to Lowe’s Foods, Food Lion, and Harris Teeter; Publix stores and more to come.
About Texas Pete
T.W. Garner Food Company, sole owner of Texas Pete® and its products, are now in their 80th year of business. Visit http://www.texaspete.com/ for all of their products and where you’ll find a Store Locator feature.
And check out The Legend of Texas Pete for a bit of history. A good read.
We would love to hear your thoughts about Texas Pete’s CHA! Sriracha or our review in the Comments below!
Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.