Chef Fartenburn’s Gourmet Hot Sauce

From an award-winning chef comes this second silly-named hot sauce. But sometimes the cover belies the contents. This is another winner of delicious hot sauce flavor from Chef Wayne Howey.

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Chef Fartenburn’s Gourmet Hot Sauce – from Tropical Island Gourmet

Tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic flavors all say “taco sauce” to me. Despite the cartoon label (and the implied joke), this sauce won’t burn your butt.

It’s a blend of 3 classic peppers along with the right amount of vinegar, onion and garlic. Some mango juice is thrown in to make everything all nice and happy.

Heat Rating: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars – Thanks to the habaneros, the sting really lingers… but the cayenne and jalapeños along with the mango round things out nicely. Big heat for taco meat.

Overall Rating: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – Thick and pulpy, this is a hot tomato based sauce that is perfect on tacos or burritos and the like. Bold and spicy taco-like sauce.

Ingredients: cayenne peppers, jalapeño peppers, habanero peppers, onions, vinegar, mango juice, mangos, tomatoes, roasted garlic, and salt.

Texture & Appearance: Deep red in color, slightly thick with lots of pulp and bits to chew on. Satisfying.

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Taste / Heat: Tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic – the sweetness from the mangos is muted and acts only as a supporting player. This is not an overly sweet sauce. Hot and savory.

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About Tropical Island Gourmet:

Tropical Island Gourmet is the brainchild of Chef Wayne Howey – of Fire Ant Juice fame. Everything he makes has his golden touch. Despite the weird names and labels, it’s all good!

Chef Howey has won multiple awards this year alone – Scovies, Screamin’ MiMi’s, and World Hot Sauce awards all adorn his kitchen.

Check out our review of his other new sauce, “Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce” – also available at Bass Pro Shops.

Social Media:

Tropical Island Gourmet Co on Facebook: Tropical Island Gourmet Co on Facebook

Where to buy: You can find all of Chef Howey’s sauces at his Amazon store under the name of “Hot Sauce Gourmet”.

Find Chef Fartenburn’s Gourmet Hot Sauce here: Chef Fartenburn’s Gourmet Hot Sauce

Find Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce here: Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce

Other Hot Sauce Gourmet products here: Tropical Island Gourmet Co

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review. Some links may be affiliate links.

Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce

1 Ugly Baby + 1 Ugly Label = 1 Delicious sweet hot sauce.

Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce

Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce – from Tropical Island Gourmet

Now here’s one for the books. Ugly Baby’s label is, well, ugly! I had a little reservation about even trying the sauce, but knowing the creator is a chef, and knowing his previous sauces were stellar… I opened the ugly stuff er, bottle.

Two or 3 spoonfuls and 4 tacos later, I was wowed. This is a delicious sauce that just rocked our tacos.

On pizza it was a little too tame for me, but still sweet and flavorful.

Heat Rating: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – Sharp and tangy heat comes on quick under the sweetness. Nice flavor/heat balance. Enjoyable.

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Quality flavor, clean profile, quick sweet heat that comes in fast. Cumin (think southwestern) is heavy on the back end. Weird label but awesome sauce. Recommended.

Ingredients: aged red peppers, jalapeño peppers, cider vinegar, light brown sugar, cilantro, cumin, salt, citric acid and xanthan gum.

Texture & Appearance: Burnt orange color with flecks of herbs and peppers, this sauce is a bit thin bodied. Nice pour.

Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce closeup

Taste / Heat: A sweet hot sauce with flavors of cilantro and cumin bring on a big Southwest taste. Light bodied and slightly spicy, the sweetness will win you over. Yummy.

Buy One Get One Free offer:

[themify_box style=”highlight, rounded” ]Until the end of October 2015, if you mention HotSauceDaily, you can get a BOGO free on Chef Fartenburn’s Gourmet Hot Sauce as well as Ugly Baby Sweet Hot sauce.[/themify_box]

About Tropical Island Gourmet:

Tropical Island Gourmet is the brainchild of Chef Wayne Howey – of Fire Ant Juice fame. Everything he makes has his golden touch. Despite the weird names and labels, it’s all good!

Chef Howey has won multiple awards this year alone – Scovies, Screamin’ MiMi’s, and World Hot Sauce awards all adorn his kitchen.
Check out our review of his other new sauce, “Chef Fartenburn’s” – which was just picked up by Bass Pro Shops. Yea, he’s on a roll.

Social Media:

Tropical Island Gourmet Co on Facebook: Tropical Island Gourmet Co on Facebook

Where to buy: You can find all of Chef Howey’s sauces at his Amazon store under the name of “Hot Sauce Gourmet”.

Find Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce here: Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce

Other Hot Sauce Gourmet products here: Tropical Island Gourmet Co

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review. Some links may be affiliate links.

Island Sauce Company Datil Pepper Sauce

We love the Datil Pepper sauce profile, and Island Sauce Company’s version is packed full of the Datil pepper flavor. It’s also very unique in that it’s a very thin sauce – almost like a glaze.

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Datil Pepper Sauce from Island Sauce Company

Creator Patricia Wilsher Bunting tells us a “glaze” style sauce is exactly how she envisioned it to be.

Heat: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – The natural heat from the Datil peppers has been cut back with the other ingredients. This is a mild – medium sauce.

Overall: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – We wish is was a thicker sauce.

Ingredients: Distilled vinegar, tomato concentrate (sugar, vinegar, salt, onion powder, spice, natural flavors), orange peel concentrate (high fructose corn syrup, orange peel, orange juice from concentrate, sugar, citric acid, pectin, potassium citrate), brown sugar (white sugar with molasses), mustard (water, mustard seed, vinegar, salt, white wine), honey, fresh Datil peppers, lime juice from concentrate, lemon zest and spices.

Island Sauce Datil Sauce sample

Texture & Appearance: This bright red sauce is indeed very thin. Great for dipping into, or drizzling onto foods. Useful.

Taste Straight Up: A huge Datil pepper flavor is first and foremost. The sweetness from the sugars and citrus comes in next. Sweet and delicious.

Heat Level: Datil peppers can be hot amongst themselves, but this sauce tempers the heat enough for it to be enjoyable. Mild-medium.

Label/Graphics: Simplistic graphics. I find these to be friendly and inviting, and somewhat mysterious… you never know what you’re going to get when the label is cartoon-y. Friendly.

Wings with Island Sauce Co Datil Sauce

Taste on food:

We cooked up some crispy wings to try with this sauce. Deep fried wings using our Wings 101 recipe were tossed with the Island Sauce Company’s Datil Pepper Sauce. They came out hot and spicy with some great Datil pepper flavor!

Datil Wings with Island Sauce Datil

Final Thoughts

We liked this sauce enough to purchase 2 more bottles along with their Smokin’ Mango Sauce.

If you’ve never tried a Datil Pepper sauce, this is a great one to start with. Big flavor, nice heat, and quality ingredients are good reasons to go with Island Sauce Company’s Datil Pepper Sauce.

Patty tells us the sauce is also great on these foods:

  • seafood, steak, chicken
  • chili, breakfast burritos and tacos

Island Sauce Co Datil Pepper Sauce bottle

Social Media: Follow and like Island Sauce Company on Facebook.

Where to buy: Visit them at http://www.islandsaucecompany.com/

About Island Sauce Company

Island Sauce Company began from a love of cooking and enjoying good sauces. We are from North Florida where Datils are the local pepper. Datil peppers have a rich and distinct flavor not just heat like other peppers. The Datil pepper flavor is unique. Pepper lovers must try it!

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FuegoBox Hot Sauce of the Month Club

Hot Sauce of the Month Clubs are, well… hot!

A quick Google search for “Hot Sauce of the Month Club” will yield about 20+ hits on the first page alone. There’s no doubt that “Of the Month Clubs” are trending.

But one hot sauce club stands out – FuegoBox at FuegoBox.co

FuegoBox.co is a premier “Hot Sauce of the Month” service. Each box is filled with gourmet hot sauces.

How it works:

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For as little as $27.95 per month, you get 3 artisanal small-batch hot sauces shipped right to your door.

FuegoBox.co never compromises on quality. You’ll not get gimmicky labels or insane heat hot sauces. Just the cream of the crop style hot sauces that are highly respected within the hot sauce communities – revered by chileheads and hot sauce reviewers.

You can choose either a 3 month subscription or a 6 month subscription. They also offer a pay-as-you-go monthly plan, or a quarterly plan.

FuegoBox.co allows you to pick and choose almost any aspect of your subscription. The only thing you can’t pick and choose are the types of sauces you get.

“With FuegoBox.co, you should expect anything and everything.”
Ok! Sign me up. I love surprises!

Why FuegoBox.co:

What a great way to get delicious gourmet hot sauces delivered to you monthly, without the hassle of going online, searching for sauces and paying for shipping for each bottle. FuegoBox.co has free shipping!

What you get in each monthly box:

First 4 boxes from FuegoBox.co

First 4 boxes from FuegoBox.co

Founder Mike McAdams tells me whenever you sign up, you’ll start with Box 1 (Uno), and receive whatever that month’s box is thereafter.

We received the first 3 months of FuegoBox.co for review, and the contents are stellar.

And each box includes a glossy postcard that describes the sauces and suggests foods to try them with.

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Cards to suggest the best foods to try the sauces with.

Box 1 – Uno – Includes Born to Hula Ghost of Ancho, Frankie V’s Spooky White Hot Sauce, plus the 33 Drops of Hot Sauce Booklet (a pocket sized journal to record your hot sauce tastings).

Box 2 – Dos – This box features Big Daddy’s Amplified Heat, Big Fat’s Boom Shanka, and Tabañero hot sauces.

Box 3 – Tres – Has Lucky Dog Red Label, Fat Cat Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost, and Sweet Heat Gourmet Sinclair’s Fatalii hot sauces.

(You can see in our picture what is to come in Box 4. More amazingly good sauces!)

A great gift idea for your friends and family – or for yourself!

Sign up today and give the gift that keeps burning each month! (I just made that up.)

Visit FuegoBox.co and tell them HotSauceDaily.com sent you!

You can also follow them here on http://facebook.com/fuegoboxco and http://instagram.com/fuegobox.

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

Moe Mountain Hot Sauce Review

Moe Mountain Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce

Moe Mountain Hot Sauce is a tomato based Ghost Pepper sauce from Martin Olsen, and his slogan is “it’s kinda hot”.

Let’s see if it really is.

It’s also one of the newest hot sauces to come to market. Made with a blend of natural ingredients like apple cider vinegar, cumin and cocoa powder, and coupled with the famous Bhut Jolokia Pepper (Ghost Pepper), Moe Mountain Hot Sauce brings its own unique flavor to the hot sauce world.

Moe Mountain Hot Sauce Bottles

The Details

Ingredients: tomato puree (water, tomato sauce), apple cider vinegar, modified food starch, salt, cocoa powder, garlic, fresh lemon pulp, ghost peppers, spices (cumin).

Flavor: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Dark, spicy and just slightly hot. This is a kicked up Mexican style sauce with ghost pepper heat. Surprising.

Heat: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – Just about in the middle… the heat burns off quickly leaving the rest of the flavors to linger. Wild n mild.

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Texture and appearance: Thick and smooth. The dark color is flecked with bits of spices. Classic.

I would also like to point out that Moe Mountain Hot Sauce is packaged in a 5 ounce bottle (woozie) with a wide mouth. This makes it very easy to pour the sauce out.

On food

We tried Moe Mountain on tacos and pizza for this review.

It was delicious on pizza.
Moe Mountain Hot Sauce on pizza

But it excelled on tacos. This is a fiery taco sauce that is thick and rich.

Moe Mountain Hot Sauce on tacos

Final thoughts

This is a great entry-level Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) sauce.

Coupled with some spices that include cumin, it would also be great splashed onto a bowl of chili. Don’t forget the onions and cheddar cheese.

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Big, bold and delicious! Versatile as a medium-thick sauce on all foods that can stand up to a big flavor. Winner.

You can order Moe Mountain Hot Sauce at http://www.moemountainhotsauce.com/

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Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

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