Canned Pizza Sauce roundup

Whether it’s on flour tortillas or English muffins, we love quick and easy homemade pizza snacks. So pizza sauce is a must-have staple in our pantry. Let’s look at 3 pizza sauces you can find in your local grocer today.

Don Pepino Pizza Sauce, Furano’s Pizza Sauce Original, and Dei Fratelli Pizza Sauce.

Today we’re eating them on English muffins. We do a 3 step process to make our quick mini pizzas in the toaster oven.

1. Lightly pre-toast the muffins.
2. Spoon on the sauce and sprinkle the shredded cheese.
3. Bake until done.
Hit the broiler to crisp up the top if you’ve added pepperoni or other meats. (I love anchovies).

The Sauces:


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Dei Fratelli: tomatoes, sugar, sea salt, corn starch, dehydrated onion, olive oil, spices, dehydrated garlic, spices, peppers, natural flavors, vinegar.

The smoothest, silkiest sauce of the bunch, it was also the least flavorful. It’s amazing that the onion, garlic, spices, peppers and vinegar brought nothing to the table in terms of flavor. Very bland.


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Furmano’s: tomato concentrate (water, tomato paste), sugar, sea salt, olive oil, spices, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, citric acid.
 
We are big fans of the Furmano’s tomato products here. Their canned whole tomatoes and crushed tomatoes make a perfect base for our pasta sauces. So we are doubly disappointed that Furmano’s Pizza Sauce fell flat. I had high hopes for this sauce to be almost perfect – yet is is just mediocre. Thicker than the Dei Fratelli, it too lacks any flavor beyond crushed tomatoes and salt. It would barely do “in a pinch”.


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Don Pepino: tomatos, corn oil, salt, spices, powdered garlic.

Our hands down favorite pizza sauce, Don Pepino has a mild, classic pizza sauce taste – not too tomato-y, not too spicy – it plays well with others, meaning you can dress it up any way you like. Want more garlic? Throw it in. More heat? Crushed red pepper fits nicely. More Italian spices? We love the Italian Seasoning Mix from Pampered Chef. Oddly, I think it’s the sweetest of the sauces, yet “sugar” is nowhere in the list of ingredients. Must be the natural sweetness of the tomatoes they use.
And the texture is nice and fairly thick. I love the way it soaks into the English Muffin as it bakes. This process really thickens up the sauce, and makes for a very satisfying mouth feel.

Did we leave your favorite out? What is your favorite store bought pizza sauce? Let us know in the Comments below.

Blair’s Death Rain Jolokia Pepper Cauldron Cooked Potato Chips review

Since 1989, Blair’s Death Sauce has been a leader in the hot sauce world. His newest offering is Blair’s Jolokia Pepper Potato Chips. Cauldron™ Cooked chips are coated with Blair’s fiery Jolokia pepper seasoning along with the warning that these chips are for “experienced Chiliheads only”. Scary, but not to worry… they are very flavorful and very edible.

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These are the “World’s Hottest Chips”. So they say. We opened a bag of these red hot chips, munched down on quite a few, and have included our thoughts below. They are fiery, hot, and delicious.

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DEFCON Sauces Habanero Horseradish

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Famous for their ground-breaking wing sauces, DEFCON Sauces also makes a pair of habanero horseradish sauces – the Habby Pony Mild Habanero Horseradish and the Habby Horse Hot Habanero Horseradish.

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Texas Brew Honey Roasted Chipotle Salsa review

Texas Brew Products is a San Antonio, Texas based company founded by Brenda Craig. Her Honey Roasted Chipotle Salsa won a 1st Place Scovie Award as well as a 1st Place Austin Chronicle award.

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Brenda and I met in Houston at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival at a “behind the scenes” party at the Chile Pepper Magazine’s headquarters. Brenda offered me a sample jar of her Honey Roasted Chipotle Salsa for this review.

It’s a remarkably different tasting salsa. And as they say, well… just read the quote:

We are focused on producing “Simply Salsalicious” all natural, gluten free gourmet salsas (condiments) made with fresh fire-roasted vegetables and smoked spices the old fashioned authentic Mexican way. “A Little Bit Of Texas In Every Jar”.

We opened the jar, and promptly started dipping chips into the salsa to get a taste of Texas – salsa stye.

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High Octane Sauce Company – Tire Smokin Salsa

High Octane Sauce Company was an entrant in the Salsa Contest at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival, and is also where I first met Kevin Billings and Audrey Ackerman and tried his line of Octane based products. I was very impressed with the quality, taste and variety of sauces and salsas that High Octane offered.

Tire Smokin Salsa – Medium

Ingredients: tomatoes, onions, cilantro, peppers, spices – Such a simple list of ingredients, yet big flavors.

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Black Friday Deals for Hot Sauce and BBQ Sauce 2012

It’s that time of year again – shop for hot sauce and BBQ sauce from smaller companies that deserve our support. With great gift ideas for the chilehead in your life, and awesome BBQ sauce discounts, you can shop for sauces with these links knowing you are supporting small businesses that create gourmet, artisan style sauces!

Black Friday Hot Sauce and BBQ Sauce Specials 2012

If you have a sale to announce, simply leave a Comment below with all the details – we’d love to know about it!


All Spice Cafe

Use the discount code – SpicyHoliday12 – from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, and get 25% discount at their online store.

http://www.allspicecafe.com/catalog/

Droolin’ Devil Fine Foods

Check out our Black Friday Deals! 20 – 40% on select products now until Monday at midnight!! Heavenly Flavour, Sinfully Good!

http://droolindevil.com/

TATS Sauces & Marinades

We have a BUY 4, GET 1 FREE deal exclusively at www.tatsoriginal.com from November 22-25, 2012!
BLACK WEEKEND SALE: Order any 4 TATS Sauces, Seasonings or Rubs online and get 1 sauce free! Just mention the free jar in the notes section at checkout and we will include the mentioned Barbecue, Pepper or Ghost sauce in your order at no additional charge. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

http://www.tatsoriginal.com

Feiny’s Rubs

Black Friday Sale – Receive 30% off your Order (before shipping) of Feiny’s Rubs. Feiny’s Sampler, Original BBQ, Citrus BBQ, Chesapeake Bay, Steak, Goes on Everything, Goes on Veggie
November 23 – November 27 with coupon code BLACKFEINYS.

http://feintastingfoods.com/

Golden Toad

We’ll have a 20% off deal running from Thanksgiving through Black Friday, Amex Small Business Saturday, and through the end of the night on Cyber Monday. It will be on all Golden Toad and Xtinction products and available at Hot Sauces ‘n More… Enter discount code “golden2012”

http://www.hotsaucesnmore.net/Golden-Toad_bymfg_126-0-1.html

Sauce Goddess

20% off any order over $10. This includes all our awesome sauces, spices and our build-the-perfect-gift, salted caramel corn, shakers and gift packs. In addition, we have an offer for the non-chileheads in the family – order a single half gallon of our mildest sauce – Sticky Sweet – we will ship 2 half gallons for the price of one. That’s right, it’s the double secret deal – just order one half gallon of our killer rib stickin’ Sticky Sweet Grill Glaze and they’ll get 2 half gallons. This offer only applies to that flavor.
Coupon code – BLACKCHILE This coupon code is active from Friday the 23rd at 12:00 am ET through 11:59 Monday the 26th.

http://saucegoddess.com

Butcher BBQ

Injections, rubs and sauces. Free Shipping! on all orders placed online, beginning at Midnight Black Friday through Midnight Saturday 11/24/12.

http://www.butcherbbq.com/

Carolina Sunshine Bar-B-Que Sauces

Starting NOW thru Sunday 11/25/12 – buy 2 Wing Sauces and get one free, plus Rub samples and the coveted “Peace Love and Que” sticker! Find us on Facebook for more info!

http://carolinasunshinebbq.com/

Patter Fam Sauces

Patter Fam Sauces will be having a Black Friday sale! Their Bourbon Barrel Hot Sauce we be on sale for $8 (Reg $20), Pawpaw Chipotle on sale for $4 (Reg $8). They offer FREE Shipping for orders over $50. The sale will begin at 10pm on Thanksgiving and end at 10pm Friday or until product is gone.

http://www.patterfamsauces.com

Fat Cat Foods

For Black Friday: Get 20% off your total online order (before shipping) with the coupon code “BLACKFRIDAY”. Valid all weekend, Friday 11/23/12 thru Sunday 11/25/12.
For Cyber Monday: Get 20% off your total online order (before shipping) with the coupon code “CYBERMONDAY”. Valid Monday 11/26/12 thru 11/30/12.

http://fatcatfoods.com

Heartbreaking Dawns

They are doing their 2nd annual 50% off sale from Black Friday (Nov 23rd beginning 12:01 am Eastern Time) thru Sunday night (Nov 25th 11:59pm Eastern Time)….The code is “black” and as always they will personalize holiday cards, free gift wrap, add candy to all orders etc…they’ll also open their 24 hour holiday hotline the following Monday for custom gift sets and baskets.

http://www.heartbreakingdawns.com

Pork Barrel BBQ

Black Friday Sale – receive 30% off case orders (before shipping) of our Original, Sweet & Mustard BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub from now through Sunday, November 25 with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY.

Case of Rub Link – http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/case-of-pork-barrel-all-american-spice-rub/
Case of Sauce Link – http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/case-of-pork-barrelbbq-sauce/

Cyber Monday – receive 25% off (before shipping) orders of $75.00 or more on Monday, November 26 with coupon code CYBERMONDAY25.
Pork Barrel BBQ Online Store – http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/store/

Bigfat’s Hot Sauce

Black Friday Deal – 20% off all individual bottles of sauce (gift packs not included) from November 23 – Dec 16.

http://wwww.bigfatshotsauce.com/

Buffalo Tom’s Gourmet Sauce

They are offering free shipping anywhere in the USA on a six pack purchase of their Gourmet Hot Sauce for only $4.95 per Bottle for a total of $29.70.

http://www.buffalotomsgourmetsauce.com

CaJohn’s Fiery Foods

Visit www.cajohns.com on Cyber Monday for 40% off all items! Discount will be available from 12:00 AM EST on Monday morning until 11:59 EST Monday night! Code to redeem offer is TRINIDAD.

http://www.cajohns.com

Dimples BBQ Sauce

Free 16oz bottle of Dimples BBQ Sauce with coupon code “Free Bottle” thru 11/30/12. Shipping cost apply. USA only.

http://www.dimplesbbqsauce.com

Global Warming Salsa

While supplies last (they only have about 30 left) but Global Warming Salsa will offer a variety 4 pack of Global Warming Salsa with a free Tabasco Salsa bowl for $40.00 delivered!
Updated! Order a 4-Pack of with four different Global Warming Salsa varieties…Mild 80 degree, Hot 105 degree, India 107 degree and End of the World…and the first 30 will include the ceramic Tabasco salsa bowls…shipped to your door for $40.00! After the limited amount of Tabasco bowls run out, they will include a signed copy of the book Dan Houston of Global Warming Salsa helped co-author called “Breakin’ Down the Barriers” in place of the salsa bowl!

http://www.globalwarmingsalsa.com

California Barbecue Inc.

From 11/20/2012 to 12/25/12, buy a 9oz Bottle of the Chicken Choker Rub and get a free 4oz Bag.

http://www.CaliforniaBBQInc.com

Sin Bin BBQ

Sin Bin BBQ is offering 15% off their line of 4 BBQ sauces valid from Wed. 11/21/12 thru Christmas 12/25/12! Really sweet deal.

http://sinbbq.com

High River Sauces

They are going to do a free T-Shirt with any case order from November 23rd to December 7th.

http://www.highriversauces.com

Blaze Gourmet

Updated!: Blaze Gourmet will be offering its inaugural “Blue Friday” special through Cyber Monday, which will include a free bottle of their new ‘Hot Blueberry Love’ Hot Sauce with any size order from November 23rd – 26th.

http://www.blazegourmet.com

JAC’s Tailgaters

JAC’s Tailgaters will be holding a 20% off sale starting Black Friday November 23rd through New Years Eve 2012.

http://www.jacstailgaters.com

Race City Sauce Works

From 11/16-12/20, buy $40 or more and get 25% off. Plus from Black Friday thru Cyber Monday they are offering BOGO (but one get one) on all products. (Does not have to be the same item to count).

http://www.racecitysauceworks.com

DEFCON Sauces

All quarts of wing sauce (including the Cluckwing Orange) are 20% off through the end of the year.

http://www.defconsauces.com

High Octane Sauce Company

High Octane Sauce Company has gift sets available for the holidays with special pricing on them.

http://www.highoctanesauceco.com

The Madison Chocolatiers West

The Madison Chocolatiers West will be offering 25% off starting on Thanksgiving Day 12:01am 11/22/12 through midnight 11/26/12 Eastern Time

http://www.madisonchocolatier.com

Crazy Good Sauce

$17.00 4 pack special (retail only) consisting of: ADDICTION SAUCES – HABANERO SAUCE, CRAZY GOOD – SOUTHWEST SWEET HEAT, HOT LINE PEPPER PRODUCTS – EVIL OOZE, BORN TO HULA – GHOST OF ANCHO
We also have a 20% off everything (retail only) with the discount code HOL2012.

http://www.crazygoodsauce.com

Intensity Academy

Intensity Academy – any 4 bottles of sauce for $20, or mixed case price only $48!

http://www.intensityacademy.com

Sizzlin’ Sauces

The plans for Chef Bud and Sizzlin’ Sauces for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday, as well as the rest of the Christmas season, are as follows:

Black Friday (beginning at Midnight on Friday, November 23rd and lasting through Midnight on Saturday, November 24th)
* A free bottle of the award-winning Spittin Fire XXX Private Reserve (a nearly $10 value) by ordering $30.00 or more from SizzlinSauces.com.

Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday (beginning @ Midnight on Saturday, November 24th, through Monday November 26th @ Midnight)
* A free bottle of Creepin Quag when ordering a three-month Hot Sauce Of The Month Cub subscription at SizzlinSauces.com

Christmas Special (beginning at Midnight, November 30th through Saturday, December 15th @ Midnight)
* A free bottle of Chile Sweet Sensation AND a free bottle of Papa Jack’s Buffalo Hot Sauce when ordering a six-month subscription to Sizzlin Sauces’ Hot Sauce of the Month Club.

http://www.sizzlinsauces.com


For this great shopping list of Black Friday Specials, we teamed up with – ScottRobertsWeb.com, ILoveItSpicy.com, TheHotZoneOnline.com, Chili Pepper Madness, and RG Sauce Review – to promote some of our favorite manufacturers.

These chilehead blogs are always willing to support our favorite sauce companies and producers of the flavor enhancers that we all love. In an effort to help out these hard-working folks this upcoming holiday season, we are listing the various promotions and sales that makers of hot sauces, salsas, BBQ sauces, wing sauces, rubs, spicy chocolates and more are having this Black Friday weekend, Cyber Monday, and for a few even through Christmas and beyond.

If you are a sauce or seasoning maker of any kind and are having a holiday shopping special on your website, and would like to be included in this list, please let Scott Roberts know about it at scott (at) scottrobertsweb.com with the deal details, dates/times and any applicable coupon code(s), and you will be added to the list.


People’s Choice Awards from Houston Hot Sauce Festival 2012

This is an exhaustive list of the best of the best. All were voted on in the People’s Choice Awards at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival 2012, which means that not one of them is a sleeper.

You could not go wrong ordering any of these sauces! Bookmark this post for your shopping ease and pleasure. A * denotes a review here on HotSauceDaily.com.

Condiments:

  1. Big Dawg SalsaSlobber Sauce
  2. * Smither Family KitchenDillapeñoOur review
  3. Texas Select SeasoningsHabanero Honey Mustard

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Gunther’s Gourmet Spicy Black Bean Dip review

We were very pleased to receive a jar of Spicy Black Bean Dip with Lime from our friend, Chef Michael Lampros, Gunther’s Gourmet head honcho and creative genius. Known throughout the industry for his salsas and vinaigrettes, he’s won multiple Scovie Awards in addition to many Chili Pepper Magazine’s Fiery Food Challenges. We’ve always enjoyed Michael’s products, but the fact that this was called a dip and not a salsa made this product even more intriguing.

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