Brown Label is the newest sauce from Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Brown Label – Mustard Chipotle

Lucky Dog Brown Label just might be their most approachable sauce yet – especially for the general hot sauce loving public. With a line-up that includes mild, hot and super-hot blends, the Brown Label is their newest release.

Brown Label is the newest sauce from Lucky Dog
Brown Label is the newest sauce from Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog Brown Label – Ridiculously Tasty Mustard Chipotle Hot Sauce

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce’s newest offering called Brown Label also has the amusingly long name of “Ridiculously Tasty Mustard Chipotle Hot Sauce”.

But Lucky Dog can be excused. In our opinion, you can name your sauce anything you want as long as you excel in flavor and taste.

A unique style of medium heat chipotle sauce, with the rich notes of Meco chipotles and a dynamic balance between mustard, chipotle and cumin. Bartlett pear juice and figs add very subtle sweetness, while the creeping heat of the scotch bonnet chile builds in heat in a slow & sneaky way. ~LDHS

And Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Brown Label is already winning awards from all over:

  • 1st Place Pepper Blend – 2015 New York Hot Sauce Expo Screaming Mimi Awards
  • 2nd Place Medium – 2016 Scovie Award Winner
  • Finalist – 2016 Good Food Awards – Pantry Division

The flavor profile is complex, yet the end result is simple and tasty. Deliciously smoky but not overpowering with just a hint of sweetness to balance things out.

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Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – A medium-light chipotle / scotch bonnet chile blend with a little sting at the end that lingers. Pleasantly on the light side of medium heat.

Overall Rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Our highest rating of five Stars! Fantastic flavor. Big and bold dark umami flavors. Rich and satisfying.

Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, pear juice from concentrate, onions, jalapeño peppers, water, roasted garlic, chipotle peppers, dried figs, sea salt, spices, scotch bonnet peppers, ghost pepper sea salt, granulated onion, lime juice concentrate.

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Texture / Appearance:

Lucky Dog Brown Label hot sauce
Lucky Dog Brown Label hot sauce

Dark and thick with a deep brown color. The consistency is nice, with a blend of small sized pulp. Great mouth feel and texture.


Lucky Dog Brown - a perfect taco sauce
Lucky Dog Brown – a perfect taco sauce

Superb as a taco sauce, this brown baby is also happy on nachos, burritos, and other Mexican style dishes. With the built-in awesomeness of it’s NoCal flavors and Tex-Mex umami, it’s a fit for everything South-of-the-Border.

On Food:

Pizza Rolls with Lucky Dog Brown Label
Pizza Rolls with Lucky Dog Brown Label

Pizza Rolls are a great snack and pair well dipping into Lucky Dog’s Brown Label “Ridiculously Tasty Mustard Chipotle Hot Sauce”.

Mas muy bueno tacos
Mas muy bueno tacos

We really feel strong about this being a great taco sauce.
And it’s just as good on our nachos.

Lucky Dog Brown on nachos is delicious too
Lucky Dog Brown on nachos is delicious too

Finally, the tacos pic that Marilyn didn’t want me to publish…

Tacos with thick, rich, LDHS Brown Label sauce
Tacos with thick, rich, LDHS Brown Label sauce

… but I did. 🙂

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Final Thoughts:

Overall: We think we’ve found our newest favorite taco sauce and we think you will love it too.

Scott Zalkind, the creator of Lucky Dog Hot Sauces, has produced a fantastic sauce we like enough to give it 5 Stars. It is our favorite of his 8 sauce line-up… for now. 😉

Where to buy:


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Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

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  1. *”Editor’s note:”* as they say. After posting, I realized I didn’t even address the “mustard” flavor referenced in the title of this sauce.
    Scott Zalkind assured me there was indeed mustard in the “spices” listed in the ingredients.

    While not noticeable up front in the flavor, the mustard component is surely a supporting player in the overall flavor.

    I know I miss it when mustard is not in devilled eggs, or our crab cakes or even our baked beans. It’s an unsung hero in the flavor profile that I just love. Especially dry mustard.

    Over to you, Scott. 🙂

  2. I totally agree with this review. This sauce is one of the staples in my selection. Personally, I wouldn’t label it as a ‘taco sauce’ as I have tried it on just about everything! My personal favorite is a spread a bit in a bone in ribeye… Mmmmm… I even put a little in my pumpkin pie during Thanksgiving and it was delicious.

    If you haven’t tried this, you need to.

  3. Indeed there is mustard! And while I am normally one to shun “spices” on an ingredients label, it was just getting to be too long, so the mustard, coriander and a couple others were consolidated to “spices” – apologies in advance for that, folks!

    I really appreciate your putting Brown Label through the paces HSD! I think you’ll find that the mustard opens up on a brat or a pastrami sandwich, but takes a back seat when used on Mexican food where it does come across more like a taco sauce.

    I’ll take a 5/5 any day, especially from Hot Sauce Daily where they seem to be in rare supply!

    Thanks again, and thank you also, Dean!

  4. I just bought 2 bottles from their website, i can’t wait to get it and try it. Nice review 🙂

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