New Born to Hula Smokehaus products

The newest items from Born to Hula are Smokehaus Blues Hot Sauce and Smokehaus Salsa.

New Smokehaus Blend featured in Born to Hula products

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Born to Hula has created it’s own Smokehaus Blend – “An award winning recipe consisting of Tomatoes, Chipotle Chilies, Garlic and Spices” that forms the base of their newest hot sauce and salsa products.

Smokehaus Blues Hot Sauce brings chipotles, garlic, spices, and a smoky flavor to their lineup of sauces.

We captured the essence of a simpler time with smokey and zesty flavors! BTH’s Smokehaus Blues is similar to a BBQ sauce but not limited to it – truly a backyard grill master’s dream come true!

Smokehaus Salsa is made with Fire Roasted Tomato, Vidalia Onion, Chipotle and spices. Also made with their new Smokehaus Blend.

This is a sure fire way to spice up any party!

Visit BornToHula.com for these and other great sauces.

Meanwhile, stay tuned for our reviews and tell them HotSauceDaily sent you.

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.

Taste:

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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To purchase, visit http://luckydoghotsauce.com/

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.

Sir Kensington’s Ketchup – Spiced

Who gets excited about ketchup?

Or catsup? Isn’t it a kid’s thing after all?

Sir Kensington's Ketchup

Not in this case. Sir Kensington’s Ketchup – Spiced is for grownups.

It features chipotle peppers, cilantro, lime juice, and hint of coriander.

Spicy enough to amuse the taste buds, it “packs a pleasing punch without sinking the ship”.

While all the world is a-twitter about sriracha this and bacon that (both now in ketchups, by the way), Sir Kensington’s has been quietly proudly making their ketchups and other condiments since 2008.

You just may not have heard of them until now.

Sir Kensington’s is headquartered in a Prohibition-era building overlooking the Hudson River in New York City’s Meatpacking District.

Sir Kensington’s Ketchup comes in beautiful square 11 oz jars, adorned with awesome graphics (a monocled Brit) and witty text.

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Even the Story of Sir Kensington’s is a comedic read in and of itself!

With 50% less sugar and 33% less sodium than regular ketchup, Sir Kensington’s Ketchup is packed with great flavor.

Ingredients: tomatoes, tomato paste, organic sugar, organic distilled vinegar, onions, spices, jalapeños, salt, lime juice concentrate, green bell peppers, cilantro, citric acid.

Sir Kensington's texture

Texture: The texture is remarkable. Thick and rich. Bold.

Aroma: Pungent and sweet. The organic sugar really makes a difference in both the smell and taste. And the vinegar is muted, not sharp, but mellow. Fragrant.

Taste: Sweet and slightly vinegary. Full bodied tomato flavor. Delicious.

Heat: Mildly spicy – just a tingle. Even the kids will like this ketchup. (Tell ’em it’s for grownups only!) A great way to introduce the little folks to some chipotle pepper heat. Spicy.

Overall: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Highly recommended!

On Food:

We had Sir Kensington’s Ketchup on french fries of course…

Fries with Sir Kensington's

…and hot dogs.

Hot dog with Sir Kensington's

This is one of the few times I would put ketchup on hot dogs.

Bonus Recipe. Write this down!

Here’s a cute toasted hot dog recipe I grew up with as a kid.

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 1 slice white bread
  • 1 hot dog
  • 2 toothpicks

Instructions:

  1. Place american cheese on bread.
  2. Place hot dog on top, diagonally.
  3. Spoon on Sir Kensington’s Ketchup and other condiments.
  4. Fold bread corners over and secure with toothpicks.
  5. Toast / broil until golden brown. Enjoy.

Toasted hot dog with Sir Kensington's

Sir Kensington’s Ketchup – Spiced is one of 7 variants of condiments that they make, and you just must try! Ketchup, Mayonnaise and Mustards are all offered with varying degrees of spice and flavors.

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Where to purchase: Sir Kensington’s is available all over the New York City / New Jersey / Long Island areas at these fine grocers: Sur la Table, Whole Foods, and Fairway.

And of course online at SirKensingtons.com.

Even though we received a few bottles of Sir Kensington’s for review, as I finish writing this… I’ve already gone to their site to order even more – including their mustards. It’s that good!

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

Blackwoods Wing Sauce Garlic Parmesan and Chipotle Barbecue review

Blackwoods Wing Sauces are hand crafted in small batches, aged in barrels and bottled in glass “jugs”. Their 4 flavors are – Signature (Original), Garlic Parmesan, Chipotle BBQ and Dante’s Inferno.

We are looking at two of them here, the Garlic Parmesan and the Chipotle Barbecue flavors. While we think it’s nice that you get the full wing sauce package in one bottle, the butter flavor and sauce, these are two completely different flavor profiles.

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Fat Cat – Cat in Heat Hot Sauce – review

Fat Cat Foods has launched their newest creation, Cat in Heat. Their hottest sauce yet is bright red in color, is medium thick, and brings a hot kick all of its own. Urged by their customers to add an extra-hot sauce to their initial line-up – Fat Cat created Cat in Heat and delivered.

Cat in Heat is bright red in color…

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