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.

Island Sauce Company Datil Sauce Label

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

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

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Datil Dew Inferno Wings

It’s back to a sauce review on wings today with Datil Dew Inferno Sauce from Don’t let the “Inferno” name scare you. This is Week of Wings 6 – Day 4.

Datil Dew Inferno Sauce #7

We love Datil pepper based sauces here at Whether it’s a BBQ sauce, a dry rub, or in this case a sauce that defies description… if it showcases the Datil pepper from St. Augustine Florida, we are all in.

Datil Dew Inferno 16 oz bottle

Datil Dew Inferno 16 oz bottle

Wanda and Byron Bates have built to showcase their many sauces and pickles, all based around the Datil pepper.

The Datil Dew Inferno sauce is:

Ingredients: Tomato paste, corn syrup, vinegar, salt, onion powder, spice and natural flavors, water, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, Datil and habanero peppers, garlic and salt.

A fine tomato base sauce that has the heat to satisfy any pepper head’s palate! Succulent Datil pepper FLAVOR without sacrificing the heat.

I mentioned earlier to not let the “Inferno” name scare you away – and now I will mention that #7 on the bottle is also a bit over-stated. This sauce is not a 7 out of 10 in heat. I’m not sure why they have a #7 on the label.

Datil Dew Inferno sauce closeup

Datil Dew Inferno sauce is dark mahogany colored with a light-medium consistency.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 StarsSpicy, hot, sweet, heat.

We cooked up some wings using our standard bake and deep-fry method (Wings 101). We then tossed them into the Datil Dew Inferno sauce, and for the pretty pictures, we painted on even more sauce!

Datil Dew Inferno wings

Hot wings glazed with Datil Dew Inferno then brushed with more sauce.

Final Thoughts

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Delicious and easily a repeat sauce. Great Datil based glaze.

Both Marilyn and I thought this sauce is a great glaze on wings with the sweet and fragrant Datil pepper profile.

Where to buy:

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

Closeup of Datil Dew Inferno Wings

Extra sauce is always good.

More Week of Wings 6

Week of Wings 6 – Day 1: Louisiana Brand Wing Kit Review
Week of Wings 6 – Day 2: Sriracha Rub on Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 3: Vortex Grilled Wings
Week of Wings 6 – Day 4: Datil Dew Inferno Wings (You are here.)
Week of Wings 6 – Day 5: ?

710 Dat’s My Sauce Datil Pepper Sauce Review

Unique to St. Augustine, Florida, the Datil pepper is both sweet and spicy and can range from medium hot to fairly hot. A quick Google search turns up less than a dozen Datil sauces, so it’s both unique and rare, as hot sauces go.


710 Dat’s My Sauce Datil Pepper Sauce

710 Dat’s My Sauce Datil Pepper Sauce is made with the famous Datil Pepper and they nail it!

A Southern family recipe that’s been passed down for generations, 710 Dat’s My Sauce is an original Datil pepper sauce made with locally grown ingredients. Packed with a unique sweet heat, it’s good on just about anything!

Ingredients: ketchup (tomato concentrate, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, salt, spice, onion powder), onions, red wine vinegar (red wine vinegar, sulfites added), sugar, hot datil peppers, bell peppers, brown sugar, (sugar, cane syrups), fresh garlic, salt & spices

710 Datil Sauce texture closeup

Texture and Appearance

Texture & Appearance: Bright red in color, this very shiny sauce is medium thick and quite pulpy. Very nice mouth feel. Beautiful.

Taste Straight Up: Very sweet followed by a nice mild vinegar hit, onions, garlic and spices are up next with a slow finish of heat. Delicious.

710 Datil Sauce on tacos

710 Datil Sauce on tacos

Taste on Food: Perfect on tacos or burritos. Datil pepper sauces are some of my favorite hot sauces for tacos. 710 Dat’s My Sauce is a huge winner here. Perfect.

710 Datil Sauce on Cream Cheese and Crackers

710 Datil Sauce on Cream Cheese and Crackers

We tried it poured onto simple cream cheese and crackers – just a few drops for those bites made a nice appetizer.

710 Datil Pepper Sauce on pizza

710 Datil Sauce on pizza

710 Datil Sauce on Chicken Quesadillas

710 Datil Sauce on Chicken Quesadillas

710 Datil Pepper Sauce on Mexican Hot Dogs

710 Datil Pepper Sauce on Mexican Hot Dogs

Heat Level: The label says “Hot” – I would rate it a 2.5 out of 5. If I had a 2.75 graphic I’d go that far. The heat comes on slow and reaches a peak that doesn’t last too long. The burn is quick and flavorful. Unique.

Graphics/Packaging: The nice big 8 ounce bottle is a plus, as it has a generous opening.

A label doesn’t get much simpler than this. But you know exactly what’s in the bottle – especially if you are looking for a Datil sauce.

I’m ok with the 3 color label, but I was curious about the design. Not having been to Florida since I was 15, I was clueless.

Do you know what the label design is based on? Listen to the short interview with Mr 710 himself, Bruce Peterson, at the bottom of this post to find out.

Final Thoughts

710 Datil Pepper Sauce review underway

710 Datil Pepper Sauce review underway

Heat Level: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – As I said, I’d go to 2.75 on the heat, but we have no graphic for that. But then again, it’s me just trying to push the heat level rating just a tad past the middle. Medium hot.

Overall Rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – This fantastic sauce gets our highest rating for its flavor and great packaging. Stellar.

I’m a sucker for a good Datil pepper sauce, and this one does not disappoint. I’m placing it in my top 3 Datil sauces. One of which I’ve not formally reviewed yet. 🙂

Visit to buy a couple of bottles (yes, get a few… it’s so good that it will go fast) and for more information about this delicious sauce and the history and people behind it.

They also have a nice recipe page that you can check out, and please tell them sent you!

Here’s my 8 minute interview with Bruce Peterson of 710 Dat’s My Sauce Datil Pepper Sauce. Enjoy!

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

Datil Pepper BBQ Rub Wings from Old Florida Style Foods

Our Week of Wings 5 began with a mild sauce, and today we’re looking at a mild rub featuring the Datil Pepper from Florida.

Datil Pepper BBQ Rub Dry Wings

datil pepper bbq rub label

Week of Wings 5 – Day 2. Today we’re reviewing some dry rubbed wings using Datil Pepper BBQ Rub from Old Florida Style Foods. I’m a huge fan of the Datil Pepper flavor and profile, and so far we’ve had quite a few Datil pepper hot sauces, but this is our first Datil pepper dry rub. Unique to St. Augustine, Florida, the Datil pepper is truly a unique American chile pepper.

Preparation: Deep fried. Again, we did our usual 3 step cook – baked the wings at 350º for 40 minutes (turning once half-way through), deep fried at 350 – 375º for 2 – 3 minutes, then tossed in the sauce. See our Wings 101 post for more info.

Ingredients: paprika, chili powder, dry mustard, sugar, salt, Datil peppers, and spices.

datil pepper bbq rub texture

Texture and Appearance: This medium-fine grind features larger flakes of salt and spices. Rusty red in color, you know you are getting some paprika and chili powder in the mix. I only wish there were more of the Datil pepper component to really show off a good variety of textures, and more importantly to add to the heat of the rub. Nice mix.

Taste on wings: We ended up with some heavily spiced wing portions since we used a heavy hand in seasoning them. They were very savory, but with little heat. Pleasant tasting, sweet and not too salty, just a surprisingly mild heat level for a Datil pepper rub. There was a nice smoky flavor that really won us over – a by-product of the Datil pepper, I’m sure.

Now, mild heat level aside, I want to emphasize how much we enjoyed these dry rubbed wings and their great flavor. While we didn’t get time to actually review them in 2013…

These dry rubbed wings from Old Florida Style Foods were one of our 13 Favorite Products of the Year for 2013. Yes, they are that good! Outstanding.

datil pepper dry wings

Heat Level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – This rub is not about the heat, it’s about the flavor. I wish it were hotter, but it’s not. Perhaps they will come out with a hotter version. If so, I’m all in! Smoky and savory.

Overall rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Amazing. These were smoky, savory, slightly sweet and delicious. These dry rubbed wings were at the top of the charts for us. You have to try this rub! Winner.

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.

About Old Florida Style Foods

datil pepper bbq rub bottle

John and Rhonda Maloughney own Old Florida Style Foods out of Edgewater, Florida, trading as Mad John’s Food, LLC.

Mad John’s Food, LLC introduces “Old Florida Style” brand. Mad John’s Food, LLC grows it’s own supply of Datil Peppers and produces several products, including Datil Pepper Salsa and Condiment, Datil Pepper Honey Barbeque Glaze, Datil Pepper Barbeque Seasoning Rub, Datil Pepper Garlic Pickle Chips, Old Florida Style Datil Pepper Jelly and Datil Pepper “Cracker Style” Hot Pepper Sauce that are sure to please the culinarian. We use only the highest quality ingredients that are all natural and contain no MSG and assure consistent quality and taste.

Visit for all of their great prducts.

Social Media: Follow Old Florida Style Foods on Facebook.

More Week of Wings 5

Week of Wings 5 – Day 1: Patter Fam Sauces Sissy Sally Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 2: Datil Pepper BBQ Rub Wings from Old Florida Style Foods
Week of Wings 5 – Day 3: Spicey Rooster BBQ Company Buffalo Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 4: Sweet Baby Ray’s 3 Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 5: Crystal and Louisiana Brand Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 6: Jerk BBQ Wings with Hoboken Eddies
Week of Wings 5 – Day 7: Seven wing recipes to try this year

A Frame Datil Pepper Sauce Review

Datil pepper – unique to St Augustine Florida – is a key chile pepper in some of our favorite hot sauces. Usually sweet, and paired with sweet ingredients, the result is a spicy sweet hot sauce that is unlike any other. We do love the Datil pepper here at HotSauceDaily.

This time it’s the A Frame Datil Pepper Sauce that gets our attention. The label proclaims “all natural” and “organic Datil peppers” along with an artistic vision of what exactly an “A Frame” really is – a surfer’s description of the perfectly shaped wave.

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