Flyboy’s Salsa review

Why should you order salsa online?

You can easily go to any grocery store and pick up Pace, or Tostidos, or even Chi-Chi’s… the list goes on and on. But what you end up with is a “grocery store salsa”. Mass produced with flavors and tastes that are bland and generic.

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Why should you order salsa online?

Because you get a better salsa that is usually hand-crafted or is a small batch product. Especially the salsas that we review here on HotSauceDaily.

Enter Flyboy’s Salsa…

Flyboy’s Salsa

Flyboy’s Salsa out of Arlington, Texas, is the brainchild of Sean Ray and Ryan Renz. They both have ties to the airline industry, hence the name Flyboy’s Salsa.

The labels each feature a cartoon image of a WWII Fighter Plane, complete with angry eyes and jagged teeth. Just ready to eat and overtake the enemy’s planes.

Each heat level of Flyboy’s Salsa sports 2, 4, and 6 bombs in silhouette to indicate the heat level.

Their Mild, Medium and Hot salsas all have garlic, jalapeño and serrano chile peppers as base ingredients.

I can’t stress enough how much the garlic plays into these flavors.

I. Love. Garlic. Salsas.

And if you do too, all three of the Flyboy’s Salsas will make you happy.

Flyboy’s Salsa Mild

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Ingredients: tomatoes, garlic, onions, cider vinegar, cilantro, jalapeño peppers, salt, water, red wine vinegar, serrano peppers, natural flavor. Contains sulfites.

Heat Level: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars

Fresh taste with garlic way up front. Very mild heat from the jalapeños, sweetness from the red wine vinegar, and a nice tingle from the serrano peppers. Versatile.

Flyboy’s Salsa Medium

Medium Salsa

Medium Salsa

Ingredients: tomatoes, garlic, onions, cider vinegar, cilantro, jalapeño peppers, salt, serrano peppers, water, red wine vinegar, natural flavor. Contains sulfites.

Heat Level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars

The jump from Mild to Medium is not a big leap. While the Mild has that little tingle from the serranos, the Medium kicks that flavor up a notch or so. The garlic really starts to come center stage here too.

I could eat this salsa everyday.

Even the mild has it’s heat, and the Medium kicks that up a notch and a half.

First is the big garlic hit… a little fresh green jalapeño flavor, followed by the sting of the serrano peppers. Hidden underneath is a sweetness from the red wine vinegar. Everyday use.

Flyboy’s Salsa Hot

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Hot Flyboys’s

Ingredients: tomatoes, garlic, onions, cider vinegar, cilantro, serrano peppers, jalapeño peppers, salt, water, red wine vinegar, natural flavor. Contains sulfites.

Heat Level: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars

The jump from Medium to Hot is a bigger deal… 2 notches at least.

Still presenting and capitalizing on the fresh garlic “bang”, Flyboy’s Hot is a whole new creature. Funny, since the ingredient list is still basically the same, only rearranged.

The most flavorful of the trio, Flyboy’s Hot brings on big flavors, big garlic, and big heat – well, as big as a serrano/jalapeno combo can get. Deliciously Hot.

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – For great taste and quality, and for superb graphics, labels and artwork, Flyboy’s is a class act, and is worthy of your dollars! Tell them HotSauceDaily sent you.

Social Media: Flyboy’s Salsa can be found on Twitter and on Facebook as Flyboysalsa.

Where to buy? Purchase FlyBoysSalsa here: FlyBoysSalsa.com.

Listen in as Brian and Sean Ray talk about Flyboy’s Salsa:

Patter Fam Sauces Sissy Sally Wing Sauce

We’re kicking off our 5th Annual Week of Wings (WOW) series today – a full week of wing sauce reviews and recipes. Luckily, we’re never lacking for wing sauces to sample or recipes to try! And with so many rubs that make some great dry wings, we’ve got plenty to work with, so let’s get started.

Patter Fam Sauces Sissy Sally Wing Sauce

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Week of Wings 5 – Day 1. We’re going to start out with the very mild “Sissy Sally” wing sauce from Patter Fam Sauces.
“Sissy Sally” is their mildest of 4 wings sauces that also include “Kickin’ It Old School”, “Burnin’ Love” and “Holy Ghost Revival”.

Preparation: Deep fried. We did our usual 3 step cook – baked 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: cayenne peppers, vinegar, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, water, Worcestershire sauce, salt, yellow mustard, tomato concentrate, garlic powder, cornstarch.

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Texture & Appearance: Reddish-orange in color and fairly thin. It sets up very well on the wings and finishes like a glaze. The results are very pretty, shiny wings that stayed crispy. Beautiful.

Taste on wings: Tasting it straight out of the bottle, we weren’t sure we would like this sauce, let alone enjoy it. This goes to prove what we’ve discovered many times about wing sauces… they are meant to be cooked with, because after tossing the hot crispy wings into the sauce, the flavors really blossomed and wowed us. Sweet, sticky and savory, they were amazing.

There’s just a hint of teriyaki flavor, probably due to the worcestershire and honey. And even with the two vinegars in the ingredients, there was little vinegar taste in the finished wings. That’s a plus in our opinion. Delicious.

finished sissy sally wing sauce from patter fam

Heat Level: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – There’s very little heat – more spicy than hot – but it does grow a bit the more you eat. These are the wings you want to serve to kids or anyone that can’t take the heat. Mild.

Overall rating: Rated 4.5 out of 5 Stars – Delicious! High marks for the great flavor. We thoroughly enjoyed eating these wings, even though we prefer a hotter wing. But we certainly can’t ding the sauce for being too mild – it is called Sissy Sally after all. Highly recommended.

The big 12 ounce bottle should be enough for 2 – 4 dozen wing pieces (or 1 – 2 dozen whole wings) depending on how much sauce you like on them.

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 Patter Fam Sauces

Sam and Joyce Peters from Wheelersburg, Ohio are known for their sauces, salsas and seasonings – each with “layers of flavor that enhance the natural goodness of food”.

patter fam sissy sally wing sauce bottle

In addition to the 4 wing sauces, they have quite a line-up of hot sauces, an Arrabiata spicy Italian marinara, and both a Sweet and Hot Barbecue sauce.

Everything we’ve tried from them is amazing. We reviewed their Jamaican Jerk sauce here.

Visit them at PatterFamSauces.com and check out some of their 3 pack specials, and be sure and tell them HotSauceDaily sent you! They also have a handy “store finder” where you’ll see they are in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.

Social Media: You can follow Patter Fam on Facebook and Twitter.


Stay tuned for 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 Rubbed Wings
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

Scotty O’Hotty Premium Pepper Sauce – Mild

Scotty O’Hotty Hot Sauces are all natural and low in sodium sauces that feature fresh, Michigan made ingredients. Scotty O’Hotty currently offers three hot sauces that include a Mild, Hot, and XXX Hot varieties. All three flavors are made in Michigan with fresh, all natural, low sodium ingredients – Premium Pepper Sauce (Mild), Premium Habanero Sauce (Hot) and The Ghost Sauce (XXX Hot).

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Scotty O’Hotty Premium Pepper Sauce – Mild

Ingredients: tomatoes, beer (for flavor), onion, bell pepper, vinegar, tomato sauce, mango, carrots, tomato paste, water, garlic, jalapeño peppers, yellow tomatoes, radishes, cayenne peppers, olive oil, sea salt, peppercorn, honey, assorted spices, liquid smoke, xanthan gum.

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Burnt orange and flecked.

Texture & Appearance: A nice burnt orange color with tiny black flecks – other tiny bits of seasonings are visible in this slightly medium thick sauce. Predominant scents are of onion, vinegar and cayenne. Fresh and fragrant.

Scotty O Hotty medium thick mild sauce

Medium thick

Taste Straight Up: Big, fresh garden taste thanks to the veggies in the front of the ingredients. Think of a fresh pepper mash with mild heat. The tomatoes add a nice supporting flavor, but they do not overpower – allowing a hint of the beer to come through. Delicious and different.

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Nice label

Label/Graphics: Emblazoned with an oval of “Old No. 2” and proudly stating it is “Made in Michigan”, the labels are clean and simple. Flames of fire surround the title, in this case “Premium Pepper Sauce”. Good looking, although the “Old No. 2” is a mystery. Simple and sharp.

Heat Level: Mild – in a nice, salsa kind of way. The peppers and seasonings are well balanced and complement each other. Savory and Satisfying.

On Foods

Of course, we had to try the sauce on pizza. The pleasant taste fit the bill. Scotty O’Hotty Premium Pepper Sauce worked great on pizza.

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Scotty O’Hotty Mild on pizza

On Wings:

One of the Scotty O’Hotty recipes calls for making chicken wings 2 different ways. Scotty’s way, and Mrs. Scotty’s way. We went with Scotty’s way this time. We par-baked then deep fried the wings first (our recipe here). Then we tossed the fully cooked and fried wings in the sauce. Scotty’s recipe calls for putting the wings back into a hot oven (350º) for 15 – 20 minutes to “set” the sauce. While the sauce did indeed get tacky and set up, the crispy skin of the wings went away. Baking after saucing made them soft. Disappointing.

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Scotty O’Hotty Mild on wings

Next time we will try Mrs. Scotty’s version that calls for 2 parts of sauce to 1 part butter. Toss cooked wings and enjoy. A much more traditional way to make wings.

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Left – wet. Right – baked.

Final Thoughts: Scotty O’Hotty Premium Pepper Sauce Mild would be great on nachos, burgers, hot dogs and even as a dip for french fries.

Our Ratings

Heat: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars 1/5 – A great “entry level” sauce for the curious or gift-givers looking for something mild.

Overall: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars 4/5 – A delicious and very pourable sauce. Get 2 or 3 bottles – because you can enjoy this “everyday” sauce on many foods.

About Scotty O’Hotty

Scott and Suzi Owens started Scotty O’Hotty Hot Sauce in 2011 and now offer 3 Made in Michigan hot sauces as well as their new “Suzi’s Back Rub”. Visit http://www.scottyohotty.com and click on the Store link to order.

Social Media:
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Salinas Salsa Mild Angel Hot

A fresh salsa created in small batches that is authentic with every mouth watering bite. A homemade taste like no other.

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Salinas Salsa Mild Angel Hot Salsa

Salinas Salsa, Co. is heating up Texas and beyond with their line of super fresh salsas. They are winning awards like the 2014 Worldfest People’s Choice Champion for Salsa Challenge.

This first review of 3 salsas begins with their “Mild Angel Hot” salsa. Salinas Salsa Mile is orange in color but green in flavor with cilantro and jalapeños and serrano chiles.

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Nice texture.

Ingredients: fresh variety of tomatoes and onions, cilantro, fresh jalapeños & serrano peppers, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, fresh herbs and spices & sea salt.

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Small, chunky texture is satisfying.

Texture & Appearance: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars 5/5 – Beautiful bright salsa with a medium grind texture. Remarkable for the consistent size of tiny chunks of tomatoes and chiles. I love the “chew” factor and crunch. Superb.

Taste Straight Up: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars 5/5 – Big taste of tomatoes and onions – almost like a “pico de gallo” flavor, without the big chunks. The garlic flavor is there, with the vinegar in the background with a fresh lime taste supporting the bright flavor of the chiles. The serrano peppers bring their own unique flavor without an overpowering heat. Classic.

Heat Level: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars 1/5 – The heat in Salinas Salsa Mild would appeal to everyone from Mom and Dad to Uncle “Chilehead” Ed. Just the right amount of heat and flavor to please everyone. Satisfying.

Nice cut-out style label.

Nice cut-out style label.

Label/Graphics: Very classy with a “cut-out” designed label, but a bit on the dark side with the fonts. It’s hard to read from a distance, but the shape is recognizable once you become familiar with it. Original, but hard to read. On the plus side, the label doesn’t cover up much of the jar, so the contents are easily seen. Innovative.

Final Thoughts

Salsa, salsa, salsa. Red, red, red. That’s pretty typical, isn’t it? Salinas Salsa Mild is a green tasting salsa with a bright orange look. It is incredibly fresh tasting for a jarred salsa. It is truly green only in flavor and concept. Highly recommended.

We did the dip and chip standard taste test…

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Made for chips and dipping.

…and heated some up on some nachos with taco meat and cheese. Delicious.

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Perfect on nachos anyway you like them.

Stay tuned to our reviews of the other Salinas Salsa Co. offerings – That’s Good Hot, and Hunter’s Habanero Hot.

About Salinas Salsa Co.

Salinas Salsa, Co. is from the founder Eliseo ‘Shane’ Salinas, Jr. – created to make a natural homemade taste & spicy blend to match the flavors he grew up with. This a natural homemade taste that infuses Texas & Mexico together to give you the authentic taste and feel of the deep TexMex south.

Social Media: Follow Salinas Salsa Co on Facebook, Salinas Salsa on Google+, and on Twitter.

Where to buy: You can visit http://salinassalsaco.com/ to purchase all of their salsas, and as usual, please tell Shane that HotSauceDaily sent you.

If you are a fan of Salinas Salsa Co., please let us know in the Comments below. Are you a fan of green salsas? What do you like in a salsa? We want to know that too!

Deception Salsa “Entice” review

Deception Salsa Entice is a mild Corn and Bean salsa that is just as sweet as their Tease flavor, with the added sweetness of corn. Our second review of the Deception Salsa line-up may surprise you.

Entice – a Sweet Corn and Black Bean lovers salsa

If you like your salsa sweet, and are a fan of corn and beans, this salsa is for you. This is the second in a series of reviews of the Deception Salsa line-up. Our first was the Level 5 (their rating) Tease Salsa.

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Ingredients: tomato, corn, onion, seasoned black beans (prepared black beans, water, salt, onion powder, spices, maltodextrin, garlic powder, natural flavor), sugar, green bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, red hot cherry pepper, white distilled vinegar, habanero pepper, chili powder, citric acid, black pepper, cumin, garlic

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Texture & Appearance: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – A pretty salsa that would look great on any table. Very coarse, with lots of corn but not enough black beans. We rate it high on looks, but low on flavor.

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Taste Straight Up: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – Sweet, sweet, sweet. The corn only adds to the sweetness, and the black beans are too few. Of all the flavors from Deception Salsa, this has to be their “throw-away” salsa. It exists only to fill a niche, and that doesn’t include us. No corn for me, and more beans for Marilyn, please.

Heat Level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – The mild heat is short lived. This might work at a family gathering or cookout where friends or family would enjoy a milder, yet exotic looking salsa.

Overall Rating (Taste on Food, Final Thoughts): Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – In our opinion, it’s not the biggest player in their salsa lineup. It almost seems like it exists to please a small corn and bean contingent. We pass on this one.

While certainly not our favorite of the Deception Salsas, it is still a solid product with the same great branding and label. And based on the quality alone, it is worthy of your consideration for purchase.

Visit http://www.deceptionsalsa.com to get any or all of their salsas.

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.

Review of Red Hawk Peppers Trio – Grounds for Divorce – Fire on the Mountain – Holy Alimony

Red Hawk Garlic Hot Sauce

Red Hawk Premium Peppers creates some astoundingly tasty hot sauces. Since 2011, Red Hawk has been winning awards with their 100% all natural products.

Based in Pennsylvania, the husband and wife team of Dan and Stephanie Lowenstein have crafted Grounds for Divorce, Grounds for Divorce XXX and Holy Alimony (their garlic trinity, if you will). They also have their Fire on the Mountain hot sauce, and many other condiments, rubs and spreads that round out their repertoire.
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Week of Mild: Day 7: Cin Chili Serrano Hot Sauce

Our final review for our Week of Mild series features Cin Chili & Company’s Serrano Hot Sauce. You’ll want to have this sauce on hand for any upcoming football gatherings as it is perfect doused over your favorite bowl of chili. Just perfect. It is now our go-to hot sauce for chili – we buy it by the case.

Cin Chili Serrano Hot Sauce

Cin Chili Serrano Hot Sauce

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Week of Mild Day 2 Scotty B’s Trio of Jalapeño Sauces Review

For Day 2 of our Week of Mild, we review a mild trio of Scotty B’s jalapeño based sauces – Chipotle Fever, Jalapeño Scream, and Sweet Jalapeño Heat.

Scotty B's Mild Trio

Scotty B sent me his lineup of 8 sauces awhile back. His flavorful mild sauce trio fit right in with this series, so I’m beginning with his mildest of mild and working my way up. Overall, I do like all 3 of these sauces from Scotty B, so don’t be turned off by the first review… it’s really mild – almost “sub-mild”.

And kudos to Scotty B for using “wide mouth” bottles (the 5 ounce “woozies”) and no restrictor caps. These are my kind of bottles.

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