Year of the Dog Hot Sauce

Not exactly a traditional hot sauce, Year of the Dog, a Thai Chile Pineapple Hot Sauce from Lucky Dog is intensely flavorful.

Year of the Dog video review

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Men Paw Gourmet Hot Sauce

Here’s a review that has been almost a full year in the making. Men Pa’w Gourmet Hot Sauce is the brainchild of Carline Phanor. Carline is a Floridian that began promoting her sauces on my favorite social network, Google+.

Heat Level: Rated 4.5 out of 5 Stars – Very hot, but still enjoyable.

Overall flavor: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Almost the best of the best! We love this sauce.

Men Pa'w label

She is very prolific with posts of herself at shows, demo-ing and promoting her Men Pa’w Gourmet sauces to the masses.

There are videos of customers tasting and extolling the flavor and heat and overall goodness of Men Pa’w sauces.

I was skeptical. What the heck does “Men Pa’w” mean, and how did they come up with the name? I’ve not been able to pin Carline down about the name.

Update: 01/26/15 –

As for The name Men Pa’w… it is creole because I am from Haiti. The name means different things depending on the context in which you use it. For instance… “THIS IS YOURS”, “THIS IS THE BOMB”, “THIS IS IT”. I also chose the name as I saw it relates to my product because our sauce is very different. Many people find the name fun once they understand what it means.

How does a sauce with this goofy name get so popular? And popular it is. Very popular!

I’m going to admit 2 things right up front.

1. I don’t like the name of this sauce. Men Pa’w? Take out the apostrophe, and you have Men Paw.

2. I love this sauce! Yes… it’s astoundingly good and flavorful. So much for first impressions, huh?

Men Pa’w Gourmet Hot Sauce

Men Paw Hot Sauce closeup

Ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil Blend (Canola Oil, Olive Oil), Onions, Water, Orange Habanero Pepper, Red Habanero Peppers, Chocolate Habanero Peppers, Red Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Cayenne Peppers, Complete Seasoning, Soul Spice, Garlic, Fatali peppers, Granulated Garlic, Onion Powder.

We tried it on pizza…

Men Paw on pizza

It has flavors and aromas of jerk, caribbean, Jamaican, curry, and umami. Very complicated.

And on tacos…

Men Paw on tacos

It turns out that this sauce is amazing. Amazingly delicious that is. Yes, it’s heavy on the oil content, but that is what makes it so unique for a hot sauce.

Carline has recently released a “green” version of her sauce that we’ve not tried. But look for her and her sauces to be more popular online soon!

Visit to learn more and order a few bottles!

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