Sweet & Spicy Alaskan Umami Sauce

Sweet & Spicy Alaskan Umami Sauce is a super thick and sticky sweet sauce. One of the most unusual sauces we’ve had lately, it doesn’t just pour out of the bottle – you need a knife or spoon to ladle it out.

And it’s worth the trouble.

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Sweet & Spicy Alaskan Umami Sauces

Sweet & Spicy Alaskan Umami Sauces

The Sweet & Spicy Alaskan Umami Hot Sauce lineup

Sweet & Spicy Alaskan Umami Sauce is available in mild, hot and extra hot flavors.

I found out by talking to sauce creator Pamela Turner as to why there is no “Medium” level of sauce. After having launched their Mild and Hot levels, they were inundated with requests for an Extra Hot version. Not willing to re-tool the labels for the Mild and Hot… Extra Hot was launched and the middle child, Medium, was left out.

Mild:

Very sticky, very sweet, very thick. Breakfast syrup sweet. We tried this on chicken tenders as a dipping sauce.

A nice, middle of the road sauce for dipping.

Mild Alaskan Umami Sauce

Mild Alaskan Umami Sauce

“Mild” ingredients: brown sugar, cayenne pepper sauce (cayenne peppers, vinegar, water, salt, garlic powder), vinegar, minced garlic, pure sesame oil, unsulphered molasses, granulated garlic, granulated onion, pepper, sea salt.

Heat Level: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – Very mild, sweet and sticky. A nice glaze or substitute for pepper jelly. Tame.

Overall Rating: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – It’s pepper jelly good. Great for everyone to try.

Good for: Probably best tossed in warm/hot wings after they’re done cooking. Also a great dip for pretzel sticks or poured onto breakfast sausage.

Hot:

Again, our first test was on chicken tenders as a dipping sauce.

Wow. The best flavor/heat combo of the 3.

A pop of heat in the mouth and up in the nose. When you swallow it, it burns your throat, but quickly subsides.

Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce

Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce

“Hot” ingredients: Brown sugar, cayenne pepper sauce (cayenne peppers, vinegar, water, salt, garlic powder), vinegar, minced garlic, pure sesame oil, cayenne, unsulphered molasses, granulated garlic, granulated onion, pepper, sea salt.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – Medium heat and best flavor of the 3. Perfect.

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Our favorite and most flavorful. Recommended.

Good for: Crackers with cream cheese, a wing glaze with some heat or a dip for jalapeño poppers.

Extra Hot:

First of all, it’s indeed extra hot. Darkest red color of the trio. Lots of pepper flakes floating about.

Too hot for my taste as a sweet dipping sauce. Think of this as a thin pepper jelly for the adventurous.

Extra Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce

Extra Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce

“Extra Hot” ingredients: Brown sugar, cayenne pepper sauce (cayenne peppers, vinegar, water, salt, garlic powder), vinegar, cayenne, minced garlic, pure sesame oil, unsulphered molasses, granulated garlic, granulated onion, pepper, sea salt.

Heat Level: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – Hot with far less sweetness. Hot.

Overall Rating: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – Hot for hots sake. A little overkill.

Good for: Fire cracker grilled shrimp.

chicken tenders with alaskan umami sauce

Tenders with all 3 sauces

Wings with Mild Alaskan Umami Sauce

Wings with Mild Alaskan Umami Sauce

Wings with Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce

Wings with Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce

Alaskan Umami Sauces

Alaskan Umami Sauces

Sweet & Spicy Alaskan Umami Sauces in big bottles

Sweet & Spicy Alaskan Umami Sauces in big bottles

About:

Pam Turner started Alaskan Umami Sauce as a wing sauce.

It really came about because of my own picky taste buds, said Turner. “I never could find a barbecue or other dipping sauce for meats that I liked very much, so I made my own.” I started making this sauce for chicken wings about 20 years ago, although it has been changed quite drastically over the years to what it is now.

You can find Alaskan Umami Sauce here:

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Where to buy:

To purchase, visit http://www.ultimateumami.com/order-online.html

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

Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce

1 Ugly Baby + 1 Ugly Label = 1 Delicious sweet hot sauce.

Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce

Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce – from Tropical Island Gourmet

Now here’s one for the books. Ugly Baby’s label is, well, ugly! I had a little reservation about even trying the sauce, but knowing the creator is a chef, and knowing his previous sauces were stellar… I opened the ugly stuff er, bottle.

Two or 3 spoonfuls and 4 tacos later, I was wowed. This is a delicious sauce that just rocked our tacos.

On pizza it was a little too tame for me, but still sweet and flavorful.

Heat Rating: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – Sharp and tangy heat comes on quick under the sweetness. Nice flavor/heat balance. Enjoyable.

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Quality flavor, clean profile, quick sweet heat that comes in fast. Cumin (think southwestern) is heavy on the back end. Weird label but awesome sauce. Recommended.

Ingredients: aged red peppers, jalapeño peppers, cider vinegar, light brown sugar, cilantro, cumin, salt, citric acid and xanthan gum.

Texture & Appearance: Burnt orange color with flecks of herbs and peppers, this sauce is a bit thin bodied. Nice pour.

Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce closeup

Taste / Heat: A sweet hot sauce with flavors of cilantro and cumin bring on a big Southwest taste. Light bodied and slightly spicy, the sweetness will win you over. Yummy.

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About Tropical Island Gourmet:

Tropical Island Gourmet is the brainchild of Chef Wayne Howey – of Fire Ant Juice fame. Everything he makes has his golden touch. Despite the weird names and labels, it’s all good!

Chef Howey has won multiple awards this year alone – Scovies, Screamin’ MiMi’s, and World Hot Sauce awards all adorn his kitchen.
Check out our review of his other new sauce, “Chef Fartenburn’s” – which was just picked up by Bass Pro Shops. Yea, he’s on a roll.

Social Media:

Tropical Island Gourmet Co on Facebook: Tropical Island Gourmet Co on Facebook

Where to buy: You can find all of Chef Howey’s sauces at his Amazon store under the name of “Hot Sauce Gourmet”.

Find Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce here: Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce

Other Hot Sauce Gourmet products here: Tropical Island Gourmet Co

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review. Some links may be affiliate links.

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