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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Rooftop Barbeque Competition Style BBQ Sauce Review

Rooftop Barbeque is a team, a competition sauce and now a rub, from the minds of Andy Allen, Kellen Wagoner, Joe Angelone, and Keith Henson of Southern California. Launched in 2009, the Team has competed and won numerous awards.

Speaking of awards, their Rooftop Barbeque Competition Style BBQ Sauce, launched in May of 2011 and featured here, has garnered them awards in almost every category at competitions from chicken, to beef to pork. They continually sell out of their sauce at almost every event. High praise indeed.

Rooftop BBQ Competition Style Sauce label

Rooftop BBQ Competition Style Sauce

We’ve had Rooftop BBQ sauce on chicken, MOINK Balls, and ribs. It never failed to impress.

Rooftop BBQ on MOINKballs

Rooftop BBQ on MOINKballs

Ingredients: tomato puree (water, tomato paste), brown sugar, molasses, sugar, mustard (vinegar, water, mustard seed, salt, turmeric, xanthan gum), butter (sweet cream, natural flavoring), distilled vinegar, salt, dehydrated garlic, honey, chipotle powder, cider vinegar, dehydrated onion, vanilla, spices, natural flavoring

Rooftop sauce sample

Rooftop is very thick and sticky

As a fan of the sweet, sticky Kansas City style of BBQ, I have to give Andy props for coming up with not just the traditional sweet molasses-based BBQ sauce, but one that adds an extra dimension of flavor by adding butter and vanilla to craft a depth of flavor that most BBQ sauce manufacturers fail to deliver. The first impression out of the bottle is of a thick, somewhat sweet sauce that packs a bit of a heat punch. This sauce is so thick that when cold, you’ll need a knife or spatula to coax it out of the bottle. Once delivered to a warm slab of ribs, hot grilled wings, or fresh-off-the-grill Moink balls, the sauce melts into a perfect sticky glaze that will keep you licking your fingers til you finish that last wonderful bite.

Rooftop on Ribs

Rooftop glazes and sticks to ribs perfectly

There is a level of heat provided by the chipotle powder that may be a little too much for the standard sweet BBQ sauce lovers (aka Sweet Baby Rays), but for those who like a little heat with their ribs/wings/pulled pork, Rooftop is spot-on.

As readers of our blog know, we are not big fans of heat in our BBQ sauce. But Rooftop BBQ has tempered the heat of the chipotle pepper with the addition of butter and vanilla to this sauce. The end result is a deliciously sweet sauce with a warm undertone and a great feel on the tongue.

Rooftop BBQ now also offers a Jalapeno Peach Jam (I love me the peach!) that we have yet to try. And recently, in February of 2012, their competition rub has completely sold out. They’re working on getting more into production as I write this. We’re looking forward to trying these, and any other products that Andy, Kellen, and Rooftop BBQ have in store!

Heat Rating: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – quite spicy – they’ve reported to us that they get requests to make an even spicier version. Wow!

Overall Rating: Rated 4.5 out of 5 Stars – A great sweet, sticky sauce with a punch of heat.

Hop on over to http://rooftopbarbeque.com/ and try some of their amazing products! I promise you will not be disappointed!

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Georgia Peach & Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce

One of the BEST hot sauces you’ve never heard of.

Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce has a medium heat. We love it on eggs or POURED onto tacos! Guys, if you love hot sauce but can’t get the wife to try any, this may be the sauce that will win her over. She will like this sweet hot sauce! Our friends, Justin and Pat buy it by the gallon!

Its  medium heat is perfectly balanced with a sweet base (cane vinegar), and spicy chili flavor. Although this is not a dipping sauce, pour this sauce on something that is already cooked, like your favorite taco meat or bowl of chili with cheese on top, and you’ve just kicked things up a few notches! It really does shine on or in a cooked product. Out of the bottle, it’s slightly chunky, and tastes good, but it really needs to be married with a cooked dish. Peppers.com says it’s a good wing sauce, but we’ve not tried that yet (Future post).

Ingredients: (Fat Free):

  • water, cane vinegar, red chili puree
  • vinegar, peaches, jalapeno pepers
  • salt, minced onion, tomatoes
  • Vidalia Onions, cayenne pepper, capsium oil

(No refrigeration necessary – from our experience)

Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce is a top seller on most any site that sells it! We take it along anytime we are meeting friends at a happy hour that includes tacos, and it’s the first sauce everyone reaches for!

Made especially for Peppers.com, this sauce is a multi-award winner.

A few of the many awards this sauce has won:

2005 NBBQA Championship – Won 4th Place – Hot Sauce Category
2003 International Scovie Awards – FIRST Place Mild Hot Sauce
2002 Grand Prize Recipe Ingredients Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival
2001 International Champion Hot Sauce -National Barbecue Association.
2001 Boston’s Pig and Pepper Festival – 2nd Place Hot Sauce
2000 National Fiery Foods Challenge – 3rd Place – Fruit Hot Sauce.
2000 Champion Hot Sauce – Emmaus, Pa. Hot Sauce Festival.
2000 International Champion – National Barbecue Association Gourmet Show – 2nd Place.
1999 Chile Pepper Magazine Fiery Foods Challenge – 2nd Place.
1999 2nd Place Philadelphia Book & Cook Gourmet Show
1998 First Place Scovie Award Winner – National Fiery Food Show.
1998 Washington DC Hot Sauce Contest – 2nd Place.

With its Red Velvet Top and Gold Bow, this hot sauce would be the perfect gift for any hot sauce lover!

Georgia Peach & Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce – 5oz. – $5.95 each

Shipping: 1 bottle: $6.00, each add’l bottle $2.00 [quickshop:Georgia Peach Vidalia Onion 5oz.:price:5.95:shipping:6.00:shipping2:2.00:end]

New Tabasco Sauce Flavor Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce


I’m really anxious to try Tabasco’s new Sweet & Spicy flavor of their first ever dipping sauce! It comes in their traditional bottle, but they are marketing it as their first dipping sauce for Asian-Style foods.

Somebody at the McIlhenny Company’s Avery Island outfit is very excited about this sauce, as evidenced by all the suggested uses on the bottle’s carton:

  • DIP: Use straight from the bottle as a dip for chicken fingers, french fries, grilled shrimp, spring rolls, fried chicken, taquitos, vegetables and more.
  • MIX: Mix TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce with an equal amount of mustard to make a tasty mustard for hot dogs, hamburgers and sausage. Or brush it on baked or grilled ham or chicken as a glaze.
  • QUICK FIX: Pour TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce over a block of cream cheese. Use as a spread for crackers.
  • New TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce adds a sweet twist to many popular foods. It’s perfect for parties or snacking – a real crowd pleaser.
(marketing people are funny – SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce is always printed that way with the mix of caps and italics. )
There’s more excitement printed on this carton than I’ve seen since they introduced their
Chipotle flavor Tabasco, which, and I love you Tabasco, but there are far better Chipotle flavored hot sauces out there. But that’s another post.
Another side of the carton says:
You hold the very first pepper sauce from TABASCO brand that you can use as a dipping sauce, glaze or basting sauce and as a condiment.
Ok… I can do that with all of your great pepper sauces too!
TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce is made by blending ginger and other favorite Asian flavors with TABASCO Pepper Sauce. So, try it when food calls for a little sweet heat.
  • high fructose corn syrup, red pepper, sugar, distilled vinegar, pear concentrate, garlic, water, onion,
  • TABASCO Brand Pepper Sauce ( distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt), ginger, salt, xanthan gum and spices
I’ve been waiting for this sauce to hit our market here on the East Coast, and it’s finally here.
I’ll update this post soon, after I try the sauce.
Update: 04/03/08:
This sauce is sweeeet (high fructose corn syrup will do that). Very Asian influenced. Not good with tacos, burritos, etc.
Tastes very much like a sweet chili garlic sauce that dozens of other mfgs. make, but with much less heat.
It’s a great start for newbies into a sweet/hot chili sauce… heat is about a med-low to low.
Tastes great with all Asian foods… eggrolls, lo-mein, etc…
God Bless Ya, Tabasco… for trying. But I’ve yet to *really* love anything but your original Tabasco Sauce.