No, that’s not a question folks. Well, I guess technically it is, but I’m not asking yall. That’s the name of a sauce. It’s a Christmas themed sauce, from Hot Sauce Christmas, a portion of the Peppers website dedicated solely to Christmas sauces. I thought to myself, “You’re John Scrovak, when do you ever do anything normal?” That in mind, I decided the best day to review a Christmas sauce was April 2nd.
Water, Distilled Vinegar, Aged Red Cayenne Peppers, Spices, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Granulated Garlic and Citric Acid
At first glance, this sauce looks very similar, in both consistency and content, to your mainstream sauces like Texas Pete, Frank’s Red Hot, etc. The main difference I can see is the granulated garlic in the ingredients. Otherwise, it looks and smells like Texas Pete with garlic. It even has a reducer cap on top, so you know how thin this sauce is going to be right away. And yes, I will admit, in the picture provided, my thumb looks gargantuan.
Well for your sake, instead of simply dabbling some on my hand and tasting it, I popped off the reducer and went for some straight up drinking. Though I didn’t get quite as enthusiastic about getting it down my throat as David did around 1:28 of this video. Anyway, I drank some and at first it came on with a little burn, followed by a bit more burn, before the burn subsided after about a minute. I want to give it a fire rating of 1.5 peppers, between mild and medium, but we don’t have one, and because this sauce hasn’t earned a fire rating of medium, I’m going to go ahead and give it a rating of Mild. In the flavor category, I have to say: despite it’s similarity to mainstream sauces, this garlic lover detects a taste that stands out a bit over those sauces. I’m going to go ahead and give it a 3 pepper rating in the flavor category of Nominal. It’s good, and it’s something that the average joe could easily enjoy as he ventures into the world of chileheads. Also, it’s totally got a well-endowed half naked hottie on the front!