When I think of banana , I immediately think of a peanut butter and banana sandwich, banana pudding, banana in cereal, or by itself, not in a hot sauce. I keep about 20ish open bottles/powders on my kitchen table at all times and about another 30 as back stock that I have not opened. So, when you have ~50 bottles and have exactly 3 bottles that use an obscure ingredient like banana, you take notice; especially when two out of the three are from the same company. I am all for thinking outside the box, some of my favorite hot sauce companies I happen to put in this very category! It’s something that works or doesn’t, a boom or bust, if you will. Frankly, I am more nervous now than when I did the O.M.G. review, at least with that one I knew what I was getting into.
Bananas, Water, White Vinegar, Jalapeno Peppers, Onions, Orange Juice, Sugar, Habanero Peppers, Garlic, Olive Oil, Smoked Paprika, Salt, Pepper
One thing that I hope that you have picked up on so far is that I am very honest with my reviews. When I look at the sauce in the bottle it reminds of a little like porridge. The consistency is pretty thick with its greenish/yellow color. I am going to be stunned if this tastes good. By itself it has a hint of sweet from the banana, quickly followed by the heat of the habanero. It’s frankly kind of strange by itself, and I love bananas. Being the dedicated reviewer I am, I refuse to give up on this sauce, because, well, I like to eat. The first food I tried this on was a burger and I was stunned how good this tasted on it. The next food item was this Mexican enchilada thing my wife put together in the crock-pot. I put a little on it to try, went back and dumped a little more, went back dumped a lot more. I looked at my wife and said, “I’m stunned how great this sauce is on food.” I kept eating and pouring more and more. I don’t think this sauce will work with everything but what this sauce works on, it shines and shines bright! If you like cilantro this is really great accompaniment with it. Also worked decently as a salad dressing. After all that is said and done I will give this a Medium for heat and Nice for Flavor.