As I am always in constant pursuit of delicious hot sauces, I am here today to share with you my review of two of my most recent purchases. Both of these sauces fall into the “green sauce” category. In my experience green sauces tend to be more mild than there red, orange, and brown counterparts, but I have made it a goal to find the best green sauces for my more spicy intolerant readers. Plus, I am always hoping to stumble upon a delicious and spicy green sauce to add to my own personal favorites.
I must say, I have not been too impressed with green sauces lately. But here I am again, eagerly anticipating tasting these two new hot sauces. So, without further ado here is my Dank Sauce and Jardine’s Street Taco Sauce reviews.
Jardine’s Street Taco Sauce Hatch Green Chile Review
Overall Rating: B-
I will start with the Jardine’s Street Taco Sauce Hatch Green Chile. I bought this one because I didn’t recall seeing it before, and I thought the name seemed intriguing. Also I liked the simplicity of the label.
I always open my new hot sauces with great anticipation. Always very hopeful I have found that perfect, wonderfully delicious condiment I have been searching for. Sadly, it is very rare that a sauce lives up to my expectations, and it is with dismay that I must report that this sauce was not the exception.
We popped open the lid together in our kitchen and each stuck our pinky finger in the jar to give it a taste. I must say, my first impression was pretty good. It tasted nice, but didn’t have any spiciness. I didn’t really expect it to be spicy though, as I said earlier, green sauces are generally mild.
Later that evening, we whipped up some tacos and gave it a real taste test. I was disappointed. The flavor was so mild it was totally lost in the taco. My taste testing partner, however, loved it. The jar is actually almost empty now, just a couple weeks later. So, although it didn’t really do it for me, I think it the fastest any bottle of green sauce has ever been eaten in my house.
Since I am partial to more flavorful and spicy hot sauces, I would probably give the sauce a C+, but since my wimpier counterpart seemed to love it, I have moved it up to a B-.
Dank Sauce Nopal “Spicy” Cactus Review
Overall Rating: C+
I was super excited when I found this sauce. I was at my local fresh fruit and vegetable store. I guess you could call it a bit of a hippie store. Mostly organics, with bulk spices and grains and other local goodies. This is where I originally found one of my favorite hot sauces, Brother Bru Bru’s. So, every so often I check to see if they have anything new.
On this particular trip I happened to see a couple varieties of a new hot sauce brand I had never seen before, called Dank Sauce. I was immediately intrigued. I liked the bottle, so I picked it up and started reading. I was happy to see it comes out of Gervais, OR (which is only a couple hours away) and that the company uses all natural ingredients. The description sounded awesome, and I was excited to try a cactus sauce.
I took it up to the register and the checker asked me if I had tried it before. I said I hadn’t, and she went on to say that she loved it. I was so stoked to hear that, and then she threw in that it wasn’t even spicy…which was apparently a bonus to her, but a big downer to me. I almost told her I didn’t want it after that, but decided to get it anyway.
Due to that little interaction with the checker at the grocery store, I did not open this bottle with the excitement I usually have with a new hot sauce. She did say that it had good flavor though, so I was hoping for the best.
Happily I found that the sauce does have a good flavor and tastes really fresh. Its is good on tortilla chips. I haven’t had a chance to try it on a lot of different items yet, but I think it will be good on eggs or chicken. Maybe even steak. The problem for me is that it isn’t spicy at all, even though the bottle says it is. For me this presents a problem. I like spicy. So I will end up needing to use a second hot sauce to boost the heat of this one, which will change the flavor.
It would be good on something that has jalapenos or some other hot peppers, like nachos. Overall, it does taste good, and I would definitely try some of the companies other offerings. But if you are looking for something to kick up the heat, this is not the sauce for you.
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