Review:  Bacon Hot Sauce

Review: Bacon Hot Sauce

Posted by Rick M on Feb 10th 2011

Producer: Bacon Hot Sauce 

Price: 5oz: ~$5.99 

Ingredients: Water, Distilled Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper, New Mexico Chili, Salt, Natural Flavor, Maltodextrin, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Sugar, Xanthan Gum 

Appearance: Thin conistency, reddish brown color

Aroma: The aroma is reminiscent of artificial bacon bits comibined with liquid smoke

Taste: The flavor was not at all what I expected on this one. There is a distinct vinegar character, and some liquid smoke, but not a real bacon flavor. Even the cayenne pepper is hidden behind the smoke. I was left trying to figure out what the 'natural flavor' is, but was pretty certain that it had nothing to do with bacon. There is a bit of heat that creeps in, but ultimately it is very mild. I would consider this to be a twist on a basic cayenne hot sauce that did not quite hit the mark.

Heat: Mild (4).

Conclusion/General Comments: Bacon Hot Sauce is a confusing sauce that turned out to be nothing like I had expected. The smoke level in the sauce is a bit too high in relation to the other flavors, leaving this sauce poorly balanced. This sauce may go reasonably well with a red meat, where the flavor of the meat is strong enough to tone down the sauce.

Overall Rating
Heat: 4   Flavor: 4