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.
Heat: 4 Flavor: 4