Review:  Irazu Fire Roasted Habenero & Garlic Pepper Sauce

Review: Irazu Fire Roasted Habenero & Garlic Pepper Sauce

Posted by Rick M on Oct 5th 2011

Producer: Irazu

Price: 5oz: ~$3.95

Ingredients: Water, Roasted Habanero, Ground Habanero Pepper, Roasted Garlic, Salt, Apple Vinegar, Passion Fruit Juice, Lemon Juice, Xanthan Gum, Acetic Acid

Appearance: Thick, brown, pulpy sauce

Aroma: Complex character with roasted, slightly smoky garlic 

Taste: At the front is roasted peppers, with a nice backup of roasted garlic. This is a very pulpy sauce, with little noticeable vinegar character. The heat start out very mild but builds quickly to a nice, smooth level that will not overpower your food. The full roasting makes this sauce too bold for lighter fare, but would be excellent paired with red meets or other hearty foods.

Heat: Hot (6).

Conclusion/General Comments: Irazu Fire Roasted Pepper Sauce is an excellent, complex sauce with tons of character, but is limited in its use due to its depth and bold flavor.

Overall Rating
Heat: 6   Flavor: 8