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Hot Caribbean Pepper Sauce by Tortuga (5 ounce)

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This traditional recipe brings together both heat and flavor. The fiery Caribbean Scotch Bonnet Pepper is enhanced by the addition of spices to bring you a condiment beyond compare. Spicy & tangy!Founded in 1984, Tortuga Rum Company has grown to become … see full wiki

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Delicious and hot - but not too hot

  • Aug 1, 2013
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This sauce has the slow burn and spread type of heat from the north Caribbean, but is easily tolerable if you are familiar with the Jamaican sauces. There is a slight bite, but nothing like some of the Mexican or Mesoamerican sauces.

Piquant and tang are the two main components of the flavor profile. There is also a sweetness that characterizes sauces from this area of the Caribbean, and even a hint of bitterness from the turmeric. In fact, this has a fairly complete profile that, while not perfectly balanced, is not overly dominated by any single flavor characteristic.

While it has enough salt to be useful as the only condiment on a table, the actual sodium content per serving is a relatively low 65mg. It's also a thick, viscous sauce that can be spread or used as a rich dip. In fact, aside from the sodium, the calories are so low that the bottle claims 0 per serving. No cholesterol either.

If you try this and decide that the heat is wimpy (some friends have made that very statement, although I do not agree), try their Hell Fire Hot Pepper Sauce by Tortuga. It's definitely hot, but not the same wonderful flavor as this one. That sauce is a tad sour and one dimensional in flavor - but if you are seeking heat that one will not disappoint.

One final note: this sauce requires refrigeration after you open it, so it's not one to take on a prolonged camping trip unless you can provide some way to store it at low temperatures.

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August 01, 2013
A little taste but not too much!
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