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Ring Sting Habanero Sauce

Category: Hot Sauce
Style: Fruity habanero sauce
Commercial Product: Yes
Product of: USA
Submitted by: ring sting
Manufacturer: Ring Sting Hot Sauce
Website: Visit

Ingredients: Pineapple, aged habanero peppers, vinegar, water, lemon juice, garlic powder, sea salt

JayT's Rating:  4.6

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Label/Packaging: The label is pretty simple yet effective. It has Ring Sting in large black letters set against an orange/yellow background. A habanero and a slice of pineapple are the main artwork. The website is very visible.

Appearance/Aroma: The appearance is a deep orange color with many flecks of pineapple and peppers visible. It looks a tad on the runny side and I assume as much whenever I open a bottle to find a reducer cap. The aroma is a pleasant hab/vinegar smell.

I always like trying sauces from new manufacturers, so when Ring Sting sent me this package I was very excited. As I said, the label is a great look and the aroma is pretty much what I expect from a hab sauce. Now as for the taste, I get a nice sensation of sweet from the pineapple right away. This is not what I would consider a dessert sauce though by any means. The acidity of the lemon juice and the aged habs and vinegar give it nice balance. The texture is both runny and chunky at the same time; the sauce pours thin, but there are many chunks/flecks of fruit and pepper in there to give it more body than I thought. Back to the taste, this sauce has a nice overall burn. Nothing too hot, more of a punch right away then slowly fading to a sweet all over the mouth warmth. I can see many uses right away for this sauce.

Heat Level: 6.5
From Nada to Naga (0-10, 10+ being Extreme)

Suggested Uses: I immediately think seafood when I taste this sauce. It would be fantastic on shrimp, scallops, fish, or as I used it--to make a great tartar sauce for crab cakes. I also wanted to try its versatility on a cheesesteak. It was quite good on that as well.

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Reviewer's Notes:

I think this is a terrific sauce. The taste, aroma, heat, and versatility are great, My only issue is that the mouthfeel is a bit gritty. I don't know if more cooking and blending would help this or not. Very nice sauce. Good job.
*Is the heat level on par with the name/ingredients/marketing, etc.


I like their "Afraid to burn your balloon knot?" slogan and have
had this one on my list of sauces to eventually try. Thanks for
the review.
Great review, thanks again.

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