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#1 Gorizza

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

I personally think the Huy Fong Sriracha is incredibly overrated, its just garlic ketchup! Also the entire Tobasco line tastes too weird for all the market share it has, whats up with that?

And the new black label El Yucateco tastes like garbage.

 

What are some sauces or products you think are overrated?



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:38 PM

Ketchup? There's no tomatoes in sriracha it is made with red jalapenos.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 01:44 PM

The most underrated is Taco Bell 😂😂😂

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:19 PM

i could see how people overhype sriracha or overuse it, but i don't think it's a bad product. it has its purposes, great topping to make something spicy with a little garlic flavor, i like to add to bahn mi's. Also very essential in some chinese cooking, like in ma pao tofu. Tabasco on the other hand i'm not the biggest fan of. The chipotle one is good, but the normal one is meh. I'd say the most overrated spicy products are the ones that aren't actually spicy, like the spicy M&M's. Also, cayenne in general. packs of heat with not much flavor, at least in my opinion. 



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:25 PM

I have a hard time calling a product overrated when they were pretty much the original, and only known, and it's the same recipe. I think of it more as... we've moved well beyond it. But yeah, not a Tabasco fan, not even on eggs.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

i could see how people overhype sriracha or overuse it, but i don't think it's a bad product. it has its purposes, great topping to make something spicy with a little garlic flavor, i like to add to bahn mi's. Also very essential in some chinese cooking, like in ma pao tofu. Tabasco on the other hand i'm not the biggest fan of. The chipotle one is good, but the normal one is meh. I'd say the most overrated spicy products are the ones that aren't actually spicy, like the spicy M&M's. Also, cayenne in general. packs of heat with not much flavor, at least in my opinion. 

 

Traditional Mapo Tofu doesn't use anything of the sort but I can see how, if you lack the proper chilli bean paste, Sriracha could give some of that fermented chilli taste and spice, while also providing the heavy garlic hit the dish asks for. It's no substitute for the fermented black beans though.

 

The most overrated in my eyes is Dave's Insanity. It had its place but it's really nothing more than a historical piece now if you ask me. Terrible flavour and surpassed, if only slightly, by some of the modern sauces made without extract.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:36 PM

Any extract sauce  :seeya:


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:01 PM

Pretty sure they put water from the local bay that they pump untreated sewage into in this stuff. By far the worst sauce I ever had, coulda sworn it had little bits of styrofoam in it too.

 

 

 

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:13 PM

They have that crap at my Mexican place. Has a bunch of artificial stuff if I recall so I ask for the kitchen salsas.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:57 PM

Pretty sure they put water from the local bay that they pump untreated sewage into in this stuff. By far the worst sauce I ever had, coulda sworn it had little bits of styrofoam in it too.

 

Hey, I've got a bottle of this stuff and don't mind it so much! It really gets the Habanero taste across more than a lot of other sauces I've had.

 

When I go to mexican places to get cantina tacos they always bring out an orange sauce and a green sauce in house bottles.  Sometimes the green sauce is guasacaca, sometimes its toma verde sauce, but if you're lucky its a habanero sauce that tastes like this.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:37 PM

Ketchup? There's no tomatoes in sriracha it is made with red jalapenos.

 

Ketchup doesn't need tomato. http://www.saveur.co...fruit-ketchups Tomato is just the most common form. A store near me used to carry pineapple ketchup. Some old forms used mushrooms, or even oysters.

 

Odd as it sounds, technically yes sriracha meets the the spec for being ketchup. Just swapping tomatoes, and red jalapenos.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

I was pretty sure he meant tomato ketchup.... but thanks



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:43 PM

 

Ketchup doesn't need tomato. http://www.saveur.co...fruit-ketchups Tomato is just the most common form. A store near me used to carry pineapple ketchup. Some old forms used mushrooms, or even oysters.

 

Odd as it sounds, technically yes sriracha meets the the spec for being ketchup. Just swapping tomatoes, and red jalapenos.

 

My point exactly, it is like ketchup made from a garlic.  Its a garlic vinegar and sugar sauce, colored red by a few jalapenos. Not spicy or good (to me)



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:44 PM

Oh, that's what you meant? I've never had ketchup made from garlic so I can't relate. Sriracha isn't even garlicky to me.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

I'll tell you what's not over-rated - Nando's Sauces! Dunno If it exists outside of Australia, but Nando's rocks! No so much heat-wise as flavour-wise, but some of them do put a kick in!
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:41 PM

Oh, that's what you meant? I've never had ketchup made from garlic so I can't relate. Sriracha isn't even garlicky to me.

 

Have you had Sriracha recently? Last bottle I bought was a garlic bomb, can't even enjoy it...


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

No I'm not a fan. Much better sauces out there.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:44 PM

Personally I really like garlic. I like sriracha for a few things. Not particularly hot, but the taste isn't bad. A tiny bit sweeter then I prefer though.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:58 PM

I like to support the smaller companies and actually have never purchased Sriracha but have had it... but this is the best sauce that comes close to the flavor, but blows it away http://www.whitelabelhotsauce.com/



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:26 PM

I like to support the smaller companies and actually have never purchased Sriracha but have had it... but this is the best sauce that comes close to the flavor, but blows it away http://www.whitelabelhotsauce.com/

 

Sounds good Is it fermented?






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