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#1 brochachosHS

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:09 AM

Just kidding, but in all seriousness I can't get behind overtly vinegar-y sauces, such as classic hot sauces like Tabasco. AND YEA I SAID SOMETHING BAD ABOUT TABASCO! Come at me, bro!

 

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I'm not saying I don't like Tabasco. I mean who doesn't like a few dabs of Tabasco on their burger at a summer bbq or just at their favorite burger joint, but there are some hands down better sauces. It's not just Tabasco that is guilty of this either, and I get that you need a certain level of acidity. 

 

My point is I feel like most people's favorite hot sauces are LAZY!

 

Yellowbird, currently no questions, is the best hot sauces in the game, so much so they had to rebranded themselves as a condiment cause they just couldn't be seen around other hot sauces. Their game is just on another level. They have their flavor down. That's just not an arguable point. This sauce is a top seller on amazon. They have their texture down. Maybe you don't like it, but that cause...

 

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Tell me a brand with better flavor!?!? DEFEND YOUR FAVORITE HOT SAUCE!



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#2 The Hot Pepper

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:15 AM

This site will open your eyes to tons of good ssuces.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:29 AM

Tabasco is pretty much only useful on top of pizza for me, there is not much else i would use on that much.



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:46 AM

Welcome to the forum. I make my own sauce
Today I'm actually going to make a roasted tomatillo and green baccatum sauce and see how it goes.
Pinch of salt, little garlic, little lime. Only enough vinegar to make the pH good.

Edit:Alright NYC, I see your favorite pepper is the habanero, I hope we can expand your horizon and turn you into a seed hoarding maniac like the rest of us.

Edited by Malarky, 08 April 2018 - 07:54 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:54 AM

BrochachosHS,

 

 

Don't paint 'em all with the same brush.. to each his own I reckon..  (from a southern vinegar style producer..)  Coming out swinging eh? Send some samples around and lets see what ya got. You will get brutally honest feedback from folks here..  :welcome:

 


Edited by WarrantMan, 08 April 2018 - 09:00 AM.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:18 AM

Who ever said Tabasco is the uniform Favorite?

 

I have been enjoying some excellent member sauces, but Tabasco will always have place on the shelf.

 

Here's a thread to wet your pallet for some unique sauces.

 

 

http://thehotpepper....-them-for-sale/

 

 


Edited by Masher, 08 April 2018 - 08:19 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:59 AM

WHAT!!!! No Tabasco in your pantry, sorry dude we cant be friends! Lol
All kidding aside, welcome to the forum! You will find some awesome sauce makers here with a wealth of knowledge.
Best of luck in your endeavors.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:14 AM

Tabasco used to be good, I find in thin now, use a half bottle if im in a restaurant.



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:22 AM

Yellow bird is pretty good, I've been thru a couple squeeze bottles.

 

Anything from Lucky Dog blows it off the shelf though.



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:57 AM

+1 for Lucky Dog Hot Sauces

They were really an eye opener for me as to what commercial hot sauce could be.

an introduction to artisanal hot sauce condiments if you will.

 

That being said, I have enjoyed many many sauces here from Hobby Sauce :hotsauce: makers, that blow most of the commercial competition out of the water  :onfire:

 

like Wow  :shocked:

 

 

 

If i were given only the choices of common table sauces at restaurants here, I would choose Cholula over Tabasco and even thats just meh. 

i will not put that yukytaco / yucateco stuff anywhere near my food. As it taste like what i imagine salty paint would taste like to me  :sick:  YUCK  :!:

 


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:20 AM

Since you asked this is one of my fave sauces: http://www.benitosho...duct/poto-rojo/

 

You can also get some ideas here: http://thehotpepper....awards-winners/



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:25 AM

Im sorta hooked on a couple from Marie Sharps simply because of cost. A local store has it for under $3 a bottle. Some of hers though are way too salty (400ish mg salty). Cholula aint bad either for cheap but their chipotle is way too mild. BliS Blast is killer if you want something you can use like ketchup. Its just insanely expensive.

 

In defense of Tabasco i do get the jalapeno when its on sale and the habanero too.



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 11:34 AM

"Tabasco?"

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 11:55 AM

Son, there are people here that have spilled more sauce than you've eaten.. Lol welcome to THP buddy.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:39 PM

In defense of Tabasco i do get the jalapeno when its on sale and the habanero too.

 

I like the green one on my macaroni cheese. Nice bit of tartness to counter the creamy richness and plenty of green jalapeño flavour.

I'm also fairly fond of the Raspberry Chipotle but it's impossible to get hold of.



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:50 PM

I use the jalapeno when im feeling lazy and just want to zap some nachos in the microwave. Its also good on white beans. I get the regular chipolte occasionally too. Once summer arrives though and plants have pods i dont buy much sauce unless its unique.



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:53 PM

I like the chipolte one too.



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:13 PM

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peppers north

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ps- I don't like sriracha.....too salty!

 

 


Edited by salsalady, 08 April 2018 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:26 PM

Just kidding, but in all seriousness I can't get behind overtly vinegar-y sauces, such as classic hot sauces like Tabasco. AND YEA I SAID SOMETHING BAD ABOUT TABASCO! Come at me, bro!
 

 
My point is I feel like most people's favorite hot sauces are LAZY!
 

Tell me a brand with better flavor!?!? DEFEND YOUR FAVORITE HOT SAUCE!


I think you will find that most regulars here go way deeper than Tabasco or yellowbird. Most here, myself included think of them more in terms of a seasoning like salt and pepper than a legitimate way to add heat.

What I stock regularly

Crystal hot sauce is my go to for that salty vinegar taste.

Grace scotch bonnet is a great inexpensive sauce. Can pick it up at any grocery store around here for around 3$ pretty much tastes like straight up scotch bonnet. Slightly less heat than a fresh mild pod.

Sriracha- again more of a seasoning

I usually have one or the other of the following. Both awesome on eggs
High river
Tears of the Sun. Great tropical fruity sauce.

Or

pickapeppa hot mango sauce. Also huge tropical fruit flavour with nice hum of heat.

These days if I am just looking for heat to get my attention I step it up to powder or flake.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:31 PM

I love Crystal with cold fried chicken. :D

 

I need to try the Grace's Scotch Bonnet. They have that too at the local market and its cheap.


Edited by ShowMeDaSauce, 08 April 2018 - 02:31 PM.





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