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JayT

Member Since 19 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Sep 14 2017 03:12 PM

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Hi my name is JayT

07 September 2017 - 03:26 PM

I think I used to be a member here.  I have kind of been in a work induced coma for the last year or so.  I just woke up and thought I would like to talk to people.  I remember this being a fun place where people talked about peppers, hot sauce, spicy food and booze, along with a bit of tomfoolery mixed in.  I went through the first fifteen pages of new content and saw almost no food booze or tomfoolery.  I guess the joint has changed.  Oh wait, we have a new law dog in town don't we?  I promise to behave myself Mr. Smokenfire.  Anyone who knows me, say hi and to those I have yet to meet, cheers!


Cast Iron Pop Corn with Big D

15 February 2015 - 01:38 PM


El Yucateco Black Label an "unofficial" review

31 December 2014 - 04:06 PM

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I guess El Yucateco has a contract with Walmart because that is where I finally found this.  I'll give a short "unofficial" review.

 

Packaging/label/appearance:  black and black they want to make a point!  The whole thing is black.  The appearance of the sauce is a pretty good consistency, it flows easily as I turn it over and over again.  This is the darkest non extract sauce I have seen.  

 

Aroma:  This stuff smells smoky as hell!  They must have roasted everything in this sauce.  I hope its not liquid smoke.  I can smell something sweet, that must be the habaneros.

 

Ingredients:  water, habanero peppers, salt, citric acid, acetic acid, xanthan gum, garlic, onion powder, sodium benzoate, and calcium disodium.  No mention of liquid smoke or surprisingly food coloring.

 

Taste:  The taste is a bit off-putting.  It is smokey, but in a char kind of way.  Like the skin of a piece of chicken that had a flare up on the grill.  It really leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.  I can taste the habs and the garlic-onion combo, but it is the char that I am greeted with immediately, and it is the lasting impression in my mouth.  It is a little salty as well.

 

Heat:  the heat is pretty minimal to start, it does build a bit as you keep eating it.  A spoonful left me with a warm feeling all over my mouth, but not much more.  A couple spoonfuls and I am nearing a bead of sweat.  Lips are warm, but still not really hot overall.

 

Applications:  I would probably not use this sauce by itself.  MAYBE with steak in a quesadilla or taco.  I think the best use for this sauce is probably to mix in with a marinade or bbq sauce to add smokiness to it.

 

Notes: I like the concept of the dark sauce/black label.  Normally, I like smoky sauces, but this one has a very bitter taste. I guess it can be used with food for some applications, but I would not use it as a direct condiment.  The heat is decent for El Yucateco.  If I were scoring this one, it would rate around a 3.3 out of 5

 

 

Watch for official THP reviews to return shortly after New Years!


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30 November 2014 - 06:08 PM


If you could have any bottle of hot sauce, past or present...

04 November 2014 - 09:16 PM

 Something you had as a kid, something only made and served at that island resort you went to, that favorite company that went out of business, maybe something from before you were born.  If you could have that one magic bottle, which one would it be?

 

I actually can think of a couple.  For history's sake, I would like an original bottle of Tabasco.  I would like to try true Thai table sauce.  And from THP, I would LOVE to try Bentalphanerd's PAIN or PAIN 2.

 

What are yours?