One of the best sauces I've had.spicefreak said:
Ok, can I just say, screw the bottle on the right? I mean, props to it for listing the ingredients of its fake cider vinegar but flavouring a distilled vinegar does not make it a cider vinegar and claiming that it does is pretty BS.
Scorch Garden said:I make sauces, but before that, i ate sauces. I still do, but it's hard to find something i can get behind.
Frank's Red Hot was my go to in the 80s, i had outgrown Tabasco in my early teens and until the 90s there wasn't much of a hot sauce market so choices were limited.
Now that i am experienced in gardening and cooking (not just sauce but in commercial kitchens), my pallet has changed.
I pretty much write off any sauces that have:
I consider them basic and impure.
- a filler vegetable like tomatoes or carrots as the second ingredient
- a $5 or less price tag
My other issue is since i've been into super hots since 2015, nothing is as hot as it claims to be on the bottle. That's my fault, but still, when something says XXX HOT and the hottest pepper that is listed is habanero...WTF???
Maybe i'm the odd man out here, which i'm fine with, but does anyone else share my views?
The Hot Pepper said:Yeah don't judge a sauce by that. I bet the balsamic in your pantry is fake too. Does it say grape must in the ingredients? At least it's natural not artificial albeit imitation.
Edmick said:I hear you. These are some of the issues that go along with using a copacker though from what I've seen. Have you tried the sauce? I have an extra bottle I can send you if you're interested. A lot of members really like it. PM me if you're interested.
spicefreak said:Of course it does. Do you really think I'm paying double digits for the good stuff?
spicefreak said:At that price, I probably would. At least to see the difference.
Perhaps I need to look further afield and see if I can find a cheaper seller.
Is this the one from Costco you are talking about? It is very good.dragonsfire said:If Vinegar does not have the "Mother" the stuff on the bottom, then its your typical dead chemical vinegar, easy way to tell is if you take a sip and it burns your throat its the chemical crap, In General. The "Organic" ones like Braggs, Spectrum and the one from Costco (from what I have tried), dont burn your throat, unless your real sensitive.
Since taste preference is personal, I will take your word it tastes better to you. I would still need to taste it beside a long aged AOP Kaltbach to decide if I agreed. Either way it is still not gruyere.ShowMeDaSauce said:I would agree for the most part but legally Parmesan does come in a little green can in the USA. Parmigiano Reggiano does not and must come from certain areas in Italy. Being a cheese snob i can also assure you that the best "gruyere" ive ever tasted was a domestic called Grand Cru Surchoix. I would put it up against any authentic import available in the USA.
Ashen said:Is this the one from Costco you are talking about? It is very good.