My New Favorite Hot Sauce

Meet my new favorite hot sauce…

Isn't my favorite hot sauce good lookin'?

Isn’t she “good lookin’”?

I’ve always been a fan of spicy food.  I’d probably put hot sauce on my breakfast cereal if it wouldn’t make the milk curdle–or if I actually ate breakfast cereal.  Anyway, I’ve always been a fan of Tabasco.  While I have been a long-time user of the original Tabasco pepper sauce, I’ve always felt that their newer varieties fell short, mainly because they are less hot.  Original Tabasco is just barely spicy enough, and with that classic vinegar-y flavor.  But sometimes you need even more fire–not less!

And then came Tabasco Habanero Sauce.  Weighing in at over 7,000 Scoville units, it is, by far, the hottest Tabasco brand sauce.  Read about why hot peppers are hot and Scoville units here.  If I ever become a scientist, I’d like to study a correlation between use of hot sauces and drug addiction because eating them releases endorphins in the same way that many drugs do. Hmmm…

Anyway, the problem I have with many habanero sauces is that they tend to be too much fire and too little flavor.  I believe that Tabasco struck the perfect balance with this sauce.  It’s tangy, flavorful, and unmistakably habanero. 

I have only two gripes.  First, it is almost impossible to buy in the Boston area.  Neither Stop & Shop nor Shaw’s carry it.  The only supermarket chain that keeps it in stock, with at least a few stores in Massachusetts, is Hannaford Supermarkets.  My only other complaint is that they only ship small 2oz bottles to these stores.  That’s like a week’s supply for a spice addict like me!  In any case, if you love hot sauce, and haven’t tried this one, run out to Hannaford in Waltham, MA (the closest store to Boston) and pick up a bottle.  You will not be disappointed.

3 Responses to “My New Favorite Hot Sauce”

  1. jonny goldstein Says:

    Hafta try some of this stuff.

  2. David Says:

    The folks at work swear by Batch 114.

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