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TimEdwards

Encona Hot Sauce

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I bought some of this after hearing both very good and very bad reviews on here as it was cheap and all they had in tesco. I've opened it but not tried it yet as the smell is awful!

Will try on some cheese on toast in a few mins but it has the almight habanero tabasco to compete with.
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Missed the cheese on toast but I just had some with cheese and crackers and it isn't as bad as first smelt, in fact it tastes EXACTLY like my picked chillies I was also eating with the cheese and crackers. My picked chillies were slightly sweeter but the taste was exactly the same.

Hardly surprising as the sauce smelt very vinegary.

Quite pleased to be honest as I only have 1 picked chilli left so will make a nice dirty pleasure to have with cheese and crackers and the heat is spot on for me.
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It makes a nice chilli mayo too - just mix up with some Hellmans and slather it around....
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Ooh good idea.
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I made a burger sauce last night with 0.5:1 mustard and mayo and a generous splash of encona.. Twas pretty awesome on my burger I tell you!

For me, encona hot pepper sauce is cheap, readily available and helps spice up most of my food, but I will use more genuine (higher quality) sauces out there when I have them in..

£1 for a 100ml bottle of encona from Sainsburys, which is I believe makes encona the cheapest hot sauce on the market!

Edit: new bottles in Sainsburys - new cost is £1.74, but you get more for your money (IIRC it is a 275ml bottle now)
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Nowt to do with Encona, but here's my burger sauce recipe anyway...it's awesome!

Equal parts Hellmans, Franks Yellow Mustard and M&S Chipotle Ketchup (or just ketchup with some chipotle hot sauce)
Plus.....half a dozen cornichons chopped up really fine (or I guess a gherkin would work)
Mix all together and leave the flavours to blend for a few hours in the fridge.
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76p in Home Bargains!!!!
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60p in Te$co !
(And their 'price compare' says it's 71p in Sainsbury's)
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I've been had!!!!
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Te$co price is for a 142ml bottle.
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ah...i got a 220ml bottle
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this is my fav shop bought hot sauce.

It has great flavour and will spice up any sarny, burger, soup etc.

I hate the stupid mega-heat sauces and ones that have no flavour - balance is perfect here.
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silvercue wrote:this is my fav shop bought hot sauce.

It has great flavour and will spice up any sarny, burger, soup etc.

I hate the stupid mega-heat sauces and ones that have no flavour - balance is perfect here.

Try Marie Sharps sauces.
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mattydeakin wrote:
silvercue wrote:this is my fav shop bought hot sauce.

It has great flavour and will spice up any sarny, burger, soup etc.

I hate the stupid mega-heat sauces and ones that have no flavour - balance is perfect here.

Try Marie Sharps sauces.
Will do :)
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I think there are better West Indian sauces, though this is the well known one. Baron are good, though it uses artificial colour, and Busha Browne is nice, slightly sweet due to the use of cane vinegar, and all natural ingredients. I've seen it at Waitrose.
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danmon_81 wrote:76p in Home Bargains!!!!
Where I am that is the price for the 220ml! (50% extra free)

Would have bought a load if it did not contain "modified cornstarch"
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First post so please be gentle with me! I have been growing chillis the las few years and only just found this forum (what have I been doing!).

Anyway couldn't believe there is a thread to this sauce as it is by far my favourite shop bought chilli sauce. I must get through 10 bottles of the stuff a year, and that's on top of my own chilli sauce I have been making.

I would be interested if anyone has a recipe to make this type of sauce from scratch. I am growing scotch bonnets, fatalii and habeneros this year so should have the right chillis, it's the rest of it I'm struggling with!

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I still can't believe there is still a thread to Encona hot sauce! There are 1000's of hot sauces available and hundreds that are similar to Encona but a hell of a lot better. You just have to do a bit of research!
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slyboy - check teh recipies section, there may be something in there. I have used a chili chutney recipie from there and it is so good ;)

Can't recall seing a sauce recipe like this, but there may be as I haven't looked at it all.
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mattydeakin wrote:I still can't believe there is still a thread to Encona hot sauce! There are 1000's of hot sauces available and hundreds that are similar to Encona but a hell of a lot better. You just have to do a bit of research!
Each to their own! :P I have a fridge with the top shelf crammed full of various chilli sauces from hot to nuclear but the one I always come back to is the Encona, as I like the flavour, heat and I can get it locally easily.

One thing I did get from a chilli fair last year that I really like is a fire horse mustard made with v hot chillis and horseradish to give whole grain mustard a right kick!
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Try Red Savina Psycho Juice from Dr Burnorium's Hot Sauce emporium and let me know what you think :P
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mattydeakin wrote:Try Red Savina Psycho Juice from Dr Burnorium's Hot Sauce emporium and let me know what you think :P
Will do, sounds like its got a bit of character! Thanks.
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Well my couple of bottles of Psycho sauce turned up in the post today so tried it with my tea. Very nice flavour similar to Encona with a bit more heat. The two bottles are not going to last long. Thanks for the heads up.

Impressed, but just wish it was less expensive!
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You'll pay the same (sometimes more) for British made sauces that aren't as nice!

Those sauces you bought were made in costs rica from chillis grown out there too. It's the p&p that adds to the cost. £3-4 a bottle of premium sauce is the norm I'm afraid :(

P.s glad you liked it! I'll pass the compliments onto the Dr himself!
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mattydeakin wrote:You'll pay the same (sometimes more) for British made sauces that aren't as nice!

Those sauces you bought were made in costs rica from chillis grown out there too. It's the p&p that adds to the cost. £3-4 a bottle of premium sauce is the norm I'm afraid :(

P.s glad you liked it! I'll pass the compliments onto the Dr himself!
Absolutely. No problem with the price per bottle, but to pay almost as much for postage seemed a bit much so I though I'd order 2 bottles and pay for the single postage but I had to pay double the postage! Still happy with the sauces though. It would be great if you can pass on the compliments that would be great. I'm sure I'll get some more once these are used up.
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