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Heinz Habanero Sauce

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I bought this as I was desperate for a hot sauce, and I was surprised to find that it is not bad at all. It has only ~20% pepper, but it is very hot. A bit vinegary and salty, but quite tasty, and better than most of the commercial sauces you see in supermarkets. I was sure this would be naff, given the brand.
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Isn't it weird how we assume the worst when actually they have the resources to make it the best :shock:

Might give it a whirl if its cheap enough, thanks.
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It's pretty awful stuff.

The spirit vinegar is way too overpowering.
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I haven't tried Heniz sauce yet I must admit I'm very cynical when I see these big boys muscling in I think stick to making tomato sauce leave the Chilli products to specialists we know what we're doing (sometimes) Over the years we've tried many hot sauces and there usually got no heat whatsoever theses big co think if they put the word chilli on a product without hardly any chilli in it they will make a killing,it's just a selling point for them. Over the years the big boys have been carefully watching the rise of chilli and are now realising its what people like and want, they are so slow on the up take. I still don't think any of them understand Chillis and haven't got a clue they also put loads of chemicals in there naff stuff too.
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One reason why it might be good for Heinz et al to produce decent sauces is so that we can buy something decent from a supermarket. I have been to Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose locally and there are no decent hot sauces. The ones they have are either vile (Encona), not hot, horribly sweet (most of them), or vinegary and salty. Go to a West Indian shop and the place will have loads of excellent sauces. I am sick of these pretentious sauces in the shops, which claim to be hot, with fancy labels, but they have 5% chilli, huge amounts of sugar, thickener and so on. Most of the makers do not know what they are doing. And I have also tried many of the very hot sauces, such as Da Bomb, and most are vile, with bad flavour, and they make me physically sick. The Heinz sauce is actually not so bad compared to the competition in Sainsburys, as it has some heat, and I don't find the spirit vinegar intrusive. It can be used to add heat to a home made salsa. I suspect there is some snobbery at work here. But any decent West Indian sauce knocks it for six, such as Baron, or Busha Browne. And if you live in a big city, or somewhere like Luton, you should be able to get some.
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I haven't tried it yet. I'm a fan of the trees can't dance flamin' lips sauce which is 13% habanero. They are grown on a farm in haltwhistle, Northumberland. Can be bought in tesco
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I like the sauce, and keep it in my fridge, though it is not very hot. I would say 3/10. A bit vinegary but not nearly as much as tabasco, and tastes great on grilled sausage (I mix it with Dijon Mustard).
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phillyb86 wrote:I haven't tried it yet. I'm a fan of the trees can't dance flamin' lips sauce which is 13% habanero. They are grown on a farm in haltwhistle, Northumberland. Can be bought in tesco
I think they went bust. Nice flavour - much better than Heinz - but expensive.
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Leif wrote:
phillyb86 wrote:I haven't tried it yet. I'm a fan of the trees can't dance flamin' lips sauce which is 13% habanero. They are grown on a farm in haltwhistle, Northumberland. Can be bought in tesco
I think they went bust.
Apparently they are back, link bought up by the people who make Phileas Fogg Crisps
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Just picked up a bottle of Heinz Hot Pepper sauce - it has 'Lively & Fruity' written on the label & a pic of 2 yellow & red Habs or Bonnets on it. 50p from the reduced section at co-op. Not too bad actually as mass produced goes - tangy, & not bad heat - i don't make my own sauces, so will do me to splash on me eggs in the morning. Cheers.
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Kathy wrote:I haven't tried Heniz sauce yet I must admit I'm very cynical when I see these big boys muscling in I think stick to making tomato sauce leave the Chilli products to specialists we know what we're doing (sometimes) Over the years we've tried many hot sauces and there usually got no heat whatsoever theses big co think if they put the word chilli on a product without hardly any chilli in it they will make a killing,it's just a selling point for them. Over the years the big boys have been carefully watching the rise of chilli and are now realising its what people like and want, they are so slow on the up take. I still don't think any of them understand Chillis and haven't got a clue they also put loads of chemicals in there naff stuff too.
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I am sure some people in these organisations understand chillies but to be honest they are aimed at a mass market which by and large doesn't want things too hot and like syrupy crap and don't want to spend a lot in many cases - Same as Twinings don't sell quality tea - sure there buyers and tasters understand tea but that's not their market. They do have some real loose leaf on site but most of the buying public hasn't even got a teapot and are quite happy if you sell them low grade tea in a bag doused in vanila or some other "exotic" muck. Just how it goes when you become a conisseur I'm afraid
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