Product Reviews

Schadenfreude By JAR Hot Sauce: Pleasure In Your Own Pain

Can you experience schadenfreude on your own self?

That’s the first question we thought of when we tried Schadenfreude by JAR Hot Sauce. We took serious pleasure it the spicy pain it brought. It does drop the extreme heat hammer, quite quickly in fact. But the sauce’s smoky tang stands up well to the otherworldly spice, so there’s still a lot of flavor here to enjoy.

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Dat'l Do It Hot Sauce

Dat’l Do It Hot Sauce: Sweet Sassy Molassy!

To say we were surprised by just how tasty Dat’l Do It hot sauce is would be an understatement.

Come on, ketchup is the first ingredient listed, so how good could it be? And how can you even call it a hot sauce being ketchup-based?! But once you get past these simple arguments and just try Dat’l Do It; it’s magic in a bottle. Sweet, with rich molasses undertones, and a tasty – and not overwhelming – datil pepper bite. It’s not your typical hot sauce, and that’s what makes it special. You’ll likely find yourself reaching for it more often than you’d ever imagine.

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Old Bay Blackened Seasoning

Old Bay Blackened Seasoning: THE Old Bay For Steaks

Delivering the blackened on the barbecue taste…

Years of crab-eating have made Old Bay seasoning by McCormick a spice rack staple in my house. It’s so tasty – slightly spicy (thanks to the chili-based paprika), earthy and robust. It’s great on everything from seafood to popcorn, including a big juicy steak as a rub.

That’s where McCormick’s other flavor – Old Bay Blackened Seasoning – has me the most excited. I love an Old Bay steak rub, but I’ve always wanted just a hint more charred flavor – something extra to match the hearty taste of red meat. Old Bay blackened seasoning takes what makes the original so great and layers in that delicious “blackened on the barbecue” taste.

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Gator Bite Hot Sauce

Gator Bite Hot Sauce: It’s Got Teeth

Bold Taste. Bold Heat.

Don’t be lured in by the cartoon alligator on the label to thinking this is some mild mannered mix. Gator Bite hot sauce by Pepper Palace will bite…and bite hard. Its mix of smoky sweet habanero pepper and cayenne, along with gritty Cajun spices, has surprising depth. There is big heat in a bottle, too, so be ready for its teeth.

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