Today I’m reviewing 3 sauces from award-winning Lucky Dog Hot Sauce. It’s easy to see why they have racked up so many wins. These are all hearty sauces with bold, honest flavors. All of 3 these Lucky Dog hot sauces have definitely been added to my favorites list and I look forward to trying all the others. If you’d like to check out Lucky Dog hot sauces for yourself, and I recommend that you do, visit www.luckydoghotsauce.com.
Extra Mild Lightly Smoked Pepper Sauce
The purple label reads ‘classic lightly smoked Jalapeño pepper sauce, loaded with garlic and just a hint of Hickory. Naturally sweetened with apples & figs’, a nice touch in today’s over-sugared world. This is a great tasting sauce. You can definitely taste the smokiness and garlic. I’ve tried it on roasted chicken, carne asada, and taco salad. I really like that nice smoke flavor it adds to everything. Food’s Best Friend is right!
Taste: You immediately taste (and smell) the smoked jalapeños and onions. I like that this sauce is not overly vinegary. You can taste all these great flavors and then you feel just the right amount of heat.
Heat Level: The label says Extra Mild, but I think it packs some nice heat, a bit more than what I’d expect for extra mild. That’s certainly not a bad thing, but it just made me wonder what I was in for with the Extra Hot! ; ) It seems to create more of a “back of the throat” heat rather than singeing the tongue.
Texture: This sauce slightly thick. It pours nicely without being overly runny. You can see small bits of garlic and onion.
Ingredients: Green Jalapeño peppers, distilled white vinegar, onions, organic apple sauce, garlic, carrot juice, water, carrots, hickory smoked sea salt, mission figs, lime justice concentrate.
Hot Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce
The orange label reads Habanero, Jalapeño & Serrano peppers with roasted garlic.
Taste: Slightly fruity, but not too much so. This is definitely a savory hot sauce that would be great on steak! I can taste the Serrano and Habanero peppers, along with the roasted garlic and that is making this sauce very interesting and tasty. The roasted quality gives a lot of character without going too far. Also a touch tangy while not being too vinegary. One thing I’m noticing about Lucky Dog hot sauces is the onions. They all have a perfect amount of onion flavor. I am a big fan of habanero sauces, and this one does not disappoint.
Heat Level: It’s hot, but not too hot. The mouth burn does last for a bit, but lets you keep going!
Texture: This sauce slightly thick. It pours nicely. Not too runny. You can see small bits of red pepper.
Ingredients: Apple cider vinegar, onions, roasted chile peppers, roasted garlic, chili peppers, water, carrot juice, sugar, dried chili peppers, sea salt, carrots, lime juice from concentrate.
Extra Hot Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce
The black label reads ‘Trinidad Scorpion & Jalapeño peppers, apples, California black mission figs & loaded with garlic.’ It also contains Ghost Pepper sea salt. I don’t know where you find the Ghost Pepper Sea, but I wouldn’t recommend going for a swim! Now I don’t typically go for super crazy hot sauces because I find most are just unbearably hot with no flavor. But judging by the first 2 Lucky Dog sauces, I figured that wouldn’t be the case here.
Taste: Wow! This is a great tasting sauce. It has the perfect balance of heat and flavor. Slightly fruity, but not too much. This is a savory sauce. Can taste the garlic. I think this sauce would be good on just about anything.
Heat Level: Not as hot as I thought it would be. I think this one is a perfect heat level for me. The pleasant burn lingers for a while.
Texture: This sauce slightly thick. It pours nicely. Not too runny. You can see lots of small bits of ingredients.
Ingredients: Onions, apple cider vinegar, water, organic apple sauce, jalapeño peppers, garlic, scorpion peppers, dried figs, sugar, sea salt, Ghost Pepper sea salt, lime juice concentrate.