Pepper Pete’s Mean and Green Ingredients: Fresh roasted Jalapeno peppers and other select peppers, distilled vinegar, fresh garlic, natural spices.
Pepper Pete’s Devil Dare Ya Ingredients: Fresh Habaneros and other select peppers, distilled vinegar, raisins, and natural spices.
The kind folk’s over at The Pepper Source sent me two unique hot sauces for me to try out. The first one, Pepper Pete’s Mean and Green sauce, won second place in the Amateur division of the 2006 Fiery Foods Scovie Awards and a 2007 Zest Fest Golden Chili Award.
This is the first green sauce that I’ve come across to have really large chunks of it’s ingredients floating around. Most sauces are much more finely chopped. Now, chunky is definitely not a bad thing. It gives this a nice texture and lends itself well as an ingredient to cook with (ie: omelets and scrambled eggs).
The flavor, much like Blairs Jalapeno Death sauce, is very green and fresh. The jalapenos are right up front, but the copious amoun
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Taste: 7.3, Heat: 5
Next up is the 2006 Fiery Foods first place Amateur Scovie Award winner, Pepper Pete’s Devil May Dare Ya. This is one awesome sauce. It goes well on most everything and has quite a kick to it due to the Habaneros. Like its bother above, it has a very fresh taste to it and I would assume an amazing aroma.
There is one thing that really throws this sauce into the unique category. Raisins. That’s right, there are raisins in the sauce. I would have never even considered using that ingredient and have yet to see anyone else using it. The sweetness of the raisins lends extremely well with the fruity taste of the Habanero. My next experiment with this sauce is to marinate some pork for grilling because I’ve found it went well on the pulled pork pizza that I dribbled it over. Keep up the good work Pepper Pete, and thanks for the sauces!
Taste: 9, Heat: 7