Csigi Chili Sauce Big Boss Jalapeno Tomatillo Ingredients: Vinegar, Jalapeno chilies, tomatillos, extra coarse sea salt, Hemp Protein (0.00% THC), roasted garlic, arrowroot, turbinado sugar, spices.
After reading over the ingredients list I stopped at one in particular; Hemp Protein. I jumped for joy, then was saddened by the fact that it’s 0% THC, then jumped for joy again. FINALLY, someone who’s paying attention! For those not in the know, hemp seed (which is what hemp protein is derived from) is the most complete source of food out there. So along with a interesting tasting sauce, you get a big boost of health hemp protein to help your body do what it needs to do.
Speaking of interesting tasting sauces, this would nail that category. It’s your standard green sauce with a little bit of a kick and a little bit of tart mixed in. Unfortunately it is a little heavy on vinegar, which would cause it to be on the watery side. Luckily, sauce creator, Lars, threw in some arrowroot to thicken it up a bit. Distracting vinegar taste aside, the next flavor is green. While some of you will say, “Passow’s been consuming too much hemp seed protein if he thinks green is a flavor” (and some of you might be right), green is a descriptor for a very, fresh, organic, chlorophyll taste. This is derived from the unrippened Jalapenos and the tomatillos.
The green taste of Jalapenos combined with the tartness of the tomatillos mixed with the sweetness of the turbinado sugar causes a dizzying flurry of tongue sensations. I wonder how many times Lars had to mix the doses to get the tastes to stack like that? There is a hint of garlic that lingers but it is dominated by the sea salt. While the sea salt does bring out the flavors of the tomatillos and Jalapenos, it’s a little bit too up front for my tastes. However, when cooking with this sauce you won’t have to throw any salt for taste, especially if you are making an omelet (which I highly suggest doing).
For a green sauce using unrippened Jalapenos, this has quite a kick to it. The Jalapenos attack the front of your tongue while the tomatillos grab the sides, and the vinegar makes you pucker up just a bit. In the end, it actually seems like the Jalapeno and Tomatillos really are the “Big Boss” of this sauce.
Taste: 7.8, Heat: 3.5