Ya know, I’ve never really understood why Ohio is considered part of the “Midwest”. Really, it should be borderline “Northeast”, look at where it is on the map, it’s not mid anything, it’s Northeast! Now, if we’re talking about Wyoming, than ya, that’s Midwest. So for this review, I state that Ohio is Northeast and since I currently reside in Cleveland, Ohio, I’m staking my claim as a Northeasterner.
Suffern Brothers All American Hot Sauce: Northeast Horseradish Tomato Ingredients: Seasoned rice wine vinegar, chilies, tomato paste, lemon juice, prepared horseradish, cayenne, salt, sugar, sodium bisulfate, sodium bisulfite.
Great, sodium bisulfate and sodium bisulfite. Two chemicals that, once again, should never be in food. So folks, don’t get this sauce near bleach for fear of toxic fumes and remember when you’re done, you can use the rest as a cleaning solution.
Looking at the bottle I can finally say that this one is the first sauce of their line who’s color more closely matches most sauces out there. It’s a nice dark brown/dark red color, very appealing.
Very acidic tasting though so definitely pair it with foods that this will complement (tomato soup was tried by this reviewer….very pleasant results ensued). Right off the bat the sugar hits first then you get a one-two combination of the vinegar and the lime juice with the salt rounding the corner. Then the tomato hits and it hits hard! The flavor is surprisingly fresh tasting (blame that on the artificial preservatives….).
All the acidic tastes in this kind of bury the taste of the peppers and the horseradish. I’m actually extremely familiar with the taste of Cayennes and can spot them anywhere, but with this sauce I find myself struggling to detect them. Don’t get me wrong, the tongue bite of their heat is there, but not the flavor. Oh yes, the heat, I almost forgot. Of all the three sauces we’ve reviewed so far, this is the hottest. It’s an interesting sauce, but it definitely beats you over the head with the intensity of flavors….not sure if that’s a good thing though.
Taste: 3.1, Heat: 2.6