We here at The Hot Zone Online try our best not to do duplicate reviews. Honestly, we do. But I can’t help that Sandi has such good tastes in salsa. So here it is, a second tongue now weighs in on Jac’s Tailgater Cajun Fury Salsa.
Jac’s Tailgaters: Cajun Fury Salsa Ingredients: Tomatoes, water, onion, Jolokia, Jalapeno and Habanero peppers, spices (including salt, garlic and black pepper), sugar, citric acid.
I’m up in the air on the label. I like its simplicity, but at the same time think it’s too simple. But then I laugh at the poor crawdad on the front who’s just had his dose of heat and everything seems right in the world. The salsa contained within the jar is around a medium consistency with small chunks of the ingredients and a few whole seeds.
Right up front is the taste of tomatoes combining with sugar and onions. The sugar is noticeable but is then quickly covered up by the earthy taste of Jolokia which is followed by some crisp onions. After that the Jalapenos come in followed by a big burst of salt, then the garlic and a little side of the mouth tug of citric acid with black peppercorns rounding out this run on sentence. It’s a fantastic tasting sauce save for the salt, there’s just a bit too much of it. Not sure it I would really label this Cajun either, there’s nothing flavor wise that suggest Cajun to me…I’m kind of baffled by that.
Now onto the heat. That little crustacean isn’t joking, this thing’s got some serious bite to it. It starts out in the center of the tongue then creeps to the front while simultaneously slamming the back of the throat. It slowly builds, and then fades to a low flame. Hot enough to get my nose running, but not hot enough to shop me loading up another chip full. Definitely use this in scrambled eggs in the morning, you’ll thank me later.
Taste: 8.1, Heat: 7.005