No, this isn’t a clever post about how men and women’s taste vary, though they may in some subtle ways. This is about sauces that were tried back during the Jungle Jim’s show. We had the opportunity during that time to try several amateur products during that show. Spicy food makers would bring samples to the blogger table to review. This is a review of two of those sauces.
One sauce is simply called Woman Sauce and the other, obviously, is called Man Sauce. They both have distinctive flavors and cater to different palates, but I want to be clear that neither are limited to your gender.
I will start off with the Woman Sauce since I seem to be putting that first, anyway. (Ingredients: Jalapeno peppers, vinegar, water, onions, garlic & spices) This is a slightly sweet sauce, which I am guessing come from the onions since there is no sugar in the sauce. It has a great jalapeno flavor and is definitely a green kind of sauce, if you know what I mean. I find that I love this sauce ON food as opposed to IN food. It really brings out flavors, particularly in Latin inspired dishes. The spice level is mild and I believe it is an awesome beginner sauce for people who have not really found they like sauce or have been burned by others. I’m going to end with the texture and actually put it in a separate paragraph since it pertains to both sauces.
Okay, texture was the biggest issue myself or anyone else that tried it had. I am sure you are thinking that I dislike the texture, but on I do not. On the contrary, I absolutely love the texture of this sauce. It is the bottle I have a problem with. In the usual hot sauce bottle, it tends to be a sauce that you can not pour very well. In the beginning, you get a flow of more of the liquid, but after a while you are left with more mash. Now, I do not have a problem with that, but believe if a jar was used, you could mix it up easily and always get that consistent, thicker texture. The other option is that the sauce is blended more to be a bit more evenly distributable by the hot sauce bottle. I do not often take a pic of sauces on a platter, but I did for this one to exemplify what I mean about this.
As you can see, the liquid definitely runs, while the thicker portions stay pretty stationary. Now, again, I do not mind this and in fact, prefer it. But, I believe you can only use it with that texture if you put it in a jar. If that were the case, I would be all over this stuff for flavor alone because it was one of the best things we tried at the Weekend of Fire and Tom was not even a vendor.
On to the Man Sauce. (Ingredients: Habenero peppers, vinegar, water, onions, garlic & spices) This does not have the sweet start that the Woman Sauce has, but the habenero hits you hard at first and stays there. If you like habenero sauces, you will find that this has a lot of wonderful flavor. It is hot, but not super hot like a lot of the newer sauces coming out. This particular sauce I like IN food instead of ON food. So, it is the exact opposite of the woman sauce. It is just as flavorful, though. They were both amazing sauces to try at the show and I am glad I have a chance to review them.
Here is a picture of the sauces on food. I actually tried them on one of my favorite frozen foods; Amy’s Tamale Verde with Cheese. The sauce in the middle is the sauce on the tamale itself. The sauce to the left is obviously the Woman Sauce and the sauce on the right is the Man Sauce. I loved the Woman Sauce on top and added more. I eventually added the Man Sauce into the rice and beans mixture which made it awesome!
If you would like to try these sauces, go here: Tom’s Garden