26 August 2011

Holy Cow - Mango and Chilli BBQ Sauce [By @SpectreUK]


After my taste sessions of Holy Cow’s Goan Extra Hot Lime (which went really well with fish and chips), I was slightly concerned that this sauce would also burn my mouth out (but in a good way). I noticed the ingredients included habanero chilli peppers, mango, tomato paste, dried mint and literally dozens of other ingredients, all of which are natural, with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. This sauce is also suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs, and is gluten free. It sounds all very healthy, so without further ado I sat down with a couple of beef burgers and a pile of potato wedges for dipping. I dumped a good blob of this red sauce amongst the wedges and dipped the first one in. The sauce has a good chilli and tomato taste to it with an added mint flavour at the end of each mouthful, which helps to cool the tastebuds from the chillies. This sauce is nowhere near as hot as the Goan Extra Hot Lime, but I never expected it to be as there is no “Extra Hot” in the title. There is a good chilli heat that sits prettily on the tongue after every mouthful, but it isn’t an uncomfortable heat. Although I couldn’t really identify a mango flavour as such, if Holy Cow changed the name to Tomato and Chilli BBQ sauce, I can’t see that anyone would notice. They’d be too busy dipping potato wedges in to the sauce to care!
By Spectre

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