13 June 2012

Frank’s Red Hot Chile ‘n’ Lime Hot Sauce (@Waitrose) [By @SpectreUK]

The label on the 354ml glass bottle promised a “Savoury heat with a tangy twist”. Made by Reckitt Benckiser Incorporated, in New Jersey, USA, the ingredients of this Chile ‘n’ Lime Hot Sauce included; aged cayenne red peppers (35%), vinegar, spices, natural lime and garlic. There was also a recipe suggestion for South Western Grilled Chicken Wraps on the label, and other recipes were available for anything from steak to nachos, and fajitas to drinks on the website www.franksredhot.com, although I didn’t try the site, as I thought it would raise alarm bells at work! ;-)

I decided to try this sauce on the more traditional cheese on toast. On opening the bottle there was a strong hot chilli smell to this fire red sauce and an added citrus zing. I dumped a huge and rather scary amount of this sauce on my plate and dipped some cheese on toast into it. I found this to be a lovely and very tasty hot chilli sauce with the promised lime twist. My red pile of sauce disappeared extremely quickly and I couldn’t help dumping more and more onto my plate and mopping it up with more and more cheese on toast until my belly was full and my nose was more than a little sweaty. There was a mild aftertaste of garlic to this chilli and lime sauce, and although it didn’t have a painfully uncomfortable burn, there was certainly a nose hair tingling and tongue burning heat to it. I can see this sauce will be a regular in my hot sauce cupboard from now on. I’d certainly recommend you give it a try, “’cause it sure is real hot ‘n’ tasty!”
By Spectre

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