Hot Sauce Daily – Review of Benito’s White Hot, Joe’s # 1 Jalapa, and Benito’s Original Naranja

Hot Sauce Review –

Benito’s Naranja –

Jalapa –

White Hot

by Brian.


Benito's Hot SaucesBenito’s Organic Hot Sauces are made with all natural and organic ingredients.

Benito’s Hot Sauce sent us 3 samples of their 5 organic products for review.

  • Joe’s #1 Jalapa – A vibrant organic experience made from fresh jumbo and early jalapenos. It’s a smooth citrus blend.
  • Benito’s Naranja – A 100% organic blend made from cayennes and habaneros. Only for the serious hot sauce enthusiast.
  • Benito’s White Hot – A fresh taste that packs extreme heat!

All of these 3 sauces had a very fresh, natural taste – our first impressions were:

Joe's First Jalapa

Joe’s #1 Jalapa : Fresh taste and heavy on lime (not a bad thing), this jalapeno sauce had more heat than most on the market we’ve tried.
I thought this was one of the *best* jalapeno based green sauces I’ve ever tried.  It was great on our simple nachos we threw together.

ingredients: jalapeno peppers, organic habanero seeds, cubanelle peppers, organic garlic, organic onions, cilantro, organic lime juice, organic distilled white vinegar

Benito's Naranja

Benito’s Naranja : Very light bodied, very thin; this sauce had a lingering, searing heat – a real long “front of the tongue” burn.  Yum!
This sauce had a great flavor, enhanced by the organic cayenne peppers and carrots.

ingredients: organic cayenne peppers, organic habanero peppers, organic onions, organic carrots, organic garlic, organic distilled white vinegar, organic lime juice

Benito's White Hot

Benito’s White Hot : While this was the hottest of the 3 we tasted, it was a thin sauce, with LOTS of heat and burn.  Awesome for sweating and cooling off the head!
Here’s pure heat, to sting your tongue, make you sweat, and kick up your food to a natural, organic heat level to burn your buds.

ingredients: organic habanero peppers, organic onions, organic lime juice, organic distilled white vinegar

These hand-crafted sauces, from all natural organic ingredients will appeal to those that like to know they are eating all-natural products.
While these sauces had plenty of heat, and natural ingredients, we missed the salt and any thickening agents that would make them thicker and bolder.

From Benito’s web site:

“At Benito’s Hot Sauce we use a recipe that ensures a fresh taste in every drop without the use of any preservatives, pesticides, or fertilizers!

All peppers are grown using only sunlight, water, and soil at Central Farms in Caldwell, NJ. During the off season, organic habanero peppers are flown in from the American southwest. All sauces are made with care in small batches.”

Finally, Wifey prefers the Benito’s Naranja, while I prefer the Joe’s #1 Jalapa. And I look forward to trying the Ol’ Bricktucky Cayenne.

Their other 2 sauces that we haven’t tried yet are:

* Meems’ Mango Habanero – A 100% all natural Summer blend with organic ingredients
A sensational blend of sweet and heat, just like the pistol herself
* Ol’ Bricktucky Cayenne A 100% all natural anytime sauce
A rustic cayenne cinnamon blend straight from the Watchung Valley great on everything from slow roasted pork shanks to grilled Tofu…even great with bubbling crab dip (Here’s one I’m looking forward to trying!)

Benito’s also offers a Gift Pack of their 5 sauces.


Jersey Boyz Jerky- Review of Joe’s #1 Jalapa and Old Bricktucky Cayenne


By Jerseyboyzjerky 



IngredientsRoma Tomatoes,Garlic,Onions,Lime Juice,White Vinegar,Chyenne Peppers,Cimamon.Paprika

This was my favorite of the two. As you can see from the picture, the fresh Roma Tomatoes Followed by the Vinegar and the lime juice was a winning combo.This sauce has a very strong vinegar taste that leaves you mouth wanting more.The Tomatoes and the Vinegar combined with the lime juice make the sauce very very Runny.We were having Ribs done in a slow cooker for dinner so i was interested in seeing how this sauce does over ribs and rice.This sauce added just the righ amount of vinegar and flavoring to these ribs.Although you can taste the Chyenne pepper there is not much heat in this sauce at all.

*********Mixed well wih the rice***************


Ingredients…Jalapeno Peppers,Habanero seed,Cubanelle Peppersgarlic,Carrots,Cilantro.Lime Juice,Vinegar,EVOO(Extra Virgin Olive Oil).Spring Water.

As like the first sauce, there is alot of vinegar in this one.You can taste the Jalapenos and the lime juice but the strong taste of vinegar hits you right away.There are little shredds of Peppers in there to add a nice burn to the sauce.I need another bowl of ribs and rice like i needed a hole in my head but i had to take one for the team.This sauce poured out much slower than the first…I feel that this sauce had much more of a vinegar taste to it than the first but when all is said and done this sauce added the the flavor of the ribs and rice.

Labels….I have to say the Guys at Benitos have there own idea of how a hot sauce label should look.The graphics alone are enough to makes you want to pick these bottles up.




Boys make one hell of an organic sauce.If you enjoy a vinegar base sauce with some real citus taste,you will like these Overall i liked the flavor that it added to my food.

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Mario Fatali’s (Yellow Scotch Bonnet Type)

A yellow habanero type. Looks almost like a cross between a habanero and a jolokia. These peppers truly are lethal. The heat is immediate, unbearable, and long lasting. We will continue to grow these bad boys in years to come. Let it be known that these guys are best used in their fresh form. Drying them is tricky because they are prone to dry rot.