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

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by Brian.

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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.

Visit http://benitoshotsauce.com

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

BENITO’S HOT SAUCE


By Jerseyboyzjerky 

 

OLD BRICKTUCKY CHYENNE PEPPER SAUCE

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***************

JOE’S #1 JALAPA

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.

These

 

Jersey

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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Scott Roberts – Review of Benito’s Original Naranja Habanero Hot Sauce

Review –

Benito’s Naranja Organic Hot

Sauce

Scott Roberts December 30, 2008 at 7:01 pm food

Benito’s Naranja Organic Hot Sauce
Ladies and gentlemen, I’m a sucker for vegetable and carrot-based hot sauces. You give me a good one and I’ll keep coming back like a sad little puppy dog begging for more. Now up at bat is Benito’s Naranja Organic Hot Sauce, a tasty-looking concoction that uses fresh organic and all-natural ingredients.

Ingredients: Onions, Tomatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Vinegar, Lime Juice, Cayenne, Jalapeno, Habanero, Serrano, and Thai Peppers

Aroma: 4.5 out of 5. Very fresh and light. I sensed hints of vinegar and garlic, blending in with a pleasing vegetable aroma. I’m not joking; after a few sniffs of Naranja, my mouth started to water.

Texture and Appearance: 4 out of 5. Naranja is a bright orange (of course, naranja is Spanish for the color orange), probably due to the presence of carrots. The sauce in my bottle contained very, very few minuscule dark specs amongst the pure orange mix. It’s consistency is a ground-up, mashed fusion of veggies, peppers, and watery liquid. It’s simultaneously runny, clumpy, and pasty. My review bottled came with an optional plastic dropper piece to fit on the top of the bottle. I didn’t use it for my review, as I wanted to get a sizable dose of the sauce on my food; but for proceeding uses, the dropper was fine, for the sauce is thin enough to allow enough to be dispensed with each shake.

Taste Straight Up: 5 out of 5. I poured a small puddle of Naranja on my plate and fingered some into my mouth. Immediately there was a blast of some of the freshest, strongest, tangiest vegetable flavors I’d ever had the pleasure of placing on my tongue. If I hadn’t known any better, I could have sworn someone had just picked some produce straight from the garden and made a nice picante salsa.

I noticed there was a complete lack of a saltiness (I guess some sauce makers rely on the white stuff in their condiments that my mouth was expecting it) and it made Naranja taste relatively bland by comparison. A moment later, though, unexpected high notes slowly materialized: the tartness of the vinegar and lime juice, small peeks of onion and garlic, and the slight searing sting of peppers. It seemed bizarre that these flavors didn’t come out for the first few split-seconds of time. It’s akin to a gorgeous swimsuit model being in a darkened room. First, you would shine a flashlight on her wonderfully tanned and toned stomach. Attractive, but incomplete. Then, someone would turn up a dimmer switch for a ceiling light to full brightness to reveal of of the most beautiful sights your little eyes have ever seen. In Naranja’s case, it’s your taste buds drinking in all that delightfulness.

 

Taste With Food: I shook generous amounts of Naranja on a flatbread wrap with grilled chicken breast chunks and melted monterey jack cheese. Good God, was it good!

 

Ever since I acquired my bottle, I’ve been dousing this sauce on just about everything I’ve consumed, save for my morning coffee. I can’t get enough of it!

Serving Suggestions: I could think of a hundred great culinary applications for Benito’s Naranja Organic Hot Sauce, but why don’t you grab a bottle and see for yourself?

Heat: 2 out of 5. It’s got medium-level heat. I was expecting a bit more fire because of the habs and thai peppers, but since the sauce tastes so great it’s certainly not a letdown. The heat hit the front of my tongue and lingered for a while after eating.

Label: 2 out of 5. It shows a peaceful outdoor scene, and on the back a photo of a man (Benito?) lazily sitting by a river. For some reason, it really doesn’t represent contents of the bottle.

Overall: Like the label states, Benito’s Naranja Organic Hot Sauce is “A Delectable Addiction”.Benito has really hit on something special here. Again, I love carrot-based hot sauces – in particular, Tabasco’s Tabanero, but this may be the best of it’s kind I’ve ever eaten.

You can get the goods at http://www.benitoshotsauce.com/