Tuesday, February 12, 2008

REVIEW: Crazy Mother Puckers Honey Habanero Sauce

Crazy Mother Pucker’s Honey Habanero BBQ Sauce

Crazy Mother Pucker’s


Quality **** (4 out of 5)
Viscosity **** (4 out of 5)
Aroma ***** (5 out of 5)
Heat **** (4 out of 5)
Appearance **** (4 out of 5)
Packaging **** (4 out of 5)

This sauce was used on pulled pork that was cooked low and slow over cherry wood. The opinions are both mine and Will Breakstone’s, owner and pit-master of Willie B’s Award Winning BBQ.

I had no idea what to expect with this sauce. I was a bit afraid that the heat would overwhelm the food due to the use of habaneros.

The initial impression from the sauce was that of a pleasing ‘vinegarish’ smell. The sauce had an impressive, fresh aroma that left us looking forward to the tasting.

The viscosity was a little looser than that in a Kansas City sauce, more in line with a Texas specimen and certainly not as loose as a Carolina sauce. The color was a light, bright red and the pepper flecks in the sauce were plainly visible. Overall, very appealing.

Crazy Mother Pucker’s sauces come in a nice glass bottle that has a nice heft to them. There was no skimping on the packaging. Both the labeling and the bottle have a very professional feel, somewhat in contrast to the humorous brand name.

The sauce had an immediate heat to the taste that faded fairly quickly. I was pleased that the qualities of the meat were not overwhelmed by the heat of the sauce. Aside from the heat, the sauce had a rather mild flavor that also seemed to aid in allowing the flavor of the meat to shine through. The sauce was mildly sweet, without being cloying.

I also used the sauce the same evening on a burger and with some french fries. The sauce was enjoyable and will have a place on my table when I want a little kick in my BBQ sauce.

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