Sriracha sauce is a style of hot sauce made from a chili pepper paste. Essentially, the word indicates a thick hot sauce. Most of the artisan hot sauces I have reviewed could be considered sriracha sauces. Although they do not generally start off with a pepper paste, the consistency of quality sauce often approaches that of ketchup.
So when you dig into Mad Dog’s 357 Reaper Sriracha sauce, do not expect anything that resembles the popular Rooster Sauce by Huy Fong Foods. That particular version of sriracha sauce is a fairly unique fermented raw food with its own unique flavor. Mad Dog’s 357 Reaper Sriracha has its own unique flavor.
Named after the Carolina Reaper pepper, you expect this sauce to be hot. After all, Guinness World Records declared the Carolina Reaper the hottest pepper in the world in 2013. The off the spoon test meets expectation. This is one very hot sauce.
It is a fairly thick sauce with a seed or two to be seen, but no noticeable chunks. When shaken, it pours like a think ketchup. Although the ingredients include xantham gum, which is a thickening agent, the flavor tells me a log of vegetable material was used for some of that thickness.
If you enjoy the classic taste of vinegar based hot sauce and you are looking for one with a kicked up heat level, you will enjoy this sauce.
- Carolina Reaper peppers
- Red Jalapeno peppers
- Cayenne Peppers
- Acetic Acid
- Xantham Gum
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