“ Brand: Asda / Type: Hot chilli dipping sauce „
Whenever I go into Asda I'm always sure to pick up some sweet chilli dipping sauce as I love it with Chinese and rice dishes in the main. However I went to grab my usual bottle to see that Asda had none of the stuff in stock at all so I thought rather than go miles to other supermarkets (I don't have a car!) that I'd try possibly the next best thing which was Asda's own Hot chilli dipping sauce priced at 86p a bottle.
The glass bottle is long and is see-through and holds 150ml of the sauce and has a black screw on/off black lid to the top of it concealing a large hole. On the front of the bottle we are shown some Chinese snacks and a bowl of what I assume is this dipping sauce and we are told that it is of course Asda Hot Chilli Sauce and that it is hot and suitable for Vegetarians. On the back of the bottle other information given includes includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, we are told how to heat it (if of course you want to), storage advice and the size of the product is stated as is a full nutritional chart and contact details for Asda are stated. Nice enough and informative bottle this is.
The Sauce Itself:
Orangy and runny in colour with small chunks of red chillis in abundance within it this is an easy to pour out of the bottle sauce. You can as I touched on earlier serve this hot or cold and if you want to warm it up you simply simmer it in a saucepan for a couple of minutes. You can also use this as a cook in sauce and add this to a saucepan or wok to pre fried ingredients such as chicken and/or vegetables or Quorn or whatever you like really.
The sauce is very flavorsome at first and tastes slightly tomatoey and sweet and very natural to begin with, with a hint of a garlic flavour and it is sticky. However do not fear as none of that matters really as this is so hot it doesn't matter the initial flavour in my opinion as it burns the tongue and tingles the mouth very uncomfortably indeed! Talk about flipping hot I only dipped a cold spring roll in it before vowing never to touch it again! Its soooo hot believe me.
Yes the initial taste is nice enough, it looks nice and very authentic and looks and tastes good quality too. However too hot for me and believe me I like hot stuff but not so that I can't even feel my own mouth after consuming the smallest amount!
Nutritional Information Per 100g (The Important Bits):
of which saturates: Trace
Only available in Asda stores costing 86p a bottle.