Product Type: Levi Roots Sauces / Soups
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Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Sauce - Give your meal that extra zing!
Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Sauce
Member Name: geodougal
Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Sauce
Advantages: Full of flavour and sooooo versatile!
Disadvantages: Salt & sugar content is high and is quite expensive at full price :(
Yes you can have your usual tomato ketchup, your BBQ sauce and your mayonnaise but why not try something different? Ever fancy adding a certain zing or kick to your meals? Adding that missing ingredient or taste? I know I do! I used to get bored of the usual sauces to pair with my dishes until I discovered Levi Root's Reggae Reggae sauce! Now it's a regular in my cupboard and on my dishes!
~ Levi Roots ~
In 2007 Levi Roots products first hit the shelves, his sauce was an instant hit. In exchange for a 40% stake in his business, he secured the support of millionaire 'Dragons', Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh for £50,000. Peter Jones helped to get the sauce listed by Sainsbury's, turning the dream into a reality.
Levi Roots doesn't just make Reggae Reggae table sauces, he makes cooking sauces, chilled ready meals, ready to cook meals, pizzas, frozen meals, soft drinks, crisps, nuts, pasties and wraps. He also has six Caribbean cookbooks available to buy.
~ Price & Availability ~
Levi Roots Reggae Reggae sauce is available to buy much more widely than it used to be as It used to be just available in Sainsbury's but now you can also get it in several other major supermarkets including Tesco's and Asda. It's available in several varieties such as; Jerk BBQ, Tomato ketchup (the one I'm reviewing), extra hot, mild, fiery guava, relish and mango and chilli relish. It's quite expensive at about £1.69 a bottle but I have seen it on offer now and again - which is when I stock up!
~ Packaging ~
Levi Roots Reggae Reggae tomato ketchup comes in a clear, thick glass bottle with a black screw top lid. There is a funky label around the body of the bottle striped in green, yellow and red to resemble the Caribbean flag. On the front of the label is a silhouette of levi roots and the words 'reggae reggae tomato ketchup' printed in bright red font. On the back of the label you will find an ingredients list, allergy advice, nutritional information, contact details, serving suggestions and a product description which reads; Reggae Reggae tomato ketchup. Blended from sun-ripened tomatoes and chilli, it's traditional Caribbean tomato ketchup with a kick. The bottle is very bright and fun looking and is easy to spot amongst other table sauces.
~ Appearance, taste, texture & smell ~
The sauce itself is a very rich maroon colour, its kind of a like a cross of tomato ketchup and brown sauce in colour and has little speckles of black in it. The sauce is thick, but not so thick that you can't get it out of the bottle. It smells gorgeous, so rich, fruity and spicy and you can definitely pick out the tomatoes and chilli! The smell just makes my mouth water without even tasting it! The taste is amazing! Depending on how much you like spice depends how much you need, I only use a splash as I'm not a huge lover of hot things and the sauce is quite spicy as it contains red scotch bonnet chillis! But saying that, It's not too overpowering because the tomatoes and other fruity flavours mix in with the spices and balance it out perfectly. I have never tasted anything like this, It's just so unique and the flavours complement each other so, so well!
~ Other information ~
Ingredients: water, sugar, tomato puree, tomatoes, barley malt vinegar, modified maize starch, salt, red scotch bonnet chilli, basil, allspice and bay leaf. So nothing too scary at all there which makes a nice change!
Allergy advice: Contains barley gluten.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans!
Typical values per 100g: 118 calories, 1.3g of protein, 28.0g carbs, 25.5g of sugar, 0.1g fat, 0.0g saturates, 0.7g fibre, 0.45g sodium. Yes there's a LOT of sugar and salt in it, but not many people actually have 100g of the sauce!
~ Overall opinion ~
This sauce is so versatile! It can be used on anything you would use normal sauce on; burgers, mash, chicken, sandwiches, chips, tomato base for pizzas, rice, hot dogs...the list is endless! It really adds that extra something to your dish and can make a basic dish seem like it's really something! I would definitely recommend Levi roots reggae reggae sauce to anybody who wants to add a kick to their meals! Now I've started using it, I can't stop!
I can't award Levi Roots Reggae Reggae sauce any less than 5 stars because I love it so much and I couldn't wish for any other addition my meals! Put some music in your food!
Summary: Levi Roots, you're a pure genius!