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McIllhenny Co. Tabasco Pepper Sauce
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McIllhenny Co. Tabasco Pepper Sauce
Date: 10/08/12, updated on 28/05/13 (46 review reads)
Advantages: Great tasting, really adds a kick to your food
Disadvantages: Quite expensive
I like to have a large collection of sauces on my kitchen shelf, because I know how a plain, boring meal (but often the most healthy option) can be turned into something spectacular with the help of the right sauces. Tabasco Sauce is one of my all time favourite sauces, and, rather ironically, it is also one that makes me feel like I am about to die when I splash it a little too enthusiastically over my food. I am the type of person who loves all things spicy and that contain chilli, but also the type of person who can't handle it! After eating Tabasco with my food, I am often seen running out of the room with streaming eyes.
I had not even heard of the brand name 'Tabasco' until I was offered some in a local restaurant, and, rather recklessly mistaking it for some weakly spicy sauce, poured about half the tiny bottle (OK, maybe that is a little bit of an exaggeration) all over my food. However, despite how devastatingly spicy Tabasco can be when consumed in large amounts, there is no denying that it is a simply delicious hot pepper sauce and it is all that is needed to spice up any meal. The day after I first tried Tabasco, I went out to the supermarket to get a bottle of my own, as I had obviously been missing out on something huge for a large number of years.
Tabasco is not a cheap sauce. A tiny 57ml (really not a lot) bottle of Tabasco will set you back £1.49 should you choose to buy the sauce from Tesco. This might seem an awfully large amount to pay for such a small amount of sauce, but the way I look at is that you only need a few small droplets of Tabasco to give your food the kick it needs, so really, it could actually be considered as good value when it is compared to those relatively cheap sauces that you need a lot of just to get a little flavour. Altogether, I think that Tabasco is worth the price you have to pay for it since one small bottle lasts me for quite a long time and it is, after all, a really good quality pepper sauce.
Tabasco is packaged inside a small glass bottle, with a rather classic design to it with nothing too complicated or flashy on it at all. It also comes in a cardboard box which holds it initially, though I have seen that some retailers do not include this. The mouth opening is very small; at first I was confused at how little came out at the start wondering if something was wrong.
The taste is delicious; quite salty and very peppery. It has a deep, seasoned taste, which I love and it is bursting with flavour. Plain foods or even foods that I have decided an completely inedible can be fixed with a quick dash of Tabasco Sauce. It is also very hot in amounts larger than a few drops, so I would only put a tiny drop on to start off with, to see how you react to the spiciness of the sauce. If you find it OK, feel free to add as much as you desire.
Altogether, Tabasco is one of my favourite sauces and I will be buying a lot more of it in the future. Because of Tabasco, I no longer have to cook fancy food for ultimate enjoyment, since this does a better job than I ever could. I would give this 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Summary: A delicious pepper sauce, highly recommended
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