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This is the most popular Nando's sauce because of it is the original flavour in a medium flavour that is not too destructively spicy, nor is it unappealingly mild. The African Bird's Eye Chilli gives it a real kick so this is probably not the sauce for you if you have an aversion to hot food. It will remind you of meals at Nando's if you eat there regularly and it always improves my mood as memories flood back when I use it. It is perhaps best used as a table sauce with its dominant flavours of lemons, their secret blend of spices, chilli and garlic. If you do use it as a table sauce, you have to be very careful as it is extremely thin and runny. This means that the 250 ml bottle can be used quite quickly if you use too much. However, a small amount is enough because it is an extremely strong flavour. Furthermore, it can also be used in cooking alongside the Nando's range of marinades and spice rubs. For example, it can be delicious in a stir-fry or a casserole. I find that if you use a small amount in some cooking, you can impart the heat of the chilli, giving your food a warming undertone or more powerful kick, but without making it taste like a Nandos product.
The bottle is attractively packaged in the Nando's branding and colour schemes and add a twist of youthful charm to your table. It says that you should refrigerate it once opened but since they do not store them in fridges in the restaurants, it seems a little ironic and unnecessary. It is a glass bottle, which makes it more fragile than most plastic sauces, but this makes it seem like more of a luxury product. The sauce is also halal and vegan for those with these dietary requirements. It even suggests that it can be used for fifty servings, which makes the expensive price of the sauce more reasonable. You are paying for the name after all. I tend to buy them on special offer, perhaps 2 for £3 or around that area. One final tip, is that there are two sizes of the bottles depending on where you buy them. In Nando's restaurants and more expensive supermarkets such as Sainsbury's, you can buy a small bottle for more money than the larger 250ml bottles that I buy in ASDA. It is worth shopping around for a scam this audacious.
This Product is Mine and My daughters favourite sauce we have this on everything we can.
I had been using the sauce for several years before actually buying a bottle of it in the Nandos resturant, Nandos has many resturants througout the Uk.
I first brought this sauce from Nandos as this is one of my favourite family resturants and i just love the sauces, now they sell this at local supermarkets along with many other Nando sauce products.
I cant remember the actual price i paid in Nandos as i just added it to the price of my meal at the time but i have brought it several times from supermarkets. Current price in Asda is £2.49 for 250ml, you can get a smaller size for around £1.99. I have also brought the sauce from Tescos, our local morrisons store doesnt do the sauce.
You must like hot spicy foods to like this sauce, this sauce is hot and leaves a tingly feeling on your tounge, always eat with plenty of water.
The sauce is a fiery blend of sun ripened lemons, spices, Peri Peri (African Bird's Eye Chilli) and garlic.
What to use the sauce on/In?:
Its mainly used to coat chicken in but we use it as a dipping sauce for chips and Crisps. I have used it alot in cooking incuding adding it into stir frys. My family like my cassoroles when i make it spicey using some of the sauce.
How Long does it last and storage:
I store the bottle in the cupboard and it always pours well and lasts very well. The recommended storage time is 3 months.
Water , Vinegar , Lemon (6%) , Onion , Salt , Serrano Chilli , Sunflower Oil , Spices (including African Bird's Eye Chilli - Peri-Peri Chilli) , Garlic , Stabilisers (Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol Alginate) , Antioxidant (Calcium Disodium EDTA) .
This product is a suitable sauce for vegatarians.
Made in a facility that also processes products with gluten, egg, peanuts, soya, celery, mustard and sulphites.
Nandos does many other sauces with different tastes, there is one which is extra hot which i can handle but my daughter feels this is too much.
Review also on ciao.
I love Nandos and was made up when I first discovered the Nandos peri peri sauce in the supermarket. I bought a bottle, took it home, and tried to recreate the Nandos experience in the comfort of my own kitchen. Obviously it wasn't exactly the same as going to Nandos as this would put them out of business, but it was a good tasty treat for us and something a bit different as we usually do the same thing with chicken all the time.
I use this sauce by drizzling it onto chicken breasts and then cooking them on the George Foreman griddle. It makes a bit of a mess as the sauce gets everywhere, but it gives good peri peri chicken which you can either make into a burger (doesn't compete with Nandos itself for some reason), or you can have the chicken breast with vegetables or chips.
The sauce is a useful addition to your storecupboard (actually I think we keep ours in the fridge), as it's versatile so you can use it on burgers, wedges and paninis. We used to use a chicken breast to make paninis and this sauce is perfect to add a bit of moisture so it wasn't too dry.
There's no downside to this product. It adds a kick and maybe isn't suitable for people who don't like spices, but it livens up many different types of meal, and is available in medium or hot so obviously if you don't want it too hot you'd go for the medium and add more to suit your taste.
I wasn't sure what to expect when i first went to a Nando's. I certainly didn't realise how delicious the sauces are (not forgetting how hot most of them are! )I thoroughly enjoyed my first nando's meal and tried out all the sauces. My favourite is the medium hot one. Its pretty hot i think, but i don't now go any hotter than this one.
If you are not a lover of hot sauces you may not enjoy them, i find even the mild one to be a little hot; but of course it all depends on your taste buds too.
I find the medium sauce to be absolutely mouthwatering on chicken; i think it could go with most meats actually, and would suit pork ribs.
I was surprised and pleased when i found i could buy it in the supermarket, although its not really cheap and the bottle is small at 125ml. Personally i havn't tasted any other sauces that are as good as this peri peri one.
Young kids probably wouldnt be all that keen on nando's due to the overall hotness of sauces, but it seems to appeal to teenagers.
Their restaurants i find to be clean, trendy and relaxing but can sometimes get busy. They are reasonably priced and service has always been good when i have been.
Nandos is a popular chain of restaurants, specialising in chicken dishes from Portugal.
As a chilli sauce addict and a fan of chicken, this restaurant is right up my street. Aside from the fact that the food is gorgeous, Nandos is popular because it offers customer loyalty schemes, unlimited drink refills and as much Peri-Peri sauce as you can eat.
Speaking of sauces, this review is about the 125ml bottles of Nandos sauce which can be brought from most good supermarkets.
Don't worry, this sauce doesn't just carry the Nandos sauce brand name, it does actually taste the same as the sauce provided at the restaurant, allowing you to recreate Nandos in your own home.
Common varieties (I.e, the ones you always see sold at the supermarkets)
- Medium Peri-Peri
- Hot Peri-Peri
- Extra Hot Peri-Peri
Less common varieties (the type I've only seen being sold online)
- Garlic Peri-Peri
- Wild herb Peri-Peri
- Lemon and herb
Priced at £1.99 for a 125ml bottle in most Supermarkets (Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys), slightly cheaper in some online shops.
I'm a total chilli sauce addict and love anything spicy. So my personal favourite is the extra hot variety, I love it and it goes great with chicken and chips. However the other varieties are also nice too and even the medium Peri Peri is quite spicy.
Anyone who prefers milder tastes should stick to the Lemon and Herb flavours.
I can find few sauces that satisfy my cravings for all things hot and spicy. However with Nandos, when it says 'hot' and 'extra hot', that's exactly what you get. And just like in the restaurants, the large variety of sauce flavours mean that you can find the perfect spice level to suite your personal tastes. Also, these do taste exactly the same as the sauces from the restaurants which means you can satisfy your Nandos cravings without having to spend a fortune by visiting the restaurants! Perfect for Nando-lovers on a budget and skint students.
The sauce tastes great not only on Chicken but also on chips. I even dip pizza crust in it. In fact I've yet to find anything that doesn't taste nice when covered in this stuff.
It seems like a fairly steep price for such a small bottle. And in my house, this sauce doesn't exactly last long! It's really more personal sized than family sized. I can easily get through a bottle of this size on my own in only about 9 or 10 meals!
Sauce themed Giftsets
As Nandos popularity continues to grow, so does their sauce sales. This Christmas I received a Nandos 'drip' set. Essentially this is 4 different varieties of the sauce and a kind of ceramic sauce container separated into 4 different compartments to pour the sauce into. These make great little unique gifts if you know any Nandos fans (like myself!). Below are just a few of the sauce gift sets on offer and where to buy them.
Nandos T shirt and sauce (Boots)
Nandos Apron and sauce (Very)
Nandos sauce drizzlers (Debenhams)
Nandos sauce 'drip' set (Very)
I love this sauce and use it on just about everything! The variety of flavours mean that there's bound to be a sauce to meet everyone's tastes. It's not exactly the best value for money considering the size of the bottle but I'd recommend this to everyone who enjoys spicy food.
Nando's is a well known mexican-type restaurant chain who have now also started seling their peri-peri and other sauces in supermarkets. This reveiw is for the hot peri-peri sauce - you can also get a mild version which is the one pictured. The hot version has a red label.
The sauce comes in a little 125ml bottle and is priced around £2. Don't be fooled by the tiny size of the bottle as a little goes a very long way! If you are not a fan of spicy food then be warned - this is very hot and spicy!!
The sauce is made up of a fiery blend of sun-ripened lemons, spices, peri-peri (african bird's eye chilli) and garlic. It is an orange colour and you can see the little bits of chilli floating around inside. You can smell the spiciness of this as soon as you open it and you only need a tiny bit to get a really spic taste. You can use the sauce to marinade chicken of just use it on top of burgers or as a dip with chips. In fact, you can use this in pretty much any dish to give it a bit of a kick.
As I've said before, this is a very hot sauce so steer well clear if you hate that kind of food but for those ho love a bit of spiciness then this is a must try! It's got a really lovely garlic and tomato flavour behind it and not just pure spiciness.
I've been to Nando's and eaten quite a few meals, but the real constant has been that I've always wanted my chicken drowned in their lovely Peri-Peri sauce, particularly the Extra Hot variety, which has me abusing their "bottomless drink" policy to no end. However, Nando's clearly realised its popularity and tHe business potential to market it on a mass scale, and the Peri-Peri sauce is now available to buy in any supermarket! I am especially grateful, as Chelmsford does not have a Nando's for some absurd reason!
Through and through, what makes the sauce taste so unique is the use of special chillis, meaning that even the more mild varieties of Peri-Peri you can buy, such as Garlic, still give a numbing effect to the tongue and lips, which is strangely pleasant in fact. I tend to buy the hotter varieties though as I love very spicy food. Once you have gotten accustomed to the spiciness, the gorgeous flavour underneath becomes more apparent, with an almost lemon-like zing and tang revealing itself. It then mixes very well with whatever you're eating, and while it is admittedly quite overpowering, it is so in a welcome way because it tastes so good! However, if you're as nuts as I am and prefer the hotter sauces, you're probably going to want a bucket of water at hand or you'll find yourself having quite an uncomfortable dining experience.
On the negative side, the bottle is rather small and costs quite a bit (£1.70 when it isn't on ofer), which means that someone who loves the sauce as much as I goes through a bottle quite quickly. Still, if you use it as it is recommended, I do imagine you get a reasonable amount of uses out of it.
Nandos now available at home, what a great idea this was from the nandos team, This review is to do with the Peri Peri Sauce but ill briefly touch on what else nandos currently has on sale in most local supermarkets, They have now launched all of the 5 levels of spice for the peri peri sauces, they have done the same with the maranades too and there is also the nandos peri peri chip sprinkle which is one of my favourites, (If theres any other products they have relased that your aware of leave me a comment as i love trying the products)
Anyway theres not much on the nandos menu that you cant now make at home with thanks to this product, it can be used just as a dipping sauce or it can be used to marande your food either way it tastes great, Its vegi friendly too and very resonably priced,
Its currently available in the 5 spices, Wil Herb, Garlic, Medium, Hot and Extra Hot (which deffinatly is exactly what it says!!!)
Anyway theres not much you can say about these there great prosucts and taste exactly the same as the resturants do, give them a try to spice up your meals, i think there superb
Nando's Peri-Peri Sauce - Hot
I used to live in the Highlands of Scotland and we didn't have a Nando's so when I moved to England, I got to try the restaurant for the first time and loved it. When I saw the sauces were available to buy in the supermarket, I was delighted and bought some straight away. I have tried other peri peri sauces but never found one half as nice as the Nando's version.
We eat it with pork loin steaks, we cover them, pop them in the over for ten minutes with a splash of olive oil, and then chuck the whole bottle of sauce over them, stir and cook for another 20 to 25 minutes (keep an eye on them and set the oven to around 210). We then use the cooking time to make creamy mashed potato's and vegetables (cobbed corn works well with this dish). Finally, warm plates, serve and enjoy!
Obviously this sauce also works well with chicken too but pork is a yummy alternative.
I cannot rate this sauce highly enough, it is so delicious that you can't help but love it. It comes in varying strengths and types so you can try them all and find your favorite. Nutritional values as follows;
per 100 grams
Energy Kj 265.40
Energy Kcal 65.10
Protein < 1.00
Fat (total) 4.80
Fat (saturates) 0.60
Carbs (total) 5.20
Carbs (sugar) 4.90
If you haven't already tried this, you need to. It is possibly the best marinade on the market and now the cold weather is here, makes a quick, simple and delicious comfort food for all the family. There are also marinades in the range that work well as dipping sauces - Enjoy!
I love Nandos and one day when we were in there, I was thinking about the dipping sauce which you get in the massive bottles in there, and really wanted to take some home. So when I was in Asda the next week and saw "Nando's marinade", I thought that was what I had been eating, so bought some, at £1.50-£2.00 a bottle, which I found very expensive for such a small bottle, but upon reading it, it wasn't what I thought, and although nice on chicken, it wasn't nando's as I know it!
So last week I was in Asda once again and I saw Nando's Hot Sauce, two for £2.50, smaller bottles, but I thought I'd try it as it was normally £2 for one bottle!
And when I got it home was VERY impressed as its just the stuff you have in Nandos!!!!!
The sauce comes in either Lime flavour which has no spice, mild, medium, hot and extra hot. I have the hot version as I love spicy food, and the spicier the better. You can either have this as a dipping sauce which is what I use it as (it lasts around 10 small servings per bottle which is not much at all!) or you could use it on foods which are going in the oven, but I would recommend the marinade sauce for this!
If you like Nando's sauce in the restaurants, then you will love this, you can take nando's home with you!!!!!!!!!!! It's great!!!
Being a huge fan of Nando's I was pleased when they made their range of sauces available via their restaurants and selected supermarkets.
They are available in five levels of 'hotness': Wild Herb, Garlic, Medium, Hot and Extra Hot. All are available in 125 ml bottles for around £1.30. Garlic, Hot and Extra Hot are also available in 250 ml bottles for about £2.50. I've been through the whole range and personally, I use the medium and hot the most because they are more suited to my taste.
For those of you who might need this information, these sauces are all kosher and halal and are suitable for vegans and vegetarians. They are also low in calories and fat.
The sauces are not like ketchup or bbq sauces in that they are quite runny. They come in glass bottles which just need to be tipped slightly for the sauce to come out.
I've used these sauces for lots of different things but its best drizzled over a chicken salad or used in a sandwich. I've even used in while cooking with good results. Whatever you decide to use it for, it provides a good kick and makes the taste much more interesting.
Nando's - I love the restaurant (check out my other review), and now I can take home their sauces to spice up my own meals!
If you are familiar with the restaurant, you'll already be aware that you choose your chicken (quarter chicken, wrap, burger etc.) and then select a level of spiciness depending on how tough you are (which means that things can get silly when you go with your mates!). You can also grab a bottle of sauce to go with your meal, with a great range to choose from, including light non-spicy sauces, garlic sauces, hot sauces and extra-hot sauces!
To echo the dining experience, Nando's now sell bottles of their sauces in various well-known supermarkets and they cost around £2.40 for a 100ml bottle (Asda price check online). This sounds expensive but they last a long time and taste great so I consider them reasonable value for money.
The supermarkets generally sell flavours including garlic, hot, extra hot and super-extra-hot! As a guide I love my spicy food and consider myself a bit of a chilli monster, and I find the extra hot and super-extra-hot sauces to be quite fierce.
These sauces are great on chips, meat, rice and mash (to name but a few), although I would recommend treating them with respect as they can be quite warm!
If cooking using marinades is more your 'thing' then Nando's also do a range of peri-peri marinades which are great on barbecued meats (check out the other reviews on Dooyoo!).
This is the same sauce that is found in huge bottles in the Nandos chain of restaurants. You can get it in Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Wild Herb and Garlic, and the size of the bottle as recently been increased to 250 ml.
The best of the lot in my opinion is the Garlic one. Heatwise it is around the medium level, but the garlic gives the sauce a lovely tang - almost metallic in taste (sounds bad but it is delicious). I pretty much drizzle this on every meal if I have a bottle in the fridge - which makes it quite an expensive addiction. I have recently started making my own (birds eye chillis are the ones used in the sauce) just to save some money!
As well as on food, you might want to try it in food. You can knock up a quick and easy chilli mayo for sandwiches or dips by mixing in with standard mayonnaise. Or a slug of sauce in some chopped tomatoes with some pancatta makes for an easy spicy pasta sauce.
***What is it?***
You can use the peri peri sauce as a marinade or table sauce. (You can also buy special marinade versions now too).
They are available in five flavours with varying degrees of spice: Wild Herb, Garlic, Medium, Hot and Extra Hot (eek).
These sauces are all suitable for vegetarians.
They come in small bottles made of glass.
These are the ingredients of the garlic version which I love the most. It gives a great flavour to chicken and other meat and is also a little spicy- perfect combo!
Water, Vinegar, Lemons, Onions, Garlic, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Serrano Chillies, African Birds Eye Chillies, Cayenne Pepper, Stabiliser
You can buy the sauces in 125ml bottles for about £1.50 or buy bigger 250ml versions of Garlic, Hot and Extra Hot for about £2.50.
Absolutely delicious! The usual sauces in our house consisted of mayo and ketchup but now peri-peri is a firm favourite. Personally I like to use it with grilled chicken but you can roast chicken with this marinade too.
Of course you don't have to stick to chicken; these marinades work well with salmon or lamb or even beef. Just ensure you marinade for a while to intensify the flavour of the sauce. I like to marinade for around 5 hours. I usually pierce the meat with a sharp knife (diagonal strokes) and then rub the marinade into the meat I'm using. During grilling I add a little more sauce to the meat.
The result is fantastic and no other marinade has the same delicious result. Believe me, I've tried all the own brand versions and this one has the best kick, the strongest smell and flavour and does the best job.
I am addicted to eating out at Nandos but in this credit crunching times I'm trying my best to eat in more. If anyone else has this addictive problem then these sauces are a good idea to get that Nandos fix at home.
The range of sauces are the same as the ones you get in the huge bottles in a Nandos restaurant:
(Mildest first down to the spiciest)
I always choose to have my meal medium heat and then add a dash of the garlic peri-peri sauce when we eat out.
When we were in Sainsburys last week, the Nandos sauces were on offer at half price but they only had the Hot or Extra Hot sauce so I braved the Hot one!
Not all supermarkets will have the whole range which is a shame, so far I haven't been able to locate any of my favourite Garlic Peri-peri sauce.
What is Nandos Peri-peri sauce?
"PERi-PERi is the heart and soul of Nando's and the secret ingredient behind our restaurants worldwide.
Nando's PERi-PERi Sauces are a unique and addictive blend of sun ripened lemons, garlic and spices and of course, the fiery African Birds Eye Chilli"
The birdseye chilli is the main ingredient in Peri-peri sauce, this chilli contains anti-oxidants and Vitamins which are very good for your immune system so it's not just tasty, its healthy too and 100% natural ingredients!
Peri-peri is also rumoured to be a powerful aphrodisiac, if you have enough sauce girls it works as a lip plumper too lol.
Nandos Hot peri-peri sauce
This is the sauce I bought, it was half price and should have cost me £1.70 for a 125ml bottle but I got it for 85p, a bargain.
The bottle is quite small but it will last ages as you don't need a large amount on any meal as its so spicy!
I am told on the bottle that this sauce is made in South Africa despite Nandos being a Portugese brand, this is because the birds eye chillies grow solely in South Africa.
No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
The sauce needs to be kept refridgerated and consumed within 3 months of opening. I had my last bottle longer than that and no harm came to it.
Very, very spicy! I'd never dared to try the hot sauce in the restaurants and this is why; it burns your tongue and your lips but tastes so so good.
The main taste is of course the chilli but as your mouth cools down (after many glasses of water!) you can taste the tang of the lemon and a hint of garlic too.
It has an almost sweet kick to it too when you get over the inital hotness, all in all a gorgeous flavour which is highly addictive.
Its good with chips, cheese on toast and most other foods too to be honest, I've tried it with most meals in the last week.
Most of the time I have diluted it slightly by mixing it with salad cream, sounds odd but it really works and makes a peri-peri flavoured dip which is yummy with pizza dipped in or again chips/potato wedges etc.
I have used it every day as I say and have hardly made a dint in the contents of the bottle, my last bottle lasted well over 3 months so don't think it looks tiny though it does compared to ketchup bottles and other sauces.
You can also purchase Nandos marinades (tonnes of flavours) Ketchup and BBQ sauce!