Perhaps this is the universe’s way of showing me I’ve gone too far around the culinary bend, but I got pretty excited to learn that Buffalo Wing Sauce and Tabasco Brand Hot Sauce have had off-spring. Honestly, I didn’t even know that they were dating. If I went in for that sort of thing, I should be a bit embarrased not to have known they were an item.
Honestly, when I saw the birth announcement, I mean introductory coupon, in the mail I did start imagining all these condiments dancing at a baby naming and having a great time. For some reason it was a kind of fiesta, though the parents are from upstate NY and Cajun country. Go figure.
I was tempted to break out the photoshop and get to work but I know that is the evil DJINN named “procrastination” speaking to me, so I just want to congratulate the proud parents and celebrate the great news for hot sauce consumers.
How does it taste? I got skunked on my first few tries to find some at Safeway markets. But thanks to our friend Dak, who was on the same quest and got lucky on his third sally forth, I can say that I like the new variety. It doesn’t scorch and the flavor switches between the piquante traditional buffalo wing sauce (traditionally a vinegar based cayenne pepper sauce & butter) and the unvarnished pure pepper taste of Tabasco. All that variety in one bite, pleases the palate. I expect this new little one will earn a place in the refrigerator door right next to its siblings: Jalapeño & Chipotle.
Also be aware that a few $.075 coupons are floating about. We are not above saving a few pesos (that fiesta imagery again) at Smart Kitchen, economy is part of what makes us “Smart.”
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