Beyond Tabasco

I just love Tabasco, really, but its distinct taste coupled with its low heat of only 5000 Scoville makes it often a nonideal choice. Hot Mamas is a German manufacturer of Chili sauces. Despite the fact that their online representation as well as the design of their actual products (see below) leaves a rather dubious impression, the sauce I tried (No 14) is truly excellent. Very tasty, not as dominant as Tabasco (much less vinegar, more garlic, distinct Habenero note), and, most importantly, a 100 000 Scovilles (in reality, perhaps 30 000, which is still respectable for a sauce free of extracts). Besides, it's available in some of my local grocery stores. 😊

No 14