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Thursday, August 27, 2015

TASTY THURSDAY -- Chef Cristiane's Brazilian Gourmet Hot Sauce

Chef Cristiane's Brazilian Gourmet Hot Sauce

Chef Cristiane Pereira's Brazilian "I'm Hot" Gourmet Hot Sauce - Craft Made in Small Batches with Malagueta Peppers - Mild/Medium Hotness - 5 oz.

-  This is a unique homemade hot sauce made from an old family recipe. Each bottle is made from a small kitchen by Chef Christiane Pereira of Taste of Brazil Cafe in Chicago.
-  Medium Hotness with a fresh tomato taste just like they serve in Brazil with a perfect balance of flavor and hotness. This is not extreme hotness, but rather a more mild or medium hotness that allows you to enjoy the delicious flavors of the peppers.
-  Made with Malagueta Peppers from Brazil Tastes great on chips, Mexican Food, sandwiches, meat, etc.
Made with all natural ingredients - no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, no artificial preservatives, and no artificial ingredients
-  Ingredients: Apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, onions, water, extra virgin olive oil, carrots, malagueta peppers, cane sugar, salt, garlic, and spices.
I love HOT foods, to a point. You're NOT getting me to eat a jalapeƱo pepper and DEFINITELY no way am I eating a ghost pepper, but I do like the spicy snacks and I like banana peppers on my subs.

Whenever I make my chicken salads, I tend to make them spicy. My go-to sauce is usually Frank's Red Hot Wing sauce. It's the perfect amount of hotness, without making it feel like I could breathe fire like a dragon.

So, I was intrigued by Chef Cristiane's Hot Sauce. Could it replace Frank's Red Hot Wing Sauce as my go-to hot sauce? I set out to find out.

^^What I received^^

A few days after received this, It was time to make my weekly batch of chicken salad. I was lazy this time and used canned chicken for ease. I also used some celery in the salad, not only to get my veggie intake up, but to give the salad a bit of crunch.

After mixing the chicken, celery, ranch dressing and mayonnaise together, I poured in a generous helping of the sauce. It gave the salad an orangish color, as shown.

^^Chicken salad made with Chef Cristiane's Brazilian Gourmet Hot Sauce^^

The sauce made this particular batch of chicken salad EXTREMELY hot; way hotter than I'm used to. It wasn't a terrible flavor, but it did make my mouth and tongue burn with the hotness level. I'd equate the temperature level with pure Tabasco sauce or habanero peppers.

I'm not entirely sure if it's the way the sauce is supposed to taste or if it produces this flavor mixed with the eggs and vinegar of the mayonnaise, but after mixing the sauce in, the salad had a sour/spoiled taste to it. I know it wasn't, because everything was fresh, but the salad had a tangy taste to it, like the mayonnaise had been left in the hot sun all day.

The only problem I see disabled people having with this depends on their personal preference on hot foods. If they love hot/spicy foods, they'll have no issues. If a cooking onion is too spicy for their diet, those people will be in tears after eating this.

This is available from Amazon for $15.99.

Very flavorful sauce; just not the best for use in mayonnaise based salads.

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

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