Friday, August 30, 2013

That was like tastebud Nirvana...

Around Roseholme Cottage, we generally use chili sauce in preference to catsup on burgers, fries, hotdogs, and suchlike. (Heinz is good, but patriotic Hoosiers use Red Gold.)

A couple weeks ago at the giant box store, I noticed on the shelf a New! Limited Edition! product: Heinz® Ketchup Blended with Real Jalapeño. It sounded intriguing, so I purchased a bottle, which then sat unopened until lunch today.

On a lark, I opened the bottle and applied some to my hot dogs (Hebrew National: Accept no substitutes; JHVH doesn't.)

As I was assembling lunch, I licked some straight off the butter knife: Oh. My. Lord. That sweet and tangy ketchup taste with just a bit of lingering jalapeño heat building up afterwards... I darn near dumped some in a bowl and went at it with a spoon like it was a thick soup. Just in case it really was a limited edition, I'm going to sock away a couple extra bottles.

16 comments:

The Big Guy said...

Sounds tasty-
Have you found the Tabasco Sweet Asian Chili sauce yet?

Great googly moogly it's gooood.

TBG

Windy Wilson said...

Thanks for the heads up! Do your grocery stores have Sambal Oolek? Straight red chili paste with a bit of water and vinegar to help it spread. It's Thai or Southeast Asian at the least, and it is flavorful as well as spicy. To plagiarize someone with more authority in this subject than I have, "Great googly moogly it's gooood." ;)

Paul said...

Have to get me some of that. Depending on the speed at which inventory moves to 0 could be the key to continuance.

Robert Fowler said...

Now I'm wanting french fries. I guess I need to make a quick store run and check out the ketchup isle. The bad part is it puts money in the ketchup kings (Kerry) pocket.

R said...

You folks need to head to the nearest tienda or the Hispanic foods section at your local grocery and get some Buffalo brand Chipolte sauce (it is the brown sauce in a clear bottle with an orange cap). Spicy is good but smoky spicy is exponentially better.

Alien said...

You might find something you like on this list: https://www.tijuanaflatshotfoods.com/hotfoods/hot-sauce

Under the Sissy Sauce list, Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce should offer some heat and good flavor. I can't testify to it exactly because I bought lots of the excellent plain Vidalia Hot Sauce - no peach flavor - when I left FL a couple years ago and haven't finished them yet. I'll get some of the new stuff next trip to FL. The Slap My Ass series sauces are pretty good, but sharper heat. Unfortunately, TF doesn't list Scoville numbers.

Jennifer said...

Found this at the local TJ Maxx. So good...
http://hotsaucezone.com/product/melindas-all-natural-habanero-ketchup/

Tpa Gunslinger said...

We went through our first bottle in about 2 weeks. It tastes great on meatloaf.

Ed said...

I use the simple trick of pouring Heinz ketchup on my plate then splash Tabasco Chipotle sauce on top and stir to get sufficient heat and flavor.

Ruzhyo said...

Good old Hebrew National: G-d Knows What's in Our Hot Dogs

Scott said...

The last time I ordered Tabasco mayo, they threw in a bottle of Tabasco ketchup. It was OK, but not as spicy as I like. The mayo is ideal for BLT's and potato salad though.

armedlaughing said...

My Dad always used chili sauce. I don't think we ever had ketchup in the house!
'Course, I'm a mustard cat...

gfa

Buzz said...

Similarly, Tam, I snatched up a bottle of black pepper and Habanero ketchup from TJMaxx.
Not Heinz, some Melinda's or Belinda's whatever.
At least I have the satisfaction of thinking I didn't pay for the house staff while daddy was off pretending to represent the best interests of America.

Jay G said...

So, basically, you had Texas chili...

The Old Man said...

Sriracha. Try it.

Been using it since my first tour in the RVN, made in 'Murrica (if ya get the rooster squeeze bottle....)

Cheesy said...

For God's sake, use Hunt's or ANY other brand than Heinz; I LOVE 57 sauce, but I don't buy it.
Please don't financially support that asshole.