Ass in the Tub Hot Sauce Review

The caution label warns you that this sauce is about as hot as it gets, which any pepper sauce lover will know isn’t true. That bit of hyperbole aside, Ass in the Tub Hot Sauce does pack a pretty good wallop. It burns going in and, I’m guessing, though I haven’t experienced it yet, coming out as well, just like the label says.

The ingredients here are extremely simple. Basically, cayenne peppers, water, and salt. It’s distinct lack of a vinegar base will please those who prefer the pure pepper sauce. This is, in every sense of the word, a pure pepper sauce. There are no additional ingredients to give it a twist. What you taste is what you get.

I wanted to try this on a variety of culinary treats, just to get a feel for how well the sauce played against different foods. For me, this was going to be important, since there are no ingredients that qualify this as a gourmet sauce. I splashed it on scrambled eggs drenched in butter first. This is a basic function of a sauce like this one, and needless to say, it performed exceptionally well. In fact, it not only spiced up my eggs, but it added a boost of pepper power that many other pepper sauces fall short of achieving.

Ass in the Tub Hot Sauce made a great wing sauce base. I mixed it with butter, red pepper flakes, and some heavy black pepper, painted it over the wings, and threw them on the grill. The sauce cooked onto the wings, with the butter acting as a bonding agent, and the wings came out great.

I used the sauce in several other ways, including as a boost to my V-8 juice and shaken up in a bag of buttery popcorn. If you want a good, reliable pepper sauce, this is one with a lot of flavor and a healthy dose of heat. There’s nothing fancy about it, and certainly there are sauces with more culinary personality, but Ass in the Tub Hot Sauce is a workhorse sauce that will satisfy your taste for pure pepper sauce.

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