Ass Whoopin’ Redneck Hot Sauce Review
There are stereotypes and then there’s Ass Whoopin’ Redneck Sauce which features the confederate flag emblazoned on a wood patterned label. In keeping with the Dukes of Hazard theme the label is also riddled with bullet holes and written in southern drawl.
The sauce has the consistency of cream and smells like slightly sweet buffalo wings. Even though the bottle claims it to be “some hot shit y’all,” and its first ingredient is habenero peppers, I wasn’t convinced that this was dangerous stuff. The confederacy lost the Civil War, how strong could this sauce be right?
For whatever reason I had low expectations for this stuff so I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted it. The flavor is like a salty, almost pickled Louisiana style hot sauce. Sort of a Tabasco for adults. Its not all that hot, even for a hot sauce rookie, but packed with vinegary pepper flavor. I guess that makes sense considering the only other ingredients in it are garlic, vinegar, and salt an vegetable gum.
The heat you do get is there for only a second before its dissipates completely. I poured some onto a chip and gobbled it down with gusto. The flavor is simple but completely satisfying. This is the perfect sauce to spice up party salsas. It adds just a bit of flavor and a heat that won’t scare away your guests. That is unless you hate your guests… then this would not be the perfect sauce.
The bottle claims that the sauce is “sure to fire up y’er squirrel, possum, rabbit and most other roadkill!” Normally I’d trust the suggestions on the label but gosh darn it I was fresh out of roadkill.
As I often do in a pinch I turned to cornmeal-crusted chicken breast with mango salsa. Don’t worry, it tastes as pretentious as it sounds. I added the hot sauce to the salsa with great success. The pickled habenero flavor blended well with the sweet acidic mango.
Ass Whoopin’ Redneck Sauce is a reminder that sometimes the simplest, time-tested recipes are some of the best. Its nothing new, but definitely competes with many of the supermarket brand hot sauces that you often find on restaurant tables next to the ketchup. So next time you run over a skunk, glob on some Ass Whoopin’ Redneck Sauce and you’ve got yourself an easy meal.
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