Bee Sting Mango Passion Pepper Sauce Review
Bee Sting Mango Passion Pepper Sauce is accurate in placing the two fruits in the sauce’s name before the pepper, as you enjoy the fruity sweetness before you ever get to the extremely mild burn of the habaneros, which account for such a small portion of the sauce that they are listed ninth on the ingredient list.
Based on the label, all I can assume is that a deranged bee was used in the creation of this sauce, which might have made the sauce more interesting.
The sauce promotes itself as being “fruity and a bit hot” which frankly, does little to separate itself from singer Adam Lambert. Since I refuse to give anyone credit who has remotely had anything to do with American Idol, this sauce already had points against and I had yet to taste it.
It almost has a syrupy smell, most likely from the cane sugar. Before we even get to the Habanero pepper in the ingredient list, we’ve already got mango puree, passion fruit, corn starch, cane sugar and tomato paste, so I’m expecting little to no heat.
It has a very pail yellow-orange look to it. It’s pretty thick.
As would be expected, the sweetness is easy to detect, with little to no burn. The burn is there, but even without the sweetness to cancel it out, there is very little to cry out about.
Since, the drop taste did little to give me a sense of what I was working with in terms of heat, I decided to take a healthy swig of the sauce.
The thickness works with it in terms of spreading the heat, but there is still not enough strength to keep your mouth burning.
In case I am being too harsh, the sauce is absolutely not without merit and is, in fact, quite tasty.
The consistency was thick enough to use as a dipping sauce. I warmed up some chicken nuggets and was pleasantly surprised as it’s ability to complement meat. Bee Sting Mango Passion Pepper Sauce works well on milder meats as a complementary source of flavor, though I find it hard to believe that it would be limited to chicken.
The use of mango, which is a mild fruit, allows the sauce to have a bit of subtle sweetness without drowning out the spiciness.
The inclusion of mango may compel one to consider the sauce an exotic ingredient, but it actually functions well as a spicy sweat and sour sauce.
Aside from dipping, the sauce would do well as a marinade being a thick, yet flavorful concoction.
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