Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally Hot Sauce Review
Of all the humorous hot sauce titles I’ve come across in my day, Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally might be my personal favorite. In summery the story behind the name goes as follows: a bully named Chet, who committed unspeakable acts, was surreptitiously slipped a dose of hot sauce that burned so bad he exclaimed, you guessed it: “ well smack my ass and call me Sally.” Now thanks to the wonders of mass production, you too can feel Chet’s pain and maybe if your lucky scream hilarious things.
Tijuana Flats Hot Foods Inc. puts out an entire line of sauces under that name and they range from exceedingly dangerous to relatively mild. Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally Hot Sauce is the original, and falls somewhere right in the middle of the line: not quite a pushover., but it doesn’t cause you too involuntarily spout obscenities either.
The recipe for this particular Habenero-based sauce reads kind of like a salsa without tomatoes: Habenero peppers, carrots, onions, vinegar, garlic, lime juice, & salt. Not the most unique list of ingredients, but the interesting mix of vegetables saves this sauce from complete ubiquity
At first whiff the smell of vinegar seems to overpower the other odors, but If you focus you can just make out the tangy acidity of the garlic and the onion. The first taste is slightly salty with an emphasis on the garlic. The heat is not particularly intense and tends to well up in the back of the throat. There’s nothing frightening about this stuff, though it does leave a slight tingle on the tip of the tongue. The flavor isn’t especially unique, and the carrots unfortunately don’t seem too add much to the overall flavor profile.
Keeping with the salsa theme I tried the sauce on a chip and found it to be a complementary match . Then I whipped up some hard tacos and mixed a good amount of it into the ground beef. Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally Hot Sauce flavor was wonderful without overpowering the meat. There was no need for additional salsa making this the perfect taco sauce. After my fourth taco, the heat had begun to build proving that in quantity this stuff actually packs a bit of a punch. But alas, no obscenities.
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