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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hot Arusha, Healthy & Spicy Gourmet Sauces Review

I like heat with my food. I've been trying lots of different hot sauces lately and I was recently offered the chance to try out one from Hot Arusha. While I'm a big fan of garlic, instead of trying out their Garlic Sauce for Wimps, I went for the ground ghost peppers in the Hottest Sauce in the World. It came in ranked at 14 out of 14 in their heatness scale.

Before jumping into the details of the different products, let's point out some of the passion behind them. The company has been around for twenty years, is family run, and has no fillers and preservatives in their products. Their products are not just throw a bunch of heat in them and watch you suffer. They actually try to provide sauces with a little healthy balance. The description of the Hottest Sauce in the World, that I tried, talks about how the capsaican in the peppers prevents sinus infections and acts an anti-inflammatory agent. There's the Garlic Sauce for Wimps which helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Each have their own benefits.
As far as taste goes, I first tried the sauce out on some pasta. Initial impressions came from when I first opened the bottle. For something rated 14 out of 14, I was not blown away with the aroma. I'm not saying it was bad, I'm just saying it didn't have the zing I was expecting from the so called Hottest Sauce in the World. I didn't hold back in loading up the pasta and put on a good amount of the sauce. It had a great bite that would have made my eight-year old run crying away. I then added even more sauce to the pasta. When eating the dish, I went through plenty to drink, but it didn't give me the sweats that I've had from some other over the top heat. I liked the sauce. I liked the heat. I've just had sauces that made me sweat over the heat more.
The other flavors they offer provide a well rounded variety where everyone who likes heat is bound to find something they'll enjoy, especially if you like a little bit of sweetness in your spicy sauces. I only got to try one, but the Mango, Pineapple, and Peach hot sauces sound like they would be enjoyable, too. Do consider giving them a try. You'll have to buy them from their web site for $7.95 a bottle. They not available on Amazon.

What's the origin of the Hot Arusha name? The Hot Arusha label was founded in Canada by the Ishani-Tharani family, originally from East Africa - Arusha is a lush landscape and sprawling metropolis in northern Tanzania, situated between the foothills of Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in Kenya.

So, the final impressions... I like the sauce. I've used it in several other dishes like chicken and tacos. It is an enjoyable level of heat from ghost peppers. It was not the over the top, make your throat burn I thought might happen from a ghost pepper based sauce. That didn't make it less enjoyable. In fact, I liked the fact that I could drench my pasta in the sauce and not just use a couple drops. Will be sure to try out some of their other sauces if given the chance.

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