Metairie, LA, United States
AGED RED CAYENNE PEPPERS, DISTILLED VINEGAR, SALT
Description:Official: "Think of this sauce as salt and pepper made better. Crystal Hot Sauce adds a flavorful touch to everything, including beef and pork, fish and shellfish, chicken, vegetable dishes and more. Serve it straight on oysters, or add kick to a cocktail. You can use it to marinate or barbecue, pour on sass or zip up sauce! Add it to soups and gravies, salads and dressings. Use it to season everything!"
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Simple design. I don't really like most gimmicky labels. There is nothing wrong with this one.
Similar in looks to Tabasco. Maybe a little runnier.
Smells like cayenne vinegar and salt. Exactly what it should smell like.
Very nice flavor. The cayenne is the star here but it blends well with the salt and vinegar defiantly got a distinct tang to it. I wouldn't necessarily call this a 'hot sauce' as I don't buy it for the heat, I buy it for the flavour. It tastes worlds better than something like Franks.
Very mild as for a hot sauces go, milder than Tabasco or franks.
Crystal is a damn near perfect sauce. I go through it very quickly. As I said before, I don't use it like a traditional hot sauce due to the lake of heat. It just tastes great.
This how sauce is made by professional business. It carries a no nonsense label intended to be sold nationwide and to a large audience.
Color is a hot sauce red. No large particles, seeds, skin, or other items floating in the sauce.
Takes me to Louisiana, a clean, tart, spicy aroma.
The taste is tart, moderately hot, and lingers on the tongue. The vinegar clearly shines through in the sauce as does the heat. This is not a sweet or sweet and sour sauce.
I would say this hot sauce is slightly less hot than Tabasco. On this website I use 2.5 out if 5.0 as the heat of Tabasco, and 5.0 is for ghost pepper or similar sauces. I don't know why this website assigns a C to this category. I would not assign this category a grade. The heat is whatever the heat is. This review was performed to aid others in finding delicious and flavorful hot sauces that come with heat.
This is my go to Louisiana hot sauce. It goes on gumbo, fish, hot dogs, fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, eggs, and more. I would use this rather than Tabasco in a Bloody Mary. Most restaurants serving NOLA and Cajun food that I have visited outside of Louisiana have this condiment. I use 3-4 bottles per year, and it is readily available in large cities and supermarkets in the US. I test southern hot sauces when I find new ones and have for the last 15 years not found a better Louisiana hot sauce.
Familiar classic label has not changed in generations - simple and nice label.
Looks like refined red pepper sauce. You cann see teeny little fragments of ground chili pepper which is nice.
Nothing out of the ordinary- just vinegar pepper sauce. Slight smoky peppers aroma.
Full balanced taste does not overwhelm the palate. Slightly salty, slightly roasted pepper flavor. this sauce is somewhere between Louisiana Hot Sauce and Tabasco on flavor- it's not generic and it's not exotic. It is definitely worth the low price (around $1 dollar) to grab a bottle and try. HINT: This sauce tastes GREAT after sitting on the shelf for extended periods of time- it's like it mellows and makes more flavor in the bottle somehow- the salt gets more flavorful with chili oils in it.
This sauce is delicious but not terribly hot. You could easily add it to soups and stews, vegetables, beans- and not offend anybody.
Great deal for the price. It really has a wonderful flavor. I have often wished it was a little hotter when it was the only sauce in the cupboard, but then again it has really delicious flavor- really hard to go wrong with this one (unless you are only after heat). If you add about half the bottle to a can of chili it is SIMPLY DELICIOUS