Lucky Dog Hot Sauce
Hayward, CA, United States
Distilled Vinegar, Onions, Roasted Chile Peppers, Jalapenos, Serrano Peppers, Roasted Garlic, Water, Carrots, Sugar, Sea Salt, Lime Juice From Concentrate, Cayenne Pepper
Description:Official: "Green Label: Jalapeno & serrano peppers with roasted garlic.
Food's Best Friend: A delicious addition to any dish, adding savory heat without overpowering food. Use Lucky Dog Hot Sauce on meat, eggs, pizza, sandwiches, fish & pretty much anything!"
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The labeling is clean and professional looking, with a consistent branding. Between the lucky horseshoe is the peering face of a black lab, vector/posterized style. These versions could only be told apart by the colors, which was my only gripe, but I heard this was being updated to include the name on it.
The green jalapeno sauce is the most liquid compared to the red and orange lucky dog sauces, but not too much so. It is a more clear yellow orange. I can see all the pureed ingredients at work here.
Mostly vinegars here. Not much standing out to me.
The fact that the peppers and garlic are fire-roasted, is the key to the stand-out flavor of all 3 sauces. I want to say somewhat of a smokey, taste, but that isn’t the right word as it doesn’t sound as tasty as it really is. It has that grill taste; like the prime crispy part of BBQ’d food. The green sauce is sweeter than the red/orange version of this sauce, with some more of the natural flavors sinking in.
The green has a low/medium heat; enough to feel it and not be let down. Just enough for a Jalapeno sauce.
With a lot of similar basic ingredients, sometimes I wonder how some hot sauces can have such distinct flavors. I was surprised at how the fire-roasting encompassed the flavor. It's pretty versatile and I kept going back to it in my hot sauce cupboard.