Lucky Dog Hot Sauce
Hayward, CA, United States
Habanero, Jalapeño, Serrano
Apple Cider Vinegar, Onions, Roasted Chile Peppers, Habanero, Jalapeno, Serrano, Roasted Garlic, Carrots, Water, Sugar, Cayenne Pepper, Lime Juice From Concentrate
Description:Official: "Orange Label: Habanero, 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 orange and red sauces are pretty thick and were getting a bit clogged in the top of the bottle. It has a red/brown color. There are some nice little chunks of garlic and peppers.
Mostly your typical vinegar smell here; I’m getting a little bit of carrots/sugar and hints of the taste
The fact that the peppers and garlic are fire-roasted, is the key to the stand-out flavor of all 3 sauces. It has that prime crispy grill taste. I can taste the garlic, carrot, and a little lime too, with just a nice bit of sweetness. I bet these sauces would be the perfect compliment for anything straight off the grill. It complimented all the food that I’ve tried them on, including pizza. Yum. The red and orange Lucky Dog sauces are very similar in taste; they have the same ingredients, including an apple cider vinegar and habaneros, jalapenos, and serranos.
The orange sauce is not incredibly hot, but noticeable more so than the Lucky Dog Red. It has that late heat that kicks in and you can feel the warming on your face and cheeks.
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. This was may favorite (also the hottest) of the 3 different Lucky Dog variations.