Trader Joe's - Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce

Trader Joe's - Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce

B3.5 / 5 1 REVIEW


Trader Joe's
Monrovia, CA, United States




Red Ripened Jalapeño Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Salt


Official: "N/A"

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  • B3.5

    Reviewed by on April 19th, 2018

    • Taste: 3
    • Aroma: 2
    • Looks: 4
    • Heat: 3
    • Label: 4


    The label is fun and easy to recognize on the shelf. However, it's very sparse. There really isn't any commentary to speak of. Even the nutritional facts are completely simple, which is a good thing in this case. Three ingredients, no more no less. I wish they would have given a little explanation of what to expect. They do give a little pepper meter that shows about 3/4 full, but this is arbitrary. I assume it's in comparison to their other hot sauce offerings.


    The color is very red with some white floating elements. It has a dropper top and doesn't free pour. I have a tough time getting enough out of it due to the thickness of the sauce.


    It smells rather simple. It's pure pepper and vinegar. I can't really say it's bad, but it doesn't give me anything special.


    The taste is decent, but nothing to write home about. I like a jalapeño sauce, but this one just falls a little short. It's sweet but goes well on most food.


    Trader Joe's rates it pretty high, but I don't find it hot at all. It has a spice comparable to any baseline sauce. It comes out as a few drops, but you can be liberal.


    I got this on a recommendation. I'm a huge fan of TJ's Green Dragon sauce and their habanero hot. This one had me expecting less heat than the habanero and I was right. I wasn't expecting it to be as sweet as it was. The dropper top had me a little scared and the smell was pretty strong of peppers. However, the first bite proved it didn't have a lot of bite. I like the taste on most items. It's only $2 so it's a cheap sauce when you want to switch it up on occasion. You really can't go wrong.

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