Ukuva iAfrica Foods
Cape Town, South Africa
Spirit Vinegar, Water, Chilli, Sweet Potato, Carrot, Cane Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Onion, Cayenne Pepper, Citric Acid, Salt, Garlic, Stabilizer (xantham Gum)
Description:Official: "This hot sauce from the famous Zulu tribe in South Africa gets it’s wonderful color and flavor from a combination of carrots, sweet potato, chili peppers, spices and herbs. The favorite."
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This is by far the coolest hot sauce bottle I've seen. Not only is the graphic design "tribal" looking and trendy, but the bottle itself comes complete with spiral metal coils wrapped around the top of it in the style of the African "neck ring" with beads to match.
Darker red-brown hues. Chunky body with visible minced spice and whole seed content. Rustic presentation, as if made with pestle and mortar.
Sweet, woodsy and mysterious. There's an exotic earthiness on the nose which is very enticing.
Initial sweet and sour flavor with a spice profile that's seemingly an afterthought. Reminiscent of raisin and dried plum (the spirit vinegar, maybe?)
Very tame. Mild to non-existent burn.
This sauce seemed so promising with the downright interesting bottle. The impressive looking sauce sadly disappoints in overal heat profile and basically confuses in flavor. Strong vinegar notes in both the nose and tongue detract from what could've been half-way decent sauce.