*This is a sponsored post by The General’s Hot Sauce. All opinions are my own.
Find out what is HOT about The General’s Hot Sauce! In addition to giving an AMAZING flavor and a wicked burn, this sauce also gives back a portion of their proceeds to our Veterans! This is a sauce that hurts so good!
If you know me, you know I LOVE hot and spicy foods! My blog is loaded with Jalapeno and hot pepper recipes. Bring on the fire, because this girl can handle it!! Therefore, it made perfect sense for me to collaborate with The General’s Hot Sauce.
Watch for a full video review of The General’s Hot Sauce or keep reading for a detailed written review below.
The General’s Hot Sauce comes in a beautiful wooden box packed with 3 hot sauces. Each bottle is shaped like a hand grenade with a little dog tag attached to them. The appearance makes them very cool. They are perfect for gifting. The first thing my husband said when he saw the packaging is, “Wow! What is that? These are awesome!”
What is The General’s Hot Sauce?
The General’s Hot Sauce was founded by a group of veterans back in 2012. They had 3 goals in mind when creating their hot sauce:
- Make the best tasting hot sauce with quality being the most important focus.
- Create employment and opportunities for veterans.
- Donate as much profit as possible to our military and veterans families.
It took 3 years to develop the first recipes for The General’s Hot Sauce. They studied other various craft experts from the bourbon, beer, and wine industries to learn how to apply those skills to the hot sauce development. All of their peppers are sourced from American farmers grown on our American soil. Every bottle is made with about 86% or more of actual peppers versus the standard 20% pepper makeup in most hot sauces. In other words, these sauces are not vinegar and watered down. Their ingredients are all natural also.
What does The General’s Hot Sauce taste like?
If you are hot sauce lover, you will definitely LOVE The General’s Hot Sauce. The flavors just burst in your mouth with every drop of sauce. I would say just pour it on everything…. but you might want to drop little drops on everything because the sauce is HOT! I had the Heat Seeker package to sample. It came with 3 flavors: Dead Read, Danger Close, and Shock and Awe.
The General’s Hot Sauce flavor – Dead Red
The Dead Red Flavor has a nice garlicky, vinegary pepper smell. It is the milder of the three. This is the safer bet for those who like a little heat but don’t want their mouth on fire. You can taste the cayenne peppers very well. It has a medium pour consistency- not too runny, not too thick. The garlic flavor gives it a nice kick. It is very tasty. You can’t go wrong with this hot sauce for any recipes you are making for a crowd that you want to add flavor and heat, but not run off your guests.
The General’s Hot Sauce flavor- Danger Close
Danger Close is hotter than the Dead Red flavor because it combines cayenne and habanero peppers. It gives a nice burn without being completely on fire. It has a bit of a salty flavor which I like. Overall, this would be the sauce I would use the most of because I love a good burn, but don’t want to drink a gallon of water in between. The flavor in this is wicked good. It would add a nice flavor and heat to anything you pour on without becoming too overpowering…. a very nice balance. The pour is thicker than the Dead Red.
The General’s Hot Sauce flavor- Shock and Awe
Do you think you can handle the heat? If so, this is the sauce to try to back it up! I tasted this hot sauce before having any idea what was in it. Honestly, I just grabbed a bottle, and this was the first one I tried. I did a smell test first and you literally can smell the heat. It had a nice smell that slightly burned your nostrils. It poured thick like a salsa almost, so I had a big gob of it on a chip. I was immediately “shocked” at the heat. I was not expecting the initial burn. Then there was a creeping burn that intensified a little after the bite. This is not a sauce for wimps!! Tasting this sauce reminds me of a firework. The flavor bursts in your mouth with a huge impact followed by a heat of fire in your mouth. It literally holds true to it’s “Shock and Awe” name. But man, is it good! It is made with 90% Louisiana-grown orange habaneros and you really can taste them. I really, really like it. I can only handle a little at a time, but this could be my favorite. All the sauces are amazing, but this really stands out. UMMMM UMMM GOOD!
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