I just gave Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce a shake. So first the back story…
A little over twelve years ago, Dexter Holland started Gringo Bandito as a hobby. Do you recognize that name? Dexter Holland is none other than THE DEXTER HOLLAND of the punk rock band The Offspring. What started as a hobby has blossomed into a booming business. Give them a taste and you will know why.
Initially, I tried each sauce on its own right out of the bottle. Then I tried each on a flour tortilla. After that, I branched out pairing and incorporating them into other foods according to each sauce’s taste profile. Here is the low down.
Super Hot Sauce
This sauce is just that – super hot. It is deceiving because the taste starts out spicy and sweet then builds up to quite a sting. The sting comes from the appropriately named Scorpion Chili Pepper used in the sauce. How I used it: shrimp scampi, spicy candied pecans and butter crackers with blue cheese.
Original Red Sauce
This sauce is a mixture of habanero and jalapeno peppers. A bit milder than the Super Hot, but it still packs a punch. This has become my go to bottle – it stays on the kitchen counter ready to go. How I used it: eggs, tacos, pizza and sandwiches.
The green sauce is composed of habanero and serrano peppers. This is the mildest of the three. It has a bit of a smoky flavor that lends itself to a diverse pairing capability. How I used it: coleslaw, fish tacos, guacamole or avocado halves and mango salsa.
You will also be happy to know that Gringo Bandito Hot Sauces have 70% less salt than other brands, contain no preservatives, are gluten free and all natural. I think these sauces
punk rock! If your local Albertson’s, Kroger or Whole Foods store doesn’t carry them Amazon does.
NEWSFLASH: Gringo Bandito has their once-a-year private reserve hot sauce on sale right NOW! There are only 350 bottles of this liquid gold available. The private reserve recipe features Yellow Bhut, Yellow Moruga and Yellow Carolina Reaper Peppers. Get it HERE while supplies last.