Thank you for returning to see the hot sauce competition after that short break for Starbucks. We are continuing with the chicken tenders. For round one, game two, the two hot sauces to compete are Memphis Hot Ghost Pepper Sauce and Pickapeppa Spicy Mango Sauce.
Memphis Hot Ghost Pepper is in a regular hot sauce bottle with a photo of the Memphis skyline in the background. I just recently went to Memphis and met one of the owners of Memphis Hot.
I took the bottle of hot sauce and shook it on a chicken tender. I bit into it and it and I really liked it. The ghost pepper gave it a good flavor and it was just the right amount of spice for chicken.
Pickapeppa Spicy Mango Sauce is in a typical bottle with what looks like a bird on the front of the bottle. It has a yellow label and I was very interested to try this one out. It was different than the normal hot sauce that I usually go for.
The sauce poured out much quicker than the Memphis. As I bit it I realized that it came out faster because it’s not really a hot sauce. It is a sauce that is spicy. It has a unique flavor that I had never tasted before.
This is a reminder of how the sauce will be rated.
The hot sauces will be rated on a scale of 1-5, 1 being the least, and 5 being the most. The categories are:
3. Taste on the food for the round
Memphis Hot Ghost Pepper Sauce
Spiciness – 4.5
Flavor – 4.5
Taste – 5
Pickapeppa Spicy Mango Sauce
Spiciness – 2
Flavor – 3
Taste – 2
This round was easy, Memphis Hot Ghost Pepper Sauce for the win!
Pickapeppa Spicy Mango Sauce was good, but it was not what I was looking for in terms of buffalo chicken. This would probably be an amazing sauce on a Jamaican dish. It recieved a low taste because I didn’t like the taste of it as a hot sauce for chicken tenders, not because it tasted bad. I am really glad that I tried it. I went out of my comfort zone with this choice.
Memphis Hot Ghost Pepper Sauce was just what I wanted for a hot sauce on chicken. The spicy level was on point. It has an amazing flavor and was great with chicken.
Disclaimer. I drank soda in between heat tastings to clean my pallet.