Bacon Hot Sauce

Bacon Hot Sauce (BHS) was born from two ideas: 1. "Bacon makes everything better." 2. "Hot sauce makes everything better." According to their website, BHS is the invention of friends who were hanging out together on a Sunday morning craving eggs, potatoes, bacon and hotsauce. It's not difficult to picture the scene. Guys laying on raggedy furniture in the clothes they wore the night before. Empty beer cans littered throughout the apartment. A stale, musky haze lingering like a cloud above each man (all conjecture on my part, of course). It's a familiar scene for many.

Whether or not this is the actual origin of BHS, it makes a good story. I love the BHS concept. On the surface, it seems like a winner. I love hotsauce. I really love bacon. Who doesn't? I really wanted to love this sauce.

Alas, what seemed like a perfect combination produced one of the least enjoyable tasting experiences I've ever had. First, though, let me address the aroma. Food produced for human consumption should never illicit comparisons to Purina brand products. However, that was the first thought that entered my mind when I took a whiff of BHS. I suppose there was a "bacon like" aroma, but I think it was much closer to Beggin Strips.

Smelling BHS lowered my expectations greatly for the taste, but I would wager that Beggin Strips are more palatable than BHS. Again, I sensed the "bacon like" flavor, but it was completely overpowered by a brackish chemical taste. Because I don't make a habit of tasting household cleaners, I don't have much to compare it to, but it was harsh and unnatural. To describe my feeling about BHS to my wife, the best way I could come up with was saying, "It tastes like science."

Perhaps it's becuase I've eaten nothing but all natural sauces for the last couple weeks. Or, perharps I got a bad bottle. Whatever the reason, Bacon Hot Sauce completely missed the mark with me. While the sauce provides a fair amount of heat (About a 7.5 on a 10 point scale), the flavor is just too strange to overcome.

If you're still intrigued by the novelty, don't let this review dissuade you. By all means, give it a try. If, however, you're looking for a quality hotsauce to enhance the flavor of various foods, you can do much better than Bacon Hot Sauce.

Rating: 1 Star *

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