FINALLY! Warmer weather has come to New York, where I live. My husband says we’ve been cheated out of spring time weather because it’s been unusually cold the past few weeks, and not the warm spring weather we are accustomed to. I certainly don’t mind. I’m not a fan of heat and hot weather.
The “unofficial” start to the summer is just weeks away (Memorial weekend). That is crazy! It seems like only yesterday we were decorated for Christmas.
When I think of summer time, I think of three things – heat/humidity (blah!), vacation (I have summers off since I work in a school) and barbecuing.
I miss having barbecued foods. We’re not allowed to have a barbecue where I live (as per the Fire Marshall). The only barbecue we had was at my father’s house, and they moved to Florida about five years ago. Sigh…
Barbecues and picnics are awesome.
If you are fan of barbecuing and would love to spice up your food, check out the sauces from the brand Hot N Saucy (for the record, their sauces are great year round and NOT just for barbecues!).
Hot N Saucy was created by Samantha Allonce.
Samantha Allonce is a first generation Jamaican-American who is influenced by Caribbean cuisine, bringing a passion for spices and unexpected pairings. Her successful hot sauce brand, Hot N Saucy, translates well into her influences. She began her career in food as a private chef for clients including Leslie Jones, RocNation, Adidas and The Daily Show, after switching from a career in cancer research. Her entrepreneurial endeavors inspire us all.
Hot N Saucy sent me some of their sauces to try out for myself. I received the following flavors.
Sweet plus heat! Medium spice level that pairs well with chicken, tacos and pork.
We love beets and eat them a few times a month. We usually douse them in balsamic and top with garlic and black pepper. If we have onions we add them as well.
This sauce has heat. It doesn’t hit you right away, but after you eat a little of it, you get the heat. I joke with my husband that it clears out my sinuses, ha ha.
I like the sweetness to it. Instead of being “sweet & salty,” like some foods (snacks usually) are, this ones is “sweet & spicy” for sure.
We have used this on meat, chicken and pork. I like it best on chicken. I like the bit of sweetness on my chicken. It’s not sweet like sugary sweet, but there is a subtle sweetness.
Fan Favorite and #1 seller! Garlic N Peperoncini has been tasted by some of your favorite celebs, and written about in your favorite publications. See what all the hype is about. This is guaranteed to replace your old faithful hot sauce.
I can see why this one is a fan favorite – it’s good! It has a “kick” to it. Definitely spicy.
I find this sauce to be very flavorful to the point where you don’t need a lot of it to add flavor to your meal. I’ve used this as a dipping sauce with meat and chicken. I’ll put a “blob” of it on my plate and dip my meat into it. Of course you and pour this all over your food too.
We cook with a lot of garlic in my home, so we appreciate the garlic in this sauce. It gives us a new and delicious way to add the garlic flavor we love to our meal.
These would be great to have on hand at your family barbecue. I bet these taste A-M-A-Z-U-I-N-G on a burger. Mmmm! Yum!
We’ve used this on chicken, beef and pork. We’ve even used this with vegetables (fresh, steamed string beans and this sauce is heavenly!).
Get a fiery kick of habaneros and warm spices in this uniquely sweet potato flavored sauce. Pairs perfectly with chicken, shrimp and fish.
I will be honest, I have not tried this flavor as of yet. I am not a fan of things that are too hot and spicy, and habanero can be very spicy. For that reason, I have been reluctant to try it. Not only that, my kids (who are not bothered by hot and spicy things) said it was hot.
If you are a fan of adding some hot sauce to your foods to give it a bit of a kick, I suspect that Sweet Potato N Habanero is for you.
Overall these sauces add a new level of flavor to your meals, especially if you like to add a spicy kick to them.
As I mentioned earlier, I’m not a fan of things that are too hot and spicy. These do have heat and spice to them, but most are not that bad and are “do able” for someone like me (the rest of my family welcomes hot and spicy things).
If you would like to check out these sauces, or make a purchase, visit HotNSaucy.co (notice it’s .co, NOT .com). The brand is also on social media. Those links are found on the bottom of the brand’s website.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.