I recently discovered ‘Spicy Pickle’ by Halo Heats, a hot sauce gem from Windsor, Ontario. Perfectly embodying the essence of a spicy pickle, this sauce is a culinary delight. Its blend of dill and garlic, along with a tangy fermented twist, creates a mouthwatering experience.
While it misses the pickle’s crunch, the mild heat from habanero and jalapeno peppers makes it a must-try for pickle aficionados and heat seekers alike. Ideal for a wide range of palates, it’s a testament to creative sauce-making.
Introducing: Spicy Pickle by Halo Heats Hot Sauce
Halo Heats, based in Windsor, Ontario, really knows their stuff when it comes to hot sauce. They let their sauces ferment to get that cool, funky taste. They’re all about mixing up unique flavors without adding preservatives or extra stuff like sugar and vinegar. Plus, their sauces are good news for vegans and anyone avoiding gluten.
Their ‘Spicy Pickle’ sauce hits the spot with classic pickle tastes like dill, garlic, and cumin. The fermentation means all these flavors get time to blend just right. I like the plastic squeeze bottles they come in – handy and less messy. You can grab a bottle for about 15 bucks CAD online or at some stores in southern Ontario.
Ingredients: Cucumber, Onion, Poblano Pepper, Jalapeño, Dill, Bell Pepper, Habanero, Cilantro, Garlic, Lime, Sea Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Chili Powder, Cumin, Paprika, Ice
Get Your Exclusive Spicy Gear!
Check out Spicy Pickle’s packaging – it’s a game changer. The sauce comes in a squeeze bottle that’s super practical for getting your sauce just right, with no mess. What’s cool is that it’s a 180mL bottle, giving you a bit more sauce than those typical woozy bottles we’re all used to.
The label on this thing is pretty slick too. It’s got a bit of texture, making the Halo Heats logo really stand out. It’s not just about looks though; the label’s full of useful stuff. You’ve got pairing suggestions, which are handy for when you’re not sure what to eat it with, plus all the nutritional info and ingredients listed.
Now, the sauce itself – that’s where it gets interesting. It’s this deep army green color, the color you would expect from a sauce made with Jalapenos, Cucumbers, and Poblano peppers. The consistency is thick and smooth, so it spreads evenly. You’ll notice some spices floating around in there, giving it a homemade vibe, but overall, it’s a well-blended mix. It’s the kind of sauce that looks as good as it tastes, making it stand out in your fridge or on the table.
The moment I cracked open this bottle of Spicy Pickle, it was like a flashback to opening a jar of dill pickles. It’s got that spot-on pickle smell – you know, that mix of dill and garlic, with that tangy kick. Really makes your mouth water.
The heat in this sauce is pretty mild, so it’s no shocker that you can’t really smell the peppers. They’re sort of hidden behind the bold, fermented, pickle-like scents.
The dill comes through strong at first, followed by that great garlic aroma. It’s like cracking open a fresh jar of pickles, but in a hot sauce bottle.
Taste and Flavour
Man, this Spicy Pickle sauce is exactly what it promises – it’s like biting into a pickle.
You get all the good stuff – the dill, the garlic, and that savory tang you expect from a great pickle. The only thing you’ll miss is the crunch. The flavor from the fermentation? It’s a game-changer.
I love that funky taste that comes from fermenting stuff, and this sauce nails it.
With every bite of my meal, I found myself reaching for more. It’s got that ‘can’t stop, won’t stop’ kind of appeal. Flavor-wise, this one’s a solid 10 out of 10. It’s a total winner in my book.
When it comes to heat, the Spicy Pickle sauce isn’t going to knock your socks off, and that’s actually a good thing. It’s all about the flavor with this one.
On my own heat scale, I’m giving it a mild 2 out of 10.
You get a bit of a tingle on your tongue, but that’s about it. No sweat breaking out, no runny nose, none of those signs you usually get with spicy foods. As for the habaneros and other peppers, their flavors kind of take a back seat. You can’t really pick them out.
This sauce is sticking true to its pickle roots, and I’m not mad about it.
Conclusion: Overall Thoughts
So wrapping this up, I’ve gotta say, I really dug this Spicy Pickle sauce from Halo Heats. I’m giving it a solid 4.5 stars. The only thing I wish was different is the heat level – just a bit more kick would have been perfect.
But man, the flavor is spot on. I’m a big pickle fan, and this sauce hits the mark, especially with those funky fermented notes. It’s like they bottled up my favorite snack. I’m already stoked to try their other sauces.
If you’re into pickles, you’re gonna love this one. Just don’t expect a ton of heat – it’s more about that awesome pickle taste.
Please remember that taste is subjective and everyone will experience hot sauce uniquely. These reviews contain my own thoughts and opinions. If you think you’ll enjoy a hot sauce then you should definitely try it out.
Welcome to The Hot Sauce Guy! I’m Mike, your guide to the spicy world of hot sauces and the creator of Spicy Riffs Hot Sauce. From Canada, I share the hottest reviews, pepper-growing tips, and sauce recipes with a touch of rock and roll.
My passion? Crafting the perfect blend of heat and flavor. Whether you’re here for the fire or the flair, get ready for a journey into the world of spicy delights.
Let’s turn up the heat together!