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Dead Mouth Heat

3 / 10

Dead Mouth Flavor

5 / 10



This runny hot sauce pours out nicely through the reducer cap, making it easy to sprinkle on an entire meal. It smells first of a red vinegar sauce, familiar and mildly spicy. It hints at a bit of sweetness from pear and palm sugar as well, which carries a distinct smell. The first bite is actually a little sweet up front, but this quickly mixes well with the garlic, onions, and chili peppers to a nice even bodied flavor. The vinegar keeps the mixture bright and tangy, but a surprise waits on the linger. A small addition of sesame oil adds a silky feel to the tail end of the bite. This really helps set this sauce apart from other vinegar cayenne sauces. Because this sauce has such a familiar flavor, it can be used in any number of dishes. The addition of pear, palm sugar, and sesame oil really helps to distinguish this sauce from the standards, which will make me reach for it over the big name brands every time.


Breakdown: This one could easily have been just another “Red Hot” sauce, but JD really made the traditional sauce his own. It’s definitely a great upgrade from the usual.

Dead Mouth Heat: 3 of 10
Dead Mouth Flavor: 5 of 10

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