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yes indeedy.
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Spicy Vegan and Spicy Paleo by Adams Media -- a review, sorta. I have to confess that 2 minutes looking at the Spicy Vegan made me buy a copy for the BIL as well as one myself -- we're not vegan but this book pretty much has "jump off" recipes for every kind of homemade hot sauce you can imagine. It also has recipes like Szechuan noodles and other vegan things that if you're not vegan, you can toss in a handful of beef or chicken strips and call it good. Truthfully, this one I bought for the sauce recipes.
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Spicy Paleo as you can guess is more meat oriented. Loads of low-carb paleo oriented dishes made with hot sauce sauce, and recipes ot make various sauces. This one concentrates on foods whereas its sibling concentrates on sauces. Both commonly available for about 12.50. The book discounter near us has one or two coipes of Spicy Vegan left and quite a few Spicy Paleo. If you want me to snap you one up for $2.99 plus postage, let me know. I figure by Monday (if not Sunday) all the vegan ones will be gone -- the paleo ones will hang around a bit longer. BTW I figure the vegan one is worth it at full price, the paleo one only if you are heavily into paleo. Regardless, they are both a steal at 2.99. 
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The spicy vegan one has all the recipes to do homemade hot sauces
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bought a couple of hot sauce recipe books today. had an interesting talk with the young lady behind the register. I wish her dad was online. She said she might search and try to show him how to use google plus. Long and short of it is that he and his retired buddies get together and drink beer (our local passtime) every sunday and as the 'hot crops' come due, they make custom hots. She says last year, the neighbors complained that the smells coming out of his garage were burning their eyes (shades of the Rooster). Anyway, she said last year's favorite (as voted on by the guys) was a blend of haberneros, hot banana peppers......and banana. Interesting. Might be worth experimenting. ~~ good night from Deliverance Ville.~~
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Rivas salsas de Mexico......which by the way won an award from the Governor of West Virginia....that's the name of the company that made the less than stellar salsa. Here's a marginally better picture of the label. I went to the website and apparently the other salsas have a label so either this was a trial or lost its label. I could not tell from tasting it which of these varieties it might be. Habernero, perhaps? Website: http://rivassalsasdemexico.com/id31.html
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"In March 2009, and in 2010 Cocina Rivas was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from West Virginia Governor, Joe Manchin III for our outstanding dedication and commitment to expanding and improving our business in the Great State of West Virginia. "

so...i love wv but since i've been here, i've seen oodles or recipes for things like refried beans that start off with "take a can of campbell's pork and beans".......   
 

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Well, this would be a review if I had the bottle in front of me to take a picture and post it, but sine I don't AND I can't remember the name of the sauce (it's a local one) let's just call this a grouse. Ok, the BIL got me a bottle of local (Charles Town WV) hot sauce for Christmas and of course for NY Eve I had to break it open. What a dissappointment. Definitely not national-level sauce. It is basically blended tomatoes and some kind of hot pepper. The texture is just about like a .99 can of spaghetti sauce you get get at the grocery store: thick, but when you tilt the plate it separates into slude and water. I can see some kind of seasoning...oregano perhaps? but I sure can't taste it. The ONLY taste....is hot. Unbearably, ridiculously hot. I can see adding a couple of spoonfulls of this to chili, to rachet up the heat. That's all I can using it for. I'm afraid that +Oz du Soleil  and +carter lee have utterly trained my taste buds into expecting something much, much more. Later tonight, I'll meander around with my trusty cell phone, locate the jar, and post a pix. In the meatime, here's the sauce itself. 
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+Nita Ostroff Tyson - ah, now I see. Viewed the posts in reverse order. ;)
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From the "seemed like a good idea at the time." category.  But, as we all know, dairy cools down hot stuff, so if it was ever hot -- or medium -- it sure isn't now. If you've ever had cream cheese with garden veggies, well, this is only slightly spicier. This has trouble scraping up the energy to even be "mild". 
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yes, me too. this was a real let down in terms of sriracha, though if i just called it "dip" it was okay
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US Trading Company of Hayward, CA is recalling its Dragonfly Brand Crushed Chili Powder in 6.3 ounce plastic tubs with lot code 359XP, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems-- from the feds
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Although this tastes to me like blend of huy fong with Texas Pete hot sauce...we like it
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I honestly think it is a smidgen hotter too but I think they might have used some pip quin peppers from the taste
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Feeling VERY negative today. 
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ah yes. another disappointing hot sauce product. this was given to me by someone who knows i like oriental food....seems like a good idea, right? Teriyaki hot sauce, what better combination for someone who likes hot foods and oriental stuff. Well, here's the issue. the ingrediets? Vinegar, cayenne peppers and salt.....not too bad. However, then we get into soy protein, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, and ctiric acid. Oh, and the gum blend ( xanthum, guar gum, sodium alginate). 

The net effect is a mildly hot but very salty product not worth the cost of the bottle. Or, perhaps I should say the cost of the corn syrup. All in all, three UCKs.
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Always a learning curve.  And now back to our regularly scheduled hot sauce discussion...
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And here...is the offending sauce. Sorry about picture quality, still in the learning curve on the phone
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honestly, i've never seen a label like this before up here. even when we dosoaps for shows they want labelling. just about everything but bake sales has them and some of those moms put labels on
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El Yucateco XXXtra Hot Sauce Chile Habanero Mayan Sauce -- Insanely hot but with a smoky undertone. Ingredients are listed as habernero, water, tomato, onion, salt, and spices, but I could swear a chipolte snuck in somewhere. After a bite or three you'll get used to the heat but the first bite is quite a shock. Overall, it is a keeper and a re-buy. About 2.50 for a 4 oz. jar in West Virginia prices. When I looked up the product desription it says 11,600 scovilles.
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Lead gives that extra flavor we all love so much ;-) 
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