We journey to the East Coast to sample a hot sauce called ‘Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce”. We are tasting ‘Original’ flavored hot sauce today. ‘Jersey Barnfire’ states; “Our mission is simply to make the best tasting, locally produced and sourced food products”. Today’s hot sauce is fueled by jalapenos and habaneros. We cannot wait to go to the kitchen and try this sauce. Come experience Jersey Barnfire’s ‘The Original’ with us.
Hot peppers (jalapeno, habanero), vinegar, water, tomatoes, sugar, onions, garlic, salt, spices, olive oil, herbs, xanthan gum are the listed ingredients. Is it just me who wonders what the spices and herbs may be?
Aroma & Texture:
Onions, tomatos with a sweet vinegar finish are my initial aroma observations. Do I smell cumin? This is a thick sauce that is pulpy and fluid. There are tiny pepper flecks but no visible seeds are present. The color is dark orange leaning toward brownish hues. This sauce looks inviting.
The sauce container holds eight ounces. The label is fairly plain with the outline of a red barn with descriptive verse on the sides. I would say this label passes but is not really an eye catcher.
Sweet & savory peppers and onions pleasingly dance across my tongue. There is a slight heat that follows the initial taste. The heat is just enough to tell you this is a hot sauce but does not punish. The all important factor of balance is working. It is not overly sweet with just the right amount of vinegar & salt. The heat is powered by habaneros and jalapenos. I can taste the peppers and they are used in restraint to maximize flavor. The mystery spices and herbs give an earthy style flavor to this mix. This sauce will have multiple uses with food.
This heat meter will barely tip to two stars out of five.
We used this sauce as a finishing sauce for some barbequed chicken. We coated our chicken at the end of the cook and briefly set the sauce. The combination of onions and peppers added a sweet and savory component that elevated this chicken dinner. It was a winner.
The grill never rests at our house. Grilled pork chops were another great meal. This time we used ‘Original’ as a hot sauce. I like the fact that the peppers are present but do not overpower. This was a great accompanist for our grilled chops. A hint of sweetness with the backup of peppers and onions works well with pork.
Jersey Barnfire Original Hot Sauce is a keeper. The flavor shines with a sweet/savory combination of peppers and vegetables. Peppers are present and add just the right amount of heat to appeal to the masses. Our bbq chicken and grilled chops were wonderful meals with the addition of this sauce. This sauce has multiple food applications. It can be used as a bbq sauce, a marinade or just as a hot sauce. The Chilebrown household will confidently recommend ‘Jersey Barnfire Original Hot Sauce. Get some.