Costa Azul Hot Sauce
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Quantity/Pack: 3 bottles (17 Ounces each)
Seasonality: Year Round
If you’re looking for a condiment with just the right spice, Melissa’s Costa Azul Hot Sauce is just what your food needs and your taste buds crave. The flavor profile is rich and smoky, with slightly sweet undertones. As a hot sauce that’s full flavor with a healthy amount of tang, we suggest you try it on nearly everything and use liberally.
This hot sauce is made from the red jalapeño grown in the Sonoran desert, where the growing conditions and rich soil produce a uniquely flavorful pepper. The red jalapeño pepper is simply a green jalapeño that has been left on the vine to mature. During that ripening process, the jalapeño changes color from green to red. The additional ripening means more capsaicin has had time to develop in the pepper; which is what gives hot peppers their spiciness. The green jalapeño has a fresh, crisp taste, while a red jalapeño is sweeter with slightly more heat.
Packaged exclusively for Melissa’s, we named this tasty sauce after a well-known beach in the region, Costa Azul. Melissa’s Costa Azul Hot Sauce is shelf-stable and should be stored in a cool, dry place. After opening, refrigerate and use within 30 days.
Ingredients: Red Jalapeño Peppers, Water, Sugar, Salt, Garlic, Acetic Acid, Xanthan Gum, and Sodium Benzoate.
Reviewed by Melissa's Nutritionist.