Hot Sauce Review: Nandos Peri Peri Vusa Sauce

Updated: Dec 8, 2019

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Heat:🔥🔥🔥 Time to take on another of the big names and this time with @nandosuk Peri Peri Vusa Sauce. It claims to channel "African Spirit" into "Intense Heat" and "Intense Flavour". That's a lot of quotation marks... let's see what they're saying to my taste buds.

_ 👁 I do like how it looks. It shouldn't work as it's so busy but they've done a good job of capturing the vibrancy of traditional African clothing in the design. The colours compliment each other nicely, the sauce has a rich colour, although it is a little hard to read the label amongst all that's going on. _ 👃 It smells lovely actually. A mixture of fresh citrus and even fresher garlic. This is raw garlic or at most partially cooked, It has none of the sweetness you get when garlic has been roasted for example. _ 👅 On tasting my suspicion is confirmed. This is full of fresh garlic and tangy citrus. The spice is a little bit disappointing, it's hot for sure but I'm not a massive fan of the heat you get from birds eye chillies alone. They're a bit one dimensional and often lack the flavour you get from other hot chillies like nagas for example. It leaves this sauce falling a little flat _ 👫 This would go well with chicken (obviously), particularly wings. The intense garlic flavour and decent heat would make those little bites a lot of fun. I also just road tested this on some eggs and it was a winning combo. _ 🍕 They've done well with the consistency, although a thickening agent has been used so I consider that cheating a little. If you want a sauce to be thicker change the ratio of ingredients to liquid!

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