A few days ago I was sent a huge box of goodies from Andrea over at the One Stop Hot Shop. I was quite excited about trying the hot sauces but I’d also just ran out of Mr Vikkis Smokin Ranch Sauce so was over the moon to see a bottle labelled Old Smokey.
Old Smokey is described as a Mexican Chilli Sauce that’s delicious mixed into enchiladas, fajitas and in chilli. I thought I’d try something a little bit different with it…cheese ham and pineapple toasties. So I fired up the toastie maker layered up some smoked ham, mature cheddar and a couple of chunks of fresh pineapple, splashed on a good dollop of Old Smokey and cooked until crispy.
It really was a taste sensation, the smoke and chilli went really well with the sweet pineapple and juicy ham. Old Smokey it’s self is lovely and rich, with a really deep smoked flavour and just a hint of heat which lingers after the smoke has died away.The consistency is great too, it’s not really runny but it’s not gloopy either. It goes really well balanced and has worked on everything I’ve tried it on so far.
It comes in at £4.50 for a 240g bottle which I think is a good price and I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of Chipotle. It’s almost impossible to choose between this and Mr Vikkis Smokin Ranch Sauce, so It looks like I will have to buy a bottle of both.
Look out for my thoughts on more of Andrea’s chilli wares very soon, also go and check out her website, there’s some really interesting stuff on there…like chilli toffee and chilli jelly. You can also keep up to date with goings on by following her on twitter here.