Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Orange Label features a heavy dose of orange Habaneros, with Serrano, Jalapeno and a varietal hot Cayenne pepper, the "Chinese Firecracker" chile. Orange Label is a med-hot to hot fire-roasted pepper sauce with white onion, carrots and loads of roasted garlic in a mellow cider vinegar.
Still food's best friend, this dog has a bit more bite to it! Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Orange Label appeals most to those who want a savory, flavorful sauce but crave that extra kick of heat. The balance created between the fiery Habanero & the earthy Cayenne will keep you going back for more.
Pairing suggestions: Enjoy Orange Label on pizza, Mexican food, steak, fish, chicken, pork, BBQ, sandwiches, in soups and stews or to enhance virtually all of your favorite recipes. Possibly the most versatile of the Lucky Dog Hot Sauce product line, Orange Label will truly be your food's best friend!
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Orange Label is a Winner!
- 2013 New Orleans Hot Sauce Festival, Chile Pepper Magazine Awards, 1st Place, Hot/X-Hot Pepper Blend Category
- 2014 Fiery Food Challenge, 2nd Place, Hot Sauce: Medium - Consumer Ready
- 2012 The Hot Pepper Awards, 2nd Place, Pepper Blend Category
- 2012 The Hot Pepper Awards, 2nd Place, Savory Category
- 2013 The Hot Pepper Awards, 2nd Place, Pepper Blend
- 2013 The Hot Pepper Awards, 2nd Place, Savory
Helpful tip: For best value on shipping, 1-4 bottles ships for just $6.80, and up to 8 bottles ships for $9.95, with a $3.70 discount off of priority mail!
The Story Behind the Sauce
I love sauces from Belize. The balance of carrot and habanero is spectacular, and many of the hotter sauces I'd enjoyed over the years had that combination. So with my 2nd sauce, Orange Label, I set out to make something similar, but with a twist.
I found that the citrusy top note of the habanero could be a bit overbearing, and I wanted to balance that with an undertone & aftertaste with the hopes of making a more versatile hot sauce. Enter: the Chinese Firecracker cayenne pepper. I was immediately a fan of this pepper. The heat lingers and builds in intensity, and it is both complimentary yet offers stellar contrast to the flavors of the habanero pepper.
This cayenne pepper is truly the key to this sauce - the fire-roasted jalapeno and roasted garlic add character and uniqueness, while the habanero packs the punch, but the overall balance and depth of this sauce can be attributed to the Chinese Firecracker.
I may well feature this pepper in a sauce in the future. For now, I'll just have to keep enjoying it in my Orange Label. I hope you'll do the same.