Pico Sauces – Fun Indian Hot Sauces from Modern India : Review


The guys over at Pico Sauces wanted me to try some of their sauces, and they sounded amazing so I said yes please 🙂

I love finding new products and trying new things, so I couldn’t wait to try these.

We all love sauces, tomato, mayo, mustard etc we love to put it on things or dip stuff in so I was very excited to try something new.

About Pico Sauces

Pico Sauces bring you a bit of India in every drop. These are not the flavours of the curry-house Indian food that you know (and also love), but authentic flavours from Modern India, an India that is waiting to be discovered by those curious enough to taste. Go on, take a dip. We know you want to.

The sauces

Punjabi Ketchup

I decided if I was going to try any of these sauces, I wouldnt add any other extras like cheese etc when I do try them.

This one I was told is good with burgers and hot dogs, so I opted for a burger and as I said just a basic burger bun and sauce combo.

The smell of this sauce was really nice, I just hoped it tasted as good as it smelled…plus as you can see from the bottle it had 3 orange chilli’s which implied spicy….and I am not mr spicy.

Time to taste…

WOW amazing flavour, creamy and just a nice subtle kick this is now my favourite burger sauce!!!

I highly highly recommend this sauce!!!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Varanasi Tamarind Chutney

I was told this is kinda like an Indian brown sauce, so what better to make to go with it….a sausage sandwich to test it out.

On the bottle it only had one chilli so I knew it wouldnt be spicy, it smelled really good so now to put it on the sausage and try.

Taste wise yeah this was very very nice, and worked perfect with the sausage…my only issue is it could be a little thicker in consistency as it was very runny….apart from that yeah another very very nice sauce.

Wonder what else I will use this on…..

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ghost Pepper Sauce

Just like the previous sauces, I wanted to try them on something but add no extras so I can taste the flavour.

I actually put a very very small drop on a spoon and tried it, yup an instant kick then it calmed down and I was fine. Just so you know I am not a spicy person, but this was ok…..I was wrong.

I poured some on my chicken burger and took a bite, this was fine…4 bites in and WOW

My mouth was on fire, but when it did calm down the flavour was nice…just the burn.

I finished the burger, and mouth on fire, eyes watering and it was ok but it was just too much of a kick for me.

If you like spicy sauces then this one is defo for you.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the sauces.

This was a great gift from Pico Sauces, as I got to try sauces I probably wouldn’t have known about or possibly tried.

Out of the 3 sauces the Punjabi Ketchup was my favourite, and I will be ordering more of this when this runs down…at least 3 bottles at a time as I can think of many things this will work with.

I highly recommend Pico Sauces, I loved the flavour of them all (even if the Ghost pepper one was too much for me).

When I use the sauces on or with other dishes I will post these on my Instagram.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The Rum Slinger Subscription Box 001 (Govanhill) : Review

Premium rum slung to your door.

Be it a smooth Venezuelan or a lively Jamaican, every month the Rum Slinger delivers 3 specially-selected rums straight to your door.

There’s a wide world of all things rum, from the history and culture to the rum makers of today. We invite you to join us as we dive in.

I used to go to a rum club, and really enjoyed learning about rums and it soon became a favourite drink….then it stopped and I tried to continue trying rums but that kinda fell away.

I spotted another blogger on my Instagram promoting this and it grabbed my attention right away, so I had to purchase and subscribe.

The Box

This is a great size, and looks great on arrival.

Inside you have your 3 rums to try, plus an information leaflet to tell you about each rum and its tasting notes.

The Contents

As I mentioned a moment ago you get 3 rums to try, and this was box 001 and these were the ones in this months box.

The Rums

Chairman’s Reserve Original Rum

The booklet said “stronger on the nose and warms the belly” so I thought lets start with this and see how it tasted.

At first sip wow strong and a slight burn, but after that really good and smooth.

I was told by the guys to add a little water to it, and it opened it up the flavour.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Admiral Rodney HMS Princessa Rum

The tasting notes for this one said “creamy with little burn” so I knew I would probably like this one more than the first.

Ohhh now this was much nicer for me than the first, as it was more smooth and I liked its flavour more.

I could have easily had lots more of this one hehe

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bounty Spiced Rum

The notes for this said “a lot more rummy than other spiced rums”

I love a good spiced rum, as I think its probably due to me having a sweet tooth and they are a little more sweeter on the palate.

Wow this had a kick, for me I found it a little strong but I did like the flavour…this is definitely a sipping rum due to its kick.

Its probably one I wouldn’t have again due to its kick, but as I said it did have a nice flavour.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Overall :

So my fav from this months box was the Admiral Rodney HMS Princessa Rum, I think it was mostly due to it being more smooth than the others.

This was a great box as I got to taste some rums that I might never have thought to try, and I cant wait to see whats in the next box as I took up the monthly subscription option.

If you like rum or fancy trying new rums then check them out!

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The guys over at Wharf Distillery sent me their new gin liquor “Blackberry and Winter Spices” to try and do a vlog review on.

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