Fuego Box is a monthly hot sauce subscription box that brings the heat without being extreme, focusing instead on the best flavors (while still of course being hot – just without added heat extracts and the like). They search out the best flavors to go with every type of food and discover new artisan hot sauce makers to bring to your door. Your first monthly box will be an introductory box (see our review of the Fuego Box intro box), with a tasting journal and two favorite hot sauces from Fuego Box. Subsequent boxes include 3 full-sized artisan-made hot sauces like this box.
The box is specially designed for shipping hot sauce bottles. The card on the inside of the box has a bold Fuego logo, in case you missed it on the lid. The information card gives the details on each product – the flavors, the peppers, and where it was crafted. The card also gives food pairings for each sauce.
Somebody messed up! This box was delivered to my home and we weren’t supposed to get it but since we did, we decided to try the sauces. Something different for us. Last night I had brown rice with our meal and had some left over so what better food to try new hot sauces with? I made 3 piles on a small plate and then we put some hot sauce on each.
I had my husband try to put the sauces in order from mild to hot and I agreed on the order as he arranged them. The first sauce, C&C Foods, Sweet Savina Sunrise (S3) smelled sweet and tangy. I commented to Dennis, my husband, that this would be great served with Asian egg rolls or spring rolls. And then I tried it…whoohoo, this stuff has a kick to it. Mind you I like mild hot sauce and even that makes me break out in a sweat. So I look at the label on the bottle and see, “Original Ghost Chile Hot Sauce.” No wonder! Well, I’ll tell you what even though it’s much hotter than I prefer, I’d eat it again because of the sweet, tangy sour flavors. My husband’s words were, “this was deceptively hot.” This rated a 9 on our scale.
The second sauce we tried was Marshall’s Serrano Ginger Lemongrass, which looked just like salsa verde. It had a very mild heat factor, with a tangy citrus flavor and packed with tomatillos and a delayed heat. We enjoyed this quite a bit, my husband took seconds. This rated a 9.5.
The third sauce, Ghost Scream Hot Sauce, lived up to it’s name. I could smell the heat! We found the flavor very mild but because we’re your more mild people the heat overwhelmed us. At first bite it wasn’t so bad but then on the second bite that heat just started creeping up and stayed! If you’re a high heat hot sauce kind of person this is for you. We rated this a 7.5.
Even though we didn’t expect this box we had a great time testing out these small batch artisan hot sauces. Fuego Box does offer a quarterly subscription and that would be perfect for us
The Description: Fuego Box is a hot sauce of the month club focused on craft and small-batch hot sauces. They search for perfect artisanal sauces you’ve probably never heard of. They avoid insane heat, gimmicky labeling, and extract-based sauces, focusing on dynamic flavor accompanied by the appropriate amount of heat. A hot sauce club for people who love food. Get 3 hot sauces per month or per quarter, or opt for just one hot sauce every month.
The Price: $29.95 per month or per quarter with free shipping, or $12.95 per month + $5 shipping for one sauce per month.
The Categories:Food & Cooking Subscription Boxes.Condiment Subscription Boxes,Hot Sauce Subscription Boxes.