Real Talk: Cutino Sauce Co. Review
Business: Cutino Sauce Co.
What I got: Custom 4-Pack with Habanero, Jalapeño, Verde, and Miso ($33)
Price: $32 - $40 (depending on sauces chosen)
Size: four, 4 fl oz bottles
Good For: People who can handle heat; people who like balanced flavor (instead of pure heat) in their hot sauce
First Impressions: As soon as I heard about Cutino Sauce Co, I knew I had to try it. Not only is it based out of Phoenix, AZ (where I currently live), but it is also born from a partnership with Chris Bianco, who makes the best pizza I’ve ever had. Their website also features fun ways to use their sauces in various delicious-looking recipes.
The Experience: My first foray into Cutino Sauce Co. was by making their Beer Mustard BBQ Chicken Wings. Out of all the Cutino recipes, I chose this one because 1) I’ll take any excuse to eat a wing, and 2) the recipe featured beer from another local business, Huss Brewing Co. Though the wings ended up too salty for me, the sauce was incredible. Thankfully, there was enough sauce that I was able to make a second batch (without the salt marinade) which was perfect.
Since then, I’ve also used up most of the Jalapeño, as a condiment on homemade breakfast tacos and also mixed in with mac and cheese (if you’ve never had hot sauce in mac and cheese, you are missing out!).
Super fast! I ordered on a Monday night, they shipped the package Thursday, and I received it on Saturday. I ordered online to gauge processing/delivery times, but the sauces can also be found in stores (AZ, CA, NC, OR, PA, and WA).
Packaging is clean and classy. I love the 4-pack because it caters to indecisive people like me, but the individual bottles would be fantastic stocking stuffers / “just because” gifts!
There are cheaper hot sauces out there, especially if you look at unit price. However, Cutino sauces don’t include emulsifiers or preservatives, which definitely matters to me. Plus, there’s so much flavor that the 4 fl oz bottles still go a looong way.
Would I buy it again? Absolutely, hands-down, 100%. We’ve actually already decided that this will be the gift for a few of our spice-loving friends this coming year!