The Rio Fuego packs heat from Arbol chile powder, a chile that's on the higher end of the heat spectrum. But while some hot sauces are all heat and no substance, Rancho Gordo instead adds in a rush of bright fruitiness from dashes of vinegar and a taming nuttiness from pumpkin seeds. If you think you can't take the heat, just try a taste. The depth of Rio Fuego will make you come back for more.
You may be familiar with Rancho Gordo and their dedication to heirloom beans sourced with great care from the New World, but this Napa Valley hot sauce makes us eager to douse almost everything we eat, whether it's a biscuit in the morning, fried rice at dinner or any little snack we sneak in between.
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Break this sauce out on taco night and everyone will be that much happier.
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Water, vinegar, Arbol chili powder, roasted pumpkin seeds (hulled pumpkin seeds, canola or cottonseed oil, salt), sea salt, garlic powder, spices, natural flavor. Comes in a 5 oz bottle. Refrigerate after opening. NOTE: Produced in a facility that handles nuts, peanuts, wheat, and other allergens.