TABASCO is launching its own sriracha sauce that tastes of sweet chillies and garlic with the signature Tabasco pepper kick.

This spicy twist on the classic Thai sauce will be available in Waitrose & Partners stores nationwide from November 18.

Tabasco’s sriracha sauce has already been available in the US since 2014, but is finally making its way across the pond after five years.

A 256ml bottle of the sauce will set you back £2.99 and it is exclusively available at Waitrose, so you won’t find it on sale anywhere else.

In comparison, a 455ml Flying Goose sriracha sauce – one of the most popular sriracha brands – costs £2 in Lidl and Iceland, meaning Tabasco’s version is much more expensive.

So, if you really want that signature spicy Tabasco kick in your sriracha dip, you’ll have to pay extra.

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Sriracha and Tabasco are both popular spicy sauces nationwide, but are quite different from each other.

Tabasco is brand of hot sauce made only from tabasco peppers, vinegar and salt, with a heat rating of around 5,000 on the Scoville scale.

Scoville Heat Units (SHU) are a way of measuring how spicy a chilli pepper is, ranging from bell peppers at 0 SHU to Carolina Reaper peppers at 1.5million SHU.

The actual tabasco pepper has a rating of 50,000 SHU, but when diluted in the sauce the spiciness drops to 5,000 SHU, about the same as a jalapeño.

Sriracha is Thai sauce that is thicker than Tabasco and is traditionally made from chili pepper paste, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt.

The chillies used in sriracha vary depending on manufacturer, but the sauce is usually a lot less spicy than Tabasco at around 2,500 SHU.

The new Tabasco sriracha sauce combines the two sauces and is slightly spicier than the original Tabasco with a rating up to 3,000 SHU.

But, if that isn’t spicy enough for you, Tabasco do also have a Jamaican-style habanero pepper sauce with a heat rating of 7000 SHU.

You can buy a 60ml bottle of Tabasco habanero sauce in Waitrose, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s for £2.10.

For the same price, you can also get the Tabasco green jalapeño sauce, which is much milder than traditional Tabasco.



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