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paulman-acre-strawbanero-lightning-hot-sauce-1Rudy Reviews is back and more than ready to get saucidellic with the second of three sauces from Paulman Acre.  For the sake of running a long introduction and repeating myself, you can go to the link for my review for “Pinalava Sunshine, where you can familiarize yourself with Paulman Acre.

I’m really into the labels of Paulman Acre sauces.  I’m not much for labels because let’s face it, taste is king but these bottles are sharp…



Let’s take a glance at the ingredients for “Strawbanero Lightning“.


Strawberry, Sweet Potato, Onion, Bell Pepper, Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Water, Mustard, Habanero Pepper, Coconut Oil, Garlic, Spices, Kosher Salt, Arrowroot, Agave Nectar, Natural Applewood Smoke Concentrate


4 out of 5.  A beautiful introduction of strawberry and vegetables, followed by a nice and very natural smoke aroma. The thing I like about Paulman Acre is that they like to call their sauces “Smoked Pepper Sauce” but the smoke aroma isn’t intense or too pronounced. I’m getting a little bit of vinegar.  Sweet potato is very bold to me in this one.  I’m also picking up on a very sweet note which I do believe is coming from the molasses and agave nectar.

Appearance And Texture

4 out of 5.  Much like “Pinalava Sunshine”, this sauce is very thick and creamy.  The sauce appears to be less chunky than the first offering that I sampled.


Taste Straight Up

4 out of 5. The sweet potato was the first thing to show itself.  Strawberry and onion weren’t far behind.  The apple cider vinegar is adding a tart but sweet addition which I find pleasurable.  The vinegar isn’t strong by any means but it is present.  This one seems to be a little hotter than the other creation I tried.  This isn’t a comparison report at all but it’s just what I have noticed.

Taste On Food

4.5 out of 5.  I thought that this sauce would pair well with spices used to create Cudighi. While the spices were a little bold the sauce really added a beautiful depth of flavor. A family member of mine was consuming a turkey sandwich so I cut a small piece of their sandwich and it added some sauce to it. The fruit and vegetable taste made an otherwise bland sandwich much better.  I like that this sauce isn’t chunky.  The creaminess of this sauce doesn’t make you have to chew through bits of material and allows you to really focus on the flavor.



1 out of 5.  I can’t taste habanero peppers in the sauce but you can tell that they’re in there.  This sauce is a medium on the low scale and I like that.  I enjoy the heat level of Paulman Acre sauces because their main focus is flavor and heat is second.  Any more heat and it wouldn’t be as good as it is.


The more that I am discovering the flavor profiles of Paulman Acre, the more I’m really enjoying them.  Fresh, unique and original Paulman Acre has not been a disappointment yet.  If you’re looking for a beautiful fruity sauce with a little heat and a flavor profile that is one of the most original you’ll ever try then I highly recommend that you check them out.  Thank you very much for reading my review and I hope you have a lovely day.  As always, stay on the spicy side of life.  It’s more fun that way.  I’ll provide a link below to where you can find Paulman Acre Smoked Pepper Sauce.


Review – Paulman Acre Strawbanero Lightning Smoked Pepper Sauce

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