Pique Carib Guyaba and Guyaba Pina
The Pique Carib line of sauces were created by Jesus Rosario. At this time, he currently had two sauces under the Pique Carib label; Guyaba and Guyaba Pina. The pina version has pineapple added. I believe both have guava fruit. I’m not sure what all the ingredients are, but know it’s from his personal collection of peppers that he grows. I ‘think’ there might be some Bonda ma Jacques in there somewhere, but that’s just speculative.
Amount tasted: teaspoon
Flavor: 8 – Very sweet, tropical
Burn Profile: Tongue
Cap Cramps Potential: None
I will combine both sauces in the same review, as they were very similar. The sauces came in plastic sauce bottles, with lids that pop open. Jesus said they are food safe and manufactured locally in Puerto Rico. The sauce had a pretty thin consistency, with a few pieces of fruit and seed floating around. The heat was on the mild end for chili heads, but higher end for non chili heads who like hot stuff. I think it was a perfect level to enjoy the flavor while getting a nice mouth burn. I would say the heat was lower-medium for me. The non-pina sauce seemed a tad hotter. Both were very, very sweet. The base flavor seemed about the same, the pineapple came through on the pina version. This is a great condiment when you want a sweeter sauce, that you can use liberally. The balance of heat, sweet and overall flavor is very good.
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