Tabasco Brand Jalapeno Pepper Sauce Review

While looking for more kinds of hot sauce with which to drench my favorite foods, I bought this medium-to-mild-flavored  Tabasco Brand Jalapeno Pepper Sauce  at Walmart.  This product has been sold for as long as I can remember, and I have used it from time to time, being that I’m a die-hard jalapeno pepper fan.  I really like it even though I do not store much of it in the basement.  After all, if I stock-piled every product that I consider to be high quality, I’d quickly run out of room, not only in the basement but in the rest of the house as well.

However, I’ll start buying this product periodically, as I’ve discovered that this lower-heat sauce is quite delicious.  Indeed, I like the peppery but lower-kick taste, thinner consistency, glass bottle, and fair price of this product from McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, LA.  It goes well on salads and shaken into soups and sandwiches.  The included box hints that it makes a great south-of-the-border flavoring for tacos, taco salads, enchiladas, and as an additive to Mexican style nacho dips.

Tabasco Jalapeno Pepper Sauce resembles a mild hot sauce in terms of the amount of heat it packs.  But I wouldn’t exactly call it a hot sauce, at least not in the traditional sense of the phrase.  Though Tabasco Jalapeno certainly has some kick, its overall taste differs markedly from the Louisiana-style red pepper hot sauces that I’m so fond of, via more than just the lower spice level.  This product’s color is milky green (like jalapeno peppers); not orange (like the red peppers found in Louisiana hot sauce).  However, this jalapeno sauce still has significant kick and spice.  So it’s not so mild that you can drench your food with it, and expect no burning consequences whatsoever.  *smile*  It can still leave your mouth “on fire” if you consume too much too quickly.  Plus, it will numb your tongue to other flavors as well if you overuse this at-first mild-tasting hot sauce.

I’ve applied Tabasco jalapeno sauce to fish, pork, and chicken dishes occasionally for years.  It’s a wonderful way to throw in a Mexican flavor twist to your favorite meals.  A few drops of this in a bowl of soup adds a subtle pepper flavor without completely obscuring the taste of the rest of the soup.  Nice.  Here are my over all positive thoughts on this green hot sauce.


Benefits, Pros, Advantages,  and Features

  • It’s a thinner sauce, which is quickly absorbed into the bread coatings of fish and chicken patties.  It’s natural.
  • Made in the USA, this milder yet still-formidable jalapeno flavor is hot enough that it still satisfies those who enjoy eating hot and spicy foods.
  • The best-used-by date is a year out from the purchase date.  So this peppery green sauce will keep a long time in the your pantry cupboard.
  • This product need not be refrigerated after opening.  Just place it in a cool, dry, and dark spot for maximum original-flavor preservation.
  • This liquid jalapeno adds plenty of mild pepper flavor to any dish but virtually no carbs.
  • I’d describe this hot sauce as gently warm.  Yet I’d cautiously place it into party recipes that call for lots of this hot sauce, as people may not eat them due to the heat there still is in it.
  • I love the glass bottle; better than plastic containers for best-preserving the product’s flavor.
  • This product has no added food colors, though it does incorporate ascorbic acid to help preserve the taste.  It stores well for at least a year.
  • Further, Tabasco contains almost no calories, fat, or added sugars.  Hypertensive folks can consume this product and worry way less that it will raise blood pressures.
  • There’s absolutely no sweet taste to become addicted to here, which is spectacular.  Even if there was a small amount of sweetness, I’m sure that the peppery heat would mask it quite well.
  • Tabasco products (especially the red and jalapeno pepper sauces) are carried by practically all major grocery stores.  So this product is generally a cinch to locate.


Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns

  • The sodium in this product is high as compared to the original Tabasco sauce, at 150 milligrams per teaspoon.
  • It also contains corn starch (essentially sugar), probably to thicken it up.
  • How about some recipes printed right on the bottle?
  • I’m not sure what added benefit there is to packaging the glass bottle into a thicker paper box othe than visual glorification and providing more information about it that what’s already included on the bottle label.  So get rid of the box in order to lower product cost, and put the box info right on the bottle.  There’s room.



Distilled vinegar, jalapeno pepper, water, salt, corn starch, xanthan gum, ascorbic acid (to preserve freshness).


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters).  Servings per 5-ounce container: about 30.  Calories: 0.  Total fat: 0 grams, 0% DV.  Saturated fat: 0 grams, 0 DV.  Trans fat: 0 grams.  Sodium: 150 milligrams, 6% DV.  Total carb: 0 grams, 0% DV.  Protein: 0 grams, 0% DV.  Vitamin C: 4% DV.


Product Rating

All-in-all, this softer-flavored jalapeno pepper hot sauce is a busy person’s friend for quickly peppering up foods with spicy essence.  Some will like it.  Some will not.  So know what your guests likes before serving foods that include lots of Tabasco Jalapeno sauce.  In moderation, this hot sauce is healthy, as it contains no added fats.  So I recommend it be made part of any chef’s kitchen.  I’d rate Tabasco Brand Jalapeno Pepper Sauce at 94 out of 100.


Where To Buy Tabasco Brand Jalapeno Pepper Sauce

Look for  this product  in the clear glass bottle (that displays the green hot sauce inside) with the white, green, and red, label at just about all grocery stores big or small.  It also sports green foil around the neck of the bottle, that says “Tabasco milder jalapeno.”




Revision History

  • : Adjusted category and tag assignments, fixed typos, and added whitespace.
  • 2012-05-21: Originally published.