Chipotle is a word that has certainly come into vogue in the last few years as a food descriptor, but the chipotle pepper is hardly new. The Aztecs were making these smoked jalapeno peppers long before Hernando Cortez and his crew came dancing across the water. Though chipotles have traditionally been associated with Mexican cuisine, nowdays you will find them popping up in all sorts of places.
Bronco Bob's, a product of LWC Brands, is hardly a johnny-come-lately in the chipotle game, though - they've been at it since 1994. They have an entire line of "gourmet chipotle sauces," ranging from Roasted Raspberry Chipotle to Toasted Apricot Chipotle to our business at hand - Smoked Bacon Chipotle Sauce.
The packaging is simple and subdued, with colorful southwestern tapestry forming the background. There are a couple of recipe suggestions on the side, including Smoked Bacon Chipotle Cocktail
Upon uncapping, the sauce yields a subtle smoky, vinegary aroma. The consistency of the sauce is quite thick, with bits of bacon suspended throughout.
Yep, that's right, there are actual pieces of bacon in this sauce. And while that is totally awesome, you should know that the bacon flavor is actually very subtle. More prevalent in the mix are the molasses sweetness, the tanginess of vinegar and the medium-grade kick of the chipotle peppers. As the name implies, there is a nice overall smokiness to the sauce.
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