Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, we get some odd packages here at SpoCOOL Towers. How these companies find us is anybody's guess, but hey… We're not above taking what we can get.
The other day, a package containing a bottle of sriracha sauce from Needzo showed up in our mail room. Not being familiar with Needzo, we did some investigating and was somewhat surprised of what we found. That's right: Needzo specializes in religious gifts. How they got into the hot sauce racket is somewhat of a mystery. Bizarre.
And like many of these random freebies we see, there were some strings attached…
Needzo apparently does not want people talking smack about their products.
Of course, I'm less than certain this is a legal requirement, and seeing we don't hand out stars… Well, I think we're pretty much in the clear as far as stating our opinion goes.
So, how does the Dark Star sauce fare, then? Despite promises of an almost unheard of spiciness, I really can't say I noticed much difference from the standard Huy Fong rooster sauce.
Really, I'm not entirely sure I could have told them apart in a blind tasting -- the only real difference I noticed was Dark Star's slightly more ketchup-y flavor.
I would probably have given it a three star -- unsatisfactory -- rating, had that been something I did. As I don't, though, I can with an easy heart and sound mind say there's little reason to go with Dark Star over Huy Fong. Or vice versa. They're both fine. Pick up whichever one is cheaper.
That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!