We’ve been dousing our food with Blind Betty hot sauce for years. Sometimes we take home liquor, but we always take home BB. This year we’ve added some Trinidad Charlie's hot stuff, too – both purchased at St. John Spice.
But there’s a new taste going into the suitcase. It’s Valley Doll Hot Sauce. We found it on the table at Shipwreck Landing in Coral Bay, where it’s prepared by someone who works at the restaurant. That probably explains why you have to use cash to buy it; you can’t add
it to the restaurant bill and pay by credit card.
Never mind. The stuff is great.
Now, here’s the funny thing. On the table, you get the bottle you see at the left. It's about nine inches tall. Its label says 10 ounces, and with a marker of some sort, there are a few “ingredients” which have been crossed out. As in, ‘This bottle doesn’t have such-and-such, but if you buy another flavor (there are two, light and dark), that bottle WILL have such-and-such.”
The bottle we bought, for $10, is pictured on the right. It's about six inches high. It has the same label: 10 ounces. Hmm ….