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Tabasco Sweet and Spicy -- seen it?

Whats_For_Dinner Feb 9, 2011 08:27 PM

I'm trying to get a hold of the (new-ish, apparently) Sweet and Spicy Tabasco. It's nowhere to be found in the Niagara region, the Tabasco product locator (which, like so many others, only works for American zip codes) shows nothing even within 100 miles of Buffalo (not that I could get there anyway) and my attempts at correspondence with Tabasco's Canadian retail distributor have gone unanswered.

Hoping that this exists somewhere in Toronto. Has anyone seen it?


  1. PoppiYYZ Feb 12, 2011 09:45 AM

    If you like Sweet Heat, there is a local hot sauce called Cooksville Hot Sauce. Their Original is fantastic, but they also do a pineapple sweetened hot sauce called Hawaiian Heat. It's excellent straight on pizza or grilled meats, and chicken fingers or chinese if you want a spicy replacement form plum sauce.

    1. goodhealthgourmet Feb 10, 2011 09:03 PM

      will the Tabasco online store ship to Canada?

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
        Whats_For_Dinner Feb 11, 2011 08:34 PM

        Supposedly, but I placed an order, was told that they'd get back to me regarding shipping charges, and I've heard nothing. Oh well.
        I did get a call back today from the distributor, and apparently it's not sold retail in Canada at all. Was worth a try, I guess.

        1. re: Whats_For_Dinner
          goodhealthgourmet Feb 11, 2011 08:48 PM

          bummer. guess you need to be more aggressive about it and get back to THEM about the shipping charges if you really want the stuff.

          it amazes me, particularly in this economy, that some companies are so neglectful of potential customers.

          1. re: Whats_For_Dinner
            sweetie Feb 12, 2011 06:56 AM

            I saw it and the habanero one at Diana's Seafood yesterday. They also had Old Bay...but that is a differetn thread.

            Diana's Seafood
            2101 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M1R, CA

        2. Kagemusha Feb 10, 2011 07:49 AM

          Try Highland Farms. Sriracha clone?

          Highland Farms
          850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

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            torontofoodiegirl Feb 10, 2011 06:50 AM

            I got my first bottle in the States, but we found it again here in Canada -- I'm 99% positive that it was at Diana's seafood, though I'd check with them before going there just to be sure, because I could be wrong.

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            1. re: torontofoodiegirl
              terrycar Feb 10, 2011 07:46 AM

              I haven't been able to find this or the chipotle or habanero ones either. Maybe they aren't distributed here or perhaps you have to special order them.

              1. re: terrycar
                Whats_For_Dinner Feb 10, 2011 08:37 PM

                Whole Foods said they have the chipotle, and habanero I think, when I called them. I'll give Diana's a shout. Thanks, all!

              2. re: torontofoodiegirl
                torontofoodiegirl Feb 10, 2011 08:06 AM

                While we're on the subject of hot sauce, does anyone know of a store (preferably not too far from Eglinton b/w Bayview and Yonge) that carries Busha Brown's Spicy Pukka sauce? It used to be pretty widely available, but I've been having a hard time finding it lately, and I love it.

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