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Sep 15, 2012 07:59 AM

Matouk's Calypso Hot Sauce

Anyone know where it's sold locally?

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  1. No, saw it mail order. Is this something great?

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    1. re: Tonto

      Saw it mail order as well but was trying to avoid paying more for the s/h than the product. DK about the chow taster. I need it for a Norman Van Aken recipe. Unfamiliar? His caribbean/latin fusion jumps off the plate with bold flavors. Well worth making his time consuming, multi component recipes. The food is amazing.

    2. Is this the brand that the Chow taster guy likes?

      1. I know Boswell’s Jamaican Restaurant on Tulane Ave has a couple different Matouk’s sauces - I don’t remember specifically seeing Calypso, but they had a couple different sauces from Matouks.

        Check back by the kitchen they sell a few different Caribbean ingredients.

        Matouks is the best Caribbean Hot Sauce!!! Hope this helps…

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        1. re: Pork Pistol

          Calypso is the most widely available one so they probably have it at Boswell's. I think they also sell it at Hong Kong Market in the latin foods aisle.

          I brought some Matouk's "Soca Sauce" back from Trinidad this summer, it is completely devastating.

        2. This is a far reach-but if any of your friends or family will be visiting Aruba, tell them to pick you up a few bottles at the local grocery store in town. I bought some when I was there last year & hide it when friends visit!! It is SOOOOOO good!!!
          I just Google'd it & I see that Amazon has it for about $10 a bottle with free shipping...

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          1. re: NJlovesNOLA

            Ironically, I purchase it in Jersey for $2.50 a bottle from my favorite roti shop

            1. re: Duppie

              Seriously???? We have a great Caribbean restaurant near us & they say they've never heard of it before! They actually use salty Grace's Jamaican Hot Sauce!!! Where are you in Jersey?

              1. re: NJlovesNOLA

                Matouk's is quintessentially Trinidadian but is widely known through out the Islands so If your local Caribbean restaurant is serving Grace and never heard of Matouk's chances are it's a Latino owner and chef or they are just pulling your leg.Any real Island restaurant would make their own anyway.
                Many little Trini and Guyanese markets in Jersey City that carry the entire line at realistic prices.

                PS: I see you're in South Jersey, The Shoprite in Neptune had a decent selection of Matouk's products in their international section to service the large Caribbean population in that area but you may want to call first.

                1. re: Duppie

                  Thanks for the info Duppie. I am in Central Jersey (732 area code!)-about 10 minutes from the Neptune Shop Rite, so I will have to venture there soon. The owners of the restaurant tell everyone they are from Grenada & the food has a great Caribbean flavor, but who knows what their origin is. I'll just have to bring my own hot sauce the next time we eat there! BTW-I will be arriving in NOLA in less than 2 weeks JazzyB. If I find some up here I can bring a couple bottles to you-you'll just have to meet us in the lobby of our hotel for the pick-up!! LOL

                  1. re: NJlovesNOLA

                    Grenada has excellent dishes as well as very tasty peppers. Next time ask them to share their home made sauce if they indeed make one,they may be using the Grace product because it's known and not sure if their diners can handle their home made stuff.
                    Or just bring a small bottle of your favorite....I do.

                    What's the name of the restaurant?

                    1. re: NJlovesNOLA

                      My MIL lives in Neptune (Shark River Hills).

                      1. re: JazzyB

                        Then the shoprite may very well be the solution.
                        By the way I regularly use Norman Van Aken's Perfect flan and Pepper pot recipes from his New World Kitchen book.

                        1. re: Duppie

                          By the time she ships it to nola I could order online.

                          1. re: JazzyB

                            Who said anything about shipping it? I was going to bring it with me in 9 days and have you meet me at the Marriott. But you can order it online...
                            Duppie, the name of the restaurant is De Island Breeze in Somerset. They have live music on the weekends, it's a pretty cool place! BTW, Shark RIver Hills is very close to Manasquan, where I live! Small world!

                            1. re: NJlovesNOLA

                              Thanks...perhaps I'll check it out.

                              1. re: NJlovesNOLA

                                Is the Osprey still there? Also have family in Waretown, Point Pleasant and Lanoka Harbor.
                                We used to live in Bradley Beach but headed south over 25 years ago.

                                1. re: JazzyB

                                  The Osprey is still alive & kicking! Great bands there! I used to live right down the street from it & Leggett's. I grew up in Brielle & live in Manasquan now. Seriously, if you want me to bring a few bottles down with me next weekend & you meet us at the Marriott on Canal, I have no problem with that! I promise I am not a serial killer (although the SIFI channel is my favorite!!) LOL

                                  1. re: NJlovesNOLA

                                    Thanks so much for the offer. My niece will be down for voodoo and will bring some.

                                    1. re: JazzyB

                                      No problem. Soooo looking forward to getting down there this Saturday!! I haven't eaten for 3 days in preparation of my visit!!! LOL

                                      1. re: NJlovesNOLA

                                        We split some of the great discussion of New Jersey to that board, so people looking for info on New Jersey would be able to find it:

              2. Also check out for better prices.