24 June 2010

Sweet & Sour Sauce: World Harbors Maui Mountains Sweet 'n Sour

World Harbors are the colorful, seemingly generic sauces you've probably seen in every condiment aisle.  Their schtick is to name each one after its worldly inspiration (hence the "Maui Mountains").  Slightly cheesy?  Yes.  Delicious?  Yes.

FLAVOR - Intensely sweet, with notes of cherry and pineapple, rounded out with a mild vinegar kick
CONSISTENCY - Mild to medium thickness with a smooth pour
APPEARANCE -  Vibrant orange-red 

SMELL - Piquant smell of cherries and pineapple with a vinegar aura
AVAILABILITY - Readily available

INGREDIENTS - High fructose corn syrup, water, vinegar, tomato paste, soy sauce (water, soy beans, wheat, salt), modified food starch, sea salt, canola oil, xanthan gum, garlic, onion, citric acid, natural spice extracts, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate (as preservatives), soy lecithin

This is a sweet sauce, somewhat similar to the sweet & sour you would get at a Chinese take-out joint.  It's great on pork and grilled veggies, but I've used it for dipping on just about everything.  World Harbors even includes some recipes on their website.

Note:  Most World Harbor's sauces contain vinegar, so they can also be used as a marinade.

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