Hot sauce range launched in UK to bring taste of the tropics

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A hot sauce range based on coconut vinegar has been launched in the UK to offer a taste of the tropics.

Inspired by traditional recipes from the Philippines, the three-strong range from Buko comprises Regular, Tangy and Fiery sauces, available in 150ml jars.

Buko director Aled Morris said: “We’ve used Mother of Vinegar made from eight-month-fermented coconut sap in all the sauces, not just for its host of nutritional benefits, but because it also adds a unique sweet tanginess, which makes them stand out from the crowd and gives them an extended versatility above regular hot sauces.

“Beyond being used as a simple and tasty condiment, they also add an exotic twist to salad dressings, marinades and sauces.”

Coconut vinegar is used in the Philippines as the base for various dishes. Aled added: “It’s clear there’s an ever-growing demand for this kind of Asian food and so bringing a more authentic sauce to the market makes a lot of sense and we feel people will enjoy the added complexity of flavour that the subtle sweetness of the coconut vinegar brings.

“The fact that the vinegar happens to link into the popularity of coconut products and their health benefits is just an added bonus, albeit a big one!”

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