It’s the hottest sauce in town – maybe not for its spiciness, but rather for its connection to the Sacramento Kings. The official Sauce Castillo hot sauce is now available from Musashi Foods, a New York-based producer of Japanese sauces.
This Sauce Castillo condiment is named for Kings reserve shooting guard Nik Stauskas, who earned the nickname “Sauce Castillo” after a closed-captioning error during a March game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Quickly sensing the opportunity to capitalize on the nickname, Musashi Foods reached out to Stauskas’ agent to form a partnership – and a sauce was born. It’s available online for $4.99 per bottle.
But how does it taste? For that, we rounded up a couple of common hot sauces plus a Sacramento-made sriracha. Then we ordered some Pizza Guys in honor of Kings starting shooting guard Ben McLemore and got to tasting. The panel included:
▪ Adam Pechal – Sacramento chef and former contestant on ABC’s “The Taste.”
▪ Chris Macias – Food and wine writer for The Sacramento Bee, and no stranger to hot sauces.
Click on the video to see how the tasting went down.