Fisher and Wieser Roasted Raspberry and Chipotle Sauce Review
Product Name: Fisher and Wieser Roasted Raspberry and Chipotle Sauce
Product Description: 40 ounce bottle of a sweet Raspberry and Chipotle sauce.
Brand: Fisher and Wieser
Offer price: 7.99
Overall Flavor Balance
The 40 ounce bottle of Roasted Raspberry and Chipotle Sauce at Costco is a great value that tastes delicious. There is a wonderful balance of raspberry, sweetness and heat that works great on pork.
Other reviews indicate this sauce is also great with chicken, salmon and cream cheese.
Interesting Flavor Profile
Great with Pork
Might Be Too Sweet For Some People
I have been seeing the Fisher and Wieser Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce at Costco for about a year now and have been intrigued by the potential flavor profile. This is the only raspberry based sauce I have come across and I was curious if matching raspberries with chipotles was a great idea or just a labelling gimmick.
I finally bought a bottle and gave it a try. It turns out that the sauce is pretty dang tasty!
Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce Nutrition and Ingredients
Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this bottle of sauce.
You get 40 ounces of sauce per bottle. One serving is two tablespoons and there are about 28 servings per bottle.
The nutritional facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 80
- Fat: 0g (0% DV)
- Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
- Sodium: 120mg (5% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 20g (7% DV)
- Protein: 0g
The calories and carbs in this sauce are elevated but still lower than what you get in the bloated Salt Lick Spicy BBQ Sauce.
The sauce has the following ingredients:
- Red raspberries
- Jalapeno peppers
- Chipotle peppers
- Granulated garlic
- Smoke flavor
The high sugar content of this sauce explains the high calories and carbs which are equivalent to what you get with Head Country’s Apple Habanero BBQ Sauce. This sauce is gluten free and does not contain any high fructose corn syrup.
How Does the Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce Taste?
The label suggests that the best uses for this sauce are:
- A glaze for pork tenderloin
- Brushed onto grilled chicken
- Poured over cream cheese
I didn’t feel like cooking a pork tenderloin but I was craving a grilled pork steak! I grilled up the pork and used the sauce as a glaze at the end.
The flavor of this sauce starts with the brightness of raspberries, quickly followed by sweetness and then ends with just a touch of heat from the peppers. The sauce was delicious with pork and I can imagine that it would also be great with grilled chicken.
The sauce is not overly sweet and overall is nicely balanced.
Reviews From Amazon Customers
I wanted to see what other people thought about this sauce so I checked out the customer reviews on Amazon. There were over 2,200 reviews for this sauce as of November, 2021 which is a HUGE data set.
- 94% of customers liked this sauce enough to leave a 5 or 4 Star review.
- 3% of customers disliked this sauce enough to leave a 1 or 2 Star review.
These numbers get even better when you realize that more than half of the negative reviews are about poor customer service from Amazon and have nothing to do with the sauce itself.
Some of the Positive comments left by Walmart customers include:
- If you’re skeptical, just try it. It’s not super-duper-spicy and won’t burn ya lips off. Nor it is cloyingly smoky. Nor sickly sweet and too fruity. If the thought of smoked hot peppers mixed with berries seems weird, and I guess conceptually it’s an odd combination, just trust me that it works and then some. This stuff is magical.
- We love this stuff and use it for marinades when smoking beef and fish but we also pour it on cream cheese for a dip. It is sweet but has a smoky-spicy heat to it as well.
- It has a great sweet raspberry taste with a hint of smoke and heat. I use it to top chicken and salmon among other things.
Some of the Negative comments about the sauce include:
- Does not taste at good as Sweet Baby Ray’s raspberry chipotle sauce.
- Wasn’t the best tasting. I have had a lot better! This one is going to waste.
- Hate it throwing it out taste nasty. I should have stuck with the Rothchild brand. I am so disappointed with this product.
The 40 ounce bottle of this sauce has a regular Costco price of $7.99. This works out to a cost of $0.199 per ounce.
You can buy a 10.5 ounce bottle of this sauce at Albertson’s for $5.09. This works out to a cost of $0.484 per ounce.
This means that you will save $0.285 per ounce (59%) when you buy the larger bottle at Costco.