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Monday, March 20, 2017


This past Christmas I received Fat Cat Cranberry Habanero Relish as a gift through a secret Santa program. My benefactor was the owner of Fat Cat Gourmet Foods. I have been anxiously waiting to sample this cranberry/habanero relish. I believe it will go perfect with our barbequed turkey breast. We are no strangers to the Fat Cat line-up of hot sauces because we have reviewed them in the past with very favorable results. Have a seat and let’s have a March Madness Turkey and Fat Cat Cranberry Habanero Relish celebration.


Cane sugar, orange juice, cranberries, orange zest, habanero peppers and orange liqueur are the listed ingredients. I like this short and sweet ingredient list. This sauce should highlight some great flavors.

Aroma & Texture:

A thick and chunky relish screams; Thanksgiving is about to begin. The top is removed to release a pleasant symphony of aroma. We soak in the smell of fruit with citrus notes. There is a hint of pepper in this tune.


Cranberry tart and tang start to dance on the tip of your tongue to begin this relish journey. Before you begin to pucker Mr. Habanero says hello with a pleasant warming sensation. Orange zest and orange liquor join in to give this the holiday combination of flavors we all enjoy. The cranberry pucker never comes to fruition because of the calming and balance delivered by the sugar. This is one Fantastic flavorful relish. All the ingredients have separate distinct flavor profiles but meld together in perfect harmony.


The heat level was perfectly warming but not punishing. The heat level meter will tip to two stars out of five.


We cooked a turkey breast in one of our barbeques. This was the perfect protein to test our relish. We can proclaim Thanksgiving bliss. This relish delivered exactly what we wanted and more. Sweet, tart, citrusy and a gentle warming made this relish not only compliment but possibly the star of our meal. I found myself taking spoonful’s of relish with a little piece of turkey instead of vice versa.


Aunt Agnes relish from the can will be banished forever from our Thanksgiving table. Fat Cat Cranberry Habanero Relish will be in our pantry from now on. This relish brings a spark to the table. It is a wonderful combination of flavors. The habanero flavor and heat brings excitement to a once traditional but boring condiment. The combination of tart/perky cranberries with citrus, peppers and  then all balanced with the perfect complement of sweetness. This relish is not just for Thanksgiving anymore. It will go perfect with grilled or roasted chicken. I am tempted to just have it on toast. We  proudly give Fat Cranberry Habanero Relish a enthusiastic thumbs up. We love it.

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