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Our Saucy Younger Generation

March 24, 1999|CHARLES PERRY

Mo Hotta Mo Betta, the hot sauce mail-order outfit, kept getting complaints from habanero-guzzling parents whose children wanted to eat hot sauce like Mom and Dad but whose palates were too tender. The company tested dozens of sauces on 100 children aged 4 to 16 and came up with four that were widely liked, ranging from Cool Baby (a slightly spicy ketchup) through Wild Child (a barbecue sauce) and Crazy Kid (chipotle-based) to Screaming Teen (a jalapeno sauce). If this sounds like the answer to a problem of yours, you might call Mo Hotta Mo Betta at (800) 462-3220.

The Word From Mount Horeb

The Mount Horeb Mustard Museum of Mount Horeb, Wis., has reluctantly taken a stand against a mustard. Jewish law prohibits the eating of mustard seeds at Passover, so the Rokeach company markets a kosher-for-Passover Dijon Mustard consisting of matzo flour, apple juice, cider vinegar, artificial flavorings and food coloring. The museum's verdict: "It bears no resemblance to even the most mediocre Dijon mustard. . . . If that is all there is for your pastrami on matzo sandwich, go without." We know it must have hurt them to say it.

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