Cooper reminded me last night that I have never blogged about this, even though we've talked about it at length. Where has all the spicy horseradish sauce gone?
Seriously - I know I used to buy horseradish and it was spicy. There was a particular brand that was good - which I can no longer find and I can't remember the name, either. For the past year, every bottle I've bought has been subpar. It is really messing with my cocktail sauce-making prowess.
I guess I need to start ordering more powerful stuff from the internets but...that's annoying and requires advance planning. Yesterday, as I looked in the two spots where they keep the horseradish at Giant (because of course they split one niche product into two aisles), I saw a "mild" option. As though the others on the shelf were genuinely spicy.
And shouldn't horseradish sauce be spicy? Isn't that the point?
So here I am now, with cocktail sauce to make and only a couple bottles of weak horseradish in my fridge. It's not an enviable position, from a sauce standpoint.
Granted, this might be the worst thing that happens to me all day. Which does take some of the power out of my ability to rant. But still. I want the spicy!