I was in Texas last week, and before I left, my wife asked me to find some Twang flavored salt to bring home. I had forgotten about this stuff, and she was right… you can’t find that stuff in Indiana. After a little bit of searching I finally found some at a convenience store and snagged most of what they had. Let’s just say the dude behind the counter was a little confused as to why a skinny tattooed Yankee sounding white guy was buying so much damn salt.
While this is meant to go with alcoholic beverages like beer and margaritas, Mrs. PotC wanted it so she could put it in her badass cooking and make it badass plus. But on Saturday night I decided to put this stuff to its intended use so I could review it… just for you.
Saturday’s beer menu consisted of Heineken, followed by “fuck it I don’t care anymore” PBRs. I strictly used the lemon lime and lime salts for the Heineken because it’s decent beer and I didn’t want to risk wasting it. But adding Twangerz to Heineken makes it taste like a Dos Equis Special with a lime and it’s really good. You have to be careful because if you add too much salt you’ll certainly taste salt. But the right amount will certainly change up the flavor of your beer.
Now we come to the PBRs. I was already pretty warm and fuzzy, so this was the perfect excuse to use the chili lime and pickle salts in beer… because if it tasted like shit, I’d simply be out a shitty beer or two without compromise to my buzz. I have to say, the chili lime one was actually pretty good! It was like Tex-Mex PBR. It’s not gross like you think it would be, and is something you just have to try. That brings us to the pickle salt… and I know what you’re thinking. “Oh fucking fuck fuck. Pickle PBR? Fuck this site… I’m going to back to dicking around on Facebook.” Hang tight… because I thought the same thing. But really, the pickle salt isn’t all that bad either. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get this stuff to have on hand for beer, but it wasn’t horrible either. Adding just a slight amount does give you a slight pickle flavor, but it’s not so overwhelming and more interesting than it is oogie. I think this stuff would get more bang for it’s buck on meat or some other savory dish.
My biggest beef with Twangerz in beer is that it causes your beer to foam up and explode out of the top. At one point I had to compromise my masculinity and throw my mouth over the bottle because beer was about to shoot all over the room. It made me feel dirty and violated… and for that Twangerz loses points. Otherwise, next time you’re in Texas you should get some Twangerz and kick your fizzy yellow beer up a notch.