Matouk's Calypso Hot Sauce
Matouk's Calypso Hot Sauce of one of my favorites due to it's truly unique flavor which is inspired by the rhythm of the Caribbean music. Calypso rhythms can be traced back to the arrival of the first African slaves brought to work in the sugar plantations of Trinidad. Forbidden to talk to each other, and robbed of all links to family and home, the African slaves began to sing songs. They used calypso, which can be traced back to West African kaiso, as a means of communication and to mock the slave masters. These songs helped to unite the slaves and so engrained a rich culture and tradition amongst the people of the Caribbean.