I tried in the bottle, but it was plastic so i had to stop. Wound up put some in the same thing you did. I didn't use a tripod, so it wasn't steady. It didn't crackle like it does in the bottle, but was smoking like crazy.
EDIT: after reviewing the second video i made, i noticed that when i slowly moved the beam, the smoke from the sauce was showing beam reflections off the surface. In particular, a V shaped double beam almost like a wake in water, trailing the beam. I saw at least one other beam bounceing away from the dot.