Topping the Charts

Change of plan, everybody. We’ve been through a lot of hot stuff over the last year and a bit but I’ve still managed to build up quite the backlog of review products. So, as of today, I am no longer going to be dedicating the last tuesday of each month to a recipe.

Instead, every tuesday will be a review day but don’t worry, I’ll still give you something tasty to cook up. Only it’s now going to be on the final weekend. The saturday or sunday upload slot that I’ve previously saved for the very occasional bonus dish.

And this gives me a little more flexibility with what I can show you, as well.

Previously, I’ve tried to keep at least close to one superhot item, one hot one and one mild or medium thing a month in order to please as many different heat tolerances as possible but now, with an extra slot opened up, showing off something crazy that won’t suit the vast majority of people doesn’t have to take the place of one of those.

Today I can finally show you one of the all time hottest natural sauces that I’ve ever had. A natural

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Liquid Gold

Alright, everyone, if you’ve been paying attention to my twitter account (@spicefreakblog) then you might already know that I recently got another bottle free from The Chilli Alchemist.

This time, however, it’s not a review sample. Their latest gift came with any purchase at Reading Chilli Fest because the product in question has been discontinued. They are nolonger making their Elixir Orientem.

So, while I have been enjoying that sauce on my macaroni cheese, it’s not what I’m here to talk to you about today. No, today’s product is the new one that takes its place:

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Their mango and aji amarillo chilli sauce, quite simply named “Aurum” after its golden colour.

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It’s Pancake Time!

Greetings, my fiery friends. It’s time for another weekend bonus recipe. A recipe that’s just too simple and product specific to take the main spot of a month but one well worth sharing, nonetheless.

A recipe made using Mr. Vikki’s Banana Habanero pickle.

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But, before we get into how it’s made, there’s something I’d like to say about the product itself.

When last I tried it, I was shocked by the heat of this sweet pickle. I rated it a three out of ten, despite my previous jars only warranting a one. That batch was far stronger than expected and now I know why.

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Extract of Flavour

Today, everyone, I’d like us to take a look at another item from Grim Reaper Food’s gift box. Something that I didn’t want to talk too much about at the time, for fear of ruining the company’s biggest surprise.

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You see, what we have here may be a scary little bottle of extract but it’s not like the rest of its kind. It’s not about the heat.

No, unlike most extracts, the Grim Reaper’s Raging Goblin isn’t a concentrated resin of extreme chilli firepower. In fact, it isn’t concentrated at all. It is hotter than the chillies it was made from but that’s only due to the loss of their flesh.

Because what this product actually is is jalapeño juice. All the oils, both heat and flavour, from a good number of green jalapeños, mixed with a little bit of lime.

And it all comes packaged in a black-tinted aromatherapy oil bottle.

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Formerly Mild

Hey everyone, this week it’s recipe week and I’d like to talk to you about one of my favourite curries.

The humble korma, however, doesn’t have the best of reputations, being considered both too mild and too desert-like to be called a “proper curry” by many.

It’s the sweet, rich, creamy, coconut-heavy and utterly chilli free dish used to introduce people to the spices of indian cuisine but, in my opinion, it’s a little more than that.

Made well, the almond, coconut and dairy base of this dish gives it the unique, rich, mild and milky flavour you might expect, ideal to be built upon with other things, such as its often quite complex spice palette. In fact, it’s a perfect carrier for these spices because, as with chilli, their flavours are mostly oil based, allowing them to be absorbed into the milk fats quite easily to spread throughout the meal.

But, depending on where you look, you’ll see many variations on the korma, some of which have rather different ideas on what flavours should permeate its thick, underlying sauce.

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Birthday Blood

Surprise! It’s a sauce review on a thursday!

Why? Because it’s my birthday.

A year ago today, I tried what is probably the hottest extract-based sauce in the world and, because I really don’t know what’s good for me, I figured I’d make a tradition out of it.

I bring you Chilli Pepper Pete’s Dragon’s Blood.

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Image provided by Chilli Pepper Pete.

Not one of the sauces that have gained the name in later years but the original. The legend. The old extract sauce I still hear tales about to this day.

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Spiced and Smokey

Happy tuesday, heat eaters, I’m back from Reading Chilli Festival. In the coming months, there’ll be all sorts of wondrous new things featured here but today it’s time for something a little less new.

Something just as exciting, mind you. It’s my favourite of the Screaming Chimp’s product samples.

Last time we heard from them we took a look at their hottest “Stinger” sauce but this week we’re going back down to the very bottom of their heat scale to try out Vic’s Ol’ Smokey. A sauce that uses smoked paprika, instead of chillies, for its flavour but does back it up with bird’s eye heat.

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