Midnight Red

Greetings, fiery food fans, and welcome to the first of my ECCC sample reviews.

Today’s offering from the East Coast Chilli Company is probably their most unique item – A rich, black, honey-based sauce that matches wonderfully with the equally dark label that adorns its bottle.

2018-02-15 13.52.20

It is, of course, as its elegant red text tells us, their Midnight 21.

Continue reading


White-Label Wonders

So this tuesday we’re going to be looking at another pair of products but it’s not a comparison post.

Instead, I have for you a couple of white label items from a single seller that we’ve already seen stuff from. It’s Daddy Cool’s!

Back again with some rather unusual recipes.

Continue reading

Psycho Killer – Garlic Edition

“Hallowed be thy pain” says today’s offering – A member of Doctor Burnorium’s ever-popular Psycho Juice line.

But this isn’t his 70% Scorpion, or even anything designed for fire over flavour, this is his Roasted Garlic Ghost. A sauce I bought as a bit of shameless self-indulgence.


Continue reading

Lots of Links

Hello again, everyone. I’m just writing to let you know that I’ve added another link atop my page header.

This time it’s a set of links to all the companies who previously sent me stuff. Partially as an extra incentive (because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t have a thing for freebies?) and partially as a way to summarise them all in one place and give you quick access to some of my favourites.

Again, though, do check my actual reviews in the archives next to this new page. They’ll give you more detail on the products that each one has given me.

Thanks for tuning in!

Your friend Coran, the Spice Freak.

Updated Archives

Hey folks, I’m trying out something slightly new so let me know if it works for you, ok?

What I have done is add a new page to the header bar. An archive.

A list of all my recipes, reviews and “inedible” thursday posts, given to you in heat order within those sections.

That alone, however, is nothing new. Its content is strikingly similar to the side bar I’ve already got up on the right but making a proper page out of it makes it easier to manage on my end and comes with a couple of benefits for my readers as well.

In particular, you’ll see that the product and recipe names have been elogated a tad to better describe the item – Something that I can only do with the extra space that its new format affords me.

Plus, for mobile viewers, you have a lot less work to do to reach it up there than to scroll past every post on my front page to find it at the bottom. Turns out sidebars only really work as such on real computers.

So, I hope you find this new addition helpful and do let me know how it plays out.


Your friend Coran “Spicefreak” Sloss.

Oh, but before I go, do remember to read my censorship policy before clicking on anything with a flame by it and my emoji key if you see any other symbols that you don’t recognise.

Take care!

My First Marinade

Alright, everyone, I’ve left a little too much time between these and will try to be a little quicker about uploading the next one but here we go with the third of my Mahi Fine Food reviews.

This time, though, it’s not your average sauce. It’s a dedicated rub and marinade.

The first such product to be featured on my site, in fact.

2017-09-25 12.25.01

Continue reading

Red Hot Velvet Rings

Hey fiery food fans. Today’s recipe has a bit of a misleading title.

I’m calling this post “Red Hot Velvet Rings” but the end result isn’t stunningly hot. Or even red in appearance.

What it is is a hotter, more savoury take on red velvet onion rings – An old craze that I still find baffling.

But just because coating onion rings in something as sweet as actual cake batter seems strange to me doesn’t stop the thought of a smooth, milky, fluffy, cake-like texture surrounding a ring with a little bit of bite left from making me salivate.

The feel of cake-battered onion rings was so tempting I just had to try it and, with the shade produced by deep frying red food colouring already making the originals look spicy, I knew it had to be a blog recipe.

So I went out and bought myself some sriracha to experiment.

2018-02-20 16.25.37

Continue reading

Pineapple Twins

Surprise! It’s not an East Coast Chilli Co item for today’s review.

I thought about posting one today but, after cracking open a bottle to try, I realised I wanted to draw comparison with another upcoming item. One that I’m not able to showcase until early next month.

In the mean time, we’re going to take a look at a couple of items that’ve been waiting for a good moment to be discussed.

The leeds-made Pineapple, Scotch Bonnet & Sesame Oil Sauce from The Crafty Bustard and Sierra Nevada’s Salsa Picante De Chipotle-Piña, imported from either spain or california.

Honestly, I’m not really sure. The company mention both places and my spanish isn’t good enough to tell where they’re actually based.

Both are pineapple based sauces, though, and both are sweet ones with a bit of a savoury twist. Yet they both achieve that in quite different ways and with very different end results.

After all, one’s a tropical sauce with sesame and the other’s a smoked jalapeño sauce that seems like it’s going to be using its fruit for sweetness and be something of a barbecue item.

We’ll find out if that really is the case in a moment.

Continue reading

East Coast Chilli Co.

Hello again folks. I wasn’t going to post anything today but, mere moments before typing this, three sauces arrived at my door:

2018-02-15 12.17.35.jpg

Freebies from the East Coast Chilli Company – One of their choice and two of mine. I must say, I’m excited.

I’ve had my eye on these guys since their appearance in the Lick My Dip box – Before it even changed to Flaming Licks – but I’ve been swamped by freebies and festival finds for a while now. I’ve not had chance to give them the attention they deserve.

Thanks to their generosity, however, I’m now left with no choice but to squeeze them in. You’ll be hearing about these sauces shortly.

Continue reading

Nutty Butters

Hey folks, happy pancake day!

Unfortunately, I haven’t managed to write a special blog post for my favourite food-based holiday this year.

I wanted to but, when I found out when the event was, I was too ill. In fact, I still am, to an extent.

Not ill enough to impair my brain function, anymore. I can write again but there is one thing that the remnants of my cold still have over me – I can’t trust my sense of taste right now. Or my sense of heat, for that matter.

So, instead of me writing something topical and special, here’s a post I pre-prepared about one or two of my weirder finds. A couple of the more out there products that I promised I’d be showcasing this year.

Today, I have a pair of peanut butters for you:

2017-09-14 11.36.02

Continue reading