I know it’s a day late, like my christmas post but I do my reviews on tuesdays and this post is most definitely a review.
It’s something special, too. An unusual type of sauce that I’ve been after since christmas 2016.
That year, I got a naff gift set containing green sriracha.
It wasn’t well made and it had no branding that I could trace. It wasn’t something that I could feature here.
Yet the concept was a good one. I enjoyed that product, despite its poor quality, and have been looking for a better version ever since.
So, while my christmas post was a gift to a reader, today’s is a gift to myself. Taking a quick break from my backlog of freebies and festival finds to look at not one but two sauces that I’m highly excited for.
Hello again spice lovers, this week we’re going to look at another of my samples from Chilli Pepper Pete and, like the Zhoug, it’s one of their milder ones.
Emphasis on the “er”, of course, because, as I mentioned back in my overview, Chilli Pepper Pete doesn’t actually do anything below medium. Which makes today’s offering rather hot when compared to other, similarly coloured sauces.
That’s right, it’s a green one. And, unlike the Zhoug, it’s not getting its colour from fresh herbs.
No, it’s using tomatilloes and green chillies to make a salsa verde. One that I’m sure you’ll agree, once we talk about its other ingredients, is far from ordinary.
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.
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.
Howdy folks, today we’re going a little further afield for a less mainstream american sauce, imported and sold in the UK by Hotheadz.
Marie Sharp’s, the company who actually make the sauce, are a well respected company from humble family origins, who specialise exclusively habanero. They have an entire range of heats, mild to nearly ghost level, all using their one signature chilli.
And maybe a little bit of extract in the hottest ones.
But what I’m trying this week isn’t about the heat itself but about the kind of unique flavour few producers are willing to touch. Hot green chillies.