Dying in Style

Well, it’s my birthday again but it might not be a happy one. Not when you’ve chosen what was probably the hottest and definitely the most expensive option on my poll.

This year’s extract sauce tasting is unlikely to be as brutal as 🔥 my first year’s 🔥 but I’m sure that it’ll at least give last year a run for its money. And it is, once again, two sauces.

Two sauces that I can’t show you until after the “Continue reading” button because one of them uses the F-word.

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Last Chance

The time has come, spice lovers, for the third and final one of the East Coast Chilli Co sauces I was given. It’s the one I didn’t choose myself and therefore, naturally, the least out there of the bunch.

Yet that also means that it’s the one with broadest appeal. Their best seller. Their “Chance”.

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This one bears a second great taste award and even places it on its printed label, either side of its three out of five pitchfork rating. A rating that puts it slap bang in between their other two, heat-wise, and is reinforced by the word “medium” beneath it in all caps.

It’s apparently the company’s most popular product. A garlic, habanero and tomato based sauce, which sounds like nothing out of the ordinary, but, trust me, it still holds its fair share of surprises.

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Seafood, Fruit and Spice

Hey folks, I’ve been popping by my local farmer’s market a lot recently and one of the veg stalls has really rekindled my interest in the humble orange habanero.

Imported from spain, he’s managing to sell them fresh and full of fruity flavour, despite the snowy weather.

Personally, I’d recommend shopping somewhere similar for your hot peppers, if able, because I can definitely taste the difference. But, since big supermarkets seem to sell habaneros all year round, you’ll probably have more luck looking there right now.

Either way, though, they’ll work for today’s recipe – White fish poached in a ginger wine, habanero and orange sauce.

A sharp and spicy, yet sweet and fruity, almost honeyed dish that really is utterly delicious.

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Green Savina

Welcome back, everyone, to the fourth in my series of Mahi Fine Food products.

This time around, I bring you the hottest from that box you saw before – Their “Green Savi”.

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This is the reason that I got in touch with the company. Not to ask for anything from them but simply to enquire about the chilli that they used.

Because, while it wasn’t outright stated anywhere on the bottle or on their website, the word “savi” certainly sounded like the kind of shorthand that you might use if you wanted to avoid the colour and copyright associated with the “red savina”. A chilli that was once considered the hottest in the world and is still arguably the hottest of habaneros.

A chilli that I’ve tried before in Mr Vikki’s Banana pickle and the Death at the Crimson Altar‘s four pepper blend but not one that I’ve never had much chance to taste on its own. Even off record.

So to see it take centre stage like this in something from such a seemingly mainstream company was quite the shock. Especially when it turned out they had it in both red and green.

Almost as much of a shock, in fact, as when they decided to send me it free of charge.

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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:

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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.

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Pronouncing Peppers

Greetings everyone, it’s time for another thursday post. But not another sauce review.

Unlike the last two thursdays, this post isn’t about a product but it is inspired by one: The Dorset Chilli Shop’s chipotle extract. Because that one little bottle changed the way I talk.

It came labelled with the ancient aztec name of it’s chilli, “Chilpōctli”, which turned out not to be pronounced the way I thought.

So today we’re looking at pronunciation. At how to say the names of your favourite chillies and why they’re pronounced the way they are.

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Unleash the Demons

It’s thursday again, fiery food fans, and it’s a weird one.

Once again, I’m bringing you a sauce review off schedule. And no, it’s not for jokey reasons like last time.

Noone’s said that this sauce or its peppers are inedible. It’s just not available in the UK.

It’s an australian sauce that focuses on a unique heat source – A distant relative of black pepper known as the tasmanian mountain pepper.

Or, in some cases, the diemen pepper berry, the name from which today’s company get theirs.

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More Death from Devon

Happy tuesday again, folks, it’s time for another little hotty.

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This time, it’s Death at the Crimson Altar – One of Devon Chilli Man’s hottest, shown here in its more portable, karabiner-adorned, mini bottle. Perfect for those who want hot sauce on the go, a sample size before committing to the full thing or simply something small for christmas.

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Tropical Blood

Greetings, spice lovers, and welcome to the last of my Dragon’s Blood reviews.

There is one more item from Chilli Pepper Pete that I’ll be looking at but it’s not a part of their main line. It’s a wild stand alone item that I’m afraid you’re going to have to wait for because today, we’re looking at the Dragon’s Blood Hot Fruity Sauce.

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Image provided by Chilli Pepper Pete.

 

A far brighter bottle than most of the others. Maybe even than the neon product art of the Green Salsa.

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Battle of the Bears

Hey everyone, it’s october. And you know what’s special about october?

It’s the month with halloween in it.

And yes, I know, halloween’s still almost a month away but what use is a holiday product review if it goes up on the holiday? I’m doing this early so that you have time to track down the items involved, should you feel the need.

Or maybe just to warn you what’s in store if you knock on my door this year.

Either way, I’m talking about gummy bears.

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Three different brands and four or five different products, for a full comparison of every sort I’ve seen.

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