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.
Hello again everyone, today we’re taking a look at The Ribman’s sauces. All of them.
Because he doesn’t really make three different sauces, just the same one with slightly differing chilli content. And that chilli content doesn’t change the flavour anywhere near as massively as it did for the Melliculus Popping Candy.
But, while it is just three heats of one sauce, it’s a very interesting one that showcases a recent trend, allows me to explain some flavour science and provides an experience like little else.
If you don’t mind a bit of strong language, click that Continue Reading button and I’ll show you what I’m talking about.
About a week ago, I received another free sample package, this time from The Hot Pepper Company (not to be confused with The Chilli Pepper Company). Inside was a single, very hot sauce, looking a little like this:
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.