357 Mad Dog Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce Review
It’s almost Halloween time fellow Chili Heads!
It’s time for a spooky rendition of a very old recipe, namely called (in many circles) HOT SAUCE! Insane Chicken.com has another great sauce for you to try…if you’re not too scared or intimidated by it. It’s a ghostly concoction that is guaranteed to fry the holiday demons (or other scary things) right out of you!
“Say hello to my little friend!”
Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce
“It’s scary hot”
I gotta say, “I love this label!” Anything that has Ghost pepper in the label or the ingredients makes me happy. As I look at the ingredients that happiness changes quickly to one I closely relate to our upcoming festive Holiday–Halloween…that is FEAR!!. Okay, first ingredient, vinegar. Surprise! Okay, quick question, who was really surprised? But the second ingredient…Pepper Extract, then a little cane juice, then comes the Ghost Pepper/Bhut Jolokia! And if that wasn’t enough they throw in Habanero peppers and Peri Peri Peppers or also known as the African Birds Eye Pepper. Some varieties of African Birds Eye Peppers measure up to 175,000 on the Scoville Scale. That’s hot! There are four hot ingredients in this sauce and this scares the H-E-double-hockey-sticks right out of me. I’ll say right now it’s going to be “Atomic”
The elixir, uh, I mean hot sauce looks very smooth in texture. There are no seeds that I can see. It has a nice brownish/red color that would definitely appeal to me if poured out on some enchiladas. I say this of course before I have actually tried the sauce. Remember, as of yet, I am not telling you to do so, just that it might appear to me as a delicious addition to a fine Mexican dish.
As I wrestle with the wrapper I can’t help but ask myself, “What did I do that was so bad today that I might deserve this?” I open the bottle and take a whiff. There is so much spice to the smell it caused me to give a quick cough. I take a smaller breath and find that there is a sweet smoky smell, but I don’t smell the Jolokia pepper. Bummer! I love that fruity smell. So I pour some out on a spoon. It’s thick and brown…kind of like mud.
I can taste a brief moment of something sweet and then the heat attacks like I just stuck my tongue in a vat of boiling plastic! The hiccups come and try to recue me from the brute assault that is being handed to my mouth at this point but fail to relieve the pain. My mouth has begun to burn on the inside and out. I have never understood that. It’s not like I smeared this all over my lips, but yet here I am to tell you…THEY BURN BABY! So, back to talking about the flavor–this sauce is too hot to taste! It may have a wonderful flavor, but it is hard for me to get past the heat—and the taste of extract. Also, as it turns out, it has a gritty texture, not smooth as originally thought. I suggest when you make chili, just wave the bottle over the pot. (Just joking!) This would work well for chili. I think the sweet, smoky flavor that I imagine is there (from the smell), underneath the heat, would compliment it perfectly.
So, in conclusion, I would give this sauce a 5 out of 5 for having that “atomic” heat and a 3 out of 5 for flavor. As for the label it would definitely be a 5 out of 5. It is creative, humorous and worth reading. So don’t be afraid, have a safe holiday and this is “Atomic Eh?” asking you to
Keep it Hot and Keep it Spicy.
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