Blair’s Mega Death Sauce Review
Blair’s Mega Death Sauce – How much would you pay for a one-inch-tall plastic skull keychain? At Insane Chicken, they sell one for $9.95 and it comes with a free bottle of Blair’s Mega Death Sauce in a special limited edition “20/20” bottle that is 20% hotter than the usual formulation to commemorate 20 years of causing intense pain to its customers. When it arrives, enjoy the keychain; I’m not sure the sauce is meant to be enjoyed.
Before you even open the bottle, the plethora of dire warnings suggest that it might be wiser to just stick with the keychain. “Warning: This product contains the hottest known ingredients on the planet earth. Please use with extreme caution.” “This sauce contains ingredients 650 times hotter than a jalapeño chile. Use sparingly. Not recommended for use without dilution.” You can’t help but wonder why it doesn’t come with a child-safety cap.
The sauce uses habanero, cayenne, and chipotle peppers. What makes it hotter than most is that most sauce have vinegar or some other base as the lead ingredient, and then the peppers and other ingredients come after. Blair’s Mega Death Sauce lists the habaneros and cayenne peppers first, followed by vinegar. This means the sauce is thick and contains lots of bits of pepper skin and seeds, without much of a mediating solution to temper the heat.
I’d love to be able to tell you that the molasses, guava puree, and ginger add complexity to the recipe and a tantalizingly sweet finish to the original layer of heat. But the fact is, you can’t taste anything but fire when you taste it pure (which I did, despite the warning to dilute it, because that’s the only way to truly judge what the sauce tastes like). And even when you add it to sauces or condiments, you have to use such small amounts that no single flavor in particular cuts through.
Which is not to say you shouldn’t buy Blair’s Mega Death Sauce, but just be forewarned that this isn’t one of those sauce that talk big but don’t deliver. Mega Death really is killer hot. Too hot for this reviewer – although I really am enjoying the skull keychain.
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