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Mad Dog 357 Review

357 Mad Dog Hot Sauce – Most hot sauces that are any hotter than Tabasco claim that they will make your mouth burn so much that you will be knocked on the floor. Most will, but only if you have a canker sore, or are recovering from oral surgery. Most are all talk and funny labels. They invoke burning buttholes and the fires of hell. As a result, they are great gifts. In addition, they are often tasty, and go-to sauces for chili-heads looking to spice up their pizza or eggs. However, they are not what they say they are. Not even close. They are not bottled hell-fire. They are merely a condiment.

Mad Dog 357 is the real deal. It has ruined many a half-hour period for me. It gives me a weird throbbing sensation in my ears. Continue Reading

Insane Chicken’s Cluckin’ Hot Sauce Review

Insane Chicken’s Cluckin’ Hot Sauce I’m sitting outside right now, in Georgia, on a beautiful Summer’s day. I mean, it truly is beautiful. The weather is perfect. The grill is fired up. My kids are running around having a blast, and I’m watching my gorgeous wife play with them. I’m also dipping chips in cheese laced heavily with Insane Chicken’s Cluckin’ Hot Sauce. We’re also going to do some wings using the very same sauce.

The Ghost pepper is one of the hottest peppers around. Using it in a sauce is risky, unless of course all you want to do is cause pain. Continue Reading

Da Bomb Ghost Pepper Sauce Review

Da Bomb Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce – People who are not fans of the habanero-lime taste will not be converted with this sauce. However, the lack in originality in the taste department is more than made up for with the heat.

Hot sauce aficionados are well aware of the dreaded (yet much loved) ghost pepper. Officially known as the bhut jolokia pepper, Guinness dubbed it the hottest chili pepper in 2007. Da Bomb Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce in all of its firey glory, is billed as “ghost pepper hot sauce.” This is somewhat misleading. Tomato paste, habanero and lime form the base to this sauce and ghost pepper powder makes a guest appearance.

The image of an atomic bomb on the bottle showcases the intent of this sauce: to explode in your mouth and annihilate your taste buds. Continue Reading

Slap Your Mama Hot Sauce Review

Slap Your Mama Hot Sauce – And you might just do it . . . or slap anyone else who gets in your way. Habanero peppers, garlic, carrots, mustard seed, salt, and some spices are the only ingredients in here. Not a lot of flash to keep the show alive, but the blending of the ingredients makes the sauce nonetheless. “Slap Your Mama” is hot, but not so hot it hurts. Extreme heat lovers will still be able to guzzle it like water, but for the uninitiated, or those who are accustomed to a little less heat, this sauce will still provide a healthy burn.

I like to eat Mexican food. This is a great sauce for all those Mexican dishes. The habanero works well with poblano peppers roasted with cheese and stuffed with an assortment of goodies. Continue Reading

Review of Wimp Retardant Hot Sauce

Wimp Retardant X-Hot Sauce – The pepper base of this sauce is the ever-popular habanero. Any pepper lover will tell you the habanero has an extremely specific taste, as well as a nice heat factor. The taste of the habanero comes right through in “Butt Blazin’ Recipe #3.” The Habanero taste is right at the forefront. Additionally, there’s apple cider vinegar, celery seed, mustard, ginger, cinnamon, clove, allspice, bay leaf, a dose of red pepper, salt, and paprika. These ingredients work well together and provide a sauce that not only kicks it up in the heat department, but has a great overall flavor as well.

While hot can be subjective, this Wimp Retardant Sauce leaves no doubt that it’s meant to be a hot sauce. The heat level won’t bring you to your knees, but it will leave a warm fuzzy feeling in your stomach, and the more you eat it, the hotter it gets. The good news is, it never lets you down on the flavor. Continue Reading

Ass in Antarctica Hot Pepper Sauce Review

Ass in Antarctica Hot Sauce – Cayenne peppers and vinegar are the key ingredients here. There’s not enough cayenne for the experienced hot sauce lover. The vinegar is a little on the heavy side, but there’s enough salt to set it off.

Ass in Antarctica isn’t an extremely hot sauce at all. It can be used on a variety of foods to add a little kick, but the kick is mild, so you’ll have to use the sauce liberally. As for flavor, I wouldn’t say it’s at the top of the game. There are too many awesome hot sauces available to give this one a high rating on the taste or heat scale.

Still, this Ass in Antarctica has its place. Continue Reading

Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Sauce Review

Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce – Once you’ve sampled and reviewed enough different hot sauces, it can be easy to get a little jaded.You start doing hasty things, such as not bothering to use a food item to go along with the sauce, taking a swig of the sauce instead of tasting a drop off your finger tip or taking for granted the high-intensity rating on the label because the packaging has an uninteresting, generic flair to it.

Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce is a hideous permutation of Dave’s Insanity Sauce, which was supposedly too hot for the National Fiery Foods Show. Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce comes simply packed with the general Dave’s Gourmet label surrounded a crude cartoon of a smug pepper laying out in the sun. Continue Reading

Asbirin Hot Sauce Hot Sauce Review

Asbirin Hot Sauce – While sifting through a growing collection of hot sauce bottles, despite it’s quiet, unassuming, nature, it is hard not to notice Asbirin sitting in the back. Sure, the larger bottle-size may give it away, but what caught my eye was the fact that it was the only bottle among over a dozen that was not adorned with cartoons extolling the horror lurking within.

My gut instinct tells me that the name “Asbirin” probably has some sort of double-entendre to it, but frankly, I can’t come up with one that makes sense. Sure, there’s the obvious “ass” part of the name, but given the fact that there is no other reference to anything remotely resembling ass puns are jokes about butts on the label. Continue Reading

Mad Dog Teriyaki Hot Pepper Sauce Review

Mad Dog Teriyaki Hot Sauce – Mad Dog is a hot sauce company that seems to not be content with the general, table hot sauce varieties. Although they do have utility sauces, the company is not shy about producing niche flavors.

Mad Dog Teriyaki Hot Sauce is one of those niche sauces, adding an Asian tang with some smoky heat to light up any meal.

The flavor has a strong smokiness to it that masks the heat that slowly creeps into place as you eat it. There is also a tanginess to it that complements the burn. Although it is labeled as a teriyaki sauce, it definitely works better as an additive to another stir-fry sauce. Continue Reading

Grace Crushed Pepper Sauce Review

Grace Crushed Pepper Sauce – Dark red, medium pour, and full of crushed peppers, skins and seeds included. Those are the high points of this sauce. The taste is another factor to celebrate. While there are hints of preservatives in this one, that doesn’t really affect the taste in a negative way. There’s a rich hot pepper taste here that will compliment any Mexican dish, work well in chili, and find a home on any number of other dishes.

Peppers, cane vinegar, and cane sugar are just about the only ingredients holding Grace Crushed Pepper Sauce together. The crushed peppers, which provide an awesome texture and cling to the food you use this sauce on, are the starts of the show. Continue Reading

Melinda’s Red Savina Hot Sauce Review

Melinda’s Red Savina Hot Sauce is kind of a conundrum in how it presents itself. The packaging depicts what seems to be a rather sweet-looking woman, who I am sure I can safely assume is Melinda.

Melinda is the image of a kind Hispanic mother, who keeps insisting that you have one more helping of the warm dinner she was only too happy to make for you. Only, what you thought was a delicious rice and beans mix was really just a vehicle for the heavy doses of sedative she’s slipped to you. Now you’ve woken two weeks later. You’re in some city you’ve never heard of before, you’re naked in a filthy alley way and you’re missing internal organs you didn’t even know existed. Continue Reading

Kiss Your Ass Goodbye Hot Sauce Review

Kiss Your Ass Goodbye Hot Sauce – The almost naked bottom of a blonde girl on the label (it’s a drawing, so relax) with a big set of red lips on one cheek is the visual hook for this sauce. When I saw it, I figured the sauce was going to be a weak attempt at greatness. The sauce itself is orange-red and very thin, which almost always means the sauce in question is going to be generic at best. “Kiss Your Ass Goodbye” really surprised me in that department. Although the sauce looks like it will be a passable sauce if you’re hard up and there’s nothing else, this one really delivers with good flavor.

Garlic, salt, vinegar, and the distinct habanero pepper are all there is to this beautiful sauce. Continue Reading

Baboon Ass Gone Rabid Hot Sauce Review

Baboon Ass Gone Rabid Hot Sauce -  I’m a huge fan of Baboon Ass Habanero Hot Sauce, so when I saw Baboon Ass Gone Rabid, I was expecting something great. I wasn’t disappointed even a little bit, but let me warn you: Baboon Ass Habanero wasn’t over-the-top hot; Gone Rabid is another story altogether.

The name of the sauce could not be more fitting. Don’t make the mistake of eating it in the same dose as you would the habanero version of the sauce. It will blow the top right off your head. The label claims this version is five times hotter than Baboon Ass Habanero, and I’m likely to believe that’s true. Continue Reading

Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Sauce Review

Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce – This sauce has a lot going for it right out of the gate. First, there’s the naga jolokia pepper that gives it insane heat. One little bead of this sauce on the tip of your finger will have your lips and mouth burning like a match in dry brush. To augment that heat, there’s also the African peri-peri pepper, some fresh habanero, and chili extract. Are you starting to get the picture? This is a mouth blister waiting to happen, so be careful when you use it.

Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce lulls you into a sense of peace when you open it and take a whiff. The fruity fragrance leads you to believe that you’re in the company of a mild sauce. It’s a ghost pepper sauce, so you should know better, but there’s that sweet and fruity fragrance. Continue Reading

Pit Bull Renegade Hot Sauce Review

Pit Bull Renegade Hot Sauce – For every line of hot sauce, there is almost always at least one variety that is presented as the odd one out. While the majority of the sauce in that line, may promote themselves as exhibiting different levels of torture to your mouth, there is usually that one flavor that supposed to be a little different, without any indication as to whether that means more or less heat.

Pit Bull Renegade Hot Sauce is one of those sauces.

If the label is to be believed, Renegade is the rebel of the Pit Bull hot sauce family. Continue Reading

Venom Hot Sauce Review

Venom Hot Sauce – The front label of Venom features a fiery-tongued snake wrapped around a pepper, drawn in the style of an airbrushed sleeveless t-shirt worn by a metal head with a mullet.

Just at face value, this sauce is really difficult to call. It seems like the sort of homemade low budget hot sauce that you might find on the nearly bare shelves of a truck stop run by My Name is Earl extras who are hooked on crystal meth. This means the sauce could either taste like ketchup, or make me want to kill myself just to make the hurting stop. Continue Reading

Melinda’s Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce Review

Melinda’s Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce - Who is this Melinda chick? She knows her sauces. I tried Melinda’s Coffee BBQ Sauce and found it to be an exceptional blend of flavors; I tried Melinda’s Naga Jolokia and absolutely fell in love with it. I’m not sure where the sauce artists that concoct these beauties comes from, but Melinda’s Scotch Bonnet his the third home run in a row.

The scotch bonnet is a very hot pepper in the same family as habaneros. It’s found primarily in the Caribbean. Although it’s hot, it has a subtle sweet undertone that makes it ideal for a number of foods and cooking applications. Continue Reading

Wanza’s Wicked Temptation Review

Wanza’s Wicked Temptation is kind of a perplexing hot sauce. It begins with the label, which is adorned with a vague figure that has long hair and eyeliner, which pretty much means this hot sauce is either the product of a sly-eyed vixen or that of a hair-metal rocker. It’s not like Wanza is a masculine or feminine name.

Wanza’s Wicked Temptation Hot Sauce doesn’t have a label that compels you to take it seriously, yet it has the heat of a sauce that doesn’t screw around.

The list of ingredients is no less confusing. After Vinegar, the sauce has habanero peppers and oil of capcaisin in it. Continue Reading

Sauce Bitch Hot Pepper Sauce Review

Sauce Bitch Hot Sauce – Pass the Sauce Bitch, I say to my wife. She, of course, tells me no. It’s her favorite sauce. Sauce Bitch Hot Sauce is a unique sauce among sauces, crafted with a blend of ingredients that come together in an exciting burst of flavor that really can’t be found anywhere else. It has tropical notes and a kick-in-the ass heat factor that is so well-balanced it’s uncanny.

Sauce Bitch is addicting. There’s no two ways about it. Mango, pineapple juice, raisins, oranges, sugar, salt, vinegar, and red habaneros are the ingredients that work together here to deliver a truly gourmet sauce.

What are the uses for Sauce Bitch Hot Sauce? Why limit yourself? Continue Reading

African Rhino Peri-Peri Pepper Review

African Rhino Peri-Peri Pepper – Open this sauce and take a whiff straight from the bottle. You know by the pungent aroma that you’re in for a treat. The second indication of the pleasure in store for you is in the choice of peppers. The African Peri-Peri pepper is the star of this show. The Peri-Peri is not the hot property that the ghost pepper is, but it has a kick all its own, and the flavor notes of this pepper is out of this world. It shows in this beautifully executed sauce.

Cider vinegar, tomatoes, onion, lemon juice, sugar, roasted garlic, canola oil, and a few additional spices round out the rest of this sauce, all brought together to create a unique flavor. The word unique means, specifically, one of a kind. Continue Reading

Magma Hot Sauce Review

Magma Hot Sauce – Very interesting packaging concept. I love the different creative ways hot sauces come. Magma Hot Sauce is in a primarily clear bottle that lets you see what’s going on inside. There’s a graphic on the front of the bottle that shows you what looks like a huge drop of blood spreading out across the bottle. That’s exactly what’s going on inside the bottle, only what looks like a thick pool of blood is actually capsaicin, the chemical compound in the pepper that makes it bur like hell. In Magma, the capsaicin floats in a bottle of clear liquid, daring you to shake this sauce up and give it a try.

You definitely have to shake. You don’t want to taste what’s floating at the top without mixing it into the rest of the liquid. Continue Reading

Joe Perry’s Bone Yard Brew Hot Sauce Review

Joe Perry’s Bone Yard Brew Hot Sauce – Aerosmith rocks, in part due to the blues rock fusion in Joe Perry’s searing guitar riffs and solos. Joe Perry, however, continues to rock after the amps have been turned off. Joe Perry’s Rock your World sauces are top of the line. His Peach Mango is one of the best sweet heat combos I’ve ever tried, so when I saw the Bone Yard Brew, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Joe Perry’s Bone Yard Brew Hot Sauce is 100 percent all natural and that’s a fact. You can taste the absence of no preservatives; you can taste the freshness in every single drop of this beautiful crafted hot sauce. And believe me, the sauce is beautifully crafted. It’s a work of art. Continue Reading

Pain is Good – Garlic Style Hot Sauce Review

Pain is Good Garlic Hot Sauce – This sauce is made like fine beer in micro breweries. All of the Pain is Good varieties are made in numbered micro batches, using all-natural ingredients that show. The first thing about Pain is Good Garlic Style I noticed was the intense freshness of the sauce. No preservatives makes all the difference in the world, and when you’re using the kinds of ingredients this sauce uses, you’re getting a beautiful sauce in every aspect.

This one has a vivid bright orange color and it’s packed with seeds, garlic, onion, and pepper pieces. The pepper in residence here is the respectable habanero. Continue Reading

The Ghost Hot Pepper Sauce Review

The Ghost Hot Sauce – Are you afraid of the ghost? That’s the question asked on the black label of this sauce. The black label features a ghoul that looks like Death himself paying a visit. The makers of the sauce warn you to be afraid of this ghost. I don’t know about all that, but I do know there’s heat hidden inside the bottle – serious heat. With the naga jolokia pepper as its base, that’s no surprise. In addition to that magical pepper, the ingredients include carrots, papaya, lime juice, passion fruit, salt, vinegar, onion, and garlic. Those flavors are layered and balanced beautifully, making a sauce that packs the heat wallop chili lovers crave and the flavor a gourmet palate demands.

A lot of the sauces made with the naga jolokia are not only hot, but they tend to be great additives to all sorts of food. Continue Reading

Naga Soreass Hot Sauce Review

Naga Soreass Hot Sauce – As the first part of the name suggests, this is a sauce made with naga jolokia peppers (ghost peppers). Crack this bottle open and you can smell the flavor — and the heat. The naga jolokia pepper has a distinct taste, a distinct aroma (very pleasant), and a distinct level of heat. Naga Soreass Hot Sauce brings all of those things to the forefront.

In addition to the naga jolokia, Naga Soreass has Red Savina habaneros in it as well. For those who aren’t familiar, the Red Savina is a habanero on steroids. The combination of these two peppers is insane. Either of them will give any sauce a heat factor off the charts. Continue Reading

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