Da Bomb Ground Zero Review
Let me put this sauce in perspective. The Scoville chart measures pepper heat level in units. A Jalepeno is between 2,500 and 3,500 units, Cayenne peppers are between 30,000 and 50,000 units, Habaneros and Scotch Bonnets are between 100,000 and 350,000 units, and Da Bomb Ground Zero weighs in at 234,000 Scoville units. What this means, in layman’s terms, is that this sauce, without much effort, could blister your tongue on contact.
Da Bomb Ground Zero comes in a little bottle reminiscent of an old time medicine bottle, with a big green bomb on the label.
The color of the sauce is dark plum; the texture is extremely thick, bordering pasty. When you look at the ingredients, it’s easy to be fooled into expecting a mouth-pleasing taste experience in addition to what you know will be a tongue-blistering event. Habaneros, tomato paste, pineapple juice, natural pepper flavoring, and lemon and lime juice sound appetizing, and they would be, provided you could taste them.
I made the mistake of licking a large drop of Da Bomb from my finger. For the next several minutes, all I could do was stuff bread into my mouth and wash it down with lime juice. There was no easy way to put out the fire. My tongue didn’t blister, but much more of Da Bomb would have certainly made that happen. The heat coursed through my body like a volcanic river. I’m not just using the simile to be clever. That’s exactly what it felt like. When Da Bomb reached my stomach, it exploded there, sending heat waves through me that brought out the sweats and nearly had me on my knees.
Da Bomb Ground Zero is no dipping sauce, but I knew there would be a way to use it. There is only one way I’ve come up with, and that is simply to use it as a heat agent in chili, stews, and soups. Use it sparingly. A couple of fingernail-sized drops will go a long way in large pots of the foods I mentioned. Plenty of tasting is required as you add Da Bomb, to help prevent overdoing it. Trying to use this sauce in any other context can be unpleasant.
That said, I’m not recommending you stay away from Da Bomb Ground Zero. For those who like extreme heat (even that seems like an understatement), Da Bomb serves it up proudly. As a heat additive to your culinary pursuits, Da Bomb is ideal, but before you get crazy, you will need to do a little experimenting.
On a final note, do not leave this anywhere near children. Da Bomb in Da eyes could lead to a trip to Da emergency room.
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