Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce Review
Naga Jolokia, also known as the Ghost Pepper, is the foundation of Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce, and trust me, it’s nothing to play with. The label sports the tag line, So Hot It’s Spooky, and I couldn’t think of a more fitting tag line. Not much comes between you and the dangerously intense heat of the Naga Jolokia peppers (twice as hot as the Red Savina Habaneros, often weighing in at over a million Scoville heat units). There’s a little roasted garlic puree and some hot pepper extract (as if that was even needed).
The label informs us that Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce makes a great industrial cleaner and grease remover. It also warns us that it’s not for people with heart and respiratory problems. I tend to believe this isn’t an exaggeration. In fact, I’m quite sure it could cause serious medical issues if not handled properly.
All that aside, if you’re looking for a painful heat factor, Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce delivers big. If you’ve got friends that like to brag about the level of heat they can take (and we all do), let them put a drop of this sauce on the fingertip and see what happens. The bragging will stop immediately. Let me be clear; this sauce is too hot to eat on its own. If you can do it, more power to you, but I say you can’t.
Not to worry. That doesn’t make the sauce null and void. There are plenty of ways to use Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce, and trust me when I say, I’ve tried several of them. At the rate you need to use this sauce, a 5 oz. bottle will last you a year.
Not to drop names here, but grab a jar of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso from your local market. I’m sure other brands will work, but this is what I used. I got the medium version. Use two small drops of Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce heaping tablespoon ( and I mean big) of the Tostitos cheese sauce. It will no longer be cheese sauce. It instantly becomes Dave’s Ghost Pepper dip. Pick a chip, any chip, and dip it in to see how good it is.
A big bowl of homemade chili requires no more than two drops of Ghost Pepper to give the chili a flaming burst of flavor; three medium drops to a big bowl of Guacamole dip gave it a fiery finish that made my usual recipe stand up and take notice.
Bottom line, I love Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce. I’m careful with it, but I love it.
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