Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce Review
Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce – Whereas, there are some hot sauces that are darn near too hot for their own good (or yours); and whereas, humans’ taste receptors are located on their tongues; and whereas, some of those wicked-hot hot sauces make it hard to review because a single drop placed on the tongue burns said appendage so badly the reviewer cannot taste much of anything, let alone breathe without hiccupping; therefore, let it be known that this reviewer will do his best to provide not only a sense of how Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce tastes, but also ways it can be consumed without causing injury.
If you’ve been on this site for any length of time, you probably know by now that the “ghost pepper” (bhut jolokia) is officially listed as being the world’s hottest pepper. So you know a hot sauce with “Ghost Pepper” in its name is going to be very hot. But what if the sauce also included fiery habaneros and scorching peri peri peppers, and had lethal chile extract listed as the second ingredient? You’d probably have a hot sauce that could be classified as a concealed weapon if you went out in public with a bottle in your pocket. Such is the case with Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce. This is one insanely incendiary sauce.
Aside from stinging pain, the first taste sensation you get from Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper is vinegar, listed as the first ingredient. With a sauce this hot, it’s pointless to go for sweet, so the wise folks at Mad Dog kept the recipe simple, with a focus on the peppers. Evaporated cane juice, garlic, onions, and spices round out the flavorings and, needless to say, do nothing to temper the temperature of the brew.
After my first taste, I knew I couldn’t use this as a condiment for my plate of grilled chicken thighs. So I decided to spike my ketchup with it. A single drop in a tablespoon or two of ketchup is a very hot affair, but at least it’s edible. In fact, it adds quite a nice bite. Again, apart from the heat, most of what you’ll get from the sauce is vinegar, so grilled foods, French fries, even something like a taco salad will benefit from a little Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce. The good thing about having to use it sparingly is that it will last a long time. But its super hotness is not a gimmick; there’s real flavor and gastronomic utility in this bottle. But first you have to dare to open it.
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