Dave’s Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce Review

I won’t bore you with the long and storied history of Dave’s Insanity sauces, but suffice to say that they are the stuff of legend. While other companies resort to cute names and over the top scare tactics to sell their sauces, Dave’s sells on reputation alone.

Dave’s Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce is bottled in the usual way. As always the label focuses on an ironic picture of a pepper sunning itself on the beach, but this time it’s brought a friend: the floating translucent ghost of peppers past. While the label it warns that it may injure those with heart problems, and that it moonlights as a grease remover, the design itself is rather jaunty and cheerful. Continue Reading

Crazy Mother Pucker’s Habitual Jalapeno Hot Sauce Review

I’m a big fan of the creative use of alcohol beverages to enhance the flavor of hot sauces. Crazy Mother Pucker’s Habitual Jalapeno hot sauce contains tequila, and there couldn’t be a better combination than jalapeno peppers and strong tequila.

Before I even looked at the ingredients, I gave this one a taste straight from the bottle. The first thing that struck me was the overwhelming taste of alcohol. The presence of tequila is so strong in this mix, I believe you could get drunk on a bottle of it. The thing is, while the tequila is a big part of the flavor, the jalapenos jump right in there, using the tequila base to create a flavor explosion in your mouth.
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Taco Salad Recipe


Irish Scream Hot Sauce Review

I’m not Irish, but I love a lot of Irish things, including Irish music, Irish stout, and Irish whiskey. And now, Irish Scream Hot Sauce. Which, as it turns out, contains Irish whiskey, so it’s kind of like killing two brogues with one stone.

Though Irish Scream Hot Sauce contains whiskey (just “a wee bit”), and its pepper components are jalapenos and unnamed chiles, the predominant flavor is the richly aromatic tang of red wine vinegar. The sourness is tempered, however, by honey and brown sugar, though the heat does burst through with lip-tingling power.
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Apricot Habanero BBQ Sauce Recipe


Head’s Red BBQ Sauce Review

Head’s Red BBQ Sauce was awarded a 1st place Award Of Excellence in the mild sauce category at this past weeks National BBQ Association conference in Memphis. So you know this sauce is good.

Ketchup, chili sauce, onions, garlic, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce and chili pepper extract come together in this Head’s Red BBQ Sauce to create a smooth, rich barbecue experience that will keep your party guests satisfied. Despite the chili sauce and chili extract, this barbecue sauce doesn’t have any heat. What it does have is a sweet flavor with a smoky note that sits well with beef, pork, or chicken. Continue Reading

Green Hot Sauce Recipe (Salsa Verde)


  • 10 tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 8 serrano chile peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons salt, or to taste


  1. Place the tomatillos, serrano peppers, onion, and garlic in a saucepan, and add water to just cover.
  2. Sprinkle the salt over the top, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the tomatillos are soft and have turned slightly brownish in color, 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Add more water if needed to keep the mixture from burning as it cooks.
  4. Pour the cooked vegetables into a blender, and blend until smooth.

Green Bandit Cilantro Habanero Hot Sauce Review

The Green Hornet, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow were all crime fighters. But they won’t be the only ones going after Green Bandit Cilantro Habanero Hot Sauce. This mild pepper concoction will win fans easily with its good taste, even if a bandit is traditionally a bad guy.

Though Green Bandit hot sauce features the habanero pepper, its primary ingredient after filtered water is cilantro. This accounts for the sauce’s dark green color. In addition, I wonder if green habaneros are used – not only are they milder than ripe red and orange habaneros, but they also would blend into the primary color scheme of the sauce. Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice concentrate add sour notes, while ginger and garlic powder are responsible for the touch of spice. Continue Reading

BBQ Steak Recipe


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
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Old Grand Paw’s Bootlegger’s BBQ and Tonic Review

When I look at the label of Old Grand Paw’s Bootlegger’s BBQ and Tonic, there’s Old Grand Paw, wearing a brown hat that looks like it’s seen better days and clenching a pipe through what’s left of his smiling teeth. Under his picture, we see that he is “Company Founder, President & Head of Research and Development.”

Sounds like Old Grand Paw is highly qualified. A quote by his picture reads, “I personally sample each batch!” At the bottom of the label, this claims to be “14 ounces of the best darn sauce ever!” The bottle is unique in that it is shaped like an old liquor or, perhaps, tonic bottle—sort of flat, with only about an inch of depth from front to back label. Continue Reading

SuperBowl Buffalo Wing Recipe


Liquid Stoopid Hot Sauce Review

Some sauces aim to cause pain, others diarrhea, Cajohn’s Liquid Stoopid Hot Sauce has loftier goals: to turn us all into blithering idiots.

As a journalist I’ve always valued intelligence. I spent 18 years and $100,000 on school to escape the gnarly claws of ignorance. Now I’m faced with a sauce that promises a single drop will unravel all my hard work.

They say this stuff could turn Plato into Paris Hilton, and Einstein into Elmer Fudd.  They say that a single drop could render me dumb as a tabloid reporter.

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I Hate Peyton Manning Chili Recipe

I hate to see all of the Peyton Manning commercials… Talk about being over exposed.. Oh well, our buddy Peyton is the SuperBowl again and is probably the best quarterback of all time so I guess we have to give him credit for that. But, I still can’t see him on every commercial break during football season.

That being said here is our I hate Peyton Manning Chili Recipe.


Fat Bastard Bear Bite BBQ Sauce Review

Fat Bastard Bear Bite Hot Wild Berry barbecue sauce is a thick and sweet, with just the hint of cayenne peppers beneath the surface. You won’t burn your mouth, but there’s just enough mild warmth to tickle your tummy.

There are several other taste sensations going on in here, starting with blackberries. I’m not talking about blackberry flavoring or bits of fruit. I’m talking about big, fat blackberries somebody picked right out of the woods and dropped into Fat Bastard’s Bear Bite BBQ Sauce to give it a fruity sweetness that can’t be beat. Other ingredients include mustard Continue Reading

Top Ten Superbowl Snacks

Even if you don’t really follow football closely or at all – everyone celebrates the Superbowl. There is fun for everyone, like new and funny commercials, over the top pre-game and half time shows, and an excuse to have a party, eat and drink too much.

The foods that are most famously associated with this event are admittedly geared more towards men and carnivorous choices but, you can find a vegetable or legume on the list too. Some items on the list can be made as unhealthily or healthful as you like by the ingredients you use.

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Spicy Chipotle Chili Recipe


Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce Review

Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce is incredibly sweet. Georgia peaches and Vidalia onions make up the bulk of the flavor, with the onion kicking up the lead. Red chili puree, jalapeno peppers, and cayenne peppers provide the very minimal warm undertone of the sauce. If you’re looking for something hot enough to blow your mind, you won’t find it here. This is a sauce almost anyone can enjoy, providing they enjoy the taste of peach and onion.

The sauce has an extremely sweet scent and a beautiful red appearance. It pours nicely and has a texture made up primarily of minced onion you can actually bite into. Continue Reading

Marie Sharp’s Habanero Pepper Sauce Review

I’m in Love. Kiss me Marie. Kiss me again. And again. And again.  The last words of the descriptive on her Marie Sharp’s Habanero Pepper Sauce bottle says it all: “She has Succeeded”. Why? Because she does it the right way. In a small operation in some obscure yet fertile valley in Belize. This is Carib Sauce at it’s finest.

Full disclosure: I cut my hot-sauce teeth on the home-made, wild-and-crazy hot sauces of the islands in the Caribbean Sea. I once had a collection of 30. All colors, all presented in things like cough syrup and ketchup bottles. The “Evil Yellow” from Grenada in a Gordon’s Gin bottle (no shit).  Continue Reading

Fork N Halo BBQ Sauce Fire and Brimstone Review

I love Fork N Halo BBQ Sauce Fire and Brimstone BBQ Sauce. I’ve tasted many fine sauces in my life. Some of them, like Pappy’s Moonshine Madness, should be in a barbecue sauce hall of fame. This is one of those sauces.The bold sweetish-hot flavor notes of this barbecue sauce make it ideal not only for anything you can cook on a grill, but for any food you might want to dip. I started looking for excuses to use this sauce, but the truth is, I don’t need an excuse. It’s damn good and I’ll eat it when I want to.

Interesting ingredients combine to bring out a sauce that nears the gourmet stage here. Tomatoes, evaporated cane, red wine vinegar, pure honey, apple juice, kosher salt, mustard Continue Reading

Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce

This guy Anthony takes a bet for $100.00 for eating a teaspoon of Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce.

357 Mad Dog Hot Sauce is extremely hot and should be used with caution!

WARNING – This video may contain swears.

Ahrun’s Famous Voo Doo Magic Review

Winner of the 2004 International Fiery Food Challenge, VooDoo Magic Hot Sauce is the creation of Chef Ahrun.  On the bottle’s label, two skeletons dance around three red chilies on a floor of flames, while behind the text is what appears to be a piece of burlap, representing the “Voo Doo” theme well.

The label for VooDoo Magic also boasts a number of clever catch phrases, including the statement “sweet …with the heat,” and my personal favorite, “shake to wake.”  How clever, I remember thinking as I tossed a burger onto the grill.

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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. Continue Reading

The Source Hot Sauce

Billy is as crazy as it gets… Even after reading the warnings on The Source Hot Sauce he still jumps in with both feet.  At first it appears that Billy can handle The Source without any problems but then, the heat kicks in.

The The Source Hot Sauce is really a pepper extract with a whopping 7.1 Scoville rating.

WARNING – This video may contain swears.

Harissa Hot Sauce Recipe


  • 2 ounces dried chilie peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 plum tomato
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Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno Hot Sauce Review

Dave’s Gourmet, the maker of Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno, began at the restaurant Burrito Madness with the invention of super hot Dave’s Insanity Sauce.  Soon Dave’s Gourmet was producing sauces that ranged from mild to “insanely hot,” and have since won numerous awards, including eleven from the prestigious National Association for the Specialty Food Trade.

First, the label for Dave’s Hurtin’ Jalapeno: the little red pepper roasting on a beach blanket in the sun gave me a chuckle, and the color scheme on the label was not at all obnoxious or loud.  Continue Reading