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How to Purchase and Store Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers (also known as Chile Peppers) are a mild to hot pepper depending on which variety you purchase.

When purchasing fresh chili peppers from your local grocery store or farmer’s market you want to look for ones that are firm to the touch, no blemishes to their skin and ones that are non-wrinkled. Once their skin wrinkles their flavor and texture has changed. You will want to use them as soon as possible or store them inside a paper bag (not a plastic produce bag) inside your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When you remove them from the refrigerator … Continue Reading

4 Tips for Removing Pepper Odors from Hands and Surfaces

The hardest thing about working with peppers is dealing with the spicy oils and the odors.  They get on your hands and your cutting boards and other surfaces and they can be difficult to get rid of sometimes depending on how strong the pepper is you are working with.  Here are 4 tips on methods you can use to clean up and remove those odors after preparing your peppers.

Tip #1: To remove pepper odors and oils from your cutting boards you can try using a solution of 3 tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with 1/2 cup of water. Place solution … Continue Reading

How to Roast Your Own Homegrown Peppers

So many people are turning to growing their own healthy, organic foods as much as possible these days.  Peppers are a great item to grow, but after the harvest, preparing and preserving those peppers can be a challenge for some.  Here is a great way to roast your own homegrown peppers.

For any of the available peppers that you have chosen to grow be it bells, red chilis, jalenenos, there is a simple way to roast your peppers without the mess and cleanup.  First make sure you pick your veggies when they are firm and not soft.  Overly ripe will make … Continue Reading

DragonFire Hot Sauces Now Available

InsaneChicken.com just added 4 new sauces for our friends at DragonFire Hot Sauces.  This small hot sauce manufacturer from Easton, Pennsylvania make some great tasting hot sauces.

The sauces range from mild to wild on the heat scale but no pepper extracts in these gourmet sauces. Try each one of the sauces and give us your feedback.

DragonFire Mild Hot Sauce, DragonFire Medium Hot Sauce
DragonFire Hot Sauce – Hot, DragonFire Naga’s Revenge Hot Sauce

Once you try them you will definitely be a fan.

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Adding Peppers into Your Diet for Increased Health Benefits

Increase Your Health by Eating Peppers
Researchers have found that adding peppers into your diet can bring you many added health benefits.  Peppers come in sweet or spicy and either type you like, there are great health benefits to them all.  First and foremost are the antioxidants that peppers are known for.  Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which can harm our cells.  Reduction of these pesky free radicals means that you can reduce or prevent certain diseases.  The more colorful foods, including peppers, you have in your diet, the better your body can prevent illness from occurring.

Using peppers in your diet … Continue Reading

Welcome Lethal Injection and Mongoose Hot Sauces

Here at InsaneChicken.com we are thrilled to add two more of Cajohns Hot Sauces to our line up of great hot sauces. We have just added Lethal Injection Hot Sauce and Mongoose Hot Sauce. Both of these killer sauces are on our list of Hottest Hot Sauces ever created and Mongoose made it to the top 25 of the hottest hot sauces.

Try either one or both of these sauces. Cajohns Fiery Food Company always quality sauces. Continue Reading

Welcome Wicked Cactus Sauces

Wicked Cactus Hot Sauces
InsaneChicken Welcomes Wicked Cactus Sauces to Our Lineup
InsaneChicken.com is now carrying 2 of Wicked Cactus Sauce, LLC most popular sauces. We are now proud to be selling Wicked Cactus Head Hunter’s Paradise made wtih smoked Habanero and Pineapple and Wicked Cactus Aliento del Diablo the ghost pepper makes this one truly stand out from the crowd.

Wicked Cactus makes deliciously hand crafted gourmet sauces that you just have … Continue Reading

Drying Your Chili Peppers for Future Use

If you have ever traveled to New Mexico or Arizona I am sure that you have seen the big strings of Chili Peppers hanging in restaurant or in kitchens around the area.  This is not only for decorative use, but it is also a method of preserving your chili peppers for future use by drying them.  It is something that you can do as well should you have a bountiful harvest and want to save some for another time.

The first thing to do to start drying them is to clean them thoroughly. Use thick string to hang the peppers from … Continue Reading

Top 25 World’s Hottest Hot Sauces

Top 25 List of Hottest Hot Sauces
InsaneChicken.com is proud to present to you a list of the top 25 worlds hottest hot sauces for 2012 still in production. There have been other that have come and gone that have been hotter as you can see in the list of hottest hot sauces ever created.

We have all of the sauces in RED in stock but beware these are brutally hot.


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Ghost Train Ghost Pepper Sauce Review

Hello Chili Heads!

Today is a great day for some heat. Springtime is here in California and were all talking about what were going to plant for this year’s harvest.  Fortunately, there are many things for the family chili head to obsess on. Not only are vendors constantly creating new sauces to tantalize our taste buds but, there are many people out there trying to break the world record for the hottest chili. Currently the Bhut Jolokia holds the record, but when I spoke to Sue Hard, who is the co owner of Cajohn’s Fiery Foods, she said that … Continue Reading

Hottest Hot Sauce – Scoville Scale for Worlds Hottest Hot Sauces

People are constantly asking what are the world’s hottest hot sauces for 2012 so we put together the list of the hottest hot sauces ever created. If you are a hot sauce lover then chances are you have heard of the Scoville scale and know how it is used.  But for the newcomers to the love of hot sauce, it is interesting to note how hot sauces are rated and how hot they really can get.

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the spicy heat (or piquance) of a chili pepper. It is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. His method, devised in 1912, is known as the Scoville Organoleptic Test. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) in a particular pepper indicates the amount of capsaicin present. What is Capsaicin? It is a chemical compound that stimulates chemoreceptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes.   Continue Reading

Trinidad Scorpion the Newly Crowned King of Hot Peppers

How hot is hot? When it comes to growing peppers, for some, it can never be too hot! News has it that there is a new King in town. King of the Hot Pepper!

The guys over at The Pepper Seed and several other sites, are telling us that the new crowned king is the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. According to the post, the Butch T Trinidad Scorpion tested at 1,463,700 SHU (SHU = scoville heat units). The current official Guinness record holder is the Naga Viper pepper or ghost pepper which tested at 1,382,118 scoville heat units. Any way you test it that is amazingly HOT! Continue Reading

Red Ghost Hot Sauce Review

Sense incinerating, all consuming, tongue blistering, brain boiling and growing in degree; Flesh devouring, sinus draining, eye ducts tearing, and worst of all…It only comes in a 5 oz bottle!

Hey fellow Chili Heads!
This is “Atomic Eh?” giving you a chance to “experience” some of the “atomic heat” baby! (And I am not talking about what you get from your local tax auditor!) As the “heat” of our tax season is coming to a close, many of us are breathing a sigh of relief, as we file our taxes, and hope that we won’t hear about them ever, ever … Continue Reading

357 Mad Dog Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce Review

It’s almost Halloween time fellow Chili Heads!

It’s time for a spooky rendition of a very old recipe, namely called (in many circles) HOT SAUCE! Insane Chicken.com has another great sauce for you to try…if you’re not too scared or intimidated by it. It’s a ghostly concoction that is guaranteed to fry the holiday demons (or other scary things) right out of you! Continue Reading

Review of Da Bomb Ghost Pepper Sauce

This time Insane Chicken.com is truly insane!

This is “Atomic Eh?” and today I am spending some time in the kitchen. Just received a package from my favorite store, Insane Chicken.com and the first thing I pull out of the box is a new product called Da Bomb Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce. I hope it’s “Atomic!”

Everyone repeat after me, “Fear and trepidation!” Jolokia Peppers always make me think twice about using caution. Continue Reading

Cluckin’ Hot Ghost Pepper Sauce Review

Insane Chicken’s Cluckin’ Hot Sauce – InsaneChicken sells the world’s finest hot sauces, so why make their own? Simply, because they’re damned good. Insane Chicken’s Cluckin’ Hot Sauce is described on the label as a ghost pepper (popular name of the mega-hot bhut jolokia) sauce, but in fact it’s a potent blend of peri peri peppers, ghost peppers, and concentrated pepper extract, which adds up to one fiery concoction.

Cluckin’ Hot Ghost Pepper Sauce is a nice, very thick reddish-brown sauce, with the peppers floating in a stew of red wine vinegar, tomatoes, onion, and molasses. I like that the thickness of the sauce means that it stays where you put it, rather than dripping off meat or spilling all over the plate. Continue Reading

Bhut Jolokia the Hottest Chili in the World

According to R.B Srivastava, director of Defense Research Lab of India, the thumb-sized bhut jolokia chilies or sometimes referred to as ghost peppers are strong enough to be used in pepper sprays. It is even used for stopping riots in Israel and the US.

It is grown and cultivated in the northeast part of India. It got recognition after receiving the “world’s hottest” tag from Guinness Book of World Records. Ananta Saikia, lone exporter of this pepper opines that workers are required to wear face masks, safety glasses, protective outfits and helmets while packing it. He exports the pepper to Germany, US and England and anticipates the yearly sales to increase 500% this year. Continue Reading

Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce with Jersey Fury Hot Sauce Review

Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce with Jersey Fury – The sauce doesn’t even sound like it plays nice. I’ve had plenty of Blair’s ultra hot sauces. There are enough of them, believe me: Blair’s Mega Death Sauce with Liquid Rage, Blair’s Original Death Sauce, Blair’s Pure Death with Jolokia, and now Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce with Jersey Fury.

Just what the hell is Jersey Fury anyway?

Like all of the Blair hot sauces, this is over-the-top hot. It’s dangerous, simple as that. Blair sauces also have the distinction of tasting great on top of the heat. There are no preservatives, which truly does shine through when you taste the sauce. Continue Reading

Jolokia BBQ Sauce Review

Jolokia BBQ Sauce – This BBQ sauce has been a long time coming. This is a barbecue sauce and, as such, great in barbecue applications, but it’s also a great replacement for whatever sauce you use on your hot wings. I got excited when I saw the bottle. BBQ sauce made with Naga Jolokia. I’ve never seen it before. The thought of getting this sauce on chicken wings was like waking up Christmas morning to presents spread around the tree and piled high beneath it too. I went to the freezer to find I had no chicken wings left. That meant a quick trip to the store, a chicken wing purchase, and rushing back home to fire up a grill specifically for wings, specifically with Jolokia BBQ Sauce.

Everybody knew this was going to be a hot sauce. Most people asked to be left out of it. Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

Ghost Pepper vs Habanero Pepper

The Bhut Jolokia Chili Pepper (a.k.a. Ghost Pepper, Naga Jolokia, Cobra Pepper, etc.) is the hottest in the world!

Jolokia peppers grown by an Indian company grew a Jolokia pepper that tested at 1,041,427 SHU (Scoville Heat Units) and it was confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper in the World in February 2007.

The Red Savina habanero was the previous record holder, at only 350,000–580,000 Scoville Heat Units. 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

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

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

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