The Ghost Hot Sauce Review

Hot sauces with more novelty than quality are a dime a dozen, though it can be hard to tell which is which based solely on the label of the bottle.

Take the Ghost Hot Sauce, for example. Based on the label, it seems like the sauce will actually turn me into a ghost.

In my experience, the more hyperbole that is on the hot sauce bottle, the less impressive it actually tends to be, which is why I was surprised at the incredible amount of pain this sauce is able to induce.

While other sauces may dabble with the inclusion of the dreaded Bhut Jolokia, or the Ghost pepper, more common than not it is done so with only hints of it added to a sauce that already has habanero or jalapeño, or some other weaker base.

Sadly, this is not the case for the Ghost Hot Sauce. It should be noted, that my use of the term “sadly” is in mourning of the taste buds I have lost merely being in the same room as this hellacious hot sauce.

The Ghost pepper, which is rated at 1,000,000 scovilles of heat, when dried, must be processed by workers in full-body protective outfits in order to protect them from the heat.

Aside from the ghost pepper, the sauce contains such pleasant additions as carrot, papaya, lime juice, passion fruit juice and garlic. I assume the taste of those items are present, I just can’t seem to discern them over the searing pain from those damn peppers.

Hot sauces that sell themselves on the amount of pain they leave in their paths, are often oversold in bottles overflowing with a ridiculously over the top imagery and empty promises to explode your internal organs. Ghost Hot Sauce is different.

It does not matter that the label features a ghoul, and that the description misspells “incendiary,” the sauce is actually about as hot as the label attempts to convey.

One of the things I really appreciate about the sauce is that unlike sauces that rely on oleoresin, which is the extracted oil or resin of the pepper, this one doesn’t feel artificial. Sometimes oleoresin sauces can have a chemical feel to them. Aside from the Xantham gum, Ghost sauce is all-natural, making for a sauce that is a little thick, with small chunks mixed in.

On the other hand, due to the intense heat, the sauce may work best as a slight additive, which would negate any of the quality of the natural ingredients and the slightly-chunky consistency.

As far as what the sauce would be good on, it is the classic style of hot sauce, in that it would work on pizza, as well as an additive in any barbecue dish, but use it sparingly.

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