At the time of writing, my blog is nearly a year old and I’ve just featured my first review of a product that uses swear words in its name. As such, I believe that it is time for me to consider my stance on tackling such items.
It is a known fact that many chilli products use expletives in their names. They are, after all, something that is sold in part by bravado and masculine stupidity. Many want the hottest of the hot to impress their mates and stronger language does make for a stronger impact on the shelf.
But, as that might imply, the majority of these products are sold on their novelty value alone. A lot of them simply don’t have much else going for them. It is, for that reason, that none had made it to my site before.
But just because the majority of sweary sauces can be overlooked for their gimmickiness doesn’t mean that they all can. I cannot avoid the better items just because of their less than family friendly names.
I am, however, willing to make a few compromises to keep any of these swear words from cropping up unexpectedly.
In the interest of giving fair and comprehensive reviews that properly represent the products in question, I will not be censoring my posts but, as you may have noticed, I do not use the kind of language we’re talking about in my regular speach. It will only ever appear in posts where the product itself uses it.
And, even then, such words will never appear before the “Continue Reading” button, so as to keep them off my main page. Instead, what you will see is an explanation of my reasons for taking on the product(s) in question and a brief content warning, prompting you to click that button at your own discretion.
Furthermore, any posts containing that sort of thing will be marked in the side bar with the symbol, which I will also use to censor any names that find their way there. Click them only if you’re prepared for what lies within.
In addition, though, this symbol will also be used to warn of other (im)mature content such as items with a phallic shape (the 📽️ Peter’s Pepper 📽️, for example) or the rare cases where me throwing up is seen on video or requires description in a review.
Again, such “bodily rejection” is something that I try to avoid but, at the same time, I will sometimes overestimate my tolerance on camera and I can’t just not try freebies like Hell Unleashed.
I hope you find this solution agreeable,
Your friend Coran, the Spicefreak.