Alright, everyone, you’ve heard of hot sauce but, today, we’re looking at hop sauce. A green and herby bird’s eye blend from Hop Burns & Black. The most well known chilli retailer in london.
I picked up a few things, when I was last there, but today’s “Hoptimo” is special. Not just because it contains hops but also because it’s a custom creation from Slow Richie’s and Brick Brewery, made specially for the store. This is a Hop Burns exclusive:
But it does, indeed, contain hops. The signature ingredient in one of the shop owners’ other passions: Craft beer.
And, in this review, we’re going to find out what those hops do for hot sauce flavour.
Hey folks, it’s sunday and time for another recipe but, as I mentioned in my thursday post, I’ve not been at my wellest this month. In fact, at my worst, I was physically incapable of keeping down anything with a strong flavour.
Yet, as much of an inconvenience as that was, I don’t bring it up just to whine at you. I’m mentioning it because that time led me to appreciate the delicacy of vanilla, egg and nutmeg in a custard tart – The british dish on which today’s little dessert is based. The starting point, if you will, for the recipe that follows.
But, much as I’ve come to love that pudding, this one’s a little bit different and it contains, as you might expect, my own chilli twist.
What you might not expect, though, is the source of that twist: The sonoran desert between the US and mexico. Home of the wild “chiltepin” pepper.
Hey folks, I hope that you all had a good easter.
I know I did. But then, I always do. There’s just something special about combining chocolate with a treasure hunt so that you feel like you’ve earnt it.
Blog-wise, though, I’ve already done one massively chocolate-themed post in recent months and I have another cocoa-based review coming up shortly. I don’t want to overdose on the sweet stuff all of the time and I certainly don’t want to sicken you all with a lack of variety.
So, instead of a chocolate review this year, I’m looking at the other side of easter. The themes of death and rebirth, often represented by eggs.
Yes, chilli eggs – Pickled ones, even – from a company who specialises in just that.
An item I may never have found, had it not been for someone’s recommendation.
Greetings, everyone, and welcome back for another tuesday review.
This week, we’re looking at Saucey Lady again and not just any one of their sauces. The Birds & Bonnets, named for its signature blend of bird’s eye and scotch bonnet chillies, is my favourite of her whole range.
And sure, it’s not anything special to look at but that just means that I don’t have to talk about the bottle. If you are interested in Kaz’ packaging, though, I did do a brief overview of her container choices almost exactly a year ago. Back when I wrote this week’s post.
You can still get what you’re after in that one.
Today’s, on the other hand, is all about the deliciousness within. Which, I’m sure you’ll agree, is what really counts.
G’day, folks, today we’re going down under to check out Matt Tangent’s other business.
Because, while he makes some fantastic Bang Bang Chilli Oil, his main passion appears to be his Aussie Hot Sauce. A company that deals exclusively in australian imports – Sauces that you couldn’t otherwise get in the UK.
On the menu for this week: Bunsters’ famously rude and to the point, twelve out of ten labelled sauce, and The Chilli Factory’s Scorpion Strike. Two serious hotties with quite the fan following.
Will they be worth the import costs? Read on to find out.
Assuming that you don’t mind the odd sweary label.
Howdy, folks, it’s thursday again and I’ve just returned from a long weekend away, so it’s time for me to tell you all about Challock Chilli fest. A rather different festival to most.
When I discovered Victoriana Nursery Gardens and their annual event, they had a pitiful lineup of stalls – Roughly eight and most of them not even dedicated to chilli – but that was its selling point.
Challock Chilli Fest isn’t about the products, it’s about the peppers and Victoriana Nursery grow well over a hundred varieties specially. Continue reading
Happy thursday again, folks.
Today, we’re taking another look at my Hot Ones-style line up because it’s been a whole year. Time in which the range of sauces I can pull from has changed quite dramatically. Yet my love for the show has not.
You can read all about that and see what the old line up was in last year’s post but, this time, we’re focusing solely on the sauces. So read on for what new ones I’ve chosen, which old ones have stayed and why I’ve made the decisions that I have.
Arrr, me hearties!
Today we’re going to be looking a sauce from the Cornish Chilli Company and it’s one that I’ve been really looking forward to showcasing.
It’s one of their three, fish-themed, slightly boozie concoctions but, unlike the other two, it’s not made using a strong flavoured drink.
The Red Snapper uses vodka – Probably the least flavourful of all alcohols. It tastes of volatility and occasionally some very mild creamy notes but, unless you’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel in quality, it’s not going to flavour a cocktail.
So why put it in a sauce?
Well, I did some research and the answer I found was a tad more scientific than I expected.
Hey there heat eaters, I’m still working my way through 2017’s backlog of reviews so I’m sorry if I come off as a bit of a broken record with regards to Reading.
It was a great festival with searing heat, in more ways than one to tell the truth, but I survived the summer sun and made it back with some awesome finds. Perhaps even a few too many.
Yet, while they all stood out to me in one way or another, Dorset Meadows, from the chilli shop of the same location, stood out more than most.
For a start, it was wrapped in a smooth foil label that really caught the sunlight on their stall but, beyond that, it also has some pretty unusual ingredients:
Hey everyone, it’s time we took another look at Thousand Hills and this time I’m sampling two sauces.
Up first, their Sriracha.
Or at least, that’s what their website calls it. Their bottle tells a different story.
According to the bold, white, block capitals that adorn their green label, this is a “Serenade & Garlic Chilli Sauce”. Serenade being a similar chilli to the red jalapeño and the one shown beneath this text.