Greetings again everybody. Last week I showed you a hotter, more sophisticated and way more citrusy take on habanero Tabasco. An item that prided itself on achieving a complexity of flavour with one of the simplest ingredients lists that I’ve ever laid eyes upon.
A simple, familiar, louisiana-style sauce, properly aged and fermented to get the most out of its peppers.
Today, we’re taking that same concept and applying it to a chilli that I’ve never seen used before – Green cayenne.
We’re looking at The General’s Hot Sauce and their Marine Green, complete with a pretty stunning and weighty, grenade-shaped bottle:
A custom container that I’m sure has sold many a sauce of theirs, state side, but has also upped the costs involved quite substantially. I don’t normally talk about price but this particular product is going for £12.99, after import, from Hot-Headz and, at that price, you’re gonna want to be sure that you’re getting your money’s worth.
So, unless you’re prepared to drop double digits on a(n admittedly stellar-looking) bottle alone, I strongly suggest that you read on to find out what makes this week’s item special.
Well, that’s two weeks of red sauces in a row. I think today might be the time to mix things up a bit with an older item. A review of something green that I tried some time ago, tweaked to match my modern standards.
It’s a green sauce with a difference, though. A coriander, lime and scotch bonnet one from Wiga Wagaa:
A company who dedicate themselves to getting full on, african-style flavour into their assorted chilli products.
Hey folks, today we’re taking a look at a little something that’s been long overdue. The last of my freebies from Grim Reaper Foods. An item that I set aside for a while because Russel, the man behind the company, specifically told me that he didn’t mind when or if it got reviewed.
All he wanted from me was a post about the box it came in.
Well, I wrote reviews of the three things in it anyway any you’ve seen a couple crop up already. His oil and extract went up early because they were more unique kinds of products, at least among those that I’ve featured.
This last one, though, I’ve kept in reserve for when I needed something milder and greener.
It’s his Rookie Goblin and, as the name might imply, it bears some rather obvious relations to the raging one but we’ll get into what those are a little later. I really ought to focus on today’s feature first.
Hey folks, it feels like I’m doing this almost every month now but here’s another two product review. A comparison, so much as there can be one, between two very different takes on a thai-style sauce.
One is a long awaited item from Devon Chilli Man, seen on my twitter midway through last year, and the other is one of the many I got from Grim Reaper Foods. Yet, despite being based on a thai sweet chilli, it’s not the last of the freebies from their thai-themed box.
No, that’ll have to wait just a little longer because Devon Chilli Man is the one with a green jalapeño sauce today. A green thai sweet chilli that he calls the Jalapeño Creaper, not because he can’t spell but because it also contains carolina reaper.
While the Grim Reaper shows us his Alchemy, another highly unusual sweet chilli sauce made using the lemon drop or aji limon chilli. A citrusy pepper that turns the sauce to gold, just like the alchemist’s dream.
Both are going to be at least a little stronger than your average thai sweet sauce but their unorthodox chilli choices also bring a unique flavour and appearance to the table.
Hope you’re having a good weekend, everyone. I know it’s pretty much over already but, well, that’s no reason I can’t round it off with a last minute recipe, right?
And it is very much just a spur of the moment decision. I just happened to have a few left over jalapeños to make poppers with and figured I’d share my favourite recipe.
Because many people have their own little twist on this classic but today you’re going to see mine.
Welcome back, everyone, to the fourth in my series of Mahi Fine Food products.
This time around, I bring you the hottest from that box you saw before – Their “Green Savi”.
This is the reason that I got in touch with the company. Not to ask for anything from them but simply to enquire about the chilli that they used.
Because, while it wasn’t outright stated anywhere on the bottle or on their website, the word “savi” certainly sounded like the kind of shorthand that you might use if you wanted to avoid the colour and copyright associated with the “red savina”. A chilli that was once considered the hottest in the world and is still arguably the hottest of habaneros.
A chilli that I’ve tried before in Mr Vikki’s Banana pickle and the Death at the Crimson Altar‘s four pepper blend but not one that I’ve never had much chance to taste on its own. Even off record.
So to see it take centre stage like this in something from such a seemingly mainstream company was quite the shock. Especially when it turned out they had it in both red and green.
Almost as much of a shock, in fact, as when they decided to send me it free of charge.
So this tuesday we’re going to be looking at another pair of products but it’s not a comparison post.
Instead, I have for you a couple of white label items from a single seller that we’ve already seen stuff from. It’s Daddy Cool’s!
Back again with some rather unusual recipes.
Happy new year, everyone!
I know it’s a day late, like my christmas post but I do my reviews on tuesdays and this post is most definitely a review.
It’s something special, too. An unusual type of sauce that I’ve been after since christmas 2016.
That year, I got a naff gift set containing green sriracha.
It wasn’t well made and it had no branding that I could trace. It wasn’t something that I could feature here.
Yet the concept was a good one. I enjoyed that product, despite its poor quality, and have been looking for a better version ever since.
So, while my christmas post was a gift to a reader, today’s is a gift to myself. Taking a quick break from my backlog of freebies and festival finds to look at not one but two sauces that I’m highly excited for.
Hopefully they pique your interest as well.
Hey folks, it’s recipe time again.
Not that you haven’t already had a couple this month but both of those were little, product specific recipes I came up with on the fly. Today’s is a touch more thought out.
This time, we’ll be making one of the best carriers for sauces – Potato pancakes.
Hey folks, today we have my favourite product from South Devon Chilli Farm:
Because, while I sometimes love the really hot items, it’s not their 10/10 that most impressed me with flavour. It’s this, far milder, entry into their extreme heat range.
In fact, when I first fell in love with their Extreme Chilli Jam, it was a mere two point five. The start of its name felt like a joke. It was simply a delicious, medium jam with a difference.
But that’s changed.