The first thing I noticed about the Beast of Dartmoor Hot Chilli Sauce from Phil and Kay Palmer of Dartmoor Chilli Farm was its bold packaging; I love the contrast of the black and red background, the striking white font and last but not least the menacing black beast with its red eyes and sharp white teeth.
The back of the label tells the buyer how it was produced. The four crucial points are as follows:
- Homegrown Chillies
- No Pesticides
- No Herbicides
- Green-Energy Farm
I was really happy to read this as these days there are so many artificial, mass made products on the market I sometimes dread to think what goes in my food!
Opening the bottle I am greeted with the sweetness of the apples, along with the sharpness of the cider vinegar and the bite of Naga Chillies. It has a great punchy flavour and the use of the apples and cider vinegar compliments the Naga chilli and creates a sauce which is different to the norm.
I found it went really well with potato wedges although I normally prefer a thicker dipping sauce its great flavour made me comprise my usual demand for a thicker consistency.
Red Peppers, Apples, Sugar, Tomatoes, Naga Chillies, (8%) Cider Vinegar, Tomato Juice, Lemon Juice, Citric Acid
The website says the following about the sauce:
Made with Bhut Jolokia chillies this has a serious kick yet still leaves your taste buds able to enjoy the tomatoes, sweet peppers and bramley apples.
I couldn’t agree more with this statement, it really sums up what the sauce is all about. It has that instant hit of chilli but is combined with these lovely flavours which are enhanced by the chilli whilst not being overpowered by it.
I can see why this product is the best selling of all the Dartmoor Chilli Farm Products,
To find out more check out the Dartmoor Chilli Farm where this is available to buy for £4 or as part of their 3 for £10 offer
(This product was first reviewed by us in 2010, but with the old label design)