There are not many sauces that look this colour, with the light behind it, it is almost luminescent orange, this is not achieved with artificial colours but is all natural made with Scotch Bonnet and Caribbean Red Habanero’s chillies grown by The Chilli garden in Hampshire.
Ingredients: Habanero Chillies 50%, Distilled Malt Vinegar (43%), Sea Salt & Xantham Gum.
On opening the sauce, there is a strong smell of fruity Habanero and malt vinegar, the taste is as good as the smell, it is salty and hot very much in the Tabasco style, but hotter, much hotter
It is worth examining this sauce’s ingredients, it is a very simple list, just chillies, vinegar and salt. And like many simple things, simple is best, there is no strange after taste, no unidentified bits floating about. It may seem a simple recipe, but getting the balance right takes time and practice.
Note: The Xantham Gum is added to the mix to help keep the ingredients in suspension.
As you can probably tell I like this kind of sauce, its the just the kind of thing I use everyday, it is in the Louisiana style of sauces but in this case it is English.
Now it comes to the Goat on the label, I am sure there is a good reason for this, I suspect he is called Ol’ Clootie, but how he became involved in Hot Sauce I am yet to find out.
You can order online at www.thechilligarden.co.uk