Swazi Fire Chilli Sauce Review

by Darth Naga on January 31, 2010 · 1 comment

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Swazi Fire Chilli Sauce

Swazi Fire Chilli Sauce

Back in November last year I reviewed a lovely product that was made by the ladies of the “Eswatini Kitchen” and brought to these shores by a company known as “Just trading Scotland”, it was a “Kumquat Atchar” and most unlike any fruit based chutney/pickle I had tasted before, so now I come to one of their other products which is a cooking sauce by the looks of it, but to get its full merit and give it a fair review I will be trying it straight from the jar!!

If you want to learn more about the “Eswatini Kitchen” and “Just Trading Scotland” then head on over to www.eswatinikitchen.co.sz and www.justtradingscotland.co.uk respectively.

Ingredients: chillies (70%), onions, garlic, sunflower oil, vinegar and spices.

(Review jar generously supplied by www.justtradingscotland.co.uk)

This lil jar of heat is known as “Swazi Fire Chilli Sauce” and i’ll go into why I think it deserves that name in a little while. The jar itself is a standard, round 300g size jar, not big but not small, the label is similar in design to the “Kumquat atchar” I had reviewed being that it is a cream coloured label with green and red writing, albeit with the addition of a little flame dude stood atop a nice red chilli!

The sauce inside is a marbled red and brown, with lots of big pieces of chilli in and a hefty amount of seeds too, upon twisting off the jar lid I noted the strong smell of chilli and garlic, no other smells were noticeable but then sometimes, simple is the best recipe for success! A little of the sunflower oil was sitting on top of the mixture and has taken on the nice red colour of the chilli inside, alot of people are turned off sauce that has a bit of oil in it, but I can tell you now that you really don’t notice the oil when you taste it and I can only imagine how good this oil would be to cook in once you add onions and such to it in a pan.

I dipped my spoon in and got a nice dollop of the sauce on my spoon, placing it into my mouth and twisting it over and over with my tongue I started to realise two things!

  1. This sauce has a very simple but outstanding flavour, the garlic and onions work brilliantly with the chilli and make this a perfect addition to ANY recipe that asks for fresh chilli. I would use a teaspoon of this sauce in place of a fresh chilli in your recipe’s, not only will you get the amazing fused flavours into the meal you are making but it will also bring a nice kick to it!
  2. This stuff is surprisingly hot! I swallowed the sauce and nall round my lips and the corners of my mouth were burning, no hiccups were incurred but I certainly got a damp forehead and could still feel the heat ten mins later, though it had died down alot by then!

The only thing I did’nt like about this sauce was the slightly bitter aftertaste it left, but then again I am trying this stuff neat, whereas it should blatantly be used in curries, chilli’s and the like, as cooking this sauce will take out the bitterness which no doubt comes from the raw chilli present in it. If you are looking for something to put in your spicy chilli related dishes then this is an ideal replacement for fresh chillies, all the better if you are the type of person who loves using fresh chilli over dried, but finds they only use some chilli and then throw the rest away because they are uneeded then this stuff is for you! Head on over to http://www.justtradingscotland.co.uk/pages/Retailers and look down their list for someone near you, then go out and buy a jar of this, use it in your next spicy dish and then I dare you to come back and tell me it was bland, I DARE YA!!

The rrp according to the website is about £2.75 a jar and for whats in it, I think thats a fair price, and obviously when you buy a jar you’ll be helping out many families over in swaziland!

Until next time chilefanz, the sauce is strong in this one!
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avatar Matt January 4, 2016 at 10:35 pm

My friend no I like hot stuff and brought me some over. I did the same thing, full spoonfull. . . Wow it’s seriously hot stuff. What I like best though is as hot as it is you can go back for more, it doesn’t kill you but taste so good. Love it.


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