Darth Naga Reviews Melinda’s Naga Jolokia Sauce

by Darth Naga on February 24, 2010 · 2 comments

in Product Reviews

Melinda's Naga Jolokia Sauce

Melinda's Naga Jolokia Sauce

Okay, so after being somewhat flu’d up, I am back in the hot seat (aha! pun intended!) and ready to throw more reviews at you lovely readers in the hope that you will read them, keep them in a scrap book and show them to your grandkids in years to come…actually just reading them will do fine LOL!

The sauce I have today comes from a company known as the “Figueroa Brothers” and from what I undertsand is quite a well known sauce brand over in the US but obviously not so well known here, so thank the awesome www.Scorchio.co.uk for bringing it to us on these shores!!

A little background blurb about the sauce from the “Figueroa Brothers” site: “Figueroa Brothers introduced Melinda’s Original Habanero Pepper Sauce, the first and best-selling habanero-based sauce, in 1989. Melinda’s sauces combine the world’s hottest pepper, the Red Habanero, with a balancing blend of fresh vegetables to create a thick, rich texture, a distinct, full flavor and a quick burst of heat. In addition to its flagship Melinda’s Original Habanero Pepper Sauce, the Figueroa Brothers introduced a range of heat flavors and profiles, including Extra Hot, XXXtra Hot, XXXXtra Reserve, Chipotle, Jalapeño, Mango and Garlic, in addition to salsas, barbecue sauces and other gourmet items. Melinda’s now ranks as one of the top five selling pepper sauce brands in the country. Complete information can be found at www.melindas.com

Sooooo thats the intro out of the way and done, lets get on with the review shall we?

Ingredients: Naga jolokia Peppers, Carrots, Papayas, Lime juice, Vinegar, Onions, Passion Fruit, Citric acid, Garlic, Salt, Xanthan gum.

(Review bottle kindly supplied by www.scorchio.co.uk)

So here I have “Melinda’s Naga Jolokia Sauce” and what a fine looking sauce it is too, a lovely colourful label wrapped around the industry standard 148ml bottle, showing the head of a lady whom i can only assume is “Melinda” surrounded by chilli plants against a gorgeous background of burgundy and gold, the sauce inside being a deep red in colour with flecks of deeper red and accompanied by lots of seeds.

Upon removing the lid and going over it with my nose I noted the distinct and deliciously savoury aroma of my favourite pepper, the Naga! Other smells to be noted were vinegar and garlic, I was a little concerned as I could’nt smell any of the fruits mentioned on the ingredients list, but undeterred I poured some of the sauce onto my tasting spoon and gave it a whirl!

The flavour is instant and the heat follows not long after, a very intense Jolokia flavour coupled with an incredible burn that started on the tip of my tongue then spread to the back of my throat as the hiccups kicked in and sweat began to pour down my brow. I was surprised that i could’nt taste any of the three fruits, but then perhaps they were put in purely to offset the occasional bitterness the naga brings alongside its amazing flavour as I noticed two of the fruits mentioned are very sweet.

Either way this is one hell of a sauce and could easily hold its own amongst the hotter sauces this side of the pond, at £4.99 a bottle from www.Scorchio.co.uk its not gonna break the bank either, so this is definitely a good all rounder useful as both a cooking sauce and a table sauce for the slightly mad!!

Till next time my chilefanz, may the sauce be with you!!
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avatar NJtoTX September 2, 2012 at 3:24 am

This stuff is damn intense. Put too much on too many crisps (or what we call chips over here) and you may be in trouble. Love it.

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