July 2010

Hot-Headz and Scorchio provide us each month with there Top 10 Products sold during the month via their web sites.

Seems that both of them have got Blair’s Death Rain Habanero Crisps at #1

#
www.hot-headz.com
1
Blair’s Death Rain Potato Chips – 3 Bags
Up
Blair’s Death Rain Habanero Crisps
Up
2
Satan’s Nuts!
Dn
Dried Naga Jolokia Chillies
Dn
3
Who Dares Burns!
Up
Dave’s Gourmet Insanity Sauce
Dn
4
Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce
Up
Dried Chipotle Chillies (50g)
Dn
5
Hot-Headz! Bhut Jolokia Naga Chilli Sauce
Dn
Pleasure & Pain Organic Dark Naga Jolokia Chilli Chocolate
Dn
6
Pure Naga Bhut Jolokia Paste
New
Dave’s Gourmet Burning Nuts
Dn
7
Dave’s Insanity Popcorn
Up
Dried Habanero Chillies (25g)
Dn
8
Satan’s Sweat Naga Chilli Sauce
Dn
Dave’s Gourmet Ultimate Insanity Sauce
Dn
9
Dave’s Insanity Sauce
Dn
100% Pain Hot Sauce
Dn
10
Who Dares Burns! 2nd Assault
Dn
ChilliPepperPete’s Dragon’s Blood
Dn

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Tapatio Salsa Picante Hot Sauce

Tapatio Salsa Picante Hot Sauce

Tapatio is pronounced “Tah-pah-tee-o” and means a person from Guadalajara, a city in the heart of Mexico.

The business was founded in 1971 by Jose-Luis Saavedra in Maywood, California. Over the year the business has grown and moved to larger custom built 30,000 Sq foot factory in Vernon, California.

I came across this product a few years ago and imported a few bottle for my own consumption, During a recent visit to Hot-Headz I have now found that they have some in Warehouse, with more stock on it way.

Ingredients: Water, Red Pepper, Salt, Spices, Garlic, Acetic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate as a preservative.

This is a liquid sauce not unlike the consistency of a Louisiana style sauces, you will notice that the product does not list Vinegar in its ingredients list, but it still has a smell and taste of vinegar, the reason is that Acetic Acid is used as and ingredient, it is this that gives vinegar its sour taste.

The sauce has a deep bright red colour, and has a lovely sour peppery smell with hints of garlic. This sauce has a sour and salty flavour with only a mild hit of heat, the heat does not last long, but as the initial flavours subside there is a definite roasted pepper flavour that lingers.

This sauce is a great condiment sauce, fantastic on chips instead of salt and vinegar, try adding it to mayo or cottage cheese for a dip, it is ideal to bring out the flavours of other foods, it would also work well as the basis of a buffalo wing sauce, or in a Bloody Mary.

The label is a little on the plain side, but don’t be put off. I must highly recommend this sauce, it needs to be on your table at home ready to add to whatever needs a bit of a pickup, go and buy some today, you won’t regret it.

Flavour
(9/10)
Heat
(3/10)
Packaging
(4/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(8/10)

The sauce is currently on offer at only £2.99  a saving of £1.00 over the normal price at www.hot-headz.com

You can find more information about the sauce at www.tapatiohotsauce.com

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This month we have added the UK position to Top UK Chilli Web sites, the original aim of the chart was to show how well UK based sites did in the rest of the world, now you can see with a minor exception of the #1 site Chillis Galore, the positions are also reflected in their UK position.

Pos Site World UK Links
1 www.chillisgalore.co.uk
323,781
91,279
64
2 www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk
400,055
22,415
41
3 www.dartmoorchillifarm.co.uk
430,826
21,575
11
4 www.chilefoundry.co.uk
633,117
44,522
27
5 www.chilliword.com
645,014
68,692
77
6 www.chileseeds.co.uk
708,443
82,024
79
7 www.scorchio.co.uk
788,732
38,818
37
8 www.hot-headz.com
1,082,568
65,476
28
9 www.mexgrocer.co.uk
1,787,982
80,228
50
10 www.firefoods.co.uk
1,850,891
167,308
22
This is based on data from Alexa (data recorded on 27/07/10)

NOTE: We missed out dryriverchillies.co.uk this month by mistake, they have a score of approximate 1,500,000

We are currently logging the statistics for 30+ sites that we feel are important, if you think your site should be on our lists, please email us via our contact form and let us know.
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Tesco is now stocking both Dave’s Insanity Sauce at £2.98 and Dave’s Ghost Pepper Sauce at £5.99 per bottle.

I suspect at these prices they will not be around for long.

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