Pleasure & Pain Scorchin’ Scotch Bonnet & Lime Hot Sauce

by Al Apeno on October 5, 2010 · 0 comments

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Pleasure & Pain Scorchin’ Scotch Bonnet & Lime Hot Sauce

Pleasure & Pain Scorchin’ Scotch Bonnet & Lime Hot Sauce

This being my first review for The Chile Foundry I thought I’d kick things off the way I’d like them to go on; with a right cracker of a sauce.

On the chopping block today is Pleasure & Pain’s Scorchin’ Scotch Bonnet & Lime Hot Sauce, I’m yet to try any of the ‘Pleasure & Pain’ range but first impressions are good, nice bottle and label design. Having finished admiring the devil-woman adorning the label I started reading; ‘Foxy Red worked up a sweat… squeezing her limes…’ OK, I’ll get back to Foxy later, ingredients first!

Scotch Bonnets – good!, Limes – not so. Truth be told, more often than not, too much citrus in a sauce ruins it for me, so my hopes for this sauce started to fade as I unscrewed the cap, that was until its sweet smell found my nostrils. I haven’t smelled a sauce this good in quite a while, I kept a cool head though, I’ve been stung before and I’m wise enough to know good smells don’t always equal good taste. I steadily poured a teaspoon full and tasted the goods… thankfully this sauce is a keeper!

There’s no messing about here, this sauce does exactly what it says on the label, and does it well. The Scotch Bonnets and Limes really pop out of the sauce, the Bonnets give it a good heat that goes straight for the tongue and the limes keep proceedings fresh and zingy. There’s a hint of garlic and tomato too but they are really just support to the main event. They’ve also left the Bonnet seeds in, some peeps prefer smooth sauce but seeds get the thumbs up from me.

INGREDIENTS: Fresh Scotch Bonnets (23%), Plum tomatoes, Cider Vinegar, Echalion Shallots, Garlic, Lemons, Tomato Puree, Limes, Honey, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Citric Acid.

Pleasure & Pain has ridden ‘side-sauce’ for a few meals now and it doesn’t disappoint, the only thing I’d watch out for is that it has such a strong limey taste it can easily and completely hide the taste of the food its on. I went a bit overboard saucing a pizza the other night and while eating it realised it could have had any topping as all I could taste was Lime and chilli (it was Hawaiian btw). I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the other sauces from this range.

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(7/10)
Packaging
(7.5/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(8/10)

The Pleasure & Pain range is exclusive to www.scorchio.co.uk, this bottle cost £4.99 for a 200ml bottle

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