African Rhino Peri-Peri Sauce

by Mrs Naga on November 24, 2010 · 2 comments

in Product Reviews

African Rhino Peri-Peri Sauce.

African Rhino Peri-Peri Sauce.

I do not believe any products from the Kalahari Pepper Company have been spotted wondering the pages of the ChileFoundry… The African Rhino Peri-Peri sauce is the winner of the 2000 Scovie awards, and there are plenty of reasons why.

Firstly I would like to start with a little bit about the Kalahari Pepper Company. They are an African themed gourmet foods company which specialises in products that include the African Peri-Peri chilli pepper. According to the website (, the African Peri-Peri chilli is the worlds greatest pepper and is rarely available outside of the African continent, and as such are grown exclusively for the Kalahari Pepper Company.   As a bi-note, the Kalahari Pepper Company donate a portion of their sales of Rhino Sauce™ directly to Save the Rhino International, so one very good reason in a multitude of others to try this sauce!

The bottle hosts a plethora of designs. The large rhino on the front centre surrounded by a border of African tribal shields and fluorescent green background makes a very eye catching label. Whilst the medicine-style shape of the bottle holds a great 200ml of this orangey brown sauce.

The consistency is smooth with small pieces of onion, pepper, seeds and spices. The sauce is reasonably thin, but not watery.

Ingredients: Roasted Tomatoes, Water, Onion, Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Cornola Oil, Roasted Garlic, Sugar, Salt, Peri Peri Chili Peppers, Spices.

The first waft you get is garlic. Not the overpowering odour, I might add, the rich scent that the roasting gives. The smell definitely makes the sweet area in your taste buds awaken.

Initial taste: Roasted vegetables. The cornola oil carries the roasted, almost smoky flavour of the onions and tomatoes really well over your tongue. The bottle boasts ‘Extra Hot’ on the front. Now this, to some may be misleading, as I know that a lot of chilli lovers believe that heat begins at 1,000,000 scovilles. I would say that yes, this sauce is warming and definitely should have a ‘*Hot* label attached. So in my opinion it is relatively warm (but what do I know, my other half is Darth Naga!)

The first flavour of rich fresh onions and garlic with sweet cider vinegar carries the heat all around your mouth, leaving a lasting impression. The lemon juice adds a good amount of sharpness which allows the burn to continue. Its not a burn to write home about, but the flavours behind it certainly are.

The bottle suggests using this sauce on all meat, poultry, seafood and vegetable dishes. I cannot find something I wouldn’t put it on. I can imagine it being a great companion to barbecues, as a dip for crudités, something to smear all over your chips or kebab, even on a roast dinner… who knows! Let your imagination be your palette!

The African Rhino Peri-Peri Sauce is available at at a great price of £5.99. Not only is the taste spectacular, you’ll be saving Rhino’s too, what more could you want!


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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar salim halout September 28, 2015 at 7:32 am

Good Morning
we are opening a new chicken restaurant and we are asking if we can use your products
what is the products can be use in and do u have a prego sauce or marinating chicken sauce as well


avatar Hot Juan September 28, 2015 at 12:33 pm


I recommend you contact the manufacturer direct, our comments section is probably not the best method.



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