May 2011

ChilliPepperPete's Naga Head Hunter Chilli Sauce

ChilliPepperPete's Naga Head Hunter Chilli Sauce

This is the hottest sauces from ChilliPepperPete that does not contain extract, it is packed with fresh Naga Jolokia Chillies from Pete’s Spanish connection, as well as some dried Naga Chillies as well, just incase this was not hot enough.

The sauce is a nice thick consistency, with a very bright red colour, if I had not read the label I would be expecting it to contain a food colouring to get this colour.  On opening the bottle the smell is fantastic, a kind of sweet, tomato, but much better than I can find words to describe it.

I am expecting this to be a pretty extreme sauce, so I am being very tentative with the quantity I am tasting, and I am still finding it very hot, it is instant heat as it hits my tongue, but while burning its way around my mouth, I can start to taste the sweet pineapple and tomato.

I think with these wonderful super hot chillies, extract sauces may have had there day, this sauce has flavour and about as much heat as I wanted today and after I cooled down the flavour is well matched to it.

Ingredients: Pineapple, Tomato, Onions, Fresh Spanish Naga Chilli, Dried Naga Chilli, Aleppo Chilli, Sugar, Garlic, Salt.

Bottle kindly provided by ChilliPepperPete

With the heat from the Naga’s the Pineapple and Tomato, this sauce works for me as a condiment with some boiled rice (as I write this I am doing a Detox, so it is great with all the brown rice), but it would also work well to pep up almost any stew or casserole.

Not overly sure about the latest label designs, I love the web site design, but these latest labels seem to be a departure from that style, for me they are  not easy to see the image, but this does not detract from the quality of the sauces Pete and is team make.

All of Pete’s sauces are good value for money, and at £4.00 a bottle this one is well worth adding to you collection.

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(9/10)
Packaging
(6.5/10)
Value
(8/10)
Overall
(8.5/10)

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Upton Cheyney Chilli Company Fruity Chilli Sauce

Upton Cheyney Chilli Company Fruity Chilli Sauce ...

Bargain of the day from the Upton Cheyney Chilli Farm, you can select any 3 of their amazing sauces for just £10.

You can select from:-

Click here to jump across to their web site and place your order today

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Good day chilli fanz!! After many emails nagging Hot Juan to send me some chilli choc goodness, he finally relented and sent me a few bars, as you all know by now, I’m a chilli fiend but I also have a HUGE passion for dark chocolate, so when someone comes up with a product that combines the two its like a confectionery swingers party for yours truly!

The chocolate I have for review comes from Phil and Kay Palmer over at www.dartmoorchillifarm.co.uk and if you’ve read a couple of Hot Juans reviews of their chocolate then you’ll know full well just how nice it is!!

Without any further ado lets get this review under way!

Dartmoor Chilli Farm - Ginger Chilli Chocolate

Dartmoor Chilli Farm - Ginger Chilli Chocolate

Ingredients:

Orange chilli chocolate: Cocoa butter, cocoa mass, sugar, emulsifier (soya lecithin), orange oil, Dartmoor CF chilli powder.

Ginger chilli chocolate: Cocoa butter, cocoa mass, sugar, emulsifier (soya lecithin), ginger, Dartmoor CF chilli powder.

Dartmoor Lava: Cocoa butter, cocoa mass (28.1%), sugar, emulsifier (soya lecithin), whole milk powder, natural vanilla flavouring, Bhut jolokia chillies 5%

So there you have it, three bars of goodness, the labels on these bars are of a very high quality, with a sort of sheen to them, theres a picture of what I believe to be one of the many “Stone rows” of Dartmoor which certainly gives the look of the bars a very “homegrown” feel, something I like alot as it sets them apart from chocolate with flashy graphics and such. All the bars come in 100G sizes and are wrapped in clear cellophne so you can see the quality of the chocolate you are buying, I’ll do my best now to describe the flavour of each and give them a rating :)

Ginger chilli chocolate:

The heat rating on this one if proclaimed on the package as “mild” and I think thats a fair description, the heat is a tingly one that hits the back of your throat and builds very slowly as you eat more of it, the ginger in this bar is subdued so as it does’nt take away from the beautiful flavour of the high quality dark chocolate, I suspect the ginger also adds a little something to the heat. This dark chocolate is quite unlike any i have tasted before, its ever so slightly bitter which works beautifully with the chilli and other flavours.

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(1/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(6/10)
Overall
(7/10)

Orange chilli Chocolate:

Again this one has been given a heat rating of “Mild” and yet I found this one at least double the heat of the ginger, and it was more of a tongue burn than throat. The orange flavour is a little more pronounced in this one and thus its more orange and chilli I can taste, the chocolate in this bar seems darker and more flavoursome than the ginger even though they are both 70% cocoa, I preferred this one over the ginger!

Flavour
(9/10)
Heat
(3/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(6/10)
Overall
(8/10)

Dartmoor Lava:

Now this ones and interesting beastie, its white chocolate unlike the other two, I suspect this is done to drop the heat level a little as the chilli used in this bar is none other than my fave, the Naga! (Bhut jolokia, same difference!) This bar looks fookin deadly, running right through the middle of the white creaminess is a reddy orange line formed by the Jolokia, if this bar were done in dark chocolate i think the heat level would be alot higher, as it stands this one is above the heat level of your average chocolate fan who does’nt eat chilli, for ardent chilli heads this is the PERFECT blend of chilli and confectionary, it does’nt get too hot and builds slowly leaving a beautiful afterburn in the mouth, so its very enjoyable without blowing your head off, which I believe is what Phil and Kay were after after I spoke to them on twitter about this one.

Flavour
(9/10)
Heat
(6/10)
Packaging
(4/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(8/10)

Right, thats the review over, I’m gonna go scoff the rest of this before I get my ass back into gym training, if you guys want to see these and the whole range of DCF chocolate then head on over to www.dartmoorchillifarm.co.uk and grab some for £2.75 a bar, which is relatively pricey but when you consider that “other” high quality chocolate from certain specialist shops costs more than this and doesn’t taste anywhere neear as good then the DCF bars look alot more inviting!!
Until next time my chilli padawanz, may the sauce be with you, always!

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Karimix Jalapeno Ginger Jam

Karimix Jalapeno Ginger Jam

This is the second new Karimix product we have reviewed from their new range, and it looks great in the new packaging

On opening it has a great aroma of fresh Jalapeños, the jam is packed full of Jalapeños flesh, it is not a set style of jam, more like a  thick sauce.  The jam is a nice green colour, as you would hope from Jalapeños.

Ingredients: Sugar, Water, Jalapeno Chillies 12.6%, Chillies, Ginger 8%, Vinegar, Spices, Fruit Juices, Pectin, Salt.

Jar kindly provided by www.karimix.com

The taste is instantly of Jalapeños, but sweet, then the Ginger kicks in, it ‘s warmth fills your mouth, it is not a hot chilli heat, but a back of the throat warmth, that only comes from Ginger.

It is a very yummy jam, and not like many of the others I have tried, all of which I have enjoyed, but this has that Jalapeño flavour just about right.

This jam has not yet made it on to the Karimix web site, so we are not sure what the price will be, but we look forward to it arriving in our local supermarket/speciality store

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(3/10)
Packaging
(9/10)
Value
TBA
Overall
(8/10) (If priced well)

On the karimix brochure they had this great sounding recipe, we are going to try it soon, but in the mean time here it is:-

Coconut Chicken with Jalapeno Ginger Jam Recipe

Serving Size: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 300g Chicken, cut into long strips
  • 60g Karimix Jalapeno Ginger Jam
  • 60 ml Coconut Milk
  • 5g Desiccated Coconut
  • 50g Baby corn, halved length-wise
  • 80g Onions cut into fine strips
  • 20g Vegetable Oil
  • 50g Cashew Nuts - Unsalted
  • 8g Fish sauce
  • 4g Coriander leaves, Chopped coarsley

Cooking Directions

  1. Marinade chicken with Karimix Jalapeno Ginger Jam, coconut milk, desiccate coconut and fish. Leave to marinade for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Brown cashew nuts in a hot frying pan. Remove and leave aside.
  3. Add oil in wok and fry onions and baby corn for about 10 minutes on high heat.
  4. Drain chicken and brown in wok. Then add marinade to simmer gently.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Mix in cashew nuts and coriander just before serving.
  7. Serve with salad, noodles or rice

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