The Chilli Pepper Company Piri Piri Hot Sauce

by Martin 'Scooby' Arnold on August 28, 2011 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

Hello again guys and gals, Scooby here bringing you another sauce review for the Chilefoundry. Today’s sauce is from The Chilli Pepper Company. I was first introduced to these guys the other week when myself and Scottie 2 Hottie were dragged in by Darth Naga to try 10 minute burn at West Dean Chilli Fiesta. With this in the back of my mind im thinking, ‘mmmmmm, these guys REALLY know how to make a good sauce, so lets see how this one goes down’.

The Chilli Pepper Company - Piri Piri Sauce

The Chilli Pepper Company - Piri Piri Sauce

The sauce is called Piri Piri and is quite delicate in colour compared to many chilli sauces on the market today. It is a lovely warming red colour with the odd spec of green red and white, which sets it off beautifully in the bottle.

Ingredients: Tomatoes, Lemon juice, Rice wine vinegar, garlic, onion, Kaffir lime leaves, herbs and spices and piri piri chilli.

Upon opening the bottle I get hit with an instant rush of tomatoes. (The smell I mean, not actual tomatoes hitting me as that would just be stupid) Behind the tomato smell I can just about make out a sweetness from the lemon juice and lime leaves as well as the garlic trying to get into the mix.

Anyway, out comes the teaspoon. This sauce just pours out onto the spoon. It is not completely smooth which is great and as it glides out of the bottle you can see more of this glorious red with a few sneaky seeds which have made it into the bottle which will definitely make a difference to the texture.

First taste, a very strong tomato flavour. This lasts for couple of seconds before this begins to take a seat at the back and let the sweetness from the lemon and lime come through. This also lasts for a few seconds before suddenly the tomato flavour jumps back onto my tongue and this time he has brought a friend, the piri piri chilli. The heat is mild and does not interfere with the flavour. Tongue has a very mild tingle, more of a warming than a tingle to be honest, but the flavour is awesome. The Chilli Pepper Company have definitely done their homework here on this sauce. The flavours keep taking their turns to sit on my tongue before swapping again whilst this mild heat sits there watching until it slowly fades.

I highly recommend this sauce for a summer bbq to marinate your meat, the only downside is that I cannot stop eating the sauce neat right now it is that good.

The bottle I have (well its empty now) is 140ml but I am not sure of the price. Knowing The Chilli Pepper Company it will not be expensive so grab yourself a bottle of this lovely sauce.


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