The Wiltshire Chilli Farm’s Habanero Hot Sauce

by Marty Greenwell on September 21, 2011 · 1 comment

in Product Reviews

The Wiltshire Chilli Farm - Habanero Hot Sauce

The Wiltshire Chilli Farm - Habanero Hot Sauce

From sunny Wiltshire comes The Wiltshire Chilli Farm’s Habanero Hot Sauce. Created using the peppers they grown themselves, this made in small batches, thick-and-tasty sauce punches well above its weight in the heat stakes.

The bottle is unassuming with a picture of some orange habaneros on the front on the label, almost as if it’s shy of describing the hidden taste within. The sauce is almost mustard coloured and quite thick and pulpy, nearly puree like. Removing the top releases the citrusy aroma mixed in with a slightly bitter scent from the cider vinegar, thankfully it’s not overpowering enough to spoil the sweeter flavours.

Ingredients: Orange, carrots, onion, cider vinegar, water, chilli (3%), garlic and various spices.

Bottle kindly provided by The Wiltshire Chilli Farm

Despite being quite a pulpy mixture, the sauce still pours very easily on to the spoon, making it easy to dispense without spillage. The first taste of the sauce is heavenly, the sweet citrus flavour from the oranges lingers for a little while on the tongue, but it’s not long before the habanero heat kicks in.

Given, according to the label, there is only 3% habaneros contained in the bottle, this mixture certainly gives a solid burn; it feels far hotter than the small amount of chillies would have you believe. The citrus tangs disappear quickly leaving a good heat on the tongue and lips; it builds to its peak very quickly but hangs around for a good five minutes before the intensity begins to tail off. And then you’re ready for another spoonful – that initial orangey fervour is delectable, and the heat that follows addictive – I’m certain this would be great with a ham and cheese sarnie or a chicken stir fry.

The Wiltshire Chilli Farm sell this standard 140ml bottle for £3.75 (the same price as the other sauces in their range) which seems like a decent deal for such a flavour packed mouth burning heat experience.

Just be aware that this one seems a little bit hotter than the ingredients would otherwise suggest.


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