Mr Singh’s – NEW Black Label Chilli Sauce review

by Hot Juan on November 22, 2011 · 1 comment

in Product Reviews

We have received  a bottle of a new product from Mr Singh’s, you may have seen some traffic on twitter about it last week, we also ran a competition to find a name for this new hotter sauces, well the name is very simple (often the best ideas are), it is just called “Mr Singh’s Black Label Sauce”.

Mr Singh' s Black Label Chilli Sauce

Mr Singh' s Black Label Chilli Sauce

This new sauce looks to be a definite boost in heat over the original, just looking at the ingredients you see the first three are all hot chillies with Scotch Bonnets, Naga Chillies and Birdseye Chillies.

Ingredients: Scotch Bonnets, Naga Chillies, Birdseye Chillies, Tamarind ExtractBitter Melon, Tomatoes, Brown Sugar, Dark Soy Sauce, Salt and Malt Vinegar.

Bottle kindly provided by Mr Singh’s Sauce

Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon

The sauce is a much darker colour than the original, the original was a very red Tomato based sauce. This sauce still contains tomatoes, but they are well down the list, there is one new ingredient I have not seen in a sauce before Bitter Melon, I have looked in up on Wikipeadia and it is an odd looking thing, looks nothing like I expect from a melon, I recommend you take a look, it is a most interesting fruit.

On opening the jar the smell is initially coming from the Chillies, it even smells hot, the first flavour I get is I think from the Tamarind, it is rich and slightly sweet, then the chillies kick in, a second spoonful and there is less sweetness and I think I have started to taste the Bitter Melon combined with the rich sweet Tamarind, all washed down with a good searing of chillies.

The Scotch Bonnets come first on the list, but I am having problems identifying their fruitiness over that combination of Naga and Birdseye, I liked the original Mr Singh’s Sauce, but this one is like it grown up big brother, this one does not get sand kicked in it’s face, it’s got attitude.. lots of it.

I must seek out some Bitter Melon to taste on it own, normally sauces with Tamarind in are often to sweet for my tastes, but it seems adding the Bitter Melon could be master stroke,  giving us a kind of grown up sweet and sour.

We are told it will retail for £4.00 a bottle  and will be available on the Mr Singh’s web site  from December, so grab it and give it a go, chilli headz will not be disappointed, but I expect a few will always want it hotter.

I have rated the sauce only a 5/10 for the packaging, I think this label has all the right information on it, it just needs a bit of a lift to make it stand out, this would be simple to fix. Flavour gets a 9/10 I loved it.

Flavour
(9/10)
Heat
(7.5/10)
Packaging
(5/10)
Value
(8/10)
Overall
(8.5/10)

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