Scooby back to pen (Laptop) with another review for you guys. This time I have a bottle of Mic’s Chilli inferno sauce. Quite a funky little label on this 165g bottle. A skeleton wearing a suit? interesting concept, but it works.
I would like to call it pale brown but that does not sound too appealing and not do the sauce any justice, maybe a lighter HP sauce would work better? it is quite a thin sauce so its all good for pouring. Looking closely at it you can make out some tiny black and orange specs so its looking like a very fine sauce.
8 Habanero chillies (24%) Water, Distilled vinegar, Onions, Carrots, Lemon juice, Garlic, Salt, Spices, Xanthan gum.
Bottle kindly supplied by Mic’s Chilli
8 Habs??? 8????????????? Mental. And when I opened the bottle I can tell you this, the only thing I can smell is the Habs, and it smells good. With a lot of sauces, you can smell the other ingredients which usually helps make it a better product, but with this, the aroma of Habs makes this smell the mutts nuts. In a good way, not actually mutts nuts cos that would be wrong!
Out comes the spoon and Boom!! , slight sweetness there initially from the lemon juice and this is quickly over taken by a lovely sharp stabbing heat on the tongue, pretty intense heat and in all fairness it should be with 8 Habs sitting in it waiting to pounce.
Luckily there is not much on the vinegar front as I am not a lover of over powered vinegar based sauces, so I guess that in this sauce it is just used to aid fluidity. Xanthan gum at times can be slimy but Mics Chilli have cracked this and the texture is nice and smooth without this slime texture.
I earlier mentioned its colour being that of a pale HP sauce? Well I can definitely see this being used for my fish and chips this Friday night.
Thumbs up from me on taste, texture and appearance and being a personal trainer this also gets the thumbs up for having only 33 calories per 100g, not to mention all the goodies from the garlic and spices etc, but you probably don’t care about that side of it.
So put simply, a lovely pale brown sauce with a slight initial sweetness that finishes with a kick up ya backside for heat. Love it.
Check these guys out on Mics Chilli Website for more info. I cannot give you a price at present but I am sure it will not cost the earth.
Remember chilli nuts, if it burns going in, it will burn coming out!