I normally use extra virgin oil for dressings, stir fries and roasting but after using Grim Reaper Foods Tempest Chilli Oil, I am officially converted. Extra Virgin Rapeseed oil contains more vitamin E and fewer saturated fats than traditional extra virgin olive oil making it the healthier option and as the Tempest Chilli Oil is infused with garlic and chilli it enhances the flavours of food.
The oil has that traditional chilli oil, orange colour and when opening the aroma of garlic is evident. I really like the packaging; it’s very professional looking and would not be out of place in a nationwide supermarket. The chilli scythe and garlic bulb in the Reapers hand make it clear what this product is all about. I love the label design and the word play used on the bottle, which work together to make a quirky product. I really like the graphic of the grim reaper and description of the product;
“Extra virgin oil, corrupted by chilli and garlic extracts. Dispel your demons, fear the shadows, enter the tempest”
Amongst other things I have roasted potatoes and Mediterranean vegetables in this oil without any extra chilli to see what heat this brings to a dish and it is really impressive, it has a nice steady heat along with the garlic which complements the food, flavouring it as opposed to overpowering it.
To sum up I think this is well worth the £5.00 price tag, it is a good sized bottle at 250ml and the kind of product I would deem a store cupboard essential. It’s clear to see why this product was the winner of 1 gold star at the great taste awards 2012.
I really think this product is fantastic and it’s clear to see why Grim Reaper Foods are an international award winning company
For more details on this, and other products check out the site Grim Reaper Foods.
Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil, Chilli Extract, Natural Garlic Extract.