Right then me lovelies, Scooby back again with a sauce today from South Devon Chilli farm. It’s their ’15 Chilli Sauce’. This is one of their Hot Six, available individually or as a set. The sauce comes in a stylish 100ml bottle with sealed off cap. No mistaking this for a chilli sauce a rich red chilli slap bang in the middle of the glossy label with ’15’ Chilli sauce splashed just beneath it.
The sauce is a touch darker than the label which helps it stands out well. It is a pulpy and seedy sauce which looks like a lovely puree that is pourable. Enough of the talk of the aesthetics, lets get on with the best bit, the sauce 😀 😀 😀
Good to see sauces coming through with no bulls**t in, just natural ingredients. The smell backs up the claim on the ingredients list.
There is a very strong aroma of fresh chilli which is unmistakeable, coupled with a touch of an acidic smell from the vinegar but I am sure the chilli will pull through this. The label states it contains 15 varieties of medium to hot chillies with a heat rating of hot.
Time to bring out the sacred spoon of death and get this sauce to where it meant to be, in ……my…….belly.
Fresh chillies (60%), Cider vinegar, Lemon juice, Salt
Bottle kindly supplied by South Devon Chilli Farm
Straight away I get a taste of fresh chilli and a mild capsaicin tingle on the tongue. While the fresh chilli flavour stays, it is quickly greeted by, for me, and overpowering vinegar taste which in my opinion taints the sauce too much for me to enjoy other than the odd occasion.
The heat does increase but I would not personally call this a ‘hot’ chilli sauce, medium maybe, but not hot. It would be quite interesting to see what chilli went into this though as the initial fresh fruity flavour is pleasant, it’s just a shame the vinegar swamps it afterwards.
Whilst you can just about make out a slight lemon twang, the acidity and flavour of this does not do enough to wind the vinegar back. All in all I can see this sauce being used for a dip to give your doritos etc a slight change of taste and character. Further than that, maybe as a side for your Chippies on a Friday night.
A good enough sauce if you are not into your extreme heat products, with a smooth puree texture to boot and ok for someone who is starting out exploring chilli products, and at £3.57 a bottle available from South Devon Chilli Farm this wont break the bank.
So remember guys, if it burns going in, it will burn coming out!