Ladies and gentlemen gather round, I wish to tell you the tale of a small jar. But not any small jar. For this jar contained a ‘Mad-Ass’ chilli concoction that made me, Scooby, nearly fill my boxers with what I can only describe as a feeling of pure ecstasy. Ok, granted that is a bit OTT but none the less this is the mutts nuts of a chilli product (I mean that in a good way, not sure what mutts nuts actually taste like I’m afraid)
So the story begins, once upon a time there was a small jar with a double smokey chilli inside. One day, Scooby opened it, and ate it. He then fell in love with it, married it and ran away never to be seen again.
All the way from the team at Mad-Ass, this Double Smokey is only a small 30ml jar. Their sauces are all available in these size jars but also in a bigger 150ml jar too.
Label is basic but at the same time a great design. An evil grinning chilli which seems to be the standard for their range of products but with colours changing on each one.
The sauce inside is reminiscent of a thicker than the norm stew. Slightly pouring from side to side of the jar but thick enough to stop before you spill any. I guess you could say that the colour has come from the ‘bowels of hell’. Get it? Bowels, poo? Brown sauce? Ooooooo, tough crowd tonight, no one laughing. Moving on……….. ingredients time.
Home Smoked Chipotle Chillies, Smoked Garlic, Cider Vinegar, Onions, Tomatoes, Demerara Sugar, Chipotle Syrup, Smoked Rock Salt, Cracked Black Pepper.
Hell of a lot of smoking going on in this. And immediately noticeable when you open the jar. A VERY strong aroma and it is extremely warming to the nostrils. If it can warm my nose then it will definitely warm yours. You guys with your normal size noses, your lucky.
The taste however blows the aroma out of the water. Garlic, onions and the chipotles give an amazing smokey flavour while the sugar gives you a slight sweetness which is finished off with a blast of heat kindly supplied by the chipotles. They have rated this as a 7/10 for heat on their site and I agree all the way, not too hot and not too mild, an awesome blend of heat and flavour with a smooth texture all squeezed into this tiny jar.
I have found it to go great with chicken and other meats. I reckon it would work well as a Bolognese sauce for us chilli heads.
So, to end the story, go to Mad-Ass and buy lots of it 😀
Remember all you chilli heads, if it burns going in, it will burn coming out.