Product Reviews

The Clifton Chilli Club are in New York filming this review in Main Street Park, Brooklyn, New York, with The Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan sky line including the new One World Trade Centre in the background (No it is not a special effect, they really did go just for this review as you can tell from the sound).

Tasting spoons ready, scene set, so lets crack this hot chilli sauce open and review it. Tabañero is made with the Habanero chili and originally born in the Tabasco region of Mexico and now is made in the USA.

Ingredients: Select Habañero Peppers, Carrots, Onions, Key Lime Juice, Agave, Garlic, Salt and Grapefruit Seed Extract.

Also stocked and available from:
USA iBurn http://www.iburn.com USD $6.00
UK Hot-Headz http://www.hot-headz.com GBP £4.99
Canada Chilly Chiles http://www.chillychiles.com CAD $11.95

Prices correct at the time of publishing (E&OE)

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Double Whammy double Jammy, well jelly. From www.colvins.co.uk we bring to you today mild and hot pepper jelly. Both products are of authentic Caribbean origin with the herbs and flavours. Despite it being Caribbean born and bred these two pots are from London where they are currently being made. Ingredients are pretty straight forward being mainly apple pectin,vinegar and 13.2% chillis. I found it strange that both of these have exactly the same ingredients but are different colour and different heat?? Can be only down to the chillis in my opinion.

The Original Colvin’s Original Pepper Jelly

So in go Scooby and mini Scoob, with his first online video review Mini scoob delves straight in without a second thought. Right, we are not completely sure what to make of these jars beside they taste awesome with a real nice jelly, not jam, but jelly texture to them. I know I know its meant to be a jelly but so many people say they have jely but it turns out they are jams. Real apple fruity flavour pouring out whilst the heat is not that aggressive. For my palette I found it very mild but obviously mini scoob said they were fairly warm.

I would say, in all honesty that the heat on both of these was pretty much the same. Has a nice heat however, awesome flavour and a nice stumpy jar so you will always find a place in the fridge for it, no excuse. And whilst the price of £2.99 is very good for this product, I would have to say that the postage of £3.50 a little steep. If anyone knows otherswise if this price of delivery is different then please let me know. Other than that it is a lovely warm fresh apple tasting sauce. Yum yum yum.

Flavour
(8.5/10)
Heat
(1.5/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value (8/10)
Overall
(8/10)

So until next time guys from Scooby and mini Scoob, If it burns going in it will burn coming out.

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As your no doubt aware the Reaper is currently world number one on the old faithful Scoville scale with a whopping peak of 2.2 MSHU OUCH! I say currently as the word on the chilli street is that Ed Currie has hatched, made, bred or somehow made a deal with the devil to come up with something potentially hotter? Crazy mudder that one.

Mr Vikki's King Reaper PickleAnyway, any product with Reaper in generally gets peoples attention especially amongst the sadistic bunch of people who love pain with their food, or as we call ourselves, chilliheads. So when I was given a jar of Mr Vikki’s King Reaper Pickle I was pretty excited, but at the same time worried.

Worried as I have tried several of Mr Vikki’s products that are made to be hot and that is exactly what they are. Explosive heat levels as well as mild products so he covers all angles and covers them extremely well. And this 110g jar looks fairly aggressive with his usual yellow and red labelling which is accompanied by the logo from the Devon Chilliman as this is where the reapers have come from. Behind the label lurks a rich oily red pickle with flecks of seeds and flesh of pods. And the smell is reminiscent of an Indian restaurant which for me is always a plus. The ingredients are pretty impressive also showing a whopping 50% of this is made up of Superhots and reapers……

Ingredients: Red Jalapenos 30%, UK Superhots 35%, Carolina reaper chillies 15%, Rapeseed oil, Vinegar, Garlic, Salt, Mustard and spices.
Jar kindly provided by The Devon Chilliman

And on that note I shall let the video do the rest of the talking. So until next time guys, if it burns going in, it will burn coming out.

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

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I found these on a visit to our favourite farm shop “Dart Farm Shop” neat Exeter. I can recommend visiting them we often do just for the breakfast before a bit of light shopping…

Burts Guinness® Rich Beef Chilli Flavoured CrispsThese crisps do really taste a bit like a Guinness Beef flavoured Chilli, even the what looks like the complete absence of both beef and Guinness. There is unfortunately very little heat from the Paprika and Chilli Extracts. The basic crisps and excellent, not to thick and with a fresh and satisfying crunch I would expect from a Burts product.

Ingredients: Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Sugar, Yeast Extract Powder, Salt, Natural Flavourings (Barley), Onion Powder, Paprika Powder, Barley Malt Extract Powder, Spices, Tomato Powder, Herbs, Acid: Citric Acid, Natural Colour: Paprika Extract, Chilli Extract.

On the back of the packet they say “The Heat Goes On – Continuing our mission to take taste buds to new extremes, we’ve taken fresh jalapeño chillies and juicy, succulent beef flavours and infused the world’s most iconic stout to create Guinness® Rich Beef Chilli Burts Chips. Not for the faint hearted these thick cut, hand cooked crisps pack some serious punch, with rich, deep layers of authentic flavour, that will have you coming back crunch after crunch…” not sure they know what heat means here…

I got the 40g bag for I think about 75p, but I have also seen that a 150g bag is available from Tescos for £1.99. They are worth a try but they are not going to set the world alight for their chilli heat, but I really enjoyed them and will probably pick up a few more packs for my lunches..

Flavour
(7/10)
Heat
(1/10)
Packaging
(9/10)
Value (8/10)
Overall
(7/10)

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