Product Reviews

Cholula Hot Sauce

Cholula Hot Sauce

A simple hot sauce, like many of the best products it creates an excellent flavour from basic ingredients. The Arbol and Piquin preserved in Salt and Vinegar with a few spices.

It comes in a unique 150ml bottle with a distinctive round wooden screw cap, it is a sauce I remember from my visits to California, and the mandatory breakfast burrito that helped banish jet-lag on the way to the office (not sure I miss this). The flavour is clean and warming, there is no unpleasant surprises or aftertaste, great on a burger or as part of a salad dressing.

The sauce is names after the City of Cholula, one of the oldest if not the oldest inhabited city in Mexico

Ingredients: Water, peppers (Arbol and Piquin), salt, vinegar, spices and xanthan gum.

There are few other sauces from Mexico that make it to the UK, this one has become a fixture in my kitchen.

It is available from the usual suspects, Hot-Headz, Scorchio, and even the odd supermarket now stocks it

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Heinz Fiery Chilli Twisted Ketchup

Heinz Fiery Chilli Twisted Ketchup

I did not expect to start reviewing a Heinz product when we started this Chilli blog, but it has arrived at ChileFoundry HQ, so we had better taste it.

At first taste it is defiantly a Heinz Ketchup, while the label says Fiery and it has a 3 Chilli warning on the bottle, it’s far from being hot, or even mild, just a little spicy. It does has a very nice Ketchup flavour as you would expect from Heinz.

Ingredients: Tomatoes (146g per 100g Ketchup), Spirit Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Spice Extracts, Garlic Powder, Spice.

It comes in a 320g squeeze bottle with flip top lid, and is available in all good Supermarkets.

Would i buy it, probably not, I like Heinz Ketchup, but this is not chilli enough, but I expect my kids will like it for a change.

NOTE ADDED A WEEK LATER:- Just had a BBQ and tried this sauce on a few friends, they liked it, and I have to admit, on a burger it was very good. It did not over power the flavour of the meat and had a good tomato flavour. Maybe I have just got what this is all about.

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Dave's Insanity

Dave's Insanity

Dave’s Insanity Sauce was the first super hot sauce I ever tried and was always one of the best sellers in our shop, while it was not always the best in raw flavor, it work well in recipes.

The sauce rates at approx 180,000 Scovile Units

Super Croutons: Geoff Clifford one of my old friends (How old Geoff Clifford?) used to make croutons using it, from memory the mix was 1 loaf of bread cut in to cubes (approx 1cm each) fried in butter/olive oil in a wok, to which he added about a teaspoon of the sauce.. it was always a great demo at shows and events..

Just in case you wanted to know how hot it is see the YouTube video below..

Ingredients: Tomato sauce, onions, hot pepper extract, hot peppers, vinegar, spices, soy oil, garlic, salt

Size: 148 ml

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Hot-Headz Naga Bhut Jolokia Chilli Sauce

Hot-Headz Naga Bhut Jolokia Chilli Sauce

Stuart at Hot-Headz has been cooking again and this time he has created a new Naga Sauce.

Its is not the hottest Naga sauce I have tried but it tastes and smells great, as you open the bottle Ginger and Garlic are the first things you can smell, at first taste it is the Ginger are Garlic that are the first flavors to appear and then the Naga hits, it is not overpowering but after years of sauces I am not always the best judge of heat. This is an un-thickened, un-strained, cooked hot sauce and you can tell Stuart has had years of experience as the it has not separated like so many of the craft sauces we have seen over the years.

Ingredients: Tomato, water, onion, sugar, vinegar, ginger, Naga Chilli, garlic, salt, sunflower oil.

Size: 150ml

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At £3.99 this is an excellent new addition to the Hot-Headz range and we give it 3.5 / 5 rating. but please feel free to add your comments and personal rating below

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