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Bernie Bumm Rim ReaperOn a resent trip to Newcastle we came across Bernie Bumm’s creator Earl Gough and his range of sauces. We tried a few and then selected the hottest one for a review.

Geordie Translation:- On a resent trip te The Toon wi cyame across Bernie Bumm’s creator Earl Gough an his range of sauces. Wi tried a few an then selected the hottest one fre a review

On popping open the bottle the smell has the effect of widening your nostrels, as my nose recovers I can smell the white vinegar and the lime. The heat is instant, my mouth is on fire as the heat and then hickups smack me about, a teaspoon now seems a lot of sauce as a taste. WOW a few minutes has passed and I am now back at the keyboard, eyes watered, tongue is throbbing. Still little response from my taste buds, so a much smaller dose this time… it burns… I can feel and it is a feeling of a little sweetness and then I am again wiped out.

Geordie Translation: On popping open the bottle the smell has the effect of widening yer nostrels, as me nose recovers Ah can smell the white vinegar an the lime. The heat is instant, me gob is on fire as the heat an then hickups dunsh me aboot , a teaspoon noo seems a lot of sauce as a tyest . WOW a few minutes has passed an Ahm noo back at the keyboard, eyes watered, tongue is throbbing. Still little response frem me tyest buds, so a much smaller dose this time… it burns… Ah can feel an it is a feeling of a little sweetness an then Ahm agyen wiped oot.

Ingredients: Carolina Reaper Chilli, Aubergine, White Vinegar, Apple Juice, Tomatoes, Carrots, Onions, Lime.
Bottle kindly supplied by Bernie Bumm

So a bit of fail for me tasting this sauce on its own, so later it has been added to my lunch, beans on toast, and then heat becomes more manageable, it is still very hot and just a teaspoon is needed to bring the beans to life, cannot taste the aubergine, but the apple juice and lime are much more noticeable.

Geordie Translation: So a bit of fail fre me tasting this sauce on its aan, so later it has been added te me lunch, beans on toast, an then heat becomes more manageable, it is still git hot an just a teaspoon is needed te bring the beans te leif , canna tyest the aubergine, but the apple juice an lime are much more noticeable.

You can see on the square bottles that the labels are placed on the corners, Earl told us this was a happy accident as when the first labels arrived they had been made to stock on the sides, but due to the rounded corners on the bottles they started to peel, so they where placed on the corners giving the bottle a unique and very identifiable look.

Geordie Translation: Yee can see on the square bottles tha the labels are placed on the corners, Earl telt weh this wez a happy accident as when the forst labels arrived they had been made te stock on the sides, but due te the rounded corners on the bottles they started te peel, so they weor placed on the corners giving the bottle a unique an git identifiable gandie.

Best to use this kind of sauce with care the Carolina Reaper is a stupidly hot chilli, tests have seen it pass over 2 Million Scoville units at a peak result and even with the average of 1.5 Million

Geordie Translation: Best te use this keind of sauce wi care the Carolina Reaper is a stupidly hot chilli, tests hev seen it pass ower 2 Million Scoville units at a peak result an even wi the average of 1.5 Million.

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



Our thanks to The Original English to Geordie translator for the Geordie translations used in the review.

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Hi chilli padawans, hows it going? I hope you all had a cracking easter and stuffed yourself silly with lots of chocolate and other shite, while i sat at home and dieted….being a fat bastard has its drawbacks!

Anyway, with that out of the way allow me to introduce a newcomer to the chilli scene, this sauce today comes from a guy named Steve Cooley, who runs “Daddy Cools Hot Sauce” over in Glossop, he’s an artisan sauce maker who has about 5 sauces in his range currently as far as I can tell (this figure may be wrong lol) and is always developing new flavours and products in his range.
He sent me this sauce for a review a little while ago, and I thought I would do it justice and review it for the Chilefoundry, so without further ado, lets get down to business…

Ingredients: Scotch bonnet, lime juice, honey, cocoa powder, smoked paprika, apples, onions, salt, black treacle, tomatoes, smoked hickory, apple cider vinegar, black pepper, chipotle chilli powder.

Seeing as summer is just around the corner, means that BBQ season is upon us (as is chilli festival season!) and this sauce is perfect for that! “Daddy Cools Smoky BBQ Sauce” is one of the first sauces brought to us by Steve Cooley, and it seems to be getting more widespread recognition of late, judging by the reviews on their facebook page and twitter stream, so I thought I’d get off my arse and get my review up as well!

The bottle itself is a relatively typical of the hotsauce industry in the UK, (although at time of print and in the video I must point out that Steve has recently switched to the more widely used sauce bottles that 90% of the UK hotsauce manufacturers use!) and has a little horned dude on the front, who has disturbingly wild eyes, along with the name of the sauce in a pseudo wild west style lettering, accompanying this is the typical ingredients list and other things such as website address and whatnot.

Tbh, as always I go bleat on about this sauce, and you could read it and go “that sounds nice!” but instead, I like to show you my true reaction to the sauce, and this should tell you whether or not its a winner in my eyes, so please, enjoy the video.

You can put this sauce on most things, but especially BBQ, it has a smoky sweet taste that lends itself perfectly to cooked chicken, pork, beef, ribs etc etc. Obviously in the video I did not have a BBQ to hand, nor all the meat necessary to make such an assumption, but its pretty much a no brainer that this stuff will go well on charred summer food!

You can buy it from www.daddycoolspeppersauce.co.uk for around £3.50 a bottle plus P+P, and while you’re there there are other sauces he does, including a couple for the mental headbangers among you who like their bollocks blown off with heat!

Right, that’s it from me for another Chilefoundry review, please keep watching and reading and don’t forget to like & share the video and subscribe to the youtube channel (www.youtube.com/darthnaga) until the next time my chilli padawans, may the sauce be with you, always…take care!

Flavour
(7/10)
Heat
(4/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value (7/10)
Overall
(7/10)

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Hi Chilli Padawans!! Well, bugger me this review has been a long time coming…after about 6 months of down time I am finally back on the horse, covered in chilli sauce and whistling dixie! (well, everything except those last couple of things!) And this is a *cracking* sauce to do a comeback with too!

This sauce is made by the Powers family of mexican/american-british descent on the Isle of Wight using a recipe that originated in California that was handed down through the generations until it reached the current producers of the sauce, where it has evolved into a blend of the finest ingredients and including fruits and chillis to make the sauce that I’m reviewing today!

Ingredients:Tomatoes, Onion, Mango, Vinegar, Mango, Habanero peppers, Chipotle, Garlic, Lime, Cilantro (coriander), Agave nectar, Salt, Spices.

So, if you all know me well enough, you know that I LOVE chipotle sauces, in fact I don’t think i’ve tasted a bad one yet… (aside from cottage delight, that stuff was rank) and as such, I doubt I’m going to dislike this either! But lets have the sauce do the talking!!

Its in a beautiful skull shaped bottle proudly adorning a label on the back of its head that simply reads “Bloody Hell Hotsauce” the main label is attached to the neck of the bottle by string, which itself has the logo wrapped round it also, so you’ll be hard pushed to forget the name of this sauce!

Right, I’m waffling on, lets get down to the nitty gritty eh padawans?

And there you have it, for £13 delivered this is an absolute STEAL, especially considering the sauce itself is bloody gorgeous *and* you get 400ml of it!! You couldn’t find a bargain like that anywhere, I urge all of you to get a bottle of this and post your own thoughts in the comments below, I personally found it lush, so get yourselves over to www.bloodyhellhotsauce.com and get a bottle bought!!

Right, thats it for this week my Chilli Padawans, keep your eyes open next week for another review, and until then…may the sauce be with you, always!!

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(7/10)
Packaging
(10/10)
Value (11/10)
Overall
(9/10)

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Mr Pickles - Fiery BirdseyeMr Pickles is not a company I have heard of I must admit so I have no idea what I am to expect with this little number.

The name on the label says “Fiery Birdseye” so I know what Chilli has been used but then underneath they mention “Rogan Josh Heat 5/10”. This is a little confusing as I then think this is a Rogan Josh sauce but it’s not, I guess they have compared it to the heat you might get from a typical Rogan Josh. I haven’t personally eaten that dish so means little to me.

There is also a mini review on the side of the bottle telling me what I should expect, so Im well prepared!

Anyway enough of the labelling! The taste is the really important thing so let’s get it opened.

The sauce is bright red which is no surprise as the main ingredient is tomato and I get the tomato and lemon juice followed by the burn from the Birdseye Chillis. I think I agree with the 5/10 heat rating on the bottle.

It tastes nice, and is full of flavour, the label suggests just adding this to tinned tomatoes and meat/veg/potatoes to produce a Rogan Josh, but as far as I am aware it needs curry ingredients too and this doesn’t have them apart from garlic and paprika.

The label does suggest adding to Bolognese or Chilli Con Carne which would be nice.

Ingredients: Tomatoes, Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Birdseye Chilli, Sugar, Paprika, Garlic, Salt, Pepper.

Bottle kindly supplied by Mr Pickles www.mrpickles.co.uk

So in summary, this is a tasty sauce, more of a cooking sauce than a pouring one but none the less a nice product from a small UK producer.

At the time of writing I am unable to clarify the price of the product.

Flavour
(7/10)
Heat
(5/10)
Packaging
(6/10)
Value
[Rating: TBA
Overall
(7/10)

P.S. it is suitable for Vegetarians and Coeliacs.

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