Burning Desire Foods The dark side range: 7 pot scorpion insane hot sauce review with video

Review by Darth Naga – bottle kindly supplied by Burning Desire Foods

Happy Friday chilli padawans! And even happier still because it’s this old pith lords 34th birthday (happy birthday to me, happy birthday … yeah you get the idea). So just to celebrate my birthday in style, I have a very special video review, of a very special sauce, from a very special company that sits close to my heart! (Wow that was a mouthful!). The sauce I review in this video comes to you from the lovely folks over at Burning Desire Foods, my good friend Jason sent me this sauce because he wanted me to video review something for him, and since the video reviews are *mostly* proper hot, he gave me one of his hottest new sauces from his “Dark Side” range, so pin ya lugholes back, open ya peepers and get ya laughing gear round this!

Ingredients: Red peppers, onions, celery, 7 pot jonah and 7 pot chilli, cider vinegar, lime juice, dark muscavado sugar, sea salt.

The thing that’s stands out the most with this sauce (aside from its name) is the professionally designed labels, wrapped around the unusual bottle. The bottles are akin to old school cough medicine bottles from yesteryear, the name of this sauce is quite a tongue twister, its moniker is “The dark side range: 7 pot scorpion insane hot sauce” and looking at the fiery red label, and the orangey pulpy fluid inside, this looks to be a hot one!

You’ll notice in this video I decided to review this sauce with an author by the name of Gideon Burrows, who happens to be writing a book about the chilli industry in Britain, and funnily enough the book is called “Chilli Britain: a hot and fruity adventure”. Gideon is travelling round the UK, visiting different people from the chilli industry, including reviewers, growers, chilli product makers and more, his travels will be chronicled in this new book due out towards the end of the year, and you can learn more about it, and pre-order the book over at http://www.chillibritain.com.

Right, without any further ado, here is the video in all its glory!

And there you have it, as expected I found it pretty darn hot, whilst Gideon didn’t seem too fazed at all! Some people have all the luck (and higher tolerances than yours truly!). The sauce, as mentioned in the video, is bloody tasty and because this was his first chilli review with me, I even gave him the bottle afterwards to go and enjoy at home, so if you’re reading this Gideon, I hope you enjoyed it!

You can all pick up a bottle of this sauce over at Burning Desire Foods for about 5 or 6 quid a bottle, and that’s a pretty darn good price for this tasty, yet punchy sauce that would go well on chips, or even mixed with a salsa for a nice spicy dip!

Right my chilli padawans, that’s all we have time for this week, I’ll hopefully get another video up soon, but it may take a while as I am now without camera and waiting for a tripod and kit to arrive so I can use my nice new spanky smartphone to do my reviews on! So keep your eyes peeled for that!

Have a good one padawans, and may the sauce be with you, always!!

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

CaJohn’s El Chupacabra Review (with video)

Bottle supplied by Hot Headz – review by Darth Naga.

Hi chilli padawans!! It’s Darth Naga coming at you again with another review for Chilli Fiends and this one is a real doozy! The sauce I have for you all today comes from a very well-known sauce maker over the pond in the USA, a company by the name of “Cajohn“, owned and run by John Hard. This company has been around since 1999 and started full serious production in 2002, bringing us amazing products like “Scorch” (my personal favourite) “Black Mamba” and “Mongoose” to name ElChupacabrabut a few! You can pick up his products here in the UK from Hot Headz which, funnily enough is exactly who sent me this bottle!!

Ingredients: Chilli peppers (Bhut Jolokia, Scotch Bonnet, Trinidad 7 Pot, Trinidad Scorpion, Trinidad Scorpion Moruga), carrots, onion, mustard (vinegar, mustard seed, salt, turmeric, paprika, spices), distilled vinegar, garlic, spices.

So as you can see from the ingredients list, “El Chupacabra” is no slouch when it comes to utilising ultra hots, in fact I think the list looks like the who’s who of the top hottest peppers, the only thing missing is the Carolina Reaper! This sauce is one of the newer ones in Cajohn’s range of ultra-hot sauces; it’s been around for about a year and seems to be quite popular due to the lack of extract and good use of smokingly hot peppers!

The bottle itself is of the typical CaJohn standard, high quality, glossy foil label, with a slightly cartoon silhouette of a Chupacabra on it, and one of the nicest touches that I have seen yet, CaJohn’s logo has been embossed into the top of the lid wrapper, which adds a nice unique twist to the standard security seals you see on these bottles!

I could go on and on here about the flavour and heat, but I think the video explains it way better than I could here:

So there you have it, another fine sauce from Cajohn, brought to the UK by the awesome Hot Headz, at only £7 a bottle you’d be mad not to grab one, it’ll easily satisfy even the most hardcore of chilli heads and for the hot sauce noobs out there, small amounts will go a LONG way!!

Suggested uses for this from myself would be adding to a chilli (due to the high fresh chilli content), also rubbing this on chicken for a nice spicy dinner, use it sparingly though otherwise your arse mind hand in its notice the next morning!!

Right, it’s time for me to love you and leave you again my chilli padawans, so until next time, I’ll catch you on the flipside and may the sauce be with you, always!!

Flavour 8/10
Heat 9/10
Packaging 9/10
Value 8/10
Overall 9/10

Kent Chilli Garden’s Moruga Scorpion Powder Review/Tasting (with video)

Review by Darth Naga – product kindly supplied by Kent Chilli Garden

Happy Friday chilli padawans!! Today I’ve got more of a “tasting and reaction” video as opposed to a review, but it is for a product you can buy, and it will be entertaining nonetheless!!

I invited a couple of new people to join me on this video, one of which you’ll have seen before and the other is my girlfriend’s brother! The product I have comes from the Kent Chilli Garden which is a little company based in … Kent of course! They do all of their products via mail order and can be reached right here.

Ingredients: Moruga Scorpion powder

Right, I’ll start by saying the packaging is very minimal, a simple plastic tube filled with an ominous looking reddy brown powder, the label has the name of the product, the Kent chilli garden and a skull and crossbones on it, just to prove its probably not a good idea to do what we did in this video!

So there you have it, a simple but hot Moruga powder, tastes savoury to me but others may find it very fruity, comes in no nonsense packaging which is easy to post, and as you saw in the vid has been officially rated at just shy of 1.2 million Scoville units, you can grab this, plus many other products over at Kent Chilli Garden where the powder retails for a mere £4 per 6g tube, which I’m told is a pretty good price, so grab it while you can!!

Right that’s all for this week chilli padawans, keep your eyes peeled for the next review and make sure you keep your spice tolerance up! May the sauce be with you, always!

Flavour 7/10
Heat 9/10
Packaging 5/10
Value 7/10
Overall 7/10

The Chillihunter’s Widow’s Tipple Review (with youtube video)

Review by Darth Naga bottle supplied by The Chillihunter

How it going chilli padawans? Darth Naga here again coming at ya with a new video review, and my FIRST for Chilli Fiends, the spiritual successor to the chilefoundry; it’s all the same reviewers, just a new place on the web for us all to live!

Anyway, as my first video review I thought I’d not only do a mild-ish sauce, but also rope my girlfriend in for her first video review! I chose this sauce because it’s been made by a good friend of mine Ady King, you might all know him as “The Chillihunter” over at www.facebook.com/thechillihunter.

He too is a reviewer of sauces, but back in September 2013 he won the amateur sauce making competition at the Fiery Foods UK festival in Brighton, the prize of course as some of you might know was to make his sauce in a larger batch, with nice printed labels an everything, and this is mine and Lisa’s review of that sauce!

Ingredients: Malt vinegar, bell peppers, sugar, criolla sella, aji lemon, mango, tequila, mustard, apricot, salt, lime, onion, mint.

So, the sauce itself known as “Widow’s Tipple” is a yellow almost mustardy colour, comes in a standard 150ml bottle reminiscent of Chilli Pepper Pete’s own bottles (probably because it was made at their unit!) and has a very spooky label, adorned with both the sauce name and the chilli hunters own logo.

Upon opening the bottle I’m immediately reminded of the mango content, but looking at the savoury ingredients too I’m not convinced this is going to be an entirely sweet sauce, but hey, watch the video and you guys can see for yourselves what myself and Lisa thought of it:

So there you have it! As you can see myself and Lisa found the chillihunters sauce to be well worth your coin, and at only £3.95 a bottle from his store, you’d be mad not to buy some, it’s great for madhatters and noobs alike, and probably has a wide range of uses due to the complex flavours within! (On a side note, I’m also reliably informed by Ady that there are only 20 bottles left, and once it’s gone, it’s GONE!!)

So, another review from yours truly, a first for Chilli Fiends and of course a first for my lovely girlfriend, Lisa (but certainly not the last!) not much more to say now my chilli padawans except that I will see you all on the dark-side, and until that moment, may the sauce be with you, always!!

Flavour 8/10
Heat 3/10
Packaging 7/10
Value 8/10
Overall 7/10