When Sean Evans told us he'd be stopping by the shop for a tasting, we wanted to give him the same experience as any of our customers rolling through. Of course, we added a taste of the two hottest sauces back to back...Below is a rundown of flavors, from least spicy to knock-your-socks off. If you choose the path from mild to wild, we'll throw in a free bottle of Hot Ones.
Humble House Ancho & Morita: A new crowd favorite here. It's smoky and slightly sweet from tamarind - a BBQ/hot sauce hybrid that works great on rice and beans and grilled meats.
Pirate's Lantern: Tropical scotch bonnet peppers are matched with the pungency of mustard and aromatic horseradish. A bit of dark rum from the homeland provides just enough sweetness to keep everything in balance.
High River Hellacious: Slight sweetness from the agave & habanero is balanced by the tart lime juice. A touch of savory smokiness from the jalapeño rounds out the flavor.
Secret Aardvark Drunken Jerk: Scotch bonnet & habanero peppers give this Jamaican-style Jerk sauce some serious heat. A touch of Caribbean dark rum keeps things cool & easy.
Dirty Dick's Hot Sauce: Blends habanero peppers with tropical fruits for a sweet and spicy sauce. Let the sweetness of bananas, raisins, and pineapples linger on your palate and wait for the heat to kick in.
Queen Majesty Red Habanero Black Coffee: Cold-brewing coffee with vinegar instead of water to use with her habanero mash geniusly infuses this sauce with the earthy flavors of coffee without overpowering.
Adoboloco Hamajang: The combination of smoked bhut jolokia (ghost pepper) and fiery Habanero give this sauce an intense level of heat & flavor, cut nicely with apple cider vinegar.
Pablo's Bull Fighter: A rich blend of aged red habaneros and aged ghost peppers will surprise you, finishing with the mildly fruity-not-sweet taste of fresh cherries. The habaneros give a pleasant burn up front, but just when you think it's gone, look out! The heat of the ghost peppers lingers for a few minutes, leaving you with a delightful throat burn (in a really nice way).
Dawson's Heatonist #1: This sauce is a joining of smoke and citrus that highlights the unique flavors and sensory excitements of ghost pepper and Sichuan peppercorn.
Sinai Reaper: Our hottest sauce currently, this is a blend of 25 primo Carolina Reapers, with just enough oil and spice to make everything nice. It's serious business.