Candy and cookies, many pies and treats,
One can only hope that I have enough room for my barbequed meats!
It’s the Holiday Season and I love it hot and spicy!
Well, Christmas has passed in my house and my wife and I are gathering up all the candy, cookies, and hot sauce…Yes! I said hot sauce. There are piles of Cadbury chocolate, and imported mini mincemeat pies, peppermint bark, but my favorite is the different sauces that I was given for Christmas. I had almost forgotten already, the visions of amazing, succulent, meals that danced in my head the night of Santa’s arrival. Finding a new product from Heart Breaking Dawns just reminded me of the season that was to come…It’s BBQ baby!
I have an interesting and complex history with Heartbreaking Dawns. Reminiscing over the last year, I pause and reflect, “How did this name become so familiar in my family?” I discovered them less then a year ago. They are family owned and operated Gourmet Sauce Company that is on the rise. They began with products like Fiery Trail Preserves (my favorite preserve), and kept going with three different hot sauces, (one of which turned my wife into a fellow chili head and hot sauce addict! Thank you Johnny and Nicole!). Now that is no simple feat. “Mrs. Eh?” wouldn’t touch hot sauce before and now she is willing to try them all. So far she still goes back to her first love, Heartbreaking Dawns Classic Gold. One would ask if that would be enough, in a year’s time of production…Heartbreaking Dawns said, “No!” They continue to create new products and now have their own line of meat glazes, spices and even a special limited numbered edition, highly collectable, Albogator Reserve. It is a custom, handmade, glass decanter that is filled with a flaming hot white sauce that is toped with a unique, hand blown glass skull topper that took a year to design and produce. This reserve is perfect for the collector as well as the consumer.
So what is your point you might ask? Well, I took a break from writing for the winter holidays, and there I was wondering, what my day would hold, when I heard a loud, sharp, knock on my front door. I heard a loud thump, so I ripped open the door, and to my wondering eyes, I saw a package…not from Santa with many reindeer, but from Johnny, Nicole, and Rudy; Heartbreaking Dawns Sauce company who I hold so dear!
Okay, okay, enough rhyming! I’ll tell you about their new sauce!
Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood)
Because of my wonderful short history with these gourmet sauce producers, I had to order one for myself and of course,”Classic Gold” hot sauce for my wife. Everything that I have tried from them has been very tasty and highly addictive…because it was just that good! I have tried many pepper extract sauces and to my disappointment have almost always found them to be packed with super, incinerating heat but also loaded with a nasty chemical taste that I just don’t find appealing. So when I was told about this product, I had to try it, because it was developed to provide the consumer with balance of some awesome heat and great pepper flavor without the nasty extract chemical taste. They did it folks!
Johnny and Nicole say on their website:
“We knew at some point we were going to bring you a small container jam packed with incinerating fire, but it had to be equally packed with flavor! Now Heartbreaking Dawns is proud to bring you “Mauvais Sang.” The name literally translates to “Bad Blood,” and comes from Rimbaud’s most famous work, A SEASON IN HELL. We found this name appropriate as we’ve created a product that can deliver an immense amount of PAIN, while still maintaining the taste of a true artisanal creation.
Each 1 oz glass “wide mouth” fuses the fresh flavor and intense heat of the Dorset Naga and Chocolate Habanero. This lethal puree combination is amplified by all natural 1.5 million SHU capsaicin extract and brought to life with the subtle notes of Agave Nectar, lime, a dash of coriander and a touch of sea salt.”
It is a small bottle. I was a little disappointed by the size but the ingredients that went into producing this product cost a bit more then average and the heat factor is HUGE! Mauvais Sang is definitely an “atomic” sauce. I love the label. If I would rate it, it would be a five out of five. I wouldn’t mind having a poster of the label. It’s bright, but with a dark theme that tends to put fear in anyone that I might offer it to. As for me, it makes me smile because the label design tells me that I might be wishing for death while I endure the intense pain that is promised. It also gives me yet another way to flavor my food that is just a “bit” different then the norm.
The color is exactly like it appears in the picture. A burnt orange is how I would describe it. I can see the seeds of Dorset Naga and the Chocolate Habanero floating in a sea of searing flavor. As I tilt the bottle, it looks thick and over the last couple of days it has not separated but kept it’s consistency. The sauce is not chunky, but very smooth in appearance. It pours very easily…watch out!
This I must admit is my favorite part! This is what motivated me to write this review. When I opened the sauce and took a smell, it actually burned the interior of my nose. It smells great. I can smell the fruitiness of the peppers and makes me instantly salivate. I love that smell. I hope that this is not a limited production because I would like to buy some for a couple of my friends and family. I think that I can also smell the lime and agave nectar. It seems to just accentuate the smell of the peppers. I can also feel the capsaicin exploding like fire bombs on the back of my tongue and throat.
The flavor is great. I’d give it a five out of five for being a great tasting extract sauce. It didn’t have the nasty extract flavor that a lot of sauces have. It has that fruity pepper flavor that we all love. All kidding aside, the heat is instant! You definitely don’t want your children to get a hold of this stuff. It can really hurt someone if not used properly. Every once in a while I come across a bottle that gives a warning of sever heat and it doesn’t have any heat in my opinion. Well this bottle doesn’t really have room for a warning but it needs one! It’s got a lot of lung searing heat. I instantly got the hiccups and you know what that means fellow chili heads! I can’t wait to try it in some salsas and maybe in one of my favorite BBQ/dipping sauces. I bet it would taste good mixed with some wing sauce. Yum!
I am glad that I bought (and lived through) this. The “Bad Blood” does arrive only in a 1 oz. wide mouth bottle but, honestly, you won’t need much. This will provide you with a lot of searing heat and great flavor. If you want to find out more, check out their site www.HeartbreakingDawns.com or Insanechicken.com for more of their products. Have a great New Year, be safe and this is “Atomic Eh?” telling you to…
Keep it hot and keep it spicy!
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