So it said Hellfire, but it didn’t quite seem like hell
…More like heaven.
There are so many hot sauces out there that I feel one must attempt to try them all in order to have a reasonably educated pallet. Well, this is “Atomic Eh?” and I am attempting to do just that! I must encourage you to join me on my quest for the most “Atomic” sauce out there. I am a collector as well as a consumer and often times I find myself cruising EBay or the web looking for something “atomic” and “spicy.” I found a sauce I hadn’t heard about, so naturally I had to buy it. (Okay, let’s be honest, I had to buy four!) When they arrived at my house I found them to be interesting but they went on the “to consume” shelf and have been sitting there for a couple of months.
The other day I was looking for a sauce that was a little more obscure, or just not as publicly known as others, and as I pushed my collection of bottles aside I found Hellfire Hot Sauce 2009 Private Reserve. I remember when I bought it off EBay, but I must admit that my first thought was, “Anybody can make a sauce and put it on EBay!” So it’s probably not any good…WRONG!!!!!!!!!
Hellfirehotsauce.com produces several different kinds of hot sauce. They have limited release batches of sauce. They even have a fancy signed and numbered reserve that looks really cool. The first product of HellFireHotSauce.com that I have opened is called Sweet Heat. It had a nicely waxed red top that took me a minute to get open. The label has a good design but looks like it was printed on a simple home printer. That’s okay but I hope that the label is going to become as good as the sauce. I would give the label a four out of five for creativity and design. From the outside looking in, the sauce has a nice reddish/brown color and is thick in consistency. The bottle has been sitting for a couple months on my shelf and the ingredients have not separated or turned color. Some sauces do separate and to me that is not very appealing to eat. The sauce smells sweet and spicy. There is a stopper in the bottle so that you only get one drop at a time but the sauce is so thick it really is not that effective. So I just removed it. I have to have more then a drop when I eat!
As I pour a little on a spoon, the sauce looks like it is loaded with spices. It holds together really well as I tilt the spoon and I can only say that I wish I had a giant burrito to pour this stuff on right now! The label boasts that there is Bhut Jolokia, Red Savina, Chocolate and Orange Habanero, Devils Tongue, and Trinidad Scorpion peppers in this bottle! That is one hot combination!
The sauce has a great spicy flavor. I can taste the spices right away and there is NOT an overwhelming vinegar taste. Thank you Chili Master! (This is what the creator of Hell Fire Sauces calls himself) The sauce is hot and has a sweet taste…the kind that makes me not know when enough is enough. I entered into this little tasting adventure not expecting much, but was very much surprised. This sauce is good! There is a good amount of heat to this sauce but I noticed that it tends to blend and disappear depending on what you put it on. I have found that I use a lot at a time but for me that’s ok-I like the flavor. If I was going to rate the taste I would give it a five out of five and I would give the heat factor about a three out of five. For someone that is attempting to heat a pot of chili or soup, well this might not be the sauce for that. It’s great on breakfast eggs or an afternoon snack of tacos. I have a couple other products that he makes as well and I will keep you posted about them in the near future.
When I contacted “The Chili Master” he said that he had just harvested several hundred pounds of peppers including the mighty Bhut Jolokia, Trinidad Scorpion Peppers, Datil Peppers, Naga Peppers, Red, Chocolate and orange Habaneros. As well as herbs ,spices and a huge crop of tomatillos….all grown organically…..he is currently in processing and canning these for use in the 2010 reserve sauce and also working on another special bottle! He’s added several new flavors such as Blueberry Hell and Devil’s Blend. I can’t wait! It sounds like this company is here to stay.
So this is “Atomic Eh?” wishing you a great weekend and to go out and try a new “Atomic” hot sauce! I did and I was rewarded. Check out Hellfiresauce.com. It’s a cool website with some great flavor to reward you with.
So keep it hot and keep it spicy!
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