The All-Rounder Edition
In this edition we feature three hot sauces that can best described as great all-rounders – hot sauces made to be used anywhere and everywhere. We start with the amazing Secret Aardvark hot sauce from Portland where ChilliBOM is proud to now be the official Australian distributor of the brand. We then have the mouth-watering Basketcase Gourmet Firestarter from Melbourne made using seven different kinds of chilli and then there is the small batch rich-tomato Brisbane heat bomb that is Jose Montezuma. These are made to be used anywhere and everywhere so happy pouring!
Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce (Oregon, USA)
The combination of roasted tomatoes, vinegar and mustard gives this sauce its Caribbean/Tex-Mex fusion style, a bit like a salsa crossed with a tomato sauce. It has a thick, slightly chunky, consistency with the carrot and tomato giving this sauce its sweetness and mustard and vinegar its tang. All these ingredients are rounded out in flavour from a wide range of spices and the heat is delivered from the ever-fabulous habanero which, this sauce doesn't have a strong up-front heat, but definitely one that builds with each serving. [See the full review]
Basketcase Gourmet Firestarter Hot Sauce (Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA)
This sauce has the distinctive smell of chillies and there a little pieces of chilli swimming throughout and it is no wonder, with a blend of seven different chillies including ghost chilli and Carolina Reaper there is no escaping them. The more I tasted this sauce the more I could taste the different chilli flavours coming through from fruity to earthy. The garlic is subtle and the apple juice helps to soften the sauce...[Read the full review]
Jose Montezuma's Dead Ryder Reaper's Revenge Hot Sauce (Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA)
The first time I tried this hot sauce I was reminded of a rich pasta sauce with those aromas of tomato, garlic and oregano. With this sauce you have the added bonus of chillies which include; Carolina Reaper, ghost pepper and habanero. There is a slight sweetness coming through from the pineapple, but the chillies are the stars of the show with the habanero featuring straight away and then the slow build from the ghost chillies and Carolina Reaper not long after...[Read the full review]