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Melinda's Naga Jolokia Ketchup

December 12, 2013

  • Melinda’s Naga Jolokia Ketchup

    Be it in the beer world or the world of a chilihead you have to be open minded, if you close yourself off from products because of who makes them you lose out on the chance to find some amazing things that can replenish your faith in a company.

    Melinda’s is one of those companies for me, I had tasted several Melinda’s sauces and wasn’t to keen on any of them (now don’t get all up in arms, I know that there are some good sauces in their line up and believe we all have different palettes but what I had from the company left me wanting something more) if I wasn’t open minded I may not have added the Naga Jolokia ketchup to my last Chilly Chiles order due to the maker, I must admit I’m glad I did.

    Going into this I had only had the Heinz Tabasco ketchup myself, and not being a fan of Heinz I only dealt with it for the fun of trying it mixed with a hot sauce, which did make me start mixing my designer ketchups with designer hot sauces…but here we had a hot pepper with a lot of flavour mixed with a ketchup that wasn’t Heinze and I was intrigued.

    I poured a spoonful out and gave it a sniff and cinnamon, garlic, cloves and smokiness assailed my nostrils, yet just like with the ghost pepper it didn’t smell hot, it worried me I must admit. Trying it this is the way my brain went “OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE I DO----Oh the heats gone” Yes that is it, it hit with a full on boot to the taste buds but fades to just nice garlic flavour almost right after. 

    Gluten Free, no high fructose corn syrup and an amazing taste, I want more, I want a lot more. It was the perfect heat to flavour ratio and it reinvented Melinda’s for me due to as stated before not being a huge Melinda’s hot sauce fan. It is something to buy, something to try and something any chilihead could enjoy and non-chiliheads could tolerate. Do yourself a favour and buy it.

    Onwards to heat!

    Slainte

    PS. Another plus that was added to this from our fridge space tyrant (the punter) buying this saves space as you don’t have a bottle of Ketchup and a bottle of hot sauce to add to it in your fridge.

    Chad “The Albino Rhino”




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Delicious with the perfect kick

Probably the best tasting hot sauce I've ever had. It is really delicious, with a slow building kick that is perfect for me. My only gripe is that it is pretty thin and goes quick. I finished the bottle inside of a week, mind you I really enjoyed it and may have been a little too generous each time I took it out. I wish I could buy it in a much, much larger bottle.

Blazing hottt!!!

The heat just keeps building

Smoked onion sauce with a bit of kick

I would definitely characterize this sauce as an onion sauce first with some after thoughts of smoke and spice. Picture a soft fried onion, definitely not caramelized, just a bit soft with plenty of remaining onion flavor mixed with some smoked jalapeno peppers. It is almost like a jar of oniony jalepno poppers without the cheese of course.

It is an assertive sauce that I feel goes best with a savory dish without a lot of competing strong flavours, goes well on a steak sandwich, not so well on a samosa.

Truff red

Excellent