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Culley’s Brutality Hot Sauce

July 23, 2019

Now this one really intrigued me. I’ve been a fan of Culley’s products for a number of years now, and the name of this sauce and its label really caught my attention. They also state on the label that this is their hottest sauce yet. I will say it is PRETTY HOT! It got me sweating a few times when I was a bit too generous with it on my tacos! You guys also know that I’m a sucker for fresh taste and interesting ingredient combinations. Therefore, I can honestly say that Brutality also delivers in the flavour department as well! It serves as more proof that flavour does not need to be sacrificed to make room for blistering heat. You can have both! This is a very pepper-forward sauce, meaning that much of what you will taste is the fresh superhots. What’s more, this sauce is actually gluten free, vegan, and low sugar.

If you’re feeling extra fancy, have a look at the box set for this sauce which we also carry. It comes with a classy box and shiny serving spoon! Makes for a great gift for a true hot sauce aficionado!

The flavour profile of Brutality is sweet, tropical, savoury, and fruity. Reaper pepper, Jolokia (Ghost) pepper, and Trinidad scorpion pepper mash bring all the scorching heat with a fresh fruity quality. Apple cider vinegar preserves the sauce with a light sourness while the coconut palm sugar, a healthy alternative to most other sweeteners given that it’s low on the glycemic index, helps make this one decently sweet. Onions and roasted red peppers add some sweetness and a chunkier consistency while the passionfruit concentrate and fresh mango bring even more sweetness as well as light, tropical fruity notes. Water balances out the consistency and flavours of the sauce while just the right amount of salt is included. When a sauce is too salty, I find it can often overpower not only the other ingredients, but also the dish it’s being added to. The garlic in the sauce is noticeable upon tasting, adding another layer of flavour. Citric acid and Lemon juice act as preservatives while also complementing the fruits and peppers with its citrusy taste. Chia seed powder acts as a natural, healthy thickener. This is actually the first time I come across this ingredient in all my years of hot sauce tasting and exploration. So, I’ve got to hand it to Culley’s for thinking outside the box in choosing this healthy alternative to xanthan gum.

In terms of heat, this one gets a soft 8 out of 10 from me. It would be a solid 8 if it weren’t sweet, which brings down the heat just a tad. I’m a sucker for sweet-heat sauces, especially ones that pack a good punch. If this is the case for you and you can handle habanero-based sauces like a champ, then DEFINITELY give this one a try! It’s a slow burn, but the balanced and pleasant flavour will keep you coming back for more!

Add some Brutality to all your favourite dishes. Add a couple of drops or more to your soups, tacos, salads, pasta, guacamole, seafood, chicken or beef skewers, fried tofu, cheese, subs, stir fries, grilled veggies and more! Make your meals more BRUTAL. By that, of course, I mean brutally delicious and spicy!

Come by one of our store locations and give Culley’s Brutality Hot Sauce a try!

As always, Keep it HOT!


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2766 reviews
Stomach pains over and over...

I would recommend this wholeheartedly but after my experience I'd say do not, for the love of God, eat this thing unless you crave insane amounts of recurring stomachs pain and spiritual regret.

It's fine at the beginning, tasty actually with a nice initial mouth and throat burn but the satanic embers begin about 2-5 minutes after and flourish with terrible abandon for HOURS afterwards. I had to lie down for an hour and thought the cramps had finally finished their unrelenting grinding assault.

How wrong I was.

When I foolishly thought the unending pain had subsided I drove my 2 young kids to a birthday party, only 15 minutes away. Halfway through though I experienced an oncoming annoyance I felt my will could overcome. Mild sweating initially, followed by a steaming, angry swell deep in my intestinal tract up to my gut and my soul. I tried with great effort to subside the inevitable but alas my strength faltered and failed epically.

My daughter insisted we turn around, head back home or to a hospital as she was well aware of my turmoil, palpable and terrifying for one so young and naive of the stupidity of a grown adult's need for acceptance of accomplishment, however idiotic it may seem.

In the end we made it and I'm glad we did but it was an experience I would never wish upon my worse enemy.

10/10 but please, for the love of all that is Holy don't eat this abomination unless you're comfortable being extremely UNCOMFORTABLE.

Great Product & Customer Service

Great service and great product! Got this for my boyfriend who loves spicy food (I didn't try it because it would most likely reduce me to tears) and he LOVED it. Customer service was great! 10/10 would order from again

Surprising heat, with flavor!

The Spicy Shark's sauces are all made in a similar state of mind: heat without sacrificing the flavor. When I first opened the bottle, I immediately picked up banana(!), then Dijon, then a hint of pineapple. I used it in a pineapple-based chicken curry and despite all the spices from the curry itself, the sauce still came out on top adding its fantastic Dijon flair, backed with the creeping kick of ghost pepper. This will probably be a bit mild for chili heads but packed with flavor. Definitely going to become a mainstay for my curries!

Black Garlic

This sauce is amazing, was expecting it to be hotter being reeper. But the burn lasted longer then other sauces I have tried. Great sauce definitely will buy again.

My son loved the bottle I brought home from St. Lucia. These are for Christmas.