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Hellfire Evil Bastard Hot Sauce

February 04, 2019

Whenever I grab a bottle of Hellfire Evil Bastard Hot Sauce, I know what I’m getting myself into: a perfect balance of blistering heat and blissful flavour. It has a bold, smoky, savoury, and tangy taste making it standout among the many superhot chile-based hot sauces out there. I’ve never come across a flavour profile quite like this one. Not only that, it has a heat that will definitely not disappoint anyone looking for a good burn. Right from the get-go I’m going to recommend this one to anyone who likes it HOT!

Hellfire’s products are artisan-crafted and made with only the freshest ingredients. I highly recommend you check out their whole lineup of sauces, which we carry on our website and in-store! They offer such a delicious variety of gourmet sauces and are all worth looking into.  You will definitely find a scorching hot sauce that will suit your culinary needs! I’ve written other reviews on a variety of other Hellfire products that we carry including Devil’s Gold, Fiery Fool, The Chilimaster’s Reserve, and Fear This! It can be useful to inform oneself about a product or lineup of products before making a purchase, so if you’re interested in learning about these sauces and how you can enjoy them, why not give my other blog posts a read!

Ghost peppers, scorpion peppers, red 7 pod peppers and smoked ghost powder are the superhot peppers that give Evil Bastard its intimidating name. This makes for a scorching hot combination of earthy, fruity, and smoky notes. Red Thai curry powder makes for a savoury-sweet heat while the apple cider vinegar and regular distilled vinegar act as a preservative, adding a mild tang. Though this sauce is rather thick, water helps balance out its consistency as well as making sure that not too much vinegar is added in the mix. The zingy flavour from the garlic is subtle enough, as is the cinnamon whiskey. The inclusion of the latter ingredient I find very interesting, as it is rare enough to find whiskey in a hot sauce, let alone one flavoured with the hot spice of cinnamon! It’s a noticeable aftertaste… and I love it! Sundried tomatoes add an acidic, tangy quality to the sauce while the sharp taste of the black pepper and earthiness of the cumin make for a nice finishing touch to a very enjoyable, yet complex-tasting product.

In terms of heat I would give this one a solid 8 out of 10. It’s pretty darn hot. Given that heat tolerance is very individual, I’m sure many out there would rank it as much closer to a solid 10 out of 10. If you are used to enjoying hot sauces of this level on a regular-enough basis you would probably find it to be an 8 or a 9! It’s not quite as hot as Hellfire’s Fiery Fool or Fear This! but it packs quite a punch, one that should not be underestimated! Stay away from this one if you prefer anything mild or medium-hot. If you are curious about this complex flavour profile however and are interested in using a little in larger amounts of food, then by all means this may be the sauce for you!

Add some Evil Bastard to your curries, nachos, tacos, stir fries, wing sauce, meat or seafood marinades, meatballs, Bloody Marys, and more! Put a little in your chilis, burgers, burritos, soups, grilled cheese, sandwiches, and rice or noodle dishes! I’ve also mixed this sauce in with mayo, sour cream, hummus, and even added it into salsa for an extra jolt of flavour and heat (Salsa is almost never hot enough for me anyways)! Its savoury, bold, and fresh flavour can be paired in small amounts with almost anything!

Come by one of our store locations and give Hellfire Evil Bastard Hot Sauce a try!

As always, Keep it spicy!


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