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Hellfire Gourmet Red Hot Sauce

December 29, 2017 1 Comment

  Hellfire Gourmet Red Hot Sauce Hellfire Gourmet Red Hot Sauce is one of the strongest-flavoured sauces I’ve had in recent years. It’s a complex sauce with many ingredients that fit so well together. Given the quality ingredients and the flavours that they bring out, this sauce is most definitely gourmet! This product is a total explosion of flavour that I highly recommend to anyone who wants to try a unique hot sauce that you can add to pretty much anything. The rich and savoury flavours will amaze almost anyone who tries it!

   The peppers used in this sauce are red jalapeños, which add a nice fragrance, cayenne peppers, which add a warmer heat, and Anaheim peppers, which are bright and sharp in flavour. The combination of apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, Burgundy Cooking Wine, lemon and lime juice makes for a more complex pungency and tang. The citrusy flavour present is combined with the robustness of the cooking wine, which makes for quite a unique taste! The strong heated taste of the garlic mixed with the intense sweet-tart flavour of the sundried tomatoes adds a good amount of strength to the overall flavour profile of the sauce. The spices of chili powder, cumin, and curry powder add a strong, spiced flavour to the sauce, complimenting the peppers in the sauce. These spices help to add an extra layer of flavour, which helps to make it so suitable with various types of cuisine. The tomatillos add a tart, herbal flavour which works well with the refreshing earthiness of the cilantro. There is also a very slight sweetness to this sauce from the brown sugar. It’s non-invasive to the other flavours in the sauce. This is not a sweet sauce however; the brown sugar simply adds a nice sweet finishing touch!

   Heat-wise, this is a medium-heat level sauce. I give it a 4 out of 10. The average person will find this sauce has a noticeable kick. For an experienced chili head, this sauce should be quite mild! Given this fact, you can use it quite generously on all your favourite meals without having to worry about a scorching burn! This sauce pairs amazingly with Mexican and Southwestern dishes. Enjoy it on tacos, burritos, enchiladas, burgers, nachos, rice, grilled cheese, and in soups, chilis, and stuffed peppers too. I’ve also mixed this sauce in with sour cream, mayo, hummus, and even added it into salsa for an extra jolt of flavour and heat!

   I highly recommend you check out the whole Hellfire lineup of sauces. They offer such a delicious variety of gourmet sauces and are all worth looking into. Come by one of our store locations and give Hellfire Gourmet Red Hot Sauce a try!

As always, keep it spicy!

Alexis




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Merle
Merle

January 08, 2018

Thanks for the great review of the new version of this sauce!

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Horrible after taste

This sauce gets two stars from me due to the horrible after taste but contains a crazy amount of heat. It feels hotter than some other sauces I have that are rated much higher in scovilles. I only bought this due to the "hot ones" show to see what the fuss was about. I think it was a mistake to add "natural pepper flavoring", tomato paste and some wrong spices that contribute to an icky after taste (not talking about heat).

Awesome

I stayed away from this sauce for a while but after watching "hot ones" my curiosity was peaked. I didn't find it as hot as some of the others that were rated lower in scoville units in their show line up. For the level of heat, I echo the comments already made. The makers of this sauce did an incredible job balancing heat with sharp flavors such as sun dried tomatoes needed to poke through. Love this sauce.

OMG The ingredients

The stuff they squeeze into this little bottle, likely why it costs a lot more. I agree with the others that this isn't super crazy hot given the types of peppers used. The makers did a good job mixing it all together in the right combination. This goes great with wild game meats, thanksgiving and other festive turkey meals. But i don't really think there's anything this hot sauce doesn't taste good with.

Excellent

My head tolerance is a bit low but this sauce is absolutely perfect. Perhaps not as hot as the heat scale given in the product description though. This sauce won with over with a disclaimer that the sour cherry may contain pits. That's awesome and screams no fake simulated cherry powered in this sauce. Will be buying this again.

Disguisting and disapointing.

I'm not a hot sauce expert but my taste buds hate this rub. For a long time, I've been looking for a cherry power spice. I tried to make my own using dollar store simulated cherry powder and this Mary's product is far worse. Imagine a no name cherry coke, add a ton more sugar, a while the smoke tries to overpower the similar tart cherry flavor that actually gives me a headache. To their credit, if real dehydrated cherry powder was used, they would likely have to charge around $30/shaker. I would pay this if they added some heat to this... otherwise cook your stuff in dr. pepper or cherry coke and save money. Won't be buying this again.