Guest review from Chris of InsaneChicken.com
In the world of super hot hot sauces, there are few things more surprising than a well written recipe and a heaping helping of Scoville units. Great White Shark Predator Hot Sauce is just such a sauce. With all the full scale tongue scorching power of a monumental hot sauce and the flavor depth of a fruit platter (with a few drops of monumental hot sauce), Great White Shark Hot Sauce is a true hot sauce lover’s hot sauce.
With all sorts of awards to its name and a whopping 175,000 Scovilles of heat behind every drop of throat searing taste, Predator offers a bit more than your standard super hot sauces. To be sure, this is one of those rare sauces that reach the echelons of “it can hurt you” ratings, but in that range there are very few sauces that manage to actually craft flavor. Predator actually tastes good. I know you’re thinking that the likelihood of a habanero based sauce tasting good is minimal, but believe it. There is actual taste in this fiery concoction and after a few glasses of water and a little breathing time, I was shocked to find that all that searing was not empty heat.
Right off, trying a sauce like Predator requires careful conditions. If you’ve tasted a 10+ hot sauce before, you know what I mean. You should never eat the sauce directly and never use more than a single drop in anything you’re cooking with it. If for whatever reason the taste isn’t strong enough, add another drop at a later time, but the last thing you want is to risk the pain of putting too much in right away.
With that said, I gave Predator a go in the hallowed grounds of my favorite pasta dish the first time through. Normally consisting of a carefully measured amount of macaroni product and oh so many cheeses and hot sauces, I abstained from the usual artillery and merely added a single drop of Predator to my meal. To give you a clear picture, I had a meal consisting entirely of carbohydrates and cheese; perfect for tasting a truly hot sauce, one drop or no.
One drop was all I needed. When warned to start with a single drop of sauce, follow the directions. I don’t consider myself someone to shy away from the challenge of the exceptionally spicy, but when you cross the threshold of 150,000 Scovilles or so, it’s every man for himself and Predator was no exception. At first, all I tasted was heat. Into a third of a pound or so of pasta and cheese I had diluted a single drop and it radiated heat. There was a steady burning throughout my mouth, throat and nostrils for at least five minutes.
This is exactly what you want, because as soon as your mouth finds a grip and gets acclimated, the flavors begin to hit. As subtle as they are, they’re still warmly welcomed in the light of such extreme heat. With the slightest hint of fruit and the radiation of a couple hundred thousand Scovilles, I was instantly impressed. Predator Great White Shark Hot Sauce was everything I could have wanted and a bit more. Just heed the warnings of those who have come before and you’re in for a spicy treat.
I then tried it on chips. Predator is a great sauce as an additive but just a little too hot to just have on tortilla chips alone.
Overall I would say Predator Great white Shark is a good sauce to keep in the refrigerator for when you are trying to kick your favorite dish up a notch.
By Chris McCarthy – www.InsaneChicken.com
Ingredients: wine vinegar, ripe Habañero peppers, superior pepper extract, tomato, mustard, pineapple, papaya, banana, sugar and real fruit juices.
WARNING! This National Champion Super Hot, Hot Sauce contains pepper extract! It is ranked #11 on Peppers.com ‘s top 20 list! Use as a food supplement only! One drop at a time!