Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey

Served up in a classic honey jar, this 16 ounce bottle of liquid gold combines the purest honey with the fiery heat of the Ghost Pepper.

Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey

Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey

Geddes Farms Blazing Hot 100% Natural Ghost Pepper Honey

Geddes Farms of Maryland sent us a bottle of their raw honey infused with a Ghost pepper to sample. With its clear golden color, the flavor of this quality honey is enhanced by the addition of a split red Ghost pepper suspended in the honey. It brings a very pronounced heat to the sweet honey profile.

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Check out the cool top

Heat Level: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – Big heat that hits you fast, but fades just as fast. Thrilling.

Overall Rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Pure honey flavor with pure Ghost heat. Delicious.

Ingredients: Honey, Ghost pepper.

Clear raw honey from Geddes Farms

Clear raw honey from Geddes Farms

Some folks advocate honey as a way to reduce the burn of hot sauces and hot peppers, so I first thought it was just going to be one of those products that incorporated the Ghost pepper just to jump on the hot pepper bandwagon, but – oh my! Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey did not disappoint.

Ghost pepper in honey. Kind of creepy, huh?

Ghost pepper in honey. Kind of creepy, huh?

There is not nearly enough honey to cover-up the heat here, and that makes for a perfect combination of heat and sweet that any die-hard chilehead can appreciate.

The Ghost pepper himself.

The Ghost pepper himself.

I’ve put Geddes Farms Blazing Hot Ghost Pepper Honey on just about everything I could think of – chicken tenders, wings, biscuits, peanut butter and honey sandwiches, and even on ice cream. I’ve yet to put it in my hot tea, but I will be using it to warm my soul when the winter wind and snow come knocking on our door.

Geddes Farms Ghost pepper honey on chicken tenders.

Geddes Farms Ghost pepper honey on chicken tenders.

Ghost pepper, split for more flavor!

Ghost pepper, split for more flavor!

Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey on wings.

On wings.

Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey on poppers

A sweet honey glaze on poppers.

Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey on bisquits.

On bisquits. Of course.

If you have a penchant for some heat with your sweet, or if you’re just a fan of honey looking for something a little different to please your palate, I highly recommend Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey.

Where to buy:

Go here to place your order – you’ll be sooo glad you did! And check out all of their other honey products. Especially this awesome gift set for the chilehead in your life.

Visit: http://www.geddesfarms.com/ and tell them Marilyn from HotSauceDaily sent you!

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

Spicy Hoisin Sriracha BBQ Sauce recipe

Hoisin and Sriracha make a great BBQ Sauce and glaze.

This recipe from JeanMarie Brownson came to us via the Food section of our local paper. She was trying to clean out her fridge by “pouring several condiments” into a bottle. Hoisin sauce, ketchup, and the “oh-so-trendy” sriracha sauce became the basis for this delicious bbq sauce/glaze.

hoisin sriracha bbq on pork with noodles

We cooked up this BBQ sauce to glaze on our pork tenderloin, as per her instructions.

pork tenderloin with hoisin sriracha bbq sauce

It paired perfectly with stir-fried veggies and oriental noodles, which also incorporated some of the bbq sauce.

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This simple recipe calls for 2 parts hoisin sauce, 1 part sriracha and 1 part ketchup. It made a perfect glaze for our pork tenderloin.

With some tweaking, this could be a great glaze for chicken wings. We would kick up the sriracha, and back off just a bit on the hoisin and ketchup. Some unsalted butter would add some fat and flavor too. But that’s another post. Enjoy!

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A & B American Style Pepper Sauce

I came across A&B American Style Pepper Sauce at the First Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo last year (which was an amazing event, thank you Steve Seabury!). Knowing that A&B is going to be in attendance again at this year’s event, I figured it was time to share this find with you, our readers.

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A&B American Style Pepper Sauce

Our mission: Our Pepper Sauce is a great, all-natural replacement for your existing hot sauce, cocktail sauce or even ketchup. Though we think it’s amazing on everything you eat, it’s especially mind-blowing on oysters, shrimp, eggs and burgers.

A&B American Style Pepper Sauce bottles

I didn’t have any oysters or shrimp on hand, but after tasting this sauce, I can see why it shines on those foods. I did try A&B on some quesadillas and pizza.

Ingredients: White Vinegar, Red Fresno Chili Pepper, Carrot, Red Onion, Habanero Pepper, Salt

A&B Pepper Sauce texture

Texture and Appearance: This is a thick, deep-orange sauce, with the consistency of Sriracha. It doesn’t run or separate at all, and clings to the spoon very well. Perfect.

Taste straight up: A hint of sweetness comes first (from the carrots and peppers – no sugar here!), with just a trace of vinegar. The onion and pepper flavors are extremely well-balanced, making this a very enjoyable sauce. Stellar taste.

Heat level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – Mild. Only 1.5 stars, but the blend of peppers results in a heat that warms the entire mouth. Very satisfying.

A&B Pepper sauce on quesadillas

Taste on food: We tried this on chicken quesadillas, and loved it! I first just dipped the quesadilla into the sauce, but when slathered on top, it set up very nicely. It actually turned into a paste on top of the warm flour tortilla. A great sauce for dipping AND slathering! Excellent!

Label and Graphics: I love the old medicine-style 8 oz bottle, and the label follows that theme with old-timey fonts on a brown paper label. Classic.

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – I give this 4 out of 5 stars for excellent overall flavor, perfect on any food you can imagine. It’s a little more expensive than other craft sauces we’ve had, but it is a great product made with great ingredients. Highly recommended.

A&B on Social Media: On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest.

A&B’s tag line is “Flavor. Not just heat”, and they prove that with this sauce.
Check out their website www.abamerican.com to order their sauce and see all of the stores that carry their sauce. And tell them HotSauceDaily sent you!

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

Pineapple Orange Hot Sauce by Gunthers Gourmet

Our first hot sauce review of the year is also a first for the company that makes it. Gunther’s Gourmet has long been known for their incredible salsas, vinaigrettes and gourmet marinades. Pineapple Orange Hot Sauce with Mango is their first hot sauce release. And we think they nailed this one – right out of the gate.

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Gunther’s Gourmet Pineapple Orange Hot Sauce with Mango

We are big fans of pineapple based sauces; hot sauces, salsas, BBQ sauces and glazes. So when Gunther’s finally came out with their first ever hot sauce, we were pretty excited that it was a pineapple sauce.

Ingredients: crushed pineapple, orange juice, mango puree, distilled vinegar, apple sauce, lemon juice, tamari (water, organic whole soybeans, salt), pure honey, habanero peppers, roasted garlic, spices and salt. Contains: Soy.

gunthers gourmet pineapple orange hot sauce texture

Texture & Appearance: The crushed pineapple provides a nice pulpy texture to this sauce, with plenty of chewy bits. The mango puree helps fortify the texture while helping the orange juice give this sauce a great color. The texture makes this a bit of a challenge to coax out of the bottle, but I would not want to change the texture. Maybe a wider mouth bottle?

gunthers gourmet pineapple orange hot sauce texture closeup

Taste Straight Up: The initial taste is of sweet pineapple, blended perfectly with light citrus and garlic tones. Then comes a gradual buildup of heat from the habanero peppers that warms the entire mouth without overwhelming the flavors of the other ingredients.

Heat Level: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – Right in the middle of the scale – the classic habanero heat is strong, but short-lived. It is not overpowering, and the sweet pineapple comes through as the main flavor. A great balancing act!

gunthers gourmet pineapple orange hot sauce

Label/Graphics: Staying with Gunther’s classic label style, the pic showing the fruits is perfect for any gourmet store shelf or roadside stand.

Final Thoughts:

gunthers gourmet pineapple orange hot sauce on pizza

On pizza this sauce rocks. Imagine it on a Hawaiian style pizza…

Final rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Five stars – our highest rating. A perfect complement to pizza, omelettes, poured on cream cheese, as a dip or glaze for meatballs or pork chops, and much more. A perfect first hot sauce from an outstanding salsa maker.

Social Media: Follow Gunther’s Gourmet on Facebook.

Visit GunthersGourmet.com for this hot sauce and all of their great salsas and marinades.

Are you a fan of the sweet-then-heat sauces? Do you love pineapple sauces? Leave a Comment below…

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

Bowers Chile Pepper Festival 2013 Day 1 in Photos

This was our fourth year at the Bower’s Chile Pepper Festival outside of Kutztown, Pa. And this year, it was bigger and better than ever!

Bowers Chile Pepper Festival 2013

Photos Day 1 – Vendors and Booths

Following are just a few of the many photos I took during the first day of the festival. I really wanted to focus on the vendors and their booths. Many of these folks are our friends, and now, many are our new friends. Take note of any that interest you, and please visit their websites to purchase some awesome hot sauces and other zesty products.

Use your mouse to click through the photos.

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Stay tuned for more photos and an exclusive video that Brian is working on from the Bowers Chile Pepper Festival.

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