Bad Brains Fire Burn Babylon hot sauce review

You can’t do a “hot sauce” search on Google lately, without getting hits about the legendary D.C. Punk Band, “Bad Brains” and their bassist Darryl Jenifer and guitarist Gary “Dr. Know” Miller’s new hot sauce venture – Fire Burn Babylon.

Fire Burn Babylon tastes as good as it looks...
Fire Burn Babylon tastes as good as it looks…

They’re already ahead of the game by having Heartbreaking Dawns package and distribute their sauce. And the flavor trumps heat here. It’s an amazing, not-so-hot, flavorful sauce from a hard-core band of misfits. Who knew?

With Red Scotch Bonnet peppers and papaya as a base, this mild Caribbean sauce is a delightful, light bodied, serious hot sauce that brings on flavor and sweet – above heat.

Beautiful color and texture.
Beautiful color and texture.

Fire Burn Babylon was “Born out of their longtime love of Caribbean-soul, yard style cooking.” according to an official statement. The small-batch, Scotch Bonnet pepper-based sauce is a perfect blend of papaya and Caribbean spices.

Bad Brains Fire Burn Babylon original
Bad Brains Fire Burn Babylon original

The original Fire Burn features custom label art by world renowned street artist Shepard Fairey. While the heat on this one is moderate, the flavor is explosive. And, coming soon, will be the Extreme Heat companion to the Original Babylon with Trinidad 7 Pod Peppers!

Fire Burn Babylon has replaced my favorite habanero sauce (a relative of the Scotch Bonnet after all), Orange Crush.

Fire Burn Babylon on pizza
Fire Burn on pizza

INGREDIENTS: papaya, red scotch bonnet peppers, distilled vinegar, water, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, natural gum.

HEAT LEVEL: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – medium light in heat – awesome flavor.

WHERE TO BUY: http://www.heartbreakingdawns.com/bad-brains-fireburn-babylon/

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  1. Thanks for the review guys. This was so surreal working on a project with some guys who were the soundtrack of my youth! Doc and Darryl from Bad Brains are going to be at a few events with us this year starting with the NYC Hot Sauce Show. hanging out and signing bottles. We’re planning on doing a full line alongside them. We will definitley have the 7 Pod version out before then. That one they’ve called the Fearless Vampire Killer after the song, of the same name on Rock For Light! i also love how the original turned out and can’t wait to see what we’ve got in store over the next few installments of Bad Brains/HBD collaborations!

  2. Hey Johnny, that’s some very cool info! Thanks for the background. I’ve linked to the NYC Hot Sauce Show in your comment. See you there!

  3. Orange crush has been my favorite hab sauce too so I’ll have to give this one a try, if y’all think it is better.

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