We were introduced to Evil Seed Sauce Company and owner Patrick McGill, by Steve Seabury of High River Sauces.
Steve and Patrick are old friends, and I trust Steve’s tastes and opinions. Patrick and I emailed back and forth a bit, and within a short time, we had our hands on a few samples of Evil Seed’s goodies.
Evil Seed Signature Hot Sauce
It’s hot. It’s a hot sauce. And it’s black! What a very cool concept. A first, as far as I know.
Ingredients: water, lemon juice (water, concentrated lemon juice, sodium benzoate and sodium metabisulfite (as preservatives), and lemon oil), jalapeño peppers, apple cider vinegar, distilled vinegar, red habanero peppers, agave syrup, garlic, onions, black food coloring (water, FD&C red #40, FD&C blue #1, FD&C yellow #5, phosphoric acid and sodium benzoate), black pepper, xanthan gum
This black hot sauce comes in a 5 oz bottle, complete with an all black label with silver lettering and flames. You kind of know what you’re in for just looking at it. Emblazoned with their motto “Live good, eat evil“, this is a hot sauce from the dark side.
It packs a punch folks. The lemon juice and vinegar bring a tart taste, followed by the red habaneros that bring on the heat. They are tempered by the milder jalapeños and sweet agave syrup. Flavor with heat, and lots of it, is the game here.
The texture is thin, dark (hey’s it’s black), but with lots of black pepper and flakes of garlic and onions and pepper pieces floating about. I can’t help but think this is THE PERFECT hot sauce to have on hand come next Halloween.
Overall Heat 3.5: – Black and hot (insert coffee joke here), this is not a tame or mild sauce. Evil Seed brings on the EVIL!
Evil Peach Hot Sauce
Ingredients: peaches, water, distilled vinegar, brown sugar, serrano peppers, orange habanero pepper, agave syrup, garlic, lemon juice (water, concentrated lemon juice, sodium benzoate and sodium metabisulfite (as preservatives), and lemon oil), red chile peppers, olive oil blend (canola oil, olive oil), xanthan gum
The cartoon graphics on the label are really kitschy – a woman screams “Live good” – an evil peach replies “Eat Evil”. The bright orange colored sauce sports a good amount of small bits of fruit and seeds.
This is a slightly fruity hot sauce that is a bit tamer than Evil Seed’s Original. A bit more flavor too, in my opinion. A light fruitiness hits your tongue, followed by a heat that is sure to be Evil Seed’s signature heat profile – that being the habanero.
Overall Heat 3.0: – The sting from the peppers is light – about a medium. Marilyn loved the peach flavor.
We also interviewed Evil Seed’s Patrick McGill on our podcast, HotSauceWeekly.com, at Peppers at the Beach 2012.