Top Products from 2015

Top products reviewed in 2015

We picked out 8 of our favorite products from our 2015 reviews.

In alphabetical order they are:

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.

Island Sauce Datil Pepper Sauce

We love the Datil Pepper sauce profile, and Island Sauce Company’s version is packed full of the Datil pepper flavor. It’s also very unique in that it’s a very thin sauce – almost like a glaze.

Louisiana Brand Wing Kit

We kicked off our 6th Annual Week of Wings series with the Louisiana Brand Wing Kit – featuring Louisiana Brand Chicken Wing Seasoning and Louisiana Brand Original Wing Sauce. From our Week of Wings 6 – Day 1

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Brown Label

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce’s newest offering called Brown Label also has the amusingly long name of “Ridiculously Tasty Mustard Chipotle Hot Sauce”.

Men Paw Gourmet Hot Sauce

It turns out that this sauce is amazing. Amazingly delicious that is. Yes, it’s heavy on the oil content, but that is what makes it so unique for a hot sauce.

Moe Mountain Hot Sauce

Made with a blend of natural ingredients like apple cider vinegar, cumin and cocoa powder, and coupled with the famous Bhut Jolokia Pepper (Ghost Pepper), Moe Mountain Hot Sauce brings its own unique flavor to the hot sauce world.

Sweet & Spicy Alaskan Umami Sauce

Sweet & Spicy Alaskan Umami Sauce is a super thick and sticky sweet sauce. One of the most unusual sauces we’ve had lately, it doesn’t just pour out of the bottle – you need a knife or spoon to ladle it out.

Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce

Two or 3 spoonfuls and 4 tacos later, I was wowed. This is a delicious sauce …

Bonus Links! Two more very unique products from 2015!

The Vortex indirect Grilling ring

Designed for use in any Kettle or Kamado style grill, the Vortex makes grilling super crispy wings easy.

FuegoBox Hot Sauce of the Month Club

FuegoBox.co is a premier “Hot Sauce of the Month” service. Each box is filled with gourmet hot sauces.

Our Favorite Crab Cake Recipe

Finally, we must share our favorite crab cake recipe – the slider version:

Crab Cake Sliders recipe

“…serve them as a dozen sliders with a full sleeve of Saltine crackers – along with a bottle of hot sauce and a roll of paper towels.”

Be sure to check out our favorites from previous years:

http://hotsaucedaily.com/top-5-spicy-products-2014/

http://hotsaucedaily.com/favorite-products-of-2013/

http://hotsaucedaily.com/our-favorite-products-of-2012/

Thanks for reading!

Boulevard 647 Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip

Over at the Boulevard 647 Specialty Food Company, our friend, the Hot Dip Mastermind Dwayne Dittmer, brings us his award winning Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip. The French might call the cheese “bleu” but in America, we say BLUE CHEESE.

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Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip

Spice up your next Holiday or Football party with this delicious Award Winning buffalo cheese dip. It’s an easy heat and eat dip right out of the jar. Or, you can kick it up with some of the many recipe suggestions from Boulevard647.com.

Ingredients: cream cheese, hot sauce, butter, blue cheese, garlic, chipotle peppers, sugar, chili peppers, garlic powder, mustard powder, onion powder, paprika.

Boulevard 647 Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip won the Chile Pepper Magazine’s 1st Place Award in both Condiment – Specialty, and Snacks – Prepared Dip categories. A double win!

Texture and Appearance: A very thick yellow dip with bits of spices throughout – it’s even gloppy.

Thick dip needs to be heated up.

Thick dip needs to be heated up.

Yes, gloppy is not an attractive word, but I wanted to distinguish it from the smooth, pasty cheese dips you see in the supermarket shelves near the chips. And in this case, “gloppy” is a good thing!

This is NOT thin cheese wiz stuff. But it does need to be heated to make it… well, dip-able. Very thick.

Taste Straight Up: Big bold cheese taste. Spicy on a medium level for a dip. It truly has a buffalo blue cheese flavor. This dip can be very useful. Beware, the salt content is high, but most buffalo sauce flavored recipes can be that way. Versatile.

Heat this dip for best flavor. With chips, it's pungent!

Heat this dip for best flavor. Our homemade pita chips.

Taste on Food: We heated up a cup of this dip to have with our homemade chicken tenders (below) and to dip with some pita chips (above). Pungent.

Our homemade chicken tenders were a perfect match.

Our homemade chick tenders were a perfect match.

Brian: This dip is great for a quickie. Just heat and eat. It was much better with the chicken tenders than it was with the pita chips. While I love blue cheese, I like controlling the amount of it in a dip. I think there could be more blue cheese crumbles versus the cheese mixture. And, like Marilyn says… this is some salty stuff.

Marilyn: This is a little too heavy on the blue cheese for me. I did like the creamy buffalo flavor, but the saltiness is a turnoff.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – Mildly spicy. Not too hot for the masses. Just right.

Overall Rating: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – This dip has some promise. You could use it as is, or doctor it up. We think it’s very versatile and worthy of any party dip or veggie tray. Spicy.

Final Thoughts

Label/Graphics: The label and graphics are simple and clean. You know what you are getting.

We like the jar size – for a big party the jar is perfect – for a couple or smaller gathering, just spoon out what you need and keep the rest for later. Classic.

Where to buy: Boulevard 647 also makes a Garlic & Parmesan Artichoke Spinach Dip and both dips are available at http://boulevard647.com

3rd Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn NY – April 24th & 25th, 2015

NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2015

New York’s own High River Sauces, proudly presents the 3rd Annual 2015 NYC Hot Sauce Expo. One of the most buzzed about food festivals in the country this year’s Expo will feature 45 different award winning hot sauce companies from various parts of the world. Complimented with free hot sauce tastings, craft beer, eating challenges, spicy food vendors, cooking demos, this year’s Expo will provide plenty of odd ball entertainment fun for the whole family.

April 24th & 25th
Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

www.NYCHotSauceExpo.com

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With record crowds expected this year, the NYC Hot Sauce Expo promises to be one for the ages. With world record challenges, the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the prestigious Screaming Mi Mi Awards Show, one of the highest achievements you can be honored with in the hot sauce industry. This year’s Expo will set the stage.

Mark your calendars and get ready for best 2 days of the year with the ultimate out of this world endorphin rush. The weekend promises to be packed with fellow chile heads, spicy food lovers and the BEST DAMN Hot Sauce Companies from around the globe. April 25th and 26th there isn’t a better place to be other than Brooklyn NY for the 2015 NYC Hot Sauce Expo. Don’t miss out.

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo Incentive: A jolt of capsaicin that will excite the nervous system into producing endorphins, which promotes a pleasant sense of well-being. Be Happy & Enjoy!!

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For more information about the NYC Hot Sauce Expo please contact Steve Seabury: [email protected]

Official website: www.NYCHotSauceExpo.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewYorkCityHotSauceExpo
Instagram: www.instagram.com/highriversauces

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