Street Eatzz 313 Foodie Sauce review

Habanero peppers and Michigan cherries are the stars of this unique pepper sauce. Even though STREET EATZZ 313 Foodie Sauce has quite a kick, they promise that even your girlfriend will like it.

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Street Eatzz 313 Foodie Sauce

This bright tasting habanero sauce features Michigan dried cherries along with ground tomatoes and carrots. It’s called a “Foodie Sauce” – and probably for good reason – as we think this sauce needs to be on food. Straight out of the bottle it’s a bit sharp tasting, but on food it tastes much better.

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Good color and texture

Texture & Appearance: This burnt orange colored sauce is slightly chunky. Bits of cherries and peppers bring a nice mouth feel to it. Very nice consistency.

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313 Sauce up close

Taste Straight Up: Out of the bottle, a spoonful of Street Eatzz 313 Foodie Sauce delivers a variety of flavors – tang from the vinegar, tart from the cherries, sweet from the carrots and sugar, and a classic heat/burn from the habaneros.

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Great label graphics

Label/Graphics: Very cool graphics on the label. “Street Eatzz” appears in many different fonts and graphics, and we like the simple color scheme – gray, white and green.

Heat Level: A classic habanero burn. Right in the middle of our scale.

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Nice heat on tacos

Final Thoughts: We poured Street Eatzz 313 Foodie Sauce onto some homemade tacos. Normally, we’re not using habanero on tacos, but in this case the sauce added heat as well as texture. Pretty good for a habby sauce on tacos.

Of course we had to try it on pizza too.

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313 Foodie Sauce on pizza

Now the sauce is really tasting good – losing some of the sharpness, it tastes fruity on the pizza. Sweet with heat. A good match here.

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Good habanero hot sauce on pizza

We admire Street Eatzz for their concept (promoting Michigan based products) and their overall presentation and look. Street Eatzz 313 Foodie Sauce is a great first time hot sauce from these guys, and we look forward to what else they come up with. By the way, the 313 in the name is based on the area code for Detroit – home of Street Eatzz.

They are also making and selling Street Eatzz Detroit Smoke Foodie Sauce – a condiment, not a hot sauce, as well as being distributors for Backwoods Mustard Co. Sweet Jalapeño Mustard. We plan to review those soon.

Ingredients: cider vinegar, ground tomatoes (unpeeled ground tomatoes, extra heavy tomato puree, salt), carrots, Michigan dried cherries (cherries, sugar, sunflower oil), habanero peppers, salt.

Our Ratings

Heat: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – 2.5/5 Right in the middle of the pack in heat level. The habanero burn is the classic front of tongue and back of throat.

Overall: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – 3/5 Above average, and worth a try. If you love habanero sauces you may like this one. The simple ingredient list (with the addition of cherries) combined with habanero peppers is true to form for a classic habanero sauce.

About Street Eatzz

Street Eatzz are “Micro Co-packers and Distributors of Made in Michigan Products”. Specializing in Made in Michigan products, you can find them at http://streeteatzz.com

Social Media: Follow Street Eatzz on Twitter and Facebook

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce review

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce is an exotic blend of habanero peppers, tropical fruits and sweetness, plus freshly ground spices from around the world.

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Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce with a Tropical Twist

For all of you Caribbean style hot sauce lovers that relish a bright yellow hot sauce – perhaps with a mustard base and tons of exotic fruits – well this isn’t it! But, have we got a new Island Style hot sauce for you! Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce is not like any other Caribbean style sauce we’ve ever had. Yet it brings on the heat, fruit, sweet and spice of the Islands. This stuff is different!

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Dirty Dick himself!

We met Chef Richard Westhaver (aka Dirty Dick) himself at the NY Hot Sauce Expo. And while you may think that one guy with one sauce may be battling upstream for attention… make no mistake, this sauce is a true winner, and worthy of any Caribbean style sauce award or fan.

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A man and his bottle

Speaking of awards, Dirty Dick’s has won numerous awards, including most recently a 1st Place 2013 NYC Hot Sauce Expo Screaming Mimi Award for Fruit Based Hot Sauce, as well as a 2013 Fiery Food Challenge Golden Chile Award for 1st Place Caribbean Hot Sauce. Okay, we’ve established this sauce is winning awards… let’s see what it tastes like.

Ingredients: habanero peppers, mangoes, pineapple, vinegar, bananas, tomatoes, brown sugar, sultanas [Thompson Seedless grapes], onions, garlic, salt & spices.

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce sample

Texture & Appearance: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Not your typical yellow Caribbean appearance. This sauce is a dark red color, with a very crunchy meaty mouth feel. There is a lot to chew on as you enjoy this sauce. Bits of everything seem to be floating in this medium-thick sauce. I love the texture.

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Love this texture

Taste Straight Up: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – First up is a big hit of spices and seasonings – with cinnamon and allspice or nutmeg being the most prevelant. Next up is heat from the habaneros, then a mild sweetness finishing up. Almost the opposite of what we usually experience with Caribbean sauces. (Usually you get ALL heat, and maybe, if you’re lucky, some sweet).

There is also a slight “jerk style” flavor happening, due mainly to the combination of habanero chiles and spices. Which makes even more sense when you check out Dirty Dick’s recipe page. There you will find a jerk marinade that features Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce, as well as a recipe for an award winning BBQ sauce.

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce bottle and sample

… really good stuff.

Heat Level: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – Medium-hot. The heat fills the back of my mouth and down into the throat. Full bodied in its burn, yet flavor still trumps the heat here.

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Good looking colors and label

Label/Graphics: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – The bright yellow label and red lettering really stand out. A memorable look and easy to read fonts make this a classic label. There is the issue of the mascot that is the centerpiece of Dirty Dick’s logo. Yup, that is a pig.

The pig was the mascot of Dirty Dick and the Legless Wonders – Chef Dick’s old BBQ competition team.

Overall Rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Our highest rating. Uniquely flavorful, with a perfect balance of sweet and heat and a spicy finish, brings this sauce up to the top. I can’t imagine not having a bottle of this sauce on hand at all times.

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce is simply stellar in taste, mouth feel, and flavor.

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On pizza… of course!

About Dirty Dick’s:
The brainchild of Chef Richard Westhaver, a former Competition BBQ cook and pitmaster, Dirty Dick’s has been winning awards since 2006!

Who would have believed the best hot sauce in the USA would come from the cooking of a Boston Yankee? Conceived in the Caribbean, perfected and produced in Massachusetts by an award winning BBQ chef.

Considered one of top three hot sauces in the country by Chili Pepper Magazine and the National barbecue Association.

Dirty Dick’s Hot Pepper Sauce is also a perfect example of a small batch manufacturer sticking with just one sauce and making it an all-around winner.

Where to buy: Visit DirtyDicksHotSauce.com to purchase.
One bottle is $5.99 (+ $3.75 shipping) – but get 2 or 3 bottles – the shipping is the same low $6.75 for them. And a case of 12 is only $69 with free shipping!

You can follow Dirty Dick’s Hot Pepper Sauce on Facebook

As always, tell them HotSauceDaily sent you!

Frankie V’s Kitchen Salsas review

Frankie V and the Serranos – Frankie V and the Habaneros – two salsa offerings from Frankie V’s Kitchen of Dallas, Texas that also make Spooky White and Fiery White hot sauces.

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Frankie V’s Kitchen Salsas

FRANKIE V’S GOURMET HOT SAUCES AND SPREADS are made using the freshest and highest quality ingredients, local when we can and 100% all natural, Texas Style! Frankie V’s passion for cooking was the inspiration for transforming the ordinary into a culinary masterpiece. Made from scratch with attention to detail, every jar is inspected and approved before it leaves Frankie V’s Kitchen. Great food that’s great for you!

We met the inimitable Frankie V at the NYC Hot Sauce Festival, where Frankie V’s Kitchen won a 1st Place Screaming Mi Mi Award for Best Artwork as well as a 2nd Place Mi Mi for his Serrano salsa.

Frankie V at NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2013

Frankie V at NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2013

Frankie V & The Serranos

Frankie V's Serrano

Frankie V’s Serrano

I’ve mentioned many times publicly and here on this blog, that serranos are one of my top 2 favorite chiles for salsa (the other being chipotle chiles), and when you combine serranos with tomatillos, you have the makings of a very green, very flavorful salsa or hot sauce – if done right.

Texture & Appearance: This sauce is of a very fine grind. Think apple sauce consistency. And you can see in the pics that it has a bright green color.

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Frankie V’s Serrano up close

Taste Straight Up: First up, a big hit of sweetness from the pear and pineapple give way to what you may perceive as vinegar… nope. That would be the tomatillos. A light garlic flavor finishes with the mild heat of the serrano chile peppers – with the lime juice adding a slight “tang” to the whole mix. This green serrano-based salsa with tomatillos and pineapple really brings on the fresh, citrusy flavor of a good mild salsa. And surprisingly, there is no vinegar in this salsa.

Heat level: Rated 1/2 out of 5 Stars – ½/5 A very mild salsa with a big “green” flavor.

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Frankie V’s front label

Label/Graphics: Some of the best graphics we’ve seen in awhile. With a simple black & white “turn of the century” sideshow/circus “silent movie card” style of flourished fonts and embellishments – the front panel and side panel graphics are inventive and entertaining. Some would argue the panels are hard to read, and indeed some of the text is very tiny (ingredients among them), but there is a reason Frankie V’s won best graphics at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo.

Frankie V's Best Art Awards

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Frankie V’s side label

Ingredients: tomatillos, pear, pineapple, mango, onion, agave nectar, garlic, serrano pepper, cilantro, lime juice, coconut oil.

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 StarsFrankie V & The Serranos could be just a bit hotter to get our favorite rating of 5. But for flavor and quality it’s up there!


Frankie V & The Habaneros

Frankie V's Habanero sauce

Habanero salsas, in my opinion, can be like habanero hot sauces – you either love ’em or not. I think it takes a true stroke of genius to craft a hot sauce or salsa with mainly habaneros, and not have it turn out to be simply hot for hot’s sake. Before the onslaught of the “superhots” (ghost, scorpion, jolokia), the habanero chile was the venerable king of the hottest chiles. Ok, this has been a few years, but stay with me here. And at its inception as a hot sauce chile ingredient, habanero salsas and sauces were all simply salt, vinegar and habaneros.

As a result, I was really late to the party as a fan of habanero sauces. To this day, there are still some that are simply the trio of ingredients. But things have changed! As the hot sauce crafters’ world has grown, and with the influx of chef created and inventive sauces, I’ve come around to actually liking habanero based products. Frankie V & The Habaneros Salsa is yet another one that raises the bar.

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Frankie V’s Habanero closeup

Texture & Appearance: Not surprisingly, this salsa is of the same “apple sauce” consistency as the Serrano. Not that that’s a bad thing. Consistency, folks. A nice, fine grind (and I’m a fan of the fine grind as well as the coarse, chunky grind) – this is a medium-hot salsa that would just go over as gangbusters at your next tailgating/foo-foo dinner party. Yea, it would fit into both worlds.

Taste Straight Up: Wow. This just may be the most unique habanero based salsa we’ve ever had at the HSD HQ. Again, like the Serrano, sweet taste from the pineapple comes on strong, supported by the mango. Even the tomatoes lend a bit of body and sweetness – but ultimately, it’s the habanero and garlic that bring on the heat.

Heat level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – 1½/5 I’m pushing the limits of 1.5 stars here. I really want to say just 1 star, but there is the undeniable zing and heat and flavor of the habanero involved. And even though there is the habanero chile pepper in this salsa, it still remains a mild-medium salsa.

Ingredients: tomatoes, pineapple, mango, white onion, habanero, raw agave nectar, lemon juice, garlic, coconut oil, chili powder.

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Again, Frankie V & The Habaneros would garner our highest rating of 5 if only it packed a bit more heat. But we realize not everyone is a Chilehead, and to cater to the masses, you have to compromise a bit. Still, it’s a stellar salsa, that you can accompany with vegetables that you can cut with the best knives from https://www.all-knives.org.

Final Thoughts: Of course we had these salsas with chips, and the obligatory pizza slices. But they really shined when added to a small plate of nachos.

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Frankie V’s Habanero on left, Serrano on right

Frankie V's Serrano nachos

Frankie V’s Serrano nachos

Frankie V's Habanero nachos

Frankie V’s Habanero nachos

Where to buy: You can purchase any Frankie V’s Kitchen products on their website https://www.frankievskitchen.com/

You can also follow Frankie V’s Kitchen on Facebook.

Which of the two do you think you would most enjoy? The Frankie V & The Serranos or the Frankie V & The Habaneros?
Tell us in the Comments below.

California Habanero Blends review

California Habanero Blends out of Chico, Calif. have created a trio of habanero Table Sauces from Ginger Garlic (mild) to Chipotle (medium) to Garlic Key Lime (hot). While these are not “hot sauces” per se, they are designed for dipping, marinating and cooking.

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California Habanero Blends

Chef Timothy Sharkey created these “table sauces” to enhance your food, lead you into the world of spicy condiments without burning your face off, and to introduce his flavorful creations to the masses. Of the three sauces offered, there is a California Habanero Blend flavor for everyone in the house.

1 – Ginger Garlic – Sweet

California Blends Ginger Garlic habanero

Sweet, mild & sticky

The mildest of the 3 sauces here, the Ginger Garlic is very sweet and sticky. It has an Asian inspired flavor that makes for a nice sticky wing sauce, or as a finishing sauce on grilled shrimp. It would also be delicious as a dipping sauce for egg rolls.

Consistency is towards the thinner side of sauces, yet it has a little body that you would expect from a sticky Asian sauce.

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Ginger Garlic is a nice dipping sauce too

Heat Level: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – 1/5 This one is all flavor and sweetness. Just a tingle of heat.

Ingredients: water, sugar, orange juice concentrate, pineapple juice concentrate, garlic, ginger, key lime juice concentrate, carrot puree, salt, distilled vinegar, habanero peppers, wheat, soybeans, red peppers, citric acid, extra virgin olive oil, spice, xanthan gum, phosphoric acid, ascorbic acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, sodium metabisulfite.

2 – Chipotle – Sweet & Smoky

California Blends Chipotle Habenero Sauce

Smoky BBQ sauce style flavor – the 5oz bottle will go fast

The “medium” level of this trio tastes for all the world of a smoky BBQ style sauce. The thickest of the 3, by far, it’s a dark, thick, pourable sauce with lots of smoke overtones and nice little bits of garlic and peppers.

There are some impressive ingredients in this one that include chipotle peppers, molasses, honey and maple syrup. Yes, it’s a bit on the sweet side too – but with a nice little bite of heat. In case you didn’t know, chipotle peppers (smoked jalapeños) can be quite hot. Coupled with the habaneros, along with some vinegar and key lime juice, and you’ve got a zesty flavor profile.

It’s no surprise that the Chipotle – Sweet & Smoky is Cal Blends’ biggest seller by far. I only wish it came in a bigger size – either a pint jar, or quarts or gallons. Yea, it’s that good.

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Thick, rich and smoky. This really should come in a pint jar.

Heat Level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – 1.5/5 – I can’t give this sauce a much higher heat level due to the sweetness and smokiness that pervade it. Relatively speaking, it really is just a half notch above the milder Ginger Garlic.

Ingredients: tomato paste, water, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle peppers, salt, carrot puree, molasses, honey, maple syrup, key lime juice concentrate, distilled vinegar, habanero peppers, garlic, spice, extra virgin olive oil, natural flavors, citric acid, sodium benzoate, wheat, soybeans, liquid smoke, oleoresin, paprika, oleoresin capsicum, sodium metabisulfite.

3 – Garlic Key Lime – Tangy

California Blends Garlic Key Lime Habanero sauce

Hottest, thinnest of the trio.

Labeled as the “Hot” level of these three sauces, and indeed it is the hottest, it is also the original sauce that California Blends started with. And it forms the basis for the other two sauces in the lineup.

Standing alone, it is also the thinnest of the sauces here – with an orange color and bits of peppers and seasonings.

The taste, straight up, is very harsh. The biting flavor of the key lime juice, coupled with the habanero peppers is jarring, to say the least.
This one is definitely our least favorite of the threesome. Which is both surprising and disappointing. I had high hopes for this one.

California Blends Garlic Key Lime Habanero is their house sauce

Thin, fiery, and very much a Key lime flavor.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – 2/5 The quick heat and sting are short-lived. You’d have to be a big fan of key lime juice AND habaneros to really dig this one.

Ingredients: water, carrot puree, key lime juice concentrate, habanero peppers, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, salt, distilled vinegar, citric acid, spice, xanthan gum, sodium benzoate, sodium metabisulfite.

As usual, everyones tastes are different, so I highly suggest you order all three (get 2 of the Chipotle – it’s that good) and judge for yourself. You may find you love them all for different reasons!

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Classy labels

Label/Graphics: Clean labels with big fonts tell you that you are indeed looking at California Blends’ products. The single habanero pepper emblazoned with the “flavor” is very clear. The background splash of color is different for all 3, but I will take issue with the mild Ginger Garlic having the “hot” red color over the Chipotle’s tamer orange color.

Overall Rating (Taste on Food, Final Thoughts): We tried each of the 3 sauces on wings that we grilled outside, tossing a few wings in each of the flavors.

Grilled wings with California Blends Table Sauces

Grilled wings with California Blends Table Sauces – L-R: mild, med, hot

The Ginger Garlic made for some tasty Asian style wings – but very mild in heat. The Chipotle sauce was the favorite, imparting a nice BBQ/Chipotle flavor. Thick, sticky BBQ style wings. The Garlic Key Lime was a big fail on wings. The sauce never “set up” and remained thin and runny.

Next up was a round of grilled shrimp that we cooked on our indoor George Foreman grill. After a short marinade in the ‘fridge for about 4 hours, each skewer of shrimp was grilled first and brushed with the sauces for a final flavor hit.

Grilled shrimp with California Blends sauces

Grilled shrimp really did well with the sauces

Again, the Ginger Garlic was superb if not mild, the Chipotle made for some great BBQ shrimp that you would be proud to serve up, and … finally… we found a better combo for the Garlic Key Lime. It really shined on the shrimp this time. It was hot and spicy, tangy and flavorful.

Bonus Review: Garlic Key Lime Pistachios

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Pistachios – with California Blends’ Key Lime seasoning.

These salty, savory, slightly spicy pistachios are seasoned with a dry version of California Habanero Blends’ Garlic Key Lime sauce. They also have very little of the heat level that we found in the sauce itself.

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Pistachios!

The 8 ounce resealable bag lasted us through about 4 episodes of Breaking Bad. Get two, they go fast!

About California Blends:

Our company and product name comes from the fact that we are different from most of the Hot Sauces out there today. We take a base flavor with heat and create all of our products from the original source. All of the flavors naturally blend together because they all have the same base flavor in them. Mixing one with the other only intensifies the flavors and heat. California is a melting pot of cultures and flavors.

All of our products are low in sodium, all natural ingredients, no fillers, natural sugar, no high fructose Corn syrup, fat free, low in calories, no artificial colors, no MSG. All of these sauces can be used all year long so keep them on the Table for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Where to buy: Visit CaliforniaBlends.com to purchase.

Crazy Good Raging Pineapple Salsa Review

Crazy Good Specialty Foods out of Hernando, MS has just released their Raging Pineapple Hot Salsa.

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I love anything pineapple – salsas, bbq sauces, glazes, ice cream toppings, yogurt – if it has pineapple in it, I’m all in. We even posted our own recipe for a quick Pineapple Salsa you can make at home. Let’s see if Crazy Good Raging Pineapple Salsa deserves a spot on my list of good pineapple stuff.

Crazy Good Raging Pineapple Salsa

Crazy Good Raging Pineapple Salsa

Crazy Good Raging Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients: pineapple (pineapple, pineapple juice), diced tomatoes (tomatoes, tomato juice, salt), crushed tomato (tomato, salt, citric acid, spices), water, jalapeno peppers, distilled vinegar, poblano peppers, onions, orange habanero peppers, sugar, kosher salt, granulated garlic, natural smoke flavor, xanthan gum.

Texture & Appearance: Small chunks in a medium thick sauce, with a nice body and red color. Red? This is pineapple salsa! Where’s the bright yellow pineapple chunks? Well, they’re in there for sure, but with all the tomato ingredients and the jalapeño and poblano peppers, the nice yellow pineapple bits get colored over and lost in the overall look. So, it looks for all the world like your typical salsa. Ok, no biggie. Don’t panic.

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Closeup of Crazy Good Pineapple Salsa – chunky

Taste Straight Up: Out of the jar, a spoonful tastes like tomatoes at first, and garlic and jalapeños. The poblano chiles lend just a little dark flavor followed by the heat of the orange habaneros. Only a hint of the pineapple brings a slight fruit flavor to the mix.

Heat Level: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – 2.5/5 Right in the middle. Actually, the heat is on the far end of medium, just slightly. Habaneros are the chile that bring on the most heat in this recipe. And it’s a bright, fresh tasting heat. I thought at first, it was quite hot during the first couple of bites. Then I got used to it, and was able to eat more and more.

Label/Graphics: There’s an angry pineapple in the center of the label – that’s pretty cool. But most of the other lettering is muted and gets lost in the background colors. I think the fonts and colors could pop a bit more.

Crazy Good Pineapple Salsa served cold with chips

Crazy Good Pineapple Salsa served cold with chips

Taste on Food: Crazy Good recommends serving this salsa “cold for maximum flavor”. So that is how I first tried it with tortilla chips. And it really does bring out all the flavors and heat when you dip a chip into this cold salsa.

Small plate nachos with salsa

Small plate nachos with salsa

Next, I made a small plate of simple nachos with tortilla chips, 4 cheese shredded, and Raging Pineapple Salsa. I enjoyed the salsa so much more this way. It was gently heated as the cheese melted and the chips got crispy. I preferred this over the straight up / served cold chips and salsa.

Finally, and I couldn’t get it out of my head, that this just may make a good pineapple ice cream topping, so I had a few spoonfuls over vanilla ice cream.

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Don’t do this…

Unless you like tomato salsa on your ice cream. Because when it comes down to it, this IS a tomato based salsa with the addition of pineapple chunks. Then again, you may like it. People put some weird stuff on their ice cream!

Overall Rating / Final Thoughts: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – I was a little disappointed that the pineapple wasn’t the big flavor player here. This is not the fruity salsa I had expected based on the name. Raging? Yes. Salsa, yes. Pineapple? Just a little.

All in all, it’s flavorful from the 3 chiles in the mix – the garlic is fairly present, and the quality of the tomato base is solid. Crazy Good Raging Pineapple Salsa – Hot, is pretty good! It’s just not an over-the-top pineapple mix.

Parting shot of some good nachos with Crazy Good Raging Pineapple Salsa

Parting shot of some good nachos with Crazy Good Raging Pineapple Salsa

While this salsa will not make my list of favorite pineapple products, it really is a very good, high quality salsa that brings on a nice bite and big flavors. I would be proud to serve it at any party or tailgate. Let’s face it, your friends would be wowed to know it’s a pineapple salsa, without tasting like a sweet pineapple sauce. Yea, people are like that. They like the familiar. Get yourself some, and try it for yourself.

You can order all the delicious Crazy Good products at CrazyGoodSauce.com

Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister Fame and his new Cherry Habanero hot sauce – video

We had a blast hanging out with Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister fame, while he was demo-ing his new Ojeda’s Cherry Habanero hot sauce.

Filmed at Peppers.com‘s new store, Eddie is joined by John Rizzotti of Rippin’ Red hot sauces, where John cooked up 3 different batches of wings, some pulled pork with Eddie’s new sauce, and a ropa vieja dish featuring his new Forbidden Angel hot sauce.

Some pics of the day. Click on any for a larger view.

You can order Ojeda’s Cherry Habanero Hot Sauce at http://ojedasauces.com

And check out Rippin’ Red sauces at http://rippinred.com

Review of Molten Orange Ambrosia from Captain Jim’s

Flotsam and jetsam float about in Captain Jim’s Molten Orange Ambrosia hot sauce. This slightly chunky yet thin hot sauce really brings the heat. Appropriately named “Molten” – this sauce is a hot one!

Along with our friend and fellow chilehead, Michael Pedersen, we’re searching for a pineapple/habanero replacement for the defunct Dragonfire Hot Sauce. Will Molten Orange be the one?

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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?

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