Tropical Pepper Co.
Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chili)
Naga Jolokia Peppers, Water, Salt, Acetic Acid, Garlic Pulp, Xanthan Gum
Description:Official: "This sauce will haunt your dreams with fevered nightmares of apocalyptic horsemen dragging your soul to the burning pits of Hell. Made from the world's hottest pepper: the Naga Jolokia Ghost Pepper, never meant to cross human lips.
Turn back now while there's still time...and don't forget...you were warned."
The opinions expressed in these reviews are soley those of their author.
The Tropical Pepper Co.'s normal mascot is a toucan holding some peppers in its beak. However, this toucan is skeletonized in a nod to the name of the chili and the heat of the sauce.
It looks vibrant and fresh. A bright reddish color with a smooth uniform texture throughout. Thin but with a definite viscosity. Notably missing the oily sheen that many hotter sauces have.
A surprisingly fruity, sweet smell. Pleasantly sour notes of vinegar. Refreshingly, missing the harsh, astringent smell that many of the extract using sauces have.
A peppery sweetness. Notes of garlic and vinegar. The simple ingredients results in a clean taste, allowing the taste of the chili to shine through.
I'm not going to lie, it's intense. The burn starts quickly mid palate and lingering in the back of the throat. A long, lingering heat finish.
Once you start getting into the 6 figure scoville range, most hot sauces use pepper extracts. I don't like those types of sauces. They tend to have an oily texture, an unpleasant astringent smell and a harsh taste. None of that is present here. Since they use actual ghost chili's, its more natural and gives you more of the chili's character and flavor. While it isn't the hottest thing out there, it is plenty hot. At 500,000 scovilles, it's gonna be plenty for most chili heads. A great sauce.