More Heat From Canada
Charlottetown drum crafter Amiel LeBlanc brews up four sizzling hot sauces to torch the tongues of like-minded hot sauce aficionados.
Some like it hot.
But hot sauce lovers like it hotter.
And Amiel LeBlanc of Cardigan has ignited his love of tongue-sizzling hot sauces into a business with four fiery delights made with the raging heat of the trademarked Red Savina habanero peppers.
“It’s the hottest habanero in the world,” this P.E.I. drum crafter says from his Funkfactory Drum Shop in Charlottetown where a Wall of Fire section is devoted to his sauces and other specialty brands.
To put the heat into perspective, on the Scoville heat units scale, a jalapeÃ±o pepper rates at 2,500 to 8,000, but a Red Savina habanero is a scorching 580,000. And the Red Savina extract that LeBlanc uses in his Give ‘Er sauce is 1.5-million Scoville units.
LeBlanc brewed his first big batch of hot pepper sauce nearly eight years ago to send some to a Island friend out west.
He bottled up the rest for Christmas gifts.
Production really heated up when he presented some sauces along with his drums at craft shows a few years ago.
He now produces a series of four sauces: a garlic-flavoured Simply Savina, a mustard-based Yellow Devil, the extra-extra hot Give ‘Er Sauce and a mango-peach sauce called Mango Madness. Read the entire story here