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Review: Heaters Habanero Peanut Brittle

Salsas, hot sauce, relishes, and spicy mustards abounded at ZestFest 2006, but one outsider caught the attention of Mrs. Adam and subsequently won my heart. The crowd seemed to ignore Heaters, makers of peanuts and spicy peanut...
Hot Sauce Reviews

Review: Blazing Blitzen Hot Sauce

Straight from the Arctic Circle comes a line of hot sauces that you will be hanging up your stockings for. But what? It’s only June. Yes, Virginia, but now is the time to stock up on Santa’s best: a line of hot sauc...

Dry Rubs/Spice Reviews

Review: Tomb Hot Spice

Sounds omnious, doesn’t it? Tomb Hot Spice. Tomb … death … fire … HOT! Right? Maybe. Wewoff is the company that makes this spice that comes in interesting plastic resealing packets. I was pleasantly surp...
Hot Sauce Reviews

Audio Review: The Lava Suite

Greetings chileheads! I recently approached Nick on the idea of doing an audio review of a hot sauce. He was keen on the idea, so I couldn’t help but oblige. So here we go. I now present to you the audio hot sauce review ...

Dry Rubs/Spice Reviews

Review: Aw Shit

Oh, Shit. Dan’s done it again. Just when you thought it was safe to use seasonings with no profanity on them, it comes. From the makers of Special Shit All-Purpose Seasoning comes a seasoning so hot, so spicy that it will dare ...
BBQ Sauce
Smokin Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Smokin Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Smokin Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Three Hot Tamales: Smokin Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Everyone: This is Mad’s first review for the HSB, so please give him a warm welcome. Great stuff Mad! ~ Nick Well after a hard day drinking beer and being dragged to Sears to buy a microwave ($59.00 – not bad), I de...
Snake River Farms Wagyu Brisket

Hot Sauce Reviews

Review: Longbranch Trading Company: Dorsey’s Reserve Hot Sauce

I should hope that Dorsey’s Reserve is not a limited time offer because I think that Longbranch has perfected a great sauce here. I always had my … ahem … reservations about the quality of the Salsa Rio Verde. Something was lac...

Review: Peppermaster Jerk Curry

Master! Master! Peppermaster. That’s a bold statement. It’s Canadian, eh? When this itsy-bitsy jar showed up on my front porch, a feeling of trepidation crawled down my spine. Why is jar so small? Does it whup that ...


Tepin Peppers Redux

My report on Tepin peppers here at HSB has received quite a bit of attention in the global community. Some german blogger even got a hold of it, not to mention Melissa De Leon writing for Global Voices. Melissa, who runs Cookin...
Hot Sauce Reviews

Review: JD’s South Philly Two-Fer

I think it appropriate to review both sauces at the same time because they are, in a way, a point and counterpoint to the strange idea of putting figs into a barbeque sauce. When I received the sauces, I was honestly intrigued ...