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Peppers
 

Tepin Peppers: A Habanero Killer?

Capsicum annuum var. glabrisculum, also known as Chiletepin, Tepin peppers or “bird’s eye” peppers are supposedly one of the hottest peppers in the world. Some chile enthusiasts argue that the Tepin is hotter ...
 
Hot Sauce Reviews
 

Review: Longbranch Trading Company Salsa Rio Verde

Literally translated, Green River Sauce, this Salsa Rio Verde does actually make me think of a green river in which there sits a Mexican food restaurant serving roasted chicken marinated in a spicy, five-pepper green sauce. OK,...
Snake River Farms Wagyu Brisket

 
Reviews
 

Review: Sparky and Spike’s Hot and Tangy Pepper Relish

“Gosh, Wally, I’ve never had pepper relish before. Did Mom say it was alright?” “Go on and try some, Beav.” “Mmmm, not bad. But what’s that bitter taste?” I was wondering the same...
 
Hot Sauce Reviews
 

Review: Torchbearer # 23: Fever Sauce

This review has been forthcoming for quite a long time now, due to the fact that I’ve been trying my best to find the good qualities in this sauce. Torchbearer Sauces #23 Fever Sauce is in the upper eschelon of the Torchb...

 
 
Dry Rubs/Spice Reviews
 

Review: Special Shit Multi-Purpose Seasoning

Not just another excuse to curse like a sailor [WARNING: This post uses the S-word many many times. But I couldn’t help it. It’s the name of the product.] This wonderfully tasty concoction is produced by a Dan Marti...
 
Dry Rubs/Spice Reviews
 

Review: Red Lion Spicy Foods Original Dry Rub

Ah marketing … ever pulling the wool over people’s eyes. So when is a rub not a rub? When it’s a marinade. But really, if a rub was not dry would it really be a rub? Or would it be a slather, or perhaps a dren...

 
Blair's
 

Review: Blair’s Death Rain Habanero Parmesan Chips

I opened the bag with hesitation. My mind played out the words, “Oh God, Oh God, Please let me live.” I knew the bag said “medium,” but I wasn’t going to let that fool me in a false sense of securi...
 
Reviews
 

Review: Big Daddy Jake’s Mango Habanero Jelly

How many bites does it take to make Adam run, screaming, to the fridge for milk? And the answer is one. Admittedly, this is a mixed review for the Big Daddy Jake’s Mango Habanero Jelly, one which may be due to my ignoranc...

 
 
Hot Sauce Reviews
 

Review: Aztexan Habanero Supreme

The bad news is that Aztexan has only one product it can be proud of. The good news is that they have only one product. Their Habanero Supreme is a flavorful sauce that also packs a punch on the taste buds. The folks at Aztexan...
 
Austin Chronicle Festival
 

Hot Crap!

Under the moderate shade of the live oak trees on Waller Creek, thousands of Austinintes came together at Waterloo park for the 15th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival. Now that the extremely cumbersome name is out of t...