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Volcanic Peppers’ Volcano Dusts 2 and 3 (or, this ain’t baking soda and vinegar)

I’ve been usin’ the heck out of these dusts lately, and I’m happy, almost downright ecstatic, to report that these are two of my new favorite products which have firmly established themselves in my top 10 of &...
 
 
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Carolina Reaper Puree

The Carolina Reaper, a.k.a. HP22B, is purported to be the new hottest known pepper in the world. As of this writing, it has yet to be “confirmed” in The Guinness Book of World Records, but it appears to be only &hel...
 

 
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Srirachas: Huy Fong’s vs. Original Juan’s

Most fire-eaters know of Sriracha from Huy Fong Foods; the beautiful, vibrant red garlic chile sauce in the clear plastic bottle with the bright green top is a classic in the pantheon of hot sauces. Well, I recently came upon &...
 
 
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Heat In the Heartland “hearts” El Yucateco Green

“Green with envy.” I’m not sure how that expression got started other than perhaps being an oblique reference to Shakespeare’s green-eyed emotion. But if someone had El Yucateco “Green”,...
 

 
 
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Melinda’s XXXXtra Reserve

It’s been a little while since my last post because I’ve been busy setting up Heat In the Heartland’s You Tube channel and uploading video tie-ins, and due to several hardware and technical difficulties, it&rs...
 
 
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Hellfire Hot Sauce’s Blueberry Hell

When I first became aware of Hellfire Hot Sauce’s Blueberry Hell, I was immediately intrigued. A blueberry-based hot sauce!? Who in the…hell would be daring enough to attempt something like this? I was intrigued, I...
 

 
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Simpsons Seeds – Development of the Fruitburst

Some years ago, 2007 to be precise, we were growing the Trinidad Seasoning, a very tasty Habanero, but there was some variability in the size and shape of the pods, so we made an attempt to make it a bit more consistent. This i...
 
 
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El Rancho Extra Hot Salsa

One of the purposes of this blog is to bring attention to anything of a spicy nature sold, and better yet, produced in Oklahoma and the surrounding states, with the intent to encourage further growth in the spicy foods industri...
 

 
 
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Project Helios – Growing and Heat Testing Chillies

This summer we (Sea Spring Seeds and Simpson’s Seeds) are cooperating with Greenhouse Sensation in an experiment to see what is the hottest chilli in virtually identical conditions.Eight superhot varieties plus the generic Oran...
 
 
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Huy Fong Foods’ Sambal Oelek (and Chili Garlic Sauce)

First off, I admit to not being an expert on Sambal, the exalted chile-based condiment originating from Southeast Asia. But I do know good taste, and I’m convinced that food traditions that have endured hundreds of years deserv...