Posted July 5, 2005 by Nick Lindauer in Makers

Black Mamba Hot Sauce

The Black Mamba is the most deadly snake in the world.

New from CaJohn – Their hottest sauce yet! Made with Chocolate Habaneros, Vinegar and Capsaicin ~ This Black Mamba has a vicious bite that burns.

I first saw the ad for Black Mamba in Chile Pepper Magazine last week and we recieved our first shipment a few days later. The bottle and basic ingredients are the same as the Collector’s CaJohns from the 2005 Fiery Food Show, but Black Mamba contains Chocolate Habaneros. After reading the ingredients on the bottle of Black Mamba, I had to do a gut check to see if I could handle it. After last weekend, I’ve been a tenderfoot towards any food and ingesting a sauce that contains capsaicin and promises to be CaJohns Hottest Sauce yet, believe it or not, was not at the top of my list. But after consuming half a monster steak, I felt confident I could handle it and forged on.

Using a toothpick, I applied the pungent sauce to my tongue. Toothpick sized drop mind you and holy crap did that light me up! Within a minute my eyes were watering and my nose was running and I’ll be damned if I could taste anything but the heat for at least another 10 minutes. But once the burn started to ease up, I started to taste things again. Minus the capsaicin, this sauce is quite enjoyable. Not recommended for beginners. Hot sauce lovers, proceed with caution ~ You may end up with your head in a freezer.

Black Mamba from CaJohns

Nick Lindauer

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