Posted October 15, 2007 by Nick Lindauer in Makers

Review: CaJohn’s Killer Cayenne Hot Sauce

CaJohn's Killer Cayenne Hot Sauce

You know whenever CaJohn hands you something with a twinkle in his eye and a refusal to tell you what it is that it’s going to be hot. The first thing CaJohn handed me at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival was a tiny bottle of Killer Cayenne and encouraged me to try it out. Smell wise, it smelled like pure cayenne pepper. So I went ahead and touched the tiny toothpick to my tongue. Holy cayenne! The heat hit like a 10lb hammer – but more notably the flavor of the cayenne stood up to the heat.

Ingredients: Vinegar, Cayenne Chiles, Sugar, Granulated Garlic, Lemon Extract, Gum, Natural Flavoring.

Neither CaJohn nor Jim C. would reveal on the “secret ingredient” in Killer Cayenne – they are both keeping their lips shut until further development occurs, but they would tell me that they’ve developed a new way to “exploit” the capsicums in the pepper.

CaJohn's Killer Cayenne Hot Sauce
Looks Like Cayenne, Smells Like Cayenne, Burns Like Hell
CaJohn's Killer Cayenne Hot Sauce
Killer Cayenne On Pizza
I tried Killer Cayenne on a slice of pizza and it held up wonderfully – nice cayenne flavor and a punched up heat. Within one slice, my brow was sweating and my nose was running. But that didn’t stop me from going back for more.

Killer Cayenne is indisputably the hottest cayenne sauce I’ve ever had – quite possibly the hottest cayenne sauce ever. There is no flavor of extract – only the flavor of the cayenne peppers. The heat lingers for a good 20-30 minutes after eating – dependent on the amount you’ve consumed. On a straight to the tongue taste, you’ll experience a immediate upfront heat that builds to a pleasant crescendo. It’s not at the face melting heat level of Black Mamba – but it definitely sticks with you and makes sure you notice.

Killer Cayenne is not yet available on CaJohn’s website but give them a call or send an email and get yourself a bottle of this amazing cayenne pepper sauce. There’s nothing like it on the market – guaranteed.

CaJohns Fiery Foods
2040 Oakland Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43224

Nick Lindauer

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