Posted November 26, 2006 by Anthony in Reviews

Review: Chuk Hell’s Smokin’ Hot Sauce

Smoked Habanero Sauce with Tequila
Chuk Hell's Smokin' Hot Sauce

So ya, I got the buzz about this sauce from various blogs and forums awhile back. And even before I had heard what was said I had already made up in mind that Chukhell seems like a reputable guy who can stand behind his product. I was impressed first of all by the simple representation of this sauce. From the leather wrapped label to the sticker super imposing the original jar label. Although plain ““ it was done well. Even before I opened this I started to think that this was more of BBQ sauce than a hot sauce. I was just not used to seeing a hot sauce come in this format. Perhaps it may be due to 5oz woozy brainwashing but I will admit it doesn’t lend itself to be a friendly pourer.

As soon as I opened this up the thought of this being a BBQ sauce was gone. Straight ahead [tag]hot sauce[/tag] here.

Visually the sauce looks really nice. A deep brown with visible chunks and thick enough for me to a scoop out healthy doses with a spoon.

Ingredients: Habaneros, garlic, onion, lime juice, carrots, tequila, honey, apple cider, vinegar, salt, black pepper

Instant Fire on the Tongue Chuk wasn’t kidding around with the smoked habaneros. Not only is the aroma extremely smoky, but the habs pack a nice punch in here and the fruitful nature is quite apparent. This sauce has instant fire on the tongue that comes with the smoke and it lingers off into a nice glow shortly after. Be warned though, this is quite hot and the heat hits fast. I really tried to pick out the tequila, but it wasn’t easy. The smoked habs mask many of the other flavours.

Chuk Hell's Smokin' Hot Sauce

I tried this on a pork chop and it blended it incredibly. I can’t see many applications for this outside of BBQ though. From burgers, to steak, ribs and chicken, this will enhance any grilled meat.

Either way this is a decent sauce that packs in some really good heat. If you have a chance to get a hold of this go for it!

Packaging 8/10 ““ simple but effective
Aroma 9/10 ““ delicious smoked habanero’s
Appearance 8/10 ““ deep brown with flecks of ingredients
Taste 8/10 ““ Rich smoky taste
Heat 8/10 ““ Quick flash of hot heat ““ doesn’t linger long

Overall 8.3/10 ““ Great stuff here.