Sriracha sauce is a style of hot sauce made from a chili pepper paste. Essentially, the word indicates a thick hot sauce. Most of the artisan hot sauces I have reviewed could be considered sriracha sauces. Although they do not generally start off with a pepper paste, the consistency of quality sauce often approaches that of ketchup.
Killer Swarm by Pex Peppers tastes like liquid Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers minus just a little bit of the capsicum. This being one of my favorite super hot peppers,I loved this sauce. It tastes so very much like the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion that even the vinegar seems toned down compared to many sauces. I suspect Pex Peppers found the perfect balance between vinegar and honey that neither takes away from the pure flavor of the pepper. Neither sweet nor sour is particularly noticeable. Instead, you get the pure, crisp, and hot flavor of the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.
Heartbreaking Dawns bring us this new hot sauce made with the Carolina Reaper. If you know the Carolina Reapers reputation for heat, you’d probably expect this sauce to be a hiccup maker. After all, the pepper was declared the hottest pepper in the world by Guinness World Records in 2013. If that is what you are thinking, one taste and you will be pleasantly surprised by Fervor hot sauce. It is hotter than most commercial sauces, but this artisan sauce is not over the top hot at all.
Fear this Hot Sauce by Hellfire Hot Sauce gets its heat from the Carolina Reaper pepper. Let me first say this is a hot sauce which really shows that heat. Aided by the citric acid of lemon and lime, the heat is sudden and lasting. This is not a sauce for the average consumer who is used to off the shelf hot sauce. If you are not ready for the heat, this one will burn you up. It is likely one of the hottest hot sauce I have ever sampled.
Our homestead grows both the 7 Pot Brain Strain pepper and blackberries, but we’ve never thought to put them together despite making blackberry jams. It just never occurred to me that blackberry and super hot peppers would go well together. Pex Peppers has shown us that they can.
Heart Breaking Dawns brings us the world’s first commercial hot sauce based on the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper. But not just any scorpion pepper. This hot sauce is made with the Trinidad Butch T Scorpion pepper. Let me share first that this sauce is true to that pepper. From the first taste, you know the Butch T is in there in plentiful quantity.