Friday, July 13, 2012

New Hot Sauces with Deadly Names

Spontaneous Combustion Hot Sauce
Here at the Carolina Sauce Company, we're not really into "gimmicky" products (and as a matter of principle we don't offer any "adults only" sauces with obscene names or labels).

But once in a while a hot sauce comes along with the sort of name or label that leaps out at us as a no-brainer to add as a new product at the Carolina Sauces store.  Other times, we get requests from customers and hot sauce fans regarding bizarre or outlandish products, and after some research we add them to our online offerings.

The following new extreme hot sauces fall under those descriptions, and all but the most hardened chiliheads will agree that their deadly heat levels live up to their frightening names.

Spontaneous Combustion Hot Sauce is a shockingly hot habanero hot sauce that will burn you to a crisp if you're not careful.  As if fresh habanero peppers weren't hot enough by themselves, the makers of this hot sauce ratchet up the heat by adding a good amount of capsicum extract. The extract also ensures that the relentless burn will linger on and on and on, and actually grow in perceived intensity with every additional bite. The attention-grabbing packaging and name make this hot sauce a logical gift choice for the person who swears that habaneros aren't hot enough. And the classic straightforward hot sauce base ensures that every drop will deliver fire-breathing habanero flavor and heat.
Lethal Ingestion Hot Sauce

We recently featured Lethal Ingestion Hot Sauce in a previous post describing several new ghost pepper hot sauces now available from our website. Rather than repeating my description of this surprisingly edible ultra-hot sauce that's made from Fatalii peppers, red savina habanero peppers and ghost peppers (also called naga or bhut jolokia chiles), I'll simply mention it here for its rather clever name and design. The label and packaging connote toxic industrial chemicals or dangerous laboratory substances, neither of which should ever be ingest, and thus add to the attractiveness of this ultra-hot sauce to collectors and fiery-foods enthusiasts (and possibly also to mad scientists).

Pure Poison Hot Sauce
Finally, Pure Poison Hot Sauce forgoes subtlety in its name and label, instead appealing to the daredevil diner and others with cast-iron stomachs and intestinal fortitude. But this extreme habanero hot sauce is not merely a gimmick to be dismissed offhand. Instead of using the cheapest and least interesting ingredients, the makers of Pure Poison thoughtfully chose to use red wine vinegar, orange juice and garlic as the other primary ingredients (habanero peppers are the main ingredient, and a dash of pepper extract was added to magnify the heat). As a result, both the name AND the flavor of this hot sauce will have you doing a double-take.

Do you have a favorite hot sauce with an outrageous (but not x-rated!) name or label? Or is there a crazy or lethal-sounding sauce you'd like to see us carry? If so, please leave a comment to let us know--and remember, only "family friendly" products, please (if you wouldn't want your kids to see it, we're not interested).

Zestfully yours,

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