Heatseekers Chilli Incinerator
Let me start by saying a big thanks to Nova for arranging for me to get this bottle. While I am not a huge fan of extract sauces, my mind has been opened to this type. You see, many use a chemical process using oleoresin to extract the oils from the peppers. This results in some of the chemicals remaining, often giving the sauce a bitter metallic taste. The type of extraction used by Heatseekers in their Incinerator is that of extracting the oils by using grain alcohol, leaving a more clean and pure taste. As I said, this is my first time trying an Aussie superhot sauce.
A toothpick test to start has a very pleasant, almost sweet taste. I guess there really is fruit in there. The peaches and pineapple combine with the natural sweetness of the 7 pots and scorpions to give you a real fruity flavor. The texture is much like it looks—a little chunky like a puree.
After trying a little more, the heat begins. I feel it wash over me from the base of my neck up over the top of my head. I feel all tingly. The burn is all over my mouth, but not centered anywhere in particular. I feel it mostly on the tip of my tongue and in my throat. The flavor is still wonderful. The heat continues to build as I continue to sweat. It is not overpowering from this little bit I had, but it certainly could be if I continued to eat it. The burn is actually nice. It is what I would call a clean burn. It is so much different than most other extract sauces. It is continuing to change my mind about ruling out all extract sauces.
The burn does not last forever, and I continue to go back for more. A little more each time. I have even gotten up the nerve to use this sauce straight on food.
*Is the heat level on par with the name/ingredients/marketing, etc.