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rainbowberry

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Hell and backs Beelzebub's Breath

15 July 2009 - 03:25 AM

Hellandback from England kindly sent me his sauce called Beelzebub's Breath to try and hearing the ingredients I was really excited about trying it.
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Ingredients:
Pineapple Juice, Naga-Bih Jolokia chillies, Cider vinegar, Scotch Bonnets, Carrot, Lime juice, Ginger and Garlic.

I think the bottle is presented really well, with the picture on one side giving it a kind of radio-active look. First off this smells gorgeous and the consistency is just how I like my sauce, not so thick that you can't get it out of the bottle and with small bits of chilli and seeds in. It poured just right without being too runny or having any separation. Straight away I can smell carrots, ginger and a hint of garlic.

Taste
First of all you can certainly taste the Naga, but it's really fruity as the Scotch Bonnet kicks in. I found it had an instant heat which built up then lingered for ages. Unlike some sauces I can taste every ingredient, nothing is too over-powering which I sometimes find with sauces that have garlic in. The carrots arn't over-powering as the fruitiness balances it all out with the zing of the ginger.

Heat
7/8 out of ten.

Taste
9/10

Consistency and colour
10/10

Remember this is a natural sauce. If you liked the Snakebite you will absolutely love this, the heat is much the same as the original Snakebite and the taste is fruitier with less carrot. I wouldn't want to be without this sauce in my fridge now I've had it. It is honestly the best hot sauce I've had in the last 2 years, it's right at the top of my favourites list with my other two favourite sauces. I do think that this one had something really special about it though that makes it hard to compare with others.

Thank you Hellandback, you've done a top job and thank you for this opportunity to taste this. RB x

Rainbowberry's colourful harvest

23 August 2008 - 08:37 AM

Here's my first proper harvest. I've still got loads of fruit left on the plants luckily.


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Naga Snakebite Pure Venom

22 July 2008 - 06:01 AM

Here's one of the first reviews for the Naga Snake Bite Pure Venom.

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Ingredients: Onions, carrots, tomatoes, vinegar, Naga Morich, red chillis, ginger, sugar, bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, salt, 6.6 million SHU chilli extract.

At first it looks much the same colour as the Naga Snake Bite (15 pod one), maybe slightly less orange. I could smell the extract straight away like I can with all extract sauces I've tried. The consistency was better than the Snake Bite PR though, I managed to pour it out of the bottle a little easier. When I first dipped my finger in it and tasted it I expected maybe a little hotter but it suddenly hits you and it's a lasting burn at the middle and sides of the tongue. There's a faint taste of carrots, tomatoes and I think I detected the ginger but I did find you have to mix it well as on finishing the testing with a bit more from the bottle I could definitely taste the carrots and onions. The more I tried it the more I started to really like it. The heat lasts, I'd say 9-10, but it's hard grading a heat for an extract sauce against the others. To be honest a lot of it is just a burning tongue but not unpleasant or too hot, plenty hot enough for most people though. To me it was like the Snakebite PR with the heat overtaking the carroty flavour, I was surprised that onions were the first ingredient. For cooking with I think this would be a fantastic sauce, I wouldn't choose it as an everyday sauce, I think whatever you put with it would have to have a strong flavour. I must admit it's a lot better than what I was expecting. Please bear in mind with this review that I am not a big fan of extract sauces.

Flavour 6/7 out of 10
consistency 7 out of 10
Heat 10 out of 10

Well done Mark, and thank you for this great opportunity.

Rainbowberry's chillis are growing

01 July 2008 - 04:50 AM

Today is meant to be the hottest day of the year so far, so I thought I'd go and take some pictures.

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Windmill Hot pepper Sauce

09 January 2008 - 10:06 AM

I've only ever seen this once in England. I was wondering if any of you have tried it and what you think of it. It comes from Barbados. I'd say medium hot, very thick and quite vinegary. I only had a quick taste and that was after a hotter sauce so I don't know how accurate my taste of it was. RB

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