I've been a hot sauce addict my entire life - my dad was a great influence, always having 4-5 different varieties on hand and introducing my brother & I to all sorts of foods from different cultures. As an adult I've long had a robust hot sauce collection ranging anywhere from 30-50 bottles at a time. I'm much more into flavor than heat, but I do love heat provided there’s a complex underlying flavor.
Favorite Hot Pepper
Favorite Hot Sauce
Too many to list
Too many to list
Favorite BBQ Food
brisket - Phat Matt's BBQ to be specific
Favorite BBQ Sauce
Phat Matt's in Oakland, CA
Chili... Beans or No Beans?
Favorite Beverage with Fiery Food
Beer. Preferably something cold - bock in summertime
You can't go wrong with any of his sauces they all taste great. They might not be the hottest sauces around but you can't beat the flavor. All his sauces allow you to still savor the food you are eating without overpowering it with extreme heat. If you wan't more heat and retain the flavor then just add some of salsalady's drops of pure evil rofl............
With the updated Black Label, no additives are needed. It's plenty hot. Just won 1st Place Extra Hot & 1st Place Hot/Extra Hot Pepper Blend at Zestfest (AKA Golden Chiles)
Someone just sent me a link to the awards, which he is indeed hosting again. Unbelievable that someone who is alleged to have done what Dana is accused of doing would have the nerve to host an award, as though they were anything but (in my opinion) a pariah in the industry.
Isn't Dana the guy that was promoting the Caboom! documentary about Cajohn? I think I contributed to the gofundme or kickstarter site for that effort. I suppose that money is gone too, and the documentary won't be made. Bummer.
He was indeed. I have no idea what happened to that $. If it was a gofundme the money is likely gone. If it was a kickstarter nothing is donated unless it's 100% funded.
Update: I want to clarify something....when I suggested the awards lacked credibility, I did so at my own expense. I had a 1st place Award and a division champion award from the 1st year they were hosted.
I hate that I have to disregard those wins.
Also, I would never suggest, imply or assert that the winners of any of these awards were in any way undeserving. I'm sure all of the products that won were of high quality.
In a sense, that's why it is so easy to get away with running a shady awards show. If some sort of corruption is exposed, the people who have the most to lose are the winners. So people remain silent, even if they know their award is from a shady event.
On the bright side of things, I've spoken with a great number of vendors who were able to get their $ back from their credit card companies. Haven't seen the follow up from those who paid with checks.
They don't carry non-commercial products. Not sure where you are but in the United States shelf stable acidified products are highly regulated. It is illegal to sell anything that hasn't been made in a licensed commercial kitchen, with products that are FDA compliant and that have been cleared by the health dept.