Hot Pepper Sauce – Grace Foods

Hot Pepper Sauce by @gracefoods. A runny, splash on sauce that has the same consistency as @tabasco, and comes a slim 85ml glass bottle. On taste, an immediate comparison to both Tabasco and Frank’s comes to mind… Fermented pepper mash, lots of vinegar, a very subtle sweetness. The chilli used tastes like Scotch Bonnet, and has a delicious citrus flavour. Certainly very hot, being a splash on sauce it’s easy to go overboard and end up with a burning mouth! Very versatile, great in sandwiches, over meat and vegetables, and perfect for eggs. What a bargain for 0.69p! Definitely one to pick up. Rating 3.5/5. from Instagram:

Hot Punjabi Chilli Sauce – Mr Singhs Sauce. 

Hot Punjabi Chilli Sauce by @mrsinghssauce. A peach red sauce with a fairy runny consistency, and flecks of chilli seeds throughout. A big rich tasting sauce; loads of soy sauce and molasses form a base for the tomato and chilli. Fantastic subtle sweetness going on, sharp acidity from the vinegar and soy, and a stinging heat from the birds eye chillis. Heat is medium hot and stays around the mouth for a while after eating. Overall this sauce is one that needs to be tried, it’s a great blend of ingredients that makes for a unique tasting sauce that goes great most foods, especially rice, eggs, and grilled vegetables. This sauce is close to an Asian Sriricha style sauce, but it has a richer, darker flavour to it, and I find it goes with a wider variety of foods. Delicious. Certainly one to go out and buy if you haven’t already. Rating 4.5/5. Bigups Mr Singh! from Instagram:

Kebab House Chilli Sauce – Crucial Sauce. 

Kebab House Chilli Sauce by @crucial_sauce. A ketchup like consistency sauce that has little chunks of vegetables in, and has a glossy shine to it. A unique tasting sauce; the cumin and fennel come through straight away, followed by by a strong onion and tomato flavour. The tangy acidity is good, balancing out the sweetness of the sauce. The jalapeno based heat is mild, it adds enough to the sauce to keep it spicy, but this is not a hot sauce and personally I’d like a bit more heat. Overall it’s a great tasting sauce, the flavours that come from the herbs and spice means it goes well with all kinds of foods – this was great with some boiled new potatoes and chicken. Credit to Crucials for bringing out a bold tasting sauce that is quite different to their other chilli sauces, and costs only £1! I really liked this sauce, it’s just an easy sauce to eat and I’ve been using as I would ketchup… Perfect sauce to leave out at a barbecue. Rating 3.5/5. Good stuff. from Instagram:

Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce – Encona Sauces

Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce by @enconasauces. Like a lot of folks in the UK, I was brought up on milk, bread, tea, and Encona sauces, and it’s great to see them bringing new sauces out after all this time. Dangerously, this sauce looks exactly like ketchup and has the same consistency too, but thankfully the ridiculously pungent aroma will stop you mixing them up… Honestly after opening the bottle you can smell this from across the room! Huge citrus chilli notes at first, tempered by a deep rich tomato base. The heat kicks in quickly – it’s a peppery, stinging, scratchy tongue heat at first, before slowly turning into a glowing burn around the mouth. The flavour is fantastic; you can taste the added orange juice, garlic, and cumin, and compliments the searing chilli heat well. First time I had this sauce was with some salmon and rice and it went perfectly. Since then I’ve had it on all kinds of food and it proving to be a super versatile sauce thanks to it’s simple, yet bold flavours. I was expecting this to be a little hotter, but it’s certainly a very hot sauce that really hurts after a while. Absolutely banging sauce, a bargain at £1.19! Rating: 4.5/5 – go buy some! from Instagram:

Crazy Hot Popchips

Popchips Ridges Crazy Hot by @popchipsuk. ‘Popped not fried’ crisps that are lower in fat and calories than traditionally fried crisps/chips. Very heavily seasoned, neon orange crisps that have a wavy ridge to them that gives them high surface area. A creamy cheesy flavour comes through first, followed by sharp, tangy tomato. The mild heat comes through after a few seconds, and the heat in your mouth increases with the more you eat. I would say these are around the same sort as heat as Doritos Chilli Heatwave, perhaps a little hotter. Overall I really enjoyed these, the flavouring was great and I’m a fan of the ‘popped’ crisp. I’m not sure you can call these ‘Crazy Hot’, but it’s difficult to judge how hot some people will find these. One downside is they are a little overly salty, and can get a bit sickly after eating a few. Rating: 3.5/5. Good.

Christ on a Bike – The Ribman

Christ on a Bike by @theribman. A Scotch Bonnet and Naga chilli sauce that has a thick and bitty consistency, and a deep, herb-flecked orange colour. Certainly a unique tasting sauce, heavy with tomato and dried herbs, tastes a lot like a slow cooked ragu or bolognese sauce. The zingy flavour of the scotch bonnets complement the rich flavour of the tomato, garlic, and herbs. It’s difficult to explain, but this sauce tastes more like a hot-cooked sauce than one that you’d find cold in a bottle – it’s got a certain ‘home-made’ feel to it. The overall flavour is absolutely delicious and it’s certainly the sauce’s strong point. The stingy heat burns slow in the mouth – too much of this at once really hurts. The heat marries so well with the rich flavour of the sauce, and makes for a sauce that is super addictive and tasty. Christ on a Bike goes very well with fatty red meats, cheese, and other stronger flavoured foods… this is not a delicate tasting sauce! If you’ve had the infamous ‘Holy Fuck’ sauce, this hotter but almost identical in taste. Certainly one of my favourite sauces from the UK – a must-try! Rating: 5/5 from Instagram:

Cool Jalapeño Salsa – South Devon Chilli Farm.

Cool Jalapeño Salsa by South Devon Chilli Farm. A ‘Seed to Sauce’ product meaning all ingredients have been grown from scratch by the farm, brilliant! A delightfully sweet tomato and onion flavour takes stage here, with a very mild Jalapeño heat coming through. The salsa tastes incredibly fresh, and has a smoother texture than a lot of salsas and I think I prefer this. Slightly more sweet than savoury here which works well with salty foods. Obviously this goes great with crisps and chips, and goes really well in grilled meats and vegetables. A really delicious salsa, I just wish it had a little more Jalapeño flavour to it, but this is one of the better salsas available in the UK in my opinion. Rating: 4/5. @SDCF_CO_UK from Instagram:

Hot Habanero Chilli Pepper Sauce – Tesco

Hot Habanero Chilli Pepper Sauce by @tescofood. One of Tesco’s bargain 0.70p sauces, the Habanero variety is certainly the hottest of the range that I’ve tried. The sauce is super acidic and slightly sour, and the chilli heat instantly burns your mouth upon impact. Little bit of mango & citrus fruitiness comes through at first, followed by just a hint of mustard. The sauce tastes quite creamy overall, I’m not sure why it works well nonetheless. This goes well with fatty foods, but I found it too acidic to go with more delicate foods like eggs or chips. A really good effort, however I’m not so keen on the high acidity but for 70p it’s certainly worth a purchase! Rating: 3/5. from Instagram:

The Squealer – Tubby Tom’s

The Squealer by @tubbytoms. A scotch bonnet hot sauce comprising entirely of natural ingredients including red wine vinegar, tomato, garlic, and smoked paprika. At first the sauce is tangy, fruity and perfectly acidic. It then evolves into a rich smokey, garlicky, tomato tasting sauce that is just so goddamn tasty…I mean, I have been eating this straight from the bottle it’s that good. The heat is medium hot – a lovely natural heat from the bonnets that doesn’t provide unnecessary burn like a lot of harsher sauces. The Squealer could actually be a good sauce for a chilli newbie since the huge, delicious taste outweighs the overall heat. Put this addictive flavour nectar into a bottle with some great artwork and you’ve got yourself a winner. This is my third bottle of The Squealer and I usually get through it in days, it’s beautifully balanced and devine tasting. Well done Tubby Tom’s, big things ahead for this chap I sense. Rating: 5/5. Squealing good. from Instagram: