Product Reviews

Times Up Reaper Hot Sauce - Tomato Blend

Time’s Up Reaper Hot Sauce (Tomato Blend) Review

Edge of your seat heat, sweet tangy tomato flavor…

Check your willingness to explore the edge of super-hot if you pick up a bottle of Pepper Palace’s tomato-based Time’s Up Reaper Hot Sauce. While not as hot as some inferno-level hot sauces, it punches and hard from the first taste. But unlike many of those extreme sauces that lean into the heat and away from taste, there’s a real flavor in Time’s Up – a garden-y tomato base with garlic and onion undertones, perfect for wings, eggs, and much more. That is, as long as you can take the heat.

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Pepper Palace Ghost Pepper Sauce

Pepper Palace Ghost Pepper Sauce: Smokin’ Versatility

Slow burn, smoky sweet…

When you pick up a bottle of Pepper Palace Ghost Pepper Sauce, expect a sauce that sticks around. Not on your shelf – we’re sure you’ll find as many uses for it as we did – but on the palate. That ghost pepper heat lingers, and with it a smoky sweet tang that’s as good on eggs as it is on steaks. Though, you may be surprised – the heat here is not as hot as you may expect for something labeled with the name of a super-hot chili.

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Pepper Palace Maple Chipotle Rub

Pepper Palace Maple Chipotle Rub: Sugar ’n Spice

Autumn sweet…

When you think chipotle rub, you likely think smoky and woody. And that’d be true for Pepper Palace’s Maple Chipotle Rub. But where it goes beyond that is what makes it different. The maple, brown sugar, and honey undertones, provide a comforting earthy sweetness as well. Simply, it smells and tastes like autumn, and that’s a real good thing. Let’s break down this delicious meat rub.

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Pepperoncini Kettle Chips: Flavorful, But The Right Flavor?

A super tasty potato chip that fools the taste buds.

Pepperoncini kettle chips are one of a wide line of flavorful snacks made by Kettle Brand. If you’ve ever walked down a snack aisle in a grocery store (read everyone), you know the maker. Their chips are always crowd pleasers: big potato flavor, that kettle cooked crispiness, and a hearty cut for the crisp itself.

So we are excited that Kettle Brand has ventured down the pepper scale from their other spicy stalwarts like Jalapeño, Sriracha, and Jalapeño Jack. And after picking up a bag, we’re overall very pleased. These are very tasty chips perfect next to a hearty Italian sandwich. But there’s a definite twist to what brings the heat in these chips.

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Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey

Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey: Sinfully Good

You know just from the label of Geddes Farms Ghost Pepper Honey that it’s something extra special from their product line. Why? Even the bee is sporting a blazing-hot status symbol – a devil’s tail – to remind us that something very, very fiery lives here. Geddes Farms pulls out one of the hottest peppers on the planet to make this sinfully good spicy honey, and if you are into super sweet matched with heat, you owe it to yourself to pick up a jar.

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Habanero Seasoning from Hell

Habanero Seasoning From Hell: Up The Ante On Your Chili Powder

A good cayenne powder next step.

If you couldn’t tell from one look of the packaging, Habanero Seasoning From Hell is hot. But, don’t let it fool you – pure habanero heat it is not. It falls a bit short of extreme, and – for those that love big eatable spice – that’s a good thing. If you’re looking for a step up from cayenne pepper powder heat, you’ve got something in Habanero Seasoning from Hell. Let’s take a closer look.

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Schadenfreude By JAR Hot Sauce: Pleasure In Your Own Pain

Can you experience schadenfreude on your own self?

That’s the first question we thought of when we tried Schadenfreude by JAR Hot Sauce. We took serious pleasure it the spicy pain it brought. It does drop the extreme heat hammer, quite quickly in fact. But the sauce’s smoky tang stands up well to the otherworldly spice, so there’s still a lot of flavor here to enjoy.

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Dat'l Do It Hot Sauce

Dat’l Do It Hot Sauce: Sweet Sassy Molassy!

To say we were surprised by just how tasty Dat’l Do It hot sauce is would be an understatement.

Come on, ketchup is the first ingredient listed, so how good could it be? And how can you even call it a hot sauce being ketchup-based?! But once you get past these simple arguments and just try Dat’l Do It; it’s magic in a bottle. Sweet, with rich molasses undertones, and a tasty – and not overwhelming – datil pepper bite. It’s not your typical hot sauce, and that’s what makes it special. You’ll likely find yourself reaching for it more often than you’d ever imagine.

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Old Bay Blackened Seasoning

Old Bay Blackened Seasoning: THE Old Bay For Steaks

Delivering the blackened on the barbecue taste…

Years of crab-eating have made Old Bay seasoning by McCormick a spice rack staple in my house. It’s so tasty – slightly spicy (thanks to the chili-based paprika), earthy and robust. It’s great on everything from seafood to popcorn, including a big juicy steak as a rub.

That’s where McCormick’s other flavor – Old Bay Blackened Seasoning – has me the most excited. I love an Old Bay steak rub, but I’ve always wanted just a hint more charred flavor – something extra to match the hearty taste of red meat. Old Bay blackened seasoning takes what makes the original so great and layers in that delicious “blackened on the barbecue” taste.

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