REVIEW: Red Hawk Premium Peppers’ Strawberry Scorpion Sting

This our 2nd of 3 reviews for Red Hawk Premium Peppers. The first one was a mixture of berries, bananas and bhut jolokia, hence the name. This review we continue with another fruit based hot sauce with the use of one of my favorites, the strawberry. Except this sauce as you can tell is kicked up with the former champion world’s hottest pepper in the world, the Trinidad Scorpion. On the website, there is a simple warning with this sauce, “not for beginners”. My review team are not beginners, but the Trinidad Scorpion is not for veteran chileheads either. Let us see how spicy this sauce gets for our review team which once again are: RJ, The Schobergs, and Michael Hansen.

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18 thoughts on “REVIEW: Red Hawk Premium Peppers’ Strawberry Scorpion Sting

  • March 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm
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    Michael Hansen first. I’m not sure why your “dish” includes mac n cheese..I guess that is your trademark dish to try sauce on but seems very odd to me. Would you put strawberries on mac n cheese? I know I would not. As with the b3, I just don’t get it. In terms of taste, the first part of your review was right on. Very strong strawberry taste, the the taste of the peppers, then the heat. Yes, the pepper he uses in this sauce is hot…very hot. I applaud your initial straight review but your food choices for your reviews boggles my mind.

  • March 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm
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    To Schobergs:
    Rice? Beans? Would you put strawberries on rice and beans? Toward the latter part of your review you mention a dessert. I can tell you first hand; on ice cream or on something like shortcake..its awesome..it allows the tastes to come out and doesnt drown out the flavors. Its also very awesome over chicken, fish, as well as pork. The strawberry I do not believe is designed to overtake and be the overall experience. The transition of the sauces is what I like assuming they are used on the right foods. Personally, I don’t understand the food choices of these reviews.

  • March 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm
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    RJ,
    Very honest and professional review. If you have not tried it yet on ice cream, you should! Also, put a bit of ice cream on some shortcake and wow!
    Nicely done.

  • March 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm
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    Hi Chiligrower,

    You have a great point here! We are pretty new to fruit-based hot sauces, so were trying to use them much as we would a regular one to experience the slight sweet that we thought it might be able to impart to otherwise boring foods. I would actually put something fruit-based on my rice or beans to impart a new taste experience. In the review we noted that those were actually pretty good experiences, but the fact was that the strawberry flavor, which is the basis for the flavor profile of the sauce other than the hot pepper, got lost within those dish choices. You are completely right about trying it with a more inherently sweet dish, we should have done so, but really didn’t think about it until we were doing the review. This is our learning curve I guess. Our feeling overall was that because of the extreme heat from the peppers themselves, it really wasn’t going to make a vast difference what we tried the product with, our experience on the items that we did try was the same, on its own, we got the strawberry and then spice, with a food we lost the strawberry. The heat was great, but if the product is advertised as strawberry, we would have liked to retain more of that flavor when having it on something. Thank you for your input, we will be sure to try fruit-based sauces with a dessert style application in future!

  • March 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm
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    Just a quick note to all who question my food choices. This sauce as described by their web site is a hot sauce. Not a specialty sauce, or ice cream topping. If I had put it in chili and it rocked you would have called me an innovator and original. Because it didn’t I’m a bad reviewer and uncreative? Sorry folks. This is the place to come for an honest opinion, not a fluff piece.

  • March 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm
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    QUOTE FROM http://www.redhawkpeppers.com
    Strawberry Scorpion Superhot Sauce
    Trinidad Scorpions & strawberries, not for beginners
    $8 per 5 oz. bottle

    I don’t recall writing anything regarding the usage of the sauce Michael. This has nothing to do with what the “recommended use” would be for a fruit based sauce, it is a matter of culinary common sense. I do not want a “fluff piece” about my products, I would like a reviewer that knows about food pairings for a non-traditional sauce…

  • March 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm
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    On a sidenote… thank you for the unbiased and professional review RJ. Very well done and thorough review.

  • March 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm
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    I am going to try that! I still have some of this sauce left…I’ve reluctantly shared it with some people, but as with the other products I really like, I’ve been carefully rationing it.

  • March 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm
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    This sauce is all about strawberry, and heat. If it had one more discernible flavor in it, I would have given it 5 hearts. That’s not to say I don’t love it, because I do! I’m just opining that you have an excellent start, and it could be even better. Maybe some pineapple, or kumquat? With that said, if you are only aiming to have strawberry and heat, then you have accomplished that goal well.

    I like the idea of putting it on mac and cheese, with the expectation that you would get spicy mac n cheese that tastes like strawberry.

    RHP, I noticed on your site that a few of your products have suggestions of what to try the product with. I always find such suggestions valuable as the people who created the product know what it tastes best on, so I consider and apply those suggestions when possible. Maybe you could add some suggestions for the remaining products?

  • March 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm
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    To be fair, most fruit-based hot sauces are not dessert sauces. You can’t assume that anyone will automatically pair “hot sauce” with dessert unless you lead them there. Specialty type of products like this one needs a little guidance because there just isn’t enough in the marketplace to compare too. I tip my hat to your creativity, but you still need to enhance the website with some tips of use or perhaps on the label too. Thanks for your comments, we do take everything said in consideration with what we do, and always trying to change to better ourselves.

  • March 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm
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    This is ABSOLUTELY NOT meant to be a dessert sauce! I have had people giving me recipe suggestions including anything from cheesecake to chicken salad. I personally have had it in chicken salad and think it is paired very well. I leave it up to the consumer to determine what would work with my various products…

    The website is still under construction (obviously) and will include your suggestions.

  • March 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm
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    Ahhh, now I am on board I think. I do appreciate the time and allowing us to sample your unique product line.

  • March 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm
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    Try reducing it with a bit of balsamic, and drizzling over lamb, or on even a turkey sandwich…I don’t see the chili or mac and cheese thing working, and this something I can tell by simply looking at the bottle.

  • March 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm
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    I have tried it on beef and chicken. Personally I would like it with a more fruity taste. There are so many superhot sauces out there I find myself looking more at flavor now. I suggest playing around adding more sweetness or lowering the heat a little to see what happens. A little adjustment and this could be a much better sauce.

  • March 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm
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    LOL “Former” worlds hottest? Still is according to Guinness.

  • March 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm
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    …and Guinness is your authority of all things holy in the world of chile peppers. Keep holding onto your 15 minutes Butch.

  • March 14, 2012 at 6:41 am
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    Nah, it’s too much fun antagonizing all y’all that buy’s into the big propaganda machine!

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