Before this review was finished I was hearing a lot of good things about this hot sauce. Ryan Graub who is as finicky as they come was in love, and the Machine also told me he thought this sauce really rocked. I was getting very excited to see the reviews to see how everything turned out. Jacks Meats aka Hellfire Hot Sauce has been posting some very cool and creepy bottle toppers in our Facebook group Chileheads for the past year to the awe of the hot sauce collectors out there. I am not even a collector, but I love the look of some of these. I especially love the evil clown and these other 3.
Art might sell for hot collection, but will the sauce be worth the artsy hype? Our review team as mentioned above is The Machine, Ryan Graub and the Father and son team of Zombie & Big Daddy B. This is the 4 hot sauces we will be reviewing for Hellfire, the others are Pure Evil (not the Texas Creek Products version), Devil’s Blend and Evil Bastard. I think you get by those names that these sauces will carry some heat, but I am confident that my review team can handle the heat. I lifted this background info from their website so you can get a little history about Hellfire Hot Sauce.
“Although new to the Hot Sauce Market I have been an avid fan of hot sauce, peppers, chili and the hotter things in life for over 30 years! I have been growing my own peppers for just as long and I’m known by my family and friends as the Chilimaster! I have yet to find anyone who makes a hotter chili! And I never use extracts or hot sauces…just homegrown chili peppers from my garden,not to mention homegrown spices…I have a large and elaborate spice and herb garden as well…..It takes more than just peppers to make a good hot sauce…spices are a key to the flavor….I have experimented with hundreds of combinations to come to my formula for the 2009 gourmet reserve sauces…..each one has exceptional flavor…but the hotter the sauce the less time you have to enjoy the flavor before the heat kicks in! But the heat is another thing…If you use just one kind of pepper as many sauce makers do you only get one dimension of heat…but by using many different peppers in each of my sauces the burn is mulch-dimensional ….as you know each pepper has not only a unique flavor but a unique burn……anyhow I’ll cut it off for now…. keep on feeling the heat!”
Zzombie & Big Daddy B