2nd Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo

2014 NYC Hot Sauce Expo poster

Building on the success and momentum of last year’s Expo, Steve Seabury of High River Sauces is working very hard to elevate his baby to a whole new level. From last year’s outdoor event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the indoor confines of the Penn Plaza Pavilion right next to the infamous Penn Station in New York City. With a bigger venue, comes bigger expectations, but Steve Seabury seems up to the task with major spots lined up for the week. Highlighted by NBC Nightly News at 7pm on Thursday March 27 & CBS This Morning Show Saturday Morning at 8am. Pulling all his media connections together Steve has the print media, Radio and TV entertainment world covered. If you look at how well the first year went, then the 2nd year is bound to be an event for the ages.

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REVIEW: Puckerbutt Pepper Co. – I Dare You Stupit Mustard

I Dare You Stupit Mustard

We are back again with our 2nd of 4 reviews for the Puckerbutt Pepper Company. If you haven’t heard the news, the man behind the Puckerbutt Pepper Company, Ed Currie, just got the Guinness Book of World Record for the hottest chile pepper in the world with his Carolina Reaper Pepper. This is the 2nd product review we have for the Carolina Reaper pepper. The 1st review was for the I Dare You Stupit Hot Sauce. That hot sauce received a great review from our 4 man review team. Out of 5 flaming hearts it received, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 4 and a 3. Not too shabby. Let us see if our reviewers feel the same for his mustard. The team once again is Zzombie, Matt Bauhaus, Slade Demon Pepper Slayer and Fiber Joe.

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REVIEW: Puckerbutt Pepper Co. – I Dare You Stupit Hot Sauce

I Dare You Stupit Hot Sauce

Yesterday afternoon, I received an email from Puckerbutt Pepper Company founder, Ed Currie. In the subject line all it said was, “Wow”. I was hoping it was a good wow, but a part of me knew it could be a rejection notice from the people who decide the records at Guinness. Ed had told me that he has had a lot of hurdles and hoops to leap over and through, so it would not surprise me if he was denied or delayed again. That was not the wow. It was the opposite end of the wow spectrum. Ed had achieved the elite status with his Carolina Reaper chile pepper and it was now the hottest pepper in the world. The Guinness Book of World Records had finally put his Reaper on the highest of pepper pedestals. So it seems fitting that we post a review with a hot sauce featuring the Carolina Reaper, the new king of heat.

This review has been on the books since May, and frankly there was times I was wondering when we were going to post it. We were not waiting on the pepper record, we were waiting on our new reviewer, Slade, Demon Pepper Slayer. Slade had been stricken and hospitalized on numerous occasions dealing some rather heavy medical issues. Every time he would feel better, off he went again to the emergency room. He eventually told me to move on without him, and Ed and I added Fiber Joe into the reviews. As soon as Joe is ready with his first review, along comes Slade ready to get on board again. Now we have 4, and I am most happy that Slade is once again feeling better and to have his first ILIS review here today for us. Along with Fiber Joe and Slade, we also have Matt Bauhaus and ZZombie. We will review 3 more of Ed’s products over the next 3 weeks, including the I Dare You Stupit Mustard. Before we get to the reviews, here is a little about the new World Record Chile Grower, Ed Currie…

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The Carolina Reaper, Guinness’ World Record for Hottest Chile Pepper

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A Super Duper Congratulations goes out to our friend Ed Currie, his family and all the good pepper of the Puckerbutt Pepper Company. Ed got this letter from the Guinness Book of World Records:

Contact:
Smokin’ Ed Currie
Cell
803-517-1089
Email
smokined@puckerbuttpeppercompany.com
Website
www.puckerbuttpeppercompany.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2013
SMOKIN’ ED’S CAROLINA REAPER® WINS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
SMOKIN’ ED’S CAROLINA REAPER® OFFICIALLY
THE HOTTEST CHILI PEPPER IN THE WORLD!

Fort Mill, SC, November 14, 2013 – Guinness World Records™ has notified Smokin’ Ed Currie and Puckerbutt Pepper Company, LLC, that its’ SMOKIN’ ED’S CAROLINA REAPER® is officially the world’s hottest chili pepper.

From its email notification, Guinness said:
“[w]e are delighted to confirm that you have successfully achieved a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for ’Hottest chili’. We would like to congratulate you on your record-breaking achievement. You are OFFICIALLY AMAZING. Your official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate confirming your world record is being created and will be sent to you within ten working days.”

With a Guinness-submitted 1,569,383 SHU (scoville heat units) average and recently measured peak levels of over 2,200,000 SHU, SMOKIN’ ED’S CAROLINA REAPER® has officially completed its long journey to the top of “super-hot” chili charts.
– Look for more information from Smokin’ Ed Currie and Puckerbutt Pepper Company, LLC on their award-winning achievement soon!

Puckerbutt Pepper Company, LLC, home of SMOKIN’ ED’S CAROLINA REAPER® – the world’s hottest chili pepper, sells high quality, smokin’-hot mashes, sauces, fresh peppers, seeds, and other fine merchandise at stores throughout the country and on its website at: www.puckerbuttpeppercompany.com

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Evil Seed Sauce Company’s new Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce

Evil Seed's new Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce

Press Release
JACKSONVILLE , FL, October 24, 2013 – From the company that knows evil
sauces best comes the newest breed in super hot sauces: A nameless Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce, is the latest addition to the iconic line of The Evil Seed Sauce Company’s flavors. This much-anticipated and requested carolina reaper pepper-based sauce is the first of it’s kind, and adds a mango blueberry flavor to an array of foods, like hot wings, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, salad and meats.
Instantly singled out by the purple color with only a Grim Reaper as it’s label, the unnamed sauce consists of high-quality, all-natural ingredients, resulting in a classic hot sauce with the flavor that everyone will come to know and love. The sauce’s heat level averages out at 1.474 Scoville Heat Units (SHUs), 280 times hotter than a jalapeño pepper.
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REVIEW: The Jerky Connection – The Reaper Beef Jerky

The Reaper

Fear the reaper has a new meaning, and it involves beef jerky. So far in the 4 previous beef jerky reviews for The Jerky Connection, we have had a common theme with our team in their feedback, and that this beef jerky has awesome texture. There are a lot of jerky out that that are too chewy or disintegrates like cotton candy when it meets saliva. It is hard to get the right balance of chewiness along with flavor. Of course, we also want it spicy. The Jerky Connection looks to be delivering all 3 with The Reaper. Using the Carolina Reaper’s heat, they also have other chile peppers featuring Chipotle, Cayenne, Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion, and 7 Pot peppers added in generous proportions. That is a lot of heat coming for you, so indeed fear this jerky. Will our review team be up for the task? You can also find out for yourselves if you are headed to the Houston Hot Sauce Festival. They will be in attendance this year at the show. So look for them and tell them you saw their reviews here on ILIS.

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REVIEW: The Jerky Connection – World Destruction Beef Jerky

This is our 4th of 5 beef jerky reviews for The Jerky Connection. We have steadily increased the heat on our reviewers, and after reading about this beef jerky on their website, I think we jumped quite a few notches from the previous Hillbilly Hangover. Here is what the website says about World Destruction:

“So here we are…the End is upon us! We figure if the world is going to end, you may as well numb your taste buds first with some scorching jerky.
A blend of Sriracha, Garlic, and Trinidad Scorpion, and the Carolina Reaper will mercifully numb the taste buds in this killer jerky, and rock your mouth’s world. A tasty marinade coupled with some destructive heat will make this jerky one of your favorite snacks to await the dreaded cosmic collision!
If it is going to happen, you may as well eat some jerky first!”

This one seems to be for the chilehead who wants to burn his face off. Before we get to see what happens to our poor review team – Steve “The Machine” Smallwood, Heynetboy & Dale Gilbert – feel free to browse the previous reviews to see why The Jerky Connection has won so many beef jerky awards across the industry.

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