REVIEW: Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Green Label Mild Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce

2 - Green Label Mild Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce

We are at our 2nd review for Lucky Dog Hot Sauce. The first one was for their Red Label Medium Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce. The main difference between these two hot sauces is the habanero which is not present in this jalapeno & serrano pepper blend. Hence the reason we go from medium to mild in the heat level. Mind you though there are plenty of people out there that consider jalapeno and serrano peppers medium, so to each their own. The Red label got awesome reviews including 2 perfect and 1 nearly perfect scores from 3 out of our 4 reviewers. Will this one live to the lofty expectations of it’s brother? One has to watch to find out. Our review team once again is Revtommy2tone and his bud Crimsonsteel which might be shedding that monicker for his real alter ego Rick Averyt. Plus we have Derrick Wood and Steve “2Hot2Eat” Smith.

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REVIEW: Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Red Label Medium Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce

1- Red Label - Medium Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce

From the age of 5 all the way until I was 21, I had a dog named Lucky. I loved my dog very much, and when you grow up with a dog that many years he is more than family, more than your protector, he truly is your best friend. You can see that 16 years went by, and in dog years that is 112 years old. So in reading about Lucky Dog Hot Sauce as you will see below, their company is named after their beloved dog named Lucky. So right there I am rooted for positive reviews from our team. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce presently has 3 styles, starting with the red label which is their medium fire-roasted which a balanced blend of habanero, serrano and jalapeno peppers. Next week we will review their green label which is their mild version of fire-roasted chiles, but the cayenne pepper replaces the habanero. Then in week 3 we will review their last hot sauce, the orange label which is their hot fire-roasted chile version using cayenne, jalapeno, serrano and a heavy dose of orange habanero to kick it up a notch to three. They are in the process of making an even hotter version they will call their black label which will be an extra hot, extra garlic sauce.

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REVIEW: Henry Family Farms – Yellow Fatali African Habanero Varietal Chile Extract

Yellow Fatalli African Habanero

Before you go on about what an extract means to you, you better think twice about this product. Brought to you from journalist, television personality, and cookbook author, David Rosengarten. You can read a little more about him below in the “A Little About” section. Lets just say he knows a little about food and flavor. His take on what an extract is would be completely different than what we think it is in our chile community. Chile Extract in our world is pure capsaicin, pure heat of the pepper. What this sauce and the other chile extract sauce we will be reviewing next week are chile pepper purees with some little extra flavor to bring out the individual pepper notes. You might be surprised by what our reviewers think about these sauces.

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REVIEW: Pretzelphoria – Holy Holy Cow!!!!! Habanero Hot Pops

Pretzelphoria Holy Holy Cow Habanero Hot Pops

At a local event here in Northern Virginia just a few miles away from my home I found this spicy pretzel snack. They had a whole line of different flavored products and they were happy to let you sample anything you wanted. So of course I had to try these small pretzel balls. Just one ball and I could feel a little heat. That surprised me to tell you the truth, but not as much as I was surprised when I got home to open the bag and see how fast I stopped eating them because they were really lighting me up. I soon reached out to them and setup this review to see if it was a fluke heat thing or it was me. I brought in Steve “The Machine” Smallwood who knows much about what is hot. I wasn’t sure he would even feel much burn, but it was a true test at any rate. Then I added Dale Gilbert and Revtommy2tone & Crimsonsteel to the team. The Good Reverend and Crimsonsteel did the review during his live weekly radio show.

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REVIEW: Evil Seed Sauce Co. – Big Evil BBQ Sauce

Big Evil BBQ

Why do we do 3 person reviews? The answer lies below. Everyone has different tastes. This review clearly shows the division of that within our staff, and it is the reason why we go way beyond the normal 1 person review. That said, we respect all the until review staff here at ILIS and value their opinions. Let us now talk about this new BBQ sauce by Patrick McGill’s Evil Seed Sauce Company. What kind of BBQ Sauce is it? There are so many different styles out there from mustard, vinegar, molasses sweet, hickory, mesquite, etc. Well there is nothing coming from their website, so we will just have to go to the reviewers for that information. I have never been a fan of Carolina style of BBQ sauce which either is mustardy, vinegary or both for the most part. I am hoping it is more the molasses Memphis thick and tangy style of which I am a big fan. It is Big Evil, so I am expecting a bit of a kick with the BBQ Sauce.

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REVIEW: Evil Seed Sauce Co. – Asylum Crazy Hot Sauce

Asylum Crazy Hot Sauce

I thought this was a good product to post on 12-12-12 at 12:12pm. Right before the Peppers at the Beach show this past May, we had a couple of reviews for this new hot sauce company. I love the image and look of their website, their bottles, the entire marketing package is worthy of hot sauce. The man behind the sauce is Patrick McGill who now has hooked us up with a couple more of his newest creations. Today we debut his hottest creaton, Asylum Crazy Hot Sauce, and follow that up next week with his BBQ sauce called Big Evil BBQ. Sounds daunting, eh? I think this coincides nicely with one of my favorite TV shows called American Horror Story. This year’s episodes are called Asylum, so there you go. If you wish to see our earlier reviews for Patrick’s pure black hot sauce simply called Evil Seed Signature Sauce or the Hell Peach hot sauce then simply click the names.

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REVIEW: Nolan’s Hot Sauce – Asian Dragon

This is our 2nd review for Nolan’s Hot Sauce, with the promise for more reviews in the future. You can see our last review for Tropic Phantom by clicking HERE. Please read all about Nolan, a 13 year who created his own hot sauce line. Quite a story. A little about this hot sauce from Nolan, “This sauce has a hot lemony zang flavor and will leave your taste buds wanting more. Asian Dragon has a mixture of authentic oriental ingredients including Thai chiles, lemongrass, ginger and wasabi powder. If you love Asian food you will love this, although it is great on most anything. This sauce has a quicker burn and is addictive to chileheads.”

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REVIEW: Nolan’s Hot Sauce – Tropic Phantom

If you have not heard of Nolan’s Hot Sauces yet, then you are in for a real treat. Nolan is a 13 year old culinary whiz, and he has created a line of hot sauces that have been the talk of the community for the last few months. We got the pleasure to review 2 of his hot sauces for you. Tropic Phantom being the first. I took the following off their website’s home page:

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