REVIEW: Scotty O’Hotty – The Ghost Sauce

The Ghost Sauce

Many good things came from the Zestfest Midwest Show despite the lack of attendance. You can’t take away all the great vendors that were there, and one newbie to our chilehead community is one Scotty O’Hotty. I must note that he had 2 sauces for us to try, and the habanero blend won people’s choice award for overall best hot sauce at the show beating out a lot of quality sauces. Not bad for a newbie. For those that love the taste of peppers will love their 2 hot sauces we are reviewing. We will be reviewing the habanero one next. They also sell a milder version as well.

Scotty O’Hotty is Scott Owens, pictured below with his lovely wife Suzi. Today is Scott’s birthday, so I want to wish him a very very happy birthday with our first review. I think he will like our reviewer team’s take on his ghost pepper hot sauce. I love that he called it just “The Ghost Sauce”. Perhaps it is marketing genius, not mentioning that it is a hot sauce, and perhaps lovers of spooky things and haunted houses might buy them some. One never knows! You can read a little more about Scotty O’Hotty below the picture, then our review team does that thing. Our squad of hot sauce lovers for this review is Steve Smith of 2Hot2Eat.com, Dale Gilbert and the man only known as “G”.

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

3 - Orange Label Hot Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce

This is our 3rd and final review for Lucky Dog Hot Sauce. So far on the first 2 reviews of the medium and mild versions of these fire-roasted pepper hot sauces, Lucky Dog has hit some amazing review scores. Two perfect 5 flaming heart scores and a nearly perfect 4 1/2 score for the 1st review of the medium Red Label and the Green Label did pretty darn good too with two 4 1/2 and a 4 with the 4th reviewer giving both sauces a very good 3 1/2 score too. Will the Orange Label hotter version be as successful with our review team? Only time will tell. Our review team consists of Steve “2Hot2Eat” Smith, Revtommy2tone and his partner Rick Averyt, and last but not least, Derrick Wood. To see the first 2 reviews click on each name below:

1- Red Label
2- Green Label

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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: The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix

Murph's Famous

I have been doing reviews for 5 plus years now, and every now and then you run across a “character” that you know will be someone you will want to meet sometime in the future. You get that feeling from your first contact that you are dealing with a nice guy with a good sense of humor. Enter The Murph, Stephen “The Murph” Murphy. A Long Islander much like myself, a Met fan much like myself, so we all ready had much in common to talk about through our email exchanges. I recognized his bottles from Peppers of Rehoboth, DE, but I had also seen the bottle at a local Italian Market called Iavarone in the town I grew up in- Wantagh, NY. I go to the grocery store all the time, and every single time I see The Murph Famous Bloody Mary Mix I think of my beloved NY Mets. The Mets’ TV and radio announcers I grew up with as a kid were Ralph Kiner and Bob Murphy. While the name The Murph doesn’t necessarily make me think of Bob Murphy, the picture of Stephen on the bottle reminds of a young Ralph Kiner. I told him this and he got a chuckle out of it.

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