REVIEW: Feisty Parrot – Savage Beast

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Feisty Parrot was created, is owned and operated by a husband and wife team, David and Tracey Gunn, spearheaded by a cantankerous macaw and his two fickle sidekicks!

Both David and Tracey have a passion for the creative, cooking being one of these. David has enjoyed a lifetime love affair with all things spicy, the hotter the better. In fact what would bring normal human beings to their knees is merely just a satisfyingly slight tingle for David!

He has always tinkered with making all natural hot sauces using fresh peppers . After a trip to Cayman in 2010 where he discovered ghost pepper chicken wings, and never having met a pepper before that made his eyes go bloodshot, he became obsessed with adding superhots to his grow list and making hot sauces out of them.

Whilst looking for a job in April 2013, Dave decided to bottle his ghost/ scorpion hot sauce (now known as Savage Beast), put his business card on the bottle and hand it out to potential leads. At the same time Tracey complained that the Savage Beast was too hot for her, being a nice husband, Dave indulged her ‘Pansy like tolerance’ and they went back into the kitchen to develop what is now known as Demented Canary.

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REVIEW: Feisty Parrot – Demented Canary

feisty parrot

 

Feisty Parrot was created, is owned and operated by a husband and wife team, David and Tracey Gunn, spearheaded by a cantankerous macaw and his two fickle sidekicks!

Both David and Tracey have a passion for the creative, cooking being one of these. David has enjoyed a lifetime love affair with all things spicy, the hotter the better. In fact what would bring normal human beings to their knees is merely just a satisfyingly slight tingle for David!

He has always tinkered with making all natural hot sauces using fresh peppers . After a trip to Cayman in 2010 where he discovered ghost pepper chicken wings, and never having met a pepper before that made his eyes go bloodshot, he became obsessed with adding superhots to his grow list and making hot sauces out of them.

Whilst looking for a job in April 2013, Dave decided to bottle his ghost/ scorpion hot sauce (now known as Savage Beast), put his business card on the bottle and hand it out to potential leads. At the same time Tracey complained that the Savage Beast was too hot for her, being a nice husband, Dave indulged her ‘Pansy like tolerance’ and they went back into the kitchen to develop what is now known as Demented Canary.

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REVIEW: The Jerky Connection – The Reaper Beef Jerky

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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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REVIEW: The Jerky Connection – Hillbilly Hangover Beef Jerky

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We are moving onto our 3rd review out of 5 for The Jerky Connection. The first 2 got outstanding reviews, so I am counting on some more excellent reviews for this award winning beef jerky company. We keep hearing about how good the texture is with their beef jerky from all the reviewers. Once you can obtain that perfect jerky bite, then you just have to win over with the flavor, but half the battle is all ready won. To go back and watch the other 2 beef jerky products, please check out them below…

1- Teriyaki Habanero Beef Jerky
2- Insanity

Our viewers can use the coupon code LOVESPICE to get 20% off their first order. No expiration for residual sales. If you can not decide, please check out all the sampler combinations HERE including the Carnivore Candy Sampler, The 7 Gates of Hell Sampler and the Holy Crap! Sampler. Thanks Tony, for giving our loyal supporters something for trying your jerky out.

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REVIEW: The Jerky Connection – Insanity Beef Jerky

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This is our 2nd of 5 spicy beef jerky reviews for The Jerky Connection. In our first review, we did their Teriyaki Habanero Beef Jerky. Scoring two 4’s and one 4 1/2 out of a possible 5 flaming hearts in the reviews, this beef jerky is off to a great start. The only issue the reviewers had with the jerky was that it could have been a bit hotter. The Jerky Connection does aim to please, and they have Armageddon Teriyaki Beef Jerky that amps up the habanero version with some red savina pepper heat added. As for this Insanity Beef Jerky review, I do not think with all the wacky jerky names they sell on their website, that this Insanity is all but sane in comparison. The marinade to make this one consists of: Crushed red pepper, crushed black pepper, cayenne, habañero, Thai, and Chipotle. Compared to some of the other chiles they use, this should be a cake walk for our review team which consists of Steve “The Machine” Smallwood, Heynetboy, and Dale Gilbert.

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REVIEW: The Jerky Connection – Teriyaki Habanero Beef Jerky

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I am not too fond of jerky reviews because I am not allowed to eat any jerky because of my stomach surgery. So watching these videos and seeing the jerky makes me so so sad. It is torture I tell ya! Plus now I am on a low carb diet, and beef jerky would be something I could normally eat on such a diet. Double sadness for me. Beyond all my personal woes, I am happy to present some very happenin’ jerky. I love the names of The Jerky Connection products. We have 5 of their products to review, and while some like this Teriyaki Habanero beef jerky have normal names, you got to get a load of their other products on their website. Such hits as Louisiana Road Kill, Santa’s Flaming Sleigh Ride, Satan’s Flaming Hemorrhoids, and 7 Gates of Hell to name a few of my favorites. The 4 other beef jerky flavors in the order that we will be doing them in over the next 4 weeks is Insanity, Hillbilly Hangover, World Destruction and lastly we finish off with The Reaper.

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REVIEW: Hellfire Hot Sauce – Chilimaster’s Reserve

Chilimaster's Reserve

Much like the reviews we did last year for Hellfire Hot Sauce, we have another stellar 4 reviews. We finish off with perhaps the most unique of the Hellfire product line. Check out this ingredient list:
Chocolate Habanero, Scorpions, Jolokia, Naga, 7-Pot, Black Raspberries, Black Plums, Cherry Juice, Blueberries, Premium Chocolate, Maple Syrup, Honey, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, Black Death Vodka, Salt, Vinegar, and spices. What laboratory was that hatched in? That is a crazy combo for sure, but when you hear the review you will realize, that the mad scientist behind this sauce, is not as mad as one would first believe. Here are the previous successful reviews:

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REVIEW: Hellfire Hot Sauce – Evil Bastard Sauces’ Extreme Heat

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This is the 3rd of 4 reviews we are doing for Hellfire Hot Sauce. The other 2 products had some of the hottest peppers in the world in it, and this one is no different. You can see the other reviews below by clicking onto each one. When you throw in the words “Extreme Heat” into the mix, well then I can imagine that this particular sauce just might be a tad spicier than the previous too. I am sure the review team will fill us in on the heat level. Our squad of reviewers for these reviews is Steve Chambers, Steve “The Machine” Smallwood, and Ryan Graub.

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REVIEW: Hellfire Hot Sauce – First Blood

First Blood

We are back with our 2nd of 4 reviews for Hellfire Hot Sauces. In the first reviews we held the spotlight in the award winning Devil’s Gold which you can see HERE. Much like the Devil’s Gold, this First Blood is out of stock at the moment on their website. These are limited edition hot sauces highlighting some super hot chile peppers. In this one the chiles listed are: Bhut Jolokia, 7-Pot, Naga Morich, Moruga & Trinidad Scorpions, Chocolate Habaneros, and 7-Pot Douglah. They round off the ingredient list with Sun Dried Heirloom Tomatoes, Heirloom Garlic, Lemon, Vinegar, Salt and Spices. So it is not all about the heat, but with the name Hellfire, you expect the sauce to be painful in some way. Our review team had to be a tough group to be able to take on these sauces, so we drew straws and this is who we got…Steve Chambers, Ryan Graub, and the one and only, he don’t need no stinkin’ straws, Steve “the Machine” Smallwood.

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REVIEW: Hellfire Hot Sauce – Devil’s Gold

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Hellfire’s Devil’s Gold won a 1st place Screaming Mi Mi Award at the 1st ever NYC Hot Sauce Expo for the Fruit Based Hot Sauce category. Not a bad way to start off with a limited edition hot sauce. For those that have not followed us last year, we have year end awards called the Lenny Awards. Hellfire Hot Sauce won for best product line for their reviews for 4 of their products – Evil Bastard, Devil’s Blend, Pure Hell and their Blueberry Hell. So I imagine they are looking to recreate the magic with 4 more hot sauces. This is the first, and we will post the other 3 hot sauces over the next 3 weeks. For these reviews we have Steve “The Machine” Smallwood out of Ohio, Ryan Graub from Missouri, and Steve Chambers from Maryland.

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REVIEW: Buffalo Tom’s Gourmet Hot Sauce

Buffalo Tom's Gourmet Hot Sauce

One would get the first impression that any hot sauce with the name Buffalo on the label would be a buffalo wing sauce. Especially with the name Buffalo Tom, who originally hails from Buffalo, NY. Plus you add in the fact that they own the domain name www.thebestwingsauce.com Now all that aside, they name of this product is Buffalo Tom’s Gourmet Hot Sauce, not wing sauce. Sure it says it is good on wings, but the label also says it is good on pizza and pasta too. I hope you are following me so far. I want you to read “Buffalo Tom’s History” below and see what he has to say about his product. I copied and pasted it here right from their website. I did change a little, specifically that Buffalo Tom now includes FREE SHIPPING on all orders of 2, 4 or 6 bottles of their gourmet hot sauce. The more you buy, the cheaper the cost per bottle will ultimately be.

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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: Voodoo Chile Sauces & Salsa – Scorpion Venom: Trinidad Scorpion tincture

Voodoo Chile Sauces & Salsa - Scorpion Venom - Trinidad Scorpion Tincture

Whilst at CaJohn’s Open House during the Fiery Foods Weekend in Columbus, Ohio we did this special review. Well it is not really a review, but a heat challenge. Thom Toth, the man behind Voodoo Chile Sauces & Salsa, LLC made his first appearance at a hot sauce show. Not as a vendor, but as a chilehead. He brought along some of his hot sauces with him to share with some of the other chileheads in attendance, including this unique product. Scorpion Venom is an ultra hot Trinidad Scorpion chile pepper extract of sorts. The difference in this product is that while it packs much heat, it does not have that awful, bitter extract taste because they use a different process in creating it. If you want to heat up your food or want to increase the spiciness of your mild sauces then this is the product for you. Check out what Steve “The Machine” Smallwood does with it. Sick!

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2013 Fiery Foods Weekend – HeartBreaking Dawns’ Scorn Bread Challenge

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This is the 3rd Annual Scorn Bread Challenge. See how the Machine took the title in a very close battle in the world’s spiciest corn bread contest live from Columbus, Ohio’s North Market.

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