REVIEW: Volcanic Peppers’ LAVA Chocolate Lightning hot sauce

I didn’t want to bore you with a video review of my own, when we all ready have 3 videos, but I did get a bottle of this hot sauce from Gunther’s Gourmet Gala in May and going to add my thoughts here. My first impressions were not positive. I got a lot of heat and smokiness I usually do not like in products. What I didn’t realize until I started to use it with food was that the heat part of this product was something I really liked. It hits hard, then just plateaus really fast in such a pleasant way. As you will hear in Ken Alexander’s review I passed the bottle around at Crabby Dicks seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach to a bunch of chileheads who were there for the Peppers at the Beach show. I almost lost the bottle because once it started to pass around it made its way through several tables and then back around again. As people found out this sauce was pretty good on fried food, whether it was crab cake balls, fried mushrooms, fried shrimp, hush puppies, etc. I took it home and had it with mashed potatoes and some other different applications and liked it quite a bit, especially that amazing burn. I am still not gung ho on the smokey aspect, but this hot sauce definitely will make me keep an open mind in the future. For those people that want flavor, smokiness and a great heat level burn, then I think you will like this hot sauce a lot. I will give this hot sauce 3 1/2 Flaming Hearts. The Volcanic Pepper LAVA product line also consists of some really really tasty BBQ sauces. We also did a review on the Volcano Dust 2 last year which you can view HERE.

Our review team consists of RJ, G and Ken Alexander. For those of you that do not know who Volcanic Peppers is yet, here is a little background about them:

Volcanic Peppers is an Omaha based company providing fresh chile peppers to locals including a variety of habanero, cayenne and the famous ghost or bhut jolokia peppers. We also create several blends of chile powder including Volcano Dust ™ which is a combination of several dried and or smoked peppers. Volcano Dust adds aroma, heat and flavor to any food. We will also provide custom chile powder blends for food establishments that want to add that extra something to their spicy recipes. We will visit and find your needs and customize a blend that works for your specific purpose and then provide that on a regular basis as needed. Volcanic Peppers strives to provide the highest quality and freshest products to you. Please enjoy responsibly as all products sold by Volcanic Peppers are hot.



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2 thoughts on “REVIEW: Volcanic Peppers’ LAVA Chocolate Lightning hot sauce

  • July 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks for the reviews guys, glad you enjoyed it.

  • July 16, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Easily in my top 10 sauces of all time!

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