British Hot Sauces
Britain’s got serious Hot Sauce talent and we’ve been getting overlooked before now in favour of our American compadres. That’s all starting to change and here’s a round up of some of the great small batch British Hot Sauces that are making us proud to be British!
1. Voodoo Mango – Angus & Oink
Brewed in the dizzy heights of Aberdeen, this creamy mango based sauce really is unique with a turmeric, mustard base and packing a deceptive kick. It’s recommended we smother it all over ‘dirty grilled meat’ which is something else Angus & Oink specialise in.
2. Roasted Garlic Ghost – Psycho Juice
Not for the feint hearted, this sauce owes it’s explosive, natural heat to the mighty ghost pepper. A luscious, full bodied flavour with a mule kick to bring a grown man to tears.
3. Hot African Pepper Sauce – Bim’s Kitchen
With ingredients such as alligator pepper, cubeb and hibiscus this guy really brings the finer flavours of Africa into the mix. Bim’s Kitchen, based in North Wales draw influence from Bim’s childhood upbringing in Africa and the traditional flavours that don’t usually make it to our shores.
4. HOT – #1 Sauce
Born in Mexico, Made in the Sierra Nevada (Spain) #1 Sauce has a great story behind it and is set to rival Tabasco for the top spot of tabletop staple. This sauce isn’t made in GB but it is made by a very passionate British gent called Arlo.
5. Maverick – Grim Reaper Foods
This is a feisty habanero number with one hell of a tingle. The original ‘Maverick’ sauce is great and they also produce limited edition halloween versions with Chocolate Hab, Orange Hab and a Fruit Burst.
6. Smoke Potion – Magnus Opus
Who can argue with a sauce that contains honey bourbon whiskey?! A mighty kick follows the sweet and subtle woody notes of this magnificent sauce.
7. Screaming Pepper – Sidekick
A slightly more unusual, creamy sauce which doesn’t lack bite when the Carolina Reaper (hottest chilli in the world) presents itself! The full and sharp flavour of a buffalo sauce in a much smoother consistency.
8. Mother’s Ruin – Mushemi Fire
Continuing the theme of alcoholic hot sauce this beauty contains Gin! This may sound crazy but the juniper flavours really add a unique zing!