Dark as Midnight, our newest sauce uses the world’s hottest chilli: the Carolina Reaper. At up to 2.1m SHUs it’s nearly twice as hot as the naga or ghost chilli!
Thick, rich but not over-sweet, first up you get the silkiness of the honey, followed by a mellow hit of gently fried garlic, the tang of dark soy sauce and rice wine vinegar, then an almost imperceptible build of heat from the Carolina Reapers. This sticky sauce makes the perfect marinade for all types of dishes, an indispensable addition to stir fries or pulled pork recipes, or – well, use your imagination…
So yeah, it’s a hot one; one of our hottest yet not the hottest. How come? Well, like all of our sauces, taste has to be the overriding factor. Use too many Reapers and all you’ll be thinking is “Who drove that nail through my tongue?” Besides, it was all too predictable to make a crazy hot sauce from the world’s hottest chilli. What we’ve created here is a showcase of what can be done with a really hot chilli, not what everyone assumes has to be done.
Still hot though but by god it’s delicious!