Welcome to the club, Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce! November 29 2014
We would like to give a big THSC welcome to our newest member of the club, Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce. The Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce story began with two friends; co-founders Austin D’Almeida and John Sauchelli, when, with their love for all things hot and spicy, decided to try their hand at making hot sauce. They had no intention of selling hot sauce, but when everyone who tried it out wanted more, they brought their delicious and unique hot sauce on to the market, to be enjoyed by everyone.
What makes Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce so special is their insistence on keeping their products as locally fuelled as possible. Their priority of using almost only local ingredients and suppliers means that not only do the farmers get the recognition they deserve for their hard work, but also those who enjoy their products know exactly where they came from. All in all, the Jersey Barnfire boys are not only great at making hot sauce-they also care about supporting and creating jobs in their communities. They get their main ingredients from local New Jersey producers: Obis One, LLC and Tranquillity Farms . Their affiliates include Black Garlic Love, Hayek’s Market, Tinga Fresh Mexican and Foodshed Alliance-to name a few.
Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce uses fresh, local and organic ingredients to make up their two delicious hot sauces that are currently on the market.
Jersey Barnfire's Original Hot Sauce is a delicate balance between sweet and heat. It‘s made up of local and organic ingredients including peppers, sugar, onions, garlic, tomatoes and a variety of spices. If you're a fan of the hot stuff, Jersey Barnfire's Original Hot Sauce will become a staple in your household.
Jersey Barnfire's Black Garlic Hot Sauce is made up of similar ingredients to the Jersey Barnfire Original Hot Sauce -peppers, onions, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar and various spices with the simple addition of black garlic. As with the Original Hot Sauce, it combines a sweet and tangy taste with its famous heat, but the introduction of black garlic gives it a little something extra. This black garlic, which differs from regular garlic with its richer and earthier flavour, makes for a smoky, rich and thick sauce.
One of the best aspects of these hot sauces is their versatility. They can be used to spice up any of your favourite meals or snacks and utilised as dipping sauces. Because of their sweet, tangy quality and thick consistency they can be used as a delicious marinade for any meat you usually like to throw on the grill - steaks, burger patties, chicken , chops, you name it!
THSC Review - Dave's Gourmet Insanity Sauce February 03 2014
When THSC experts sat down to consider what hot-sauce we should consider launching our monthly club in Australia with, tempers flared. After all, hot sauce is one step short of a religion for all those associated with THSC.
Later, when cooler heads prevailed (figuratively speaking) a logical decision seemed to be to choose a hot sauce from Dave's Gourmet Speciality Foods range. Revellers of hot sauce internationally will be familiar with Dave's strong and respected presence in the world of spicy condiments - not only is their range now well developed from its humble beginnings in a Maryland burrito restaurant but their Insanity sauce (the one we're reviewing this month) was also once famously banned from New Mexico's Fiery Food Festival for being too hot!
Whilst most reviews you'll find online about this delightful concoction tend to regale people with painful first time encounters, we believe THSC fans and experts can: a) handle their heat and b) appreciate the subtle flavours an internationally acclaimed hot sauce like this becomes known in our community for.
We enjoy Dave's Gourmet Insanity Sauce for its well balanced fruity and savoury notes, combined with a strong, pleasurable heat that develops on the palate for well in excess of 5 minutes. You can taste the vinegar but it's not overpowering - similar in consistency to that which you find in Tabasco. Some of our experts also believe this sauce has a slightly smokey flavour to it.
Add it to soups and pastas for a bit of extra flavour and excitement or use as a dipping sauce for fries or other snacks - BE WARNED THOUGH (for all beginner and intermediate fans): one small dip can still pack a big punch! Use very sparingly if this is your first HOT sauce rodeo.
Till next time friends,
Let it Burn!