Alright Wild West fans, its time to get serious about heat with our Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce.
One of the best things about our business is the feedback we get from our customers, so we thought we’d share this wonderful guest blog about our beloved Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce from one of our fans on the East Coast.
Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce – the ‘I’m officially addicted’ guest blog
I’ve been a fan of Wild West Worcester sauce for a number of years now, and from my first taste of their Original Black Sauce to this day, I have never willingly used any other Worcester sauce.
If you haven’t tried WWW, then you’re missing out! A family-run and owned business based in Dargaville, up on the Wild West, they’ve been at the Worcester game for over 30 years, and they certainly know how to brew a darn good black sauce.
All WWW products are hand-brewed by family members, then aged for an impressive 18 months to achieve a truly mature and full-bodied flavour.
So well-loved are their sauces in our home, that have a permanent spot on the table!
Recently, my friend Fred who is obsessed by chilli and could talk about chilli all night, introduced me to Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce, which I’m ashamed to say, I hadn’t tried, as I am, as he puts it, a bit of a chilli wimp.
I’d never even heard about the ghost pepper chilli before, so I turned to Wikipedia for a bit of research.
Facts about the ghost pepper
Ghost peppers, also known as bhut jolokia, hail from North Eastern India. The hot climate of this region is said to play a big part in the heat of the ghost pepper, intensifying the punch that it packs.
In 1912, Wilbur Scoville developed a scale to measure the hotness of different types of chilli, called the Scoville Scale (and I thought Fred was the most chilli-obsessed person in the world).
Ghost peppers measure more than I million Scoville Heat Units, making them 400 times hotter than tobacco sauce.
While the crew at WWW produce a range of black sauces with milder heats to suit every palate, it’s no secret that they enjoy some serious heat in their food!
To that end, they turned to a chilli with a reputation for being one of the world’s hottest and developed a hot sauce that quite literally knocks your socks off! The packaging for WWW Ghost Pepper Sauce even comes with an extreme heat warning.
So potent is the ghost pepper chilli that WWW only use a tiny amount in their hot sauce.
This way, you can gradually add more, until you have exactly the right intensity of heat for you. In Fred’s case this was an alarming amount, so as the evening progressed, we left him with the bottle by his plate!
Like all WWW sauces, this hot sauce can be used on any type of food to add depth of flavour and a zing of heat. We had pork chops cooked to perfection on the BBQ with lashings of creamy mash and a lovely beetroot salad. The Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce did something quite magical to the pork, cutting through the richness with the sizzling heat and elevating what could have been an ordinary meal into a restaurant-worthy dish.
I can also confirm that WWW Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce makes the most amazing Bloody Marys I’ve ever tasted!
FYI: Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce is also great on a big, greasy breakfast the next morning… As a hangover cure.”