Heartbreaking Dawns 1498 Trinidad Scorpion Sauce – Well here it is!! Get ready for the Ultimate journey of flavor and fire with their first release of 2011, “1498,” Heartbreaking Dawns Original Trinidad Scorpion Hot Sauce. They’ve taken a high percentage of fresh Trinidad Scorpion Peppers and balance them out with some Scotch Bonnets, creating a very high heat that drops off just before becoming TOO uncomfortable. To accent the burst of floral notes from the Scorpion Peppers they’ve created a full journey of flavors that includes Apricot, Blueberry and Carrot. This sauce reflects a full gallery of taste sensations, with a bold high heat, that will compliment every and any dish you can think up!!……….
1498, The year Columbus landed on Trinidad soil………………COMMENTS from the manufacturer….Happy New Year folks! As promised, this is a very special product for the 1st day of the new year. Id apologize for missing last week, but it was Christmas, & I had a bit too much eggnog
This week, however, I thought ahead & wrote this review Friday. Im getting New Year hammered tonight, so as youre reading this on Scroturday, you can ponder where I am, if Im dead, & if not, what bed I shall be crawling out of. (Note: the word bed encompasses beds, streets, dumpsters, drunk tanks, & truck beds)
Anyway, on to Heartbreaking Dawns 1498 Trinidad Scorpion Sauce which, to my knowledge, is the first widely available hot sauce predominantly featuring the Trinidad Scorpion Pepper! (I Googled a bit, and couldnt find any others either) What a way to ring in the new year!…
First in the appearance category, Id like to tell you about the bottle. Unfortunately, since the bottle I got was so new, theres no label, so I went and got a label from Heartbreaking Dawns, which I threw up here for yall! The artwork is primarily black and white, and morbidly awesome, the sort of morbidly awesome Id probably get in a tattoo. You have a skeleton drinking either blood or 1498 sauce, with the red goop falling through his jaw onto a rather attractive woman. I like the cleverness behind the 1498′ name for the sauce, which is the year Christopher Columbus first landed on the island that is modern-day Trinidad. Back to my bottle, whose contents are as red as blood, but a spicy blood. Contained inside is what appears to be flecks of pepper, seed, and mash, a balance that looks like it gives flavor and texture, but maintains a lower viscosity than blood, and actually flows.
……Ill be honest, at first I was scared of this bottle. Well, not scared, but a little nervous, and with good reason. Many of you may have heard of my last messy encounter with a Trinidad Scorpion pepper, which required a nasal dose of cheesecake on a stick. Well, here goes nothing. I pulled off the plastic seal and pull off the cap. Im greeted by a smell which, from memory alone, actually makes me queasy. Mind you thats not the sauce, thats my former experience with the pepper. The best way I can describe the scent of this sauce is a robust kick in your nose testicles. This stuff smells GOOD. On to the actual sampling of the sauce. Wow. Im kicked in the teeth with the piquancy of the Trinidad Scorpion pepper, but it has the best offset Ive ever tasted in a hot sauce; the apricot preserves and other fruits and veggies come together to give it a taste that hints of warm jelly with the kick of a good hot sauce. Now Im not a fan of fruit flavored sauces, and this still tastes amazing to me: thats saying something. Im going to go ahead and give the sauce the highest marks in both categories, a Notable in flavor, and a meltdown in the fire category. This sauce will be available at the HBD website January 1st.
Ingredients: Trinidad Scorpion peppers, Scotch Bonnet peppers, cider vinegar, apricot preserves, blueberries, carrots, honey, onion, soy sauce, sea salt, garlic, ginger, & white pepper.
From: New York
The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Hottest Chili Pepper in the World 1,463,700 Scoville Units
Butch Taylor, owner of Zydeco Hot Sauce, has been growing and working with super hot chili peppers since 1990. Back then, his work was primarily with habanero peppers. After growing peppers for years he was able to grow a pepper that was hotter than the then worlds hottest pepper (the Red Savina) but that pepper wasnt stable so his quest continued. He grows super hot chili peppers on his deck and in his garden, and plans to sell some through his web site and at future industry shows.
For several years, Butch has been cross breeding super hot peppers and saving the seeds. He grew some of the resulting seeds on his own, but gave many away to friends and members of the chili pepper forums he frequents. His only request to those who wanted seeds was that they let him know if they achieved something special.
It was Marcel de Wit of The Chilli Factory who got that special find. Neil Smith was one of the people who requested seeds from Butch Taylor, and he provided them to Marcel de Wit, who grew them. Right away, they could tell this pepper was different by the color and shape of the pods. They tried the peppers and were amazed at the heat levels, which prompted them to test the peppers at a university and submit them to the Guinness Book of World Records. The record has not yet been confirmed, but Butch says it should have no problem meeting the stringent criteria.
The growers also named the pepper the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, after Butch, much to Butchs surprise. This chili pepper is the possible cross between a Trinidad Scorpion and as as-yet-named chili pepper that Butch is holding close to his chest in hopes of creating even hotter peppers in the future.
Asked if it was his goal to create the worlds hottest chili pepper, Butch said, I love growing the super hots, but somehow they just find me. He continues to grow more peppers, and who knows how long it might be before Butch breaks his own record?
According to Butch regarding the flavor, he said There are some that taste fruity but from firsthand experience, it has a biting flavor with a pretty quick burn that goes on and on and gets hotter.
The previous record holder was the Naga Viper, measuring 1.38 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU). According to Butch, word around the chili pepper community is that the Naga Viper is really a Scorpion Pepper, but his is hotter.
The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T measures in at a blistering 1,463,700 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). A typical jalapeno pepper measures around 5,000 SHU, while a habanero pepper measures up to 350,000 SHU.
Butch Taylor is the owner of Zydeco Hot Sauce which specializes in micro brewing hot sauces, barbeque sauce, and salsas. His farm is in Crosby, Mississippi and he resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.