Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Heat:🔥🔥🔥🔥 here comes 4 of 10 posts in collaboration with @hot_sauce_society, London's FIRST hot sauce festival! Coming this April 13th a host of hot sauce producers (including myself) will be gathering in Copeland Park, Peckham for a day celebrating the iconic condiment. I'm reviewing 10 of them, 1 per day, ahead of it and in this instalment we go to Mama Lolly's own homemade hot sauce.
_ 👁 Oddly I don't mind how it looks despite it being very simple. I think it's the contrast of the deep black and mild orange of the sauce that does it. Obviously though this is nowhere near some of the amazing designs you see out there, which is a shame as people taste with their eyes first. _ 👃 Fresh and hot. This smells of peppers, all natural and very few other ingredients. Straight up unabated chilli goodness. _ 👅 This sauce is a time bomb. When you first taste there's almost a creamy quality to it and then... BOOM, a full on scotch bonnet explosion. I really enjoy the nice natural flavour, it's not convoluted, almost pure. However for me I personally need a little more going on than this. Once the spice subsides you're left with a nice fragrant after taste from the unmistakable scotch bonnets, although maybe a little wanting for something more. _ 👫 Scotch Bonnets or 'Caribbean Red Peppers' are made for that food. The fragrant freshness adds a nice relief from the big flavours they use. Maybe try making some dumplings and popping this on? _ 🍕 This has an almost creamy texture. I imagine owing to the oil being blended. It's a little thin for optimum dipping but any way that you decide to use it approach with caution. This has a real kick and comes out of the bottle FAST.