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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Pain Is Good Jamaican Hot Sauce Review

Pain is Good - Batch #114 Jamaican Hot SauceI thought I would follow on from the review of Levi Roots with Pain is Good Jamaican Hot Sauce. Each bottle of Pain is Good range from the USA comes with the same distinct labels of someone in pain enjoying the wonderful sauce inside. I like this shape of bottle for any sauce and even the label comes with a mini story:

"In the jungles of Jamaica, far from the soft, white beaches and luxury resorts, there's a small shack with a small garden. In the garden, Scotch Bonnet and Habanero peppers are grown. In the shack, jerk sauce is made with them. In the mouths of those who eat it, a strange voodoo begins to take hold, consuming the body, mind and soul in a fiery, hypnotic euphoria. In this bottle is that sauce. In this world there is no sensational quite like it"

This hot sauce has classic Jamaican seriously hot flavour, but with plenty more to offer than cheap imitations. The heat comes from the powerful habanero pepper alongside a sharp twang from pineapple juice and finally jerk seasoning giving the characteristic Jamaican taste you expect.

I tried this sauce for the first time in August 2011 in a new chilli shop in Brighton run by Chilli Pepper Pete. On first taste I was a little disappointed as there was definitely Jamaican flavour but it just lacked something. I bought a bottle to experiment with and quickly learnt that this sauce comes alive when added to chicken for a classic Jerk style dish... obviously with rice and peas!

Adding Pain is Good Jamaican Hot Sauce to simple dishes like good old cheese on toast is a definite winning combo too, (you will never use worchestershire sauce again) A few dollops in your bolognese also brings it alive from the sale old dish. Generally this sauce appears to go better with cooked dishes rather than as a dipping sauce. However it is a great one to have in your fridge to add a twist to many dishes to surprise your guests and sometimes even yourself when you re-heat the next day and forget you have added hababeros!

Pick up some Pain is Good Jamaican Hot Sauce from Scorchio  by clicking here clicking here

Pain is Good - Batch #114 Sweet Caribbean Jerk Screamin' Wing SaucePain is Good - Batch #164 Honey Cayenne Mustard SauceThere are many other bottles in the range so pulling together a set will make a great gift for any chili head. click on one of the pictures below to pick up a bottle of a different flavour

1 comment:

  1. Pain is indeed good and Original Juans delivers. I first found their "Bubba's Hot Nuts" on the shelf at a retailer and was soon ordering all kinds of painful products from them.

    I have also found a fantastic source (not a reseller) for all things chile. Pendery's has been in the pepper business for over 100 years.

    Check out their fantastic chile pepper section: