Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Jonkanoo Seriously Hot Jamaican sauce

Project Framing Glasshopper is taking too long. Time to just scrap the whole thingy and go ahead with my own purchases.

I ordered this today: Mad Dog 357 Collectors Edition. It's like the standard Mad Dog 357 ON STEROIDS! Instead of the standard 357,000 Scoville Units, the Collectors Edition packs a mind-blowing 600,000 units!

While waiting for that to arrive, I'll have to make do with this: Jonkanoo, Seriously Hot Jamaican Sauce.

It comes in the 150ml bottle, standard for many hot sauces. It also fits the stereotypical product design of hot sauce - colourful, cartoonish labels with warning signs that stare you in the eyes and dare you to give it a go.

Ingredient wise, it doesn't look too impressive. I guess I was attracted more by the price than the listed ingredients; it costed me less than a pound ;)

Upon opening the cap, it was immediately obvious that this sauce would not be as potent as it would like people to believe. It smelled sweet instead of spicy, and there was no stopper fitted at the opening (Like the ones you get on other sauces like Great white shark to prevent you from accidentally pouring too much).

With an opening that wide, you can't help pouring out a generous amount to cover your food.

As expected, it wasn't as spicy. gave it a heat rating of 7/10. There don't seem to be a Scoville rating for this sauce, not even from it's manufacturer's site.
If I were to take a stab at it's rating, I would put it somewhere in the region of 15,000-20,000 Scoville units, although it could be a little higher since it's sweetness might have dulled the spiciness a little.

Taste wise, it was awesome. Similar to the thai chilli sauce you get in KFC back home, just less sweet, a slight hint of sourness, and much more spicy.

Is it really that good? Well, I've only used it for a few meals, and bottle is already half empty... err... half full.. err... the bottle is now twice as large as it needs to be to contain it's contents. :p


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