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Kevin’s Side of the Dish

Kevin’s Side of the Dish is 100% written and photographed by my 13-year-old son (and budding chilehead) Kevin Roberts. The only assistance I provide is any necessary fixes in capitalization and punctuation, help with HTML and resizing pictures in Photoshop. Although his perspective is that of a spicy food novice, he will approach things with a blunt, honest and completely undiluted viewpoint.

Kevin also runs his own video gaming blog at NoobGammersGuide.com.

Kevin’s Side of the Dish: Review of House of Jerky’s Ghost Pepper Beef Jerky

Kevin's Side of the Dish

Today I am reviewing House of Jerky’s Ghost Pepper Beef Jerky. I loved this since the first bite I got from it.

Ingredients:
Beef (top round), soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, honey, water, tabasco sauce, ghost chili pepper (bhut jolokia), garlic, red chili pepper, onion, liquid smoke, white pepper, black pepper, ginger.

Review of Bad Brains Fire Burn Babylon Hot Sauce

bad-brains-fire-burn-babylon-hot-sauceToday I’m reviewing Bad Brains Fire Burn Babylon Hot Sauce, made by Heartbreaking Dawns. I asked the creator of Heartbreaking Dawns, Johnny McLaughlin, if I could review this sauce. I asked him at last year’s North Market Show in Columbus, Ohio.

Ingredients: Papaya, Red Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Dry Mustard, and Natural Gum.

Flavor and Heat: I thought that it had a sort of a sweet taste. I would give this a 2 out of 10 for a heat level because it kinda builds up. I would say its appearance is a brownish-orange type of color. Its consistency would be that its runny and…

Kevin’s Side of the Dish: Review of Sean’s Boo-Yah! Stinky Bee Medium Hot Honey Garlic Sauce

seans-boo-yah-stinky-bee-medium-hot-honey-garlic-sauceToday I am reviewing Seah’s boo-Yah! Stinky Bee Medium Hot Honey Garlic Sauce. This is 1 of 3 items I had received from Sean’s boo-Yah! I looked at this first and it looked very interesting to try.

Ingredients: Hot Sauce (Aged Cayenne Red Pepper, Vinegar, Water, Salt & Garlic Powder), US Grade A Honey, Ketchup (Tomato Concentrate from Red Ripe Tomatoes, Distilled Vinegar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Salt, Spice, Onion Powder, Natural Flavoring), Garlic Powder, Vinegar Powder, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum, Spices.

Flavor, Texture and Consistency: I tasted a ketchup flavor with a bit of a garlic flavor.  I also tasted the spiciness of it. The color of it is red brown in the bottle.  It smelled spicy ketchup-ish. It isn’t chunky, and is quick to pour and not slow. It is…

Kevin’s Side of the Dish: Review of Heartbreaking Dawns Strawberry Trail Preserves with Scorpion Peppers

Review of Heartbreaking Dawns Strawberry Trail Preserves with Scorpion PeppersToday I am reviewing Heartbreaking Dawns’s Strawberry Trail Preserves which I had asked Johnny McLaughlin to review during the North Market Show back sometime in February.

Its ingredients are strawberries, sugar, cranberries, crystallized ginger, trinidad moruga scorpion peppers, vinegar, garlic, mustard powder, and red pepper.

I would give the Strawberry Trail Preserves a…

Kevin’s Review – Lucky Dog Hot Sauces

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce
Today, I am reviewing Lucky Dog Hot Sauce‘s Mild, Medium, and Hot sauces. Or Green, Red and Orange labels, in that order.

Lucky Dog Mild (Green) Hot Sauce

The first sauce I will now talk about is the Lucky Dog Mild Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce.

Its ingredients are distilled vinegar, onions, roasted chile peppers, roasted garlic, water, carrot juice, chile peppers, sea salt, sugar, carrots, lime juice from concentrate, and dried chile peppers.

Kevin’s Review – Heartbreaking Dawns 1841 Ghost Pepper Sauce

Heartbreaking Dawns 1841 Ghost Pepper SauceToday I am reviewing Heartbreaking Dawns 1841 Hot Sauce. Last October I attended the Weekend of Fire in Ohio and tried out some hot sauces including this one. So I asked Johnny McLaughlin of Heartbreaking Dawns if I could take some home to try it out and review. And so I did.

Ingredients:
Pears, Applesauce, Cider Vinegar, Ghost Peppers (Bhut Jolokia), Water, Onion, Carrot, Lime Juice, Sugar, Sea Salt, Garlic, White Pepper

The sauce is orange, and it has a medium consistency. 1841 smells fruity and really spicy. In…