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Old 13 June 2018, 06:44 PM
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The family is also credited with saving the snowy egret from extinction.
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Old 13 June 2018, 07:23 PM
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Thanks, Dawn Storm.
One of my favorite condiments.

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Old 13 June 2018, 08:55 PM
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The family is also credited with saving the snowy egret from extinction.
[hijack] Did anyone else hear immediately flash to Jack Nicholson's line from Witches of Eastwick "I wouldn't know a snowy egret if I were nfbsking on one." ? (said while he was nfbsking in the bushes)
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Old 13 June 2018, 09:05 PM
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One of my favorite condiments.
Tabasco is ok, but then I discovered Secret Aardvark.
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Old 13 June 2018, 09:12 PM
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WildaBeast;

While I like mayo, what I put Tabasco on would not work with mayo. But I have to check out Secret Aardvark.

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Old 13 June 2018, 09:20 PM
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While I like mayo, what I put Tabasco on would not work with mayo. But I have to check out Secret Aardvark.

BW
The mayo is a new variety that they introduced recently, hence it being featured on the home page. But it's actually their habanero hot sauce that's their flagship product, and that's what I was referring to. It's a good blend of flavor and heat, rather than just heat like a lot of hot sauces tend to be.
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Old 13 June 2018, 10:17 PM
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I love Tobasco, but I also LOVE habanero, so I'm going to have to give that Secret Aardvark a try. Thanks for the info on it.

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...rather than just heat like a lot of hot sauces tend to be.
I agree. That's why I'm not a big fan of the current pepper de jour, the ghost pepper. Just do not care for the taste of it.
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Old 13 June 2018, 11:55 PM
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You can actually taste it?
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You can actually taste it?
Of course! Ghost peppers have a somewhat acrid, bitter taste (IMO).

Habaneros have a wonder kind of fruity taste, with nut like undertones.
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Old 14 June 2018, 12:54 PM
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I have to admit I've outgrown Tabasco. While it is great for adding hot-pepper heat, I prefer to use something stronger for that - Tropical Pepper Co's ghost pepper and scorpion pepper are great for that but still have some nice flavor. When I want something milder but more flavorful, I use Cholula for Mexican and most Tex-Mex dishes, and Frank's for everything else.
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So you have an asbestos-lined mouth huh?
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Not really. I just use the very hot ones in moderation.
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Of course! Ghost peppers have a somewhat acrid, bitter taste (IMO).

Habaneros have a wonder kind of fruity taste, with nut like undertones.
One of the reasons I try to avoid spicy foods is that they tend to overload my taste buds so I can't taste anything.
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I mostly use bottles jalapeno and chopped chilli but I have thought about growing my own chilli cause I am not sure if I would use a whole one if I bought it. It is only recently you could buy fresh chilli in the supermarket and the variety is still quite small. Maybe I should try an Asian run fruit shop. If I ever feel the need.

My Grandmother used to grow bird's eye chill but my main concern with growing my own is the fact that my Dad is allergic to chilli or at least the seeds and he is the one that looks after the plants when he is here.

But what I actually came here to say is that every time I see this thread I get the earworm of "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" Share it and enjoy it.
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Old 15 June 2018, 11:39 AM
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I don't recommend growing your own unless you're in the opposite situation, always needing more than you buy. They're fairly easy to grow but can become very prolific. The main reason I grow at home is because I couldn't easily buy even a tenth of the varieties I want to use.

Interestingly- for chilli enthusiasts, at least- there's some evidence that the Bhut/Naga Jolokia ('ghost' pepper) is a hybrid of Capsicum chinense and Cap. frutescens, the latter being the species of the actual Tabasco pepper. This might explain both its unprecedented heat level* and its unusual flavour.
I have not yet troughed a pepper I didn't like, so I'm equally up for the sour earthiness of a Naga or the relative comfort of Tabasco.

If you like the typical Habanero floral-fruit flavour but not the heat, there are both traditional and newly-developed sweet varieties.

*For the time. It's been left in the dust somewhat recently, but the 'world's hottest' title has reverted to the more familiar Caribbean types.
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