Tobasco Habanero comes to Canberra!

johnboy 20 May 2010 27

Tobasco Habanero

I was very excited to find this little bad boy in my supermarket earlier in the week.

And when I posted about it on Facebook I was a little surprised to discover quite a few jetsetters have been smuggling it into the country for some time in their suitcases such is the passion in inspires.

Having used it for a couple of days… wow! In love!

At 200,000 scovilles it needs 200 litres of sugar water to neutralise a single drop.

To put it another way consumed raw it can give your tongue chemical burns.

But a single drop mixed into soup? Or a salad oil?

That rich habenero flavour just rolls over everything.

If you’ve been waiting for a really hot hot sauce then finally there’s one readily available here in Canberra.

[Sadly I haven’t been paid anything at all for these words]


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Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 9:08 pm 27 May 10

Just given it a test drive.
Very nice, but not super hot.
Not in the Death/insanity sauce league by any stretch of the imagination.
But still, a good splash on a baked tattie had me nicely warmed through.
Will try adding it to the weak stuff which passes for curry out here.
(Hint it’s not vindaloo unless it takes you to the verge of losing consciousness eating it.)

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 6:26 pm 27 May 10

Whooo hooo….

Cook’s Friendly Grocer stocks it!

Nice one Nice Man Nick!!!

rosscoact rosscoact 7:44 am 21 May 10

try http://www.usafoods.com.au/ for a big range of really hot sauces and some not so hot.

I’ve had the death sauce and it’s just to hot for me but the chipotle sauce, that’s a taste sensation

shauno shauno 1:43 am 21 May 10

Check this one out [hotsauce.com]

Scoville Heat Units (SHU): Pure 16,000,000

“It is highly recommended that you use some form of eye protection, face protection, gloves, and tweezers when handling.” lol

Dazzlar Dazzlar 6:28 pm 20 May 10

Husband has just come back from IGA (Isabella Plains) and that sucka has some HEAT!!!

knuckles knuckles 5:49 pm 20 May 10

Have you not seen the Simpsons episode where Homer goes to the chilli cook off. He started hallucinating which is pretty close to the truth if you OD.

Sun goes up, sun goes down. 🙂

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:08 pm 20 May 10

Daspuck said :

Out of curiosity and excuse my ignorance (I did try googling this before I post)

…can eating excessive chilli cause any actual damage? Say if u poured that sucker down your throat, other than extreme discomfort, is it ACTUALLY dangerous?

Have you not seen the Simpsons episode where Homer goes to the chilli cook off. He started hallucinating which is pretty close to the truth if you OD.

Daspuck Daspuck 4:30 pm 20 May 10

Out of curiosity and excuse my ignorance (I did try googling this before I post)

…can eating excessive chilli cause any actual damage? Say if u poured that sucker down your throat, other than extreme discomfort, is it ACTUALLY dangerous?

    johnboy johnboy 4:33 pm 20 May 10

    Pretty sure I’ve got chemical burns on my tongue right now. Anything in the 100s of kilo-scoviles range is a pretty concentrated chemical.

Jungle Jim Jungle Jim 4:06 pm 20 May 10

la mente torbida said :

Nothing like a chilli sauce to instigate a male p*ssing contest

It’s funny you say that – myself and a few mates had a BBQ and used the Shot To Hell sauce on our burgers – one guy, very well seasoned in eating chilli sauce, was defeated by the smallest amount! It’s a beautiful taste, but by god, it’s dangerous!

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 3:54 pm 20 May 10

la mente torbida said :

Nothing like a chilli sauce to instigate a male p*ssing contest

American “beer” beats chilli sauce hands down in instigating pissing contests..

la mente torbida la mente torbida 3:06 pm 20 May 10

Nothing like a chilli sauce to instigate a male p*ssing contest

shirty_bear shirty_bear 3:06 pm 20 May 10

Can vouch for the Ultra Death sauce; lethal when taken anywhere near neat; all of 3 drops in a big pot of jambalaya made for a nice heat (i.e. too hot for the kids)

M0les M0les 2:42 pm 20 May 10

I don’t suppose they (IGA) will be carrying the chipotle Tabasco, preferrably in the ~150ml bottle? Would be nice. I can’t remember the last time I found this in Canberra and then it was only in those teensy 60ml bottles.

I miss it )-;

Jungle Jim Jungle Jim 1:33 pm 20 May 10

Death Sauce is definitely the stuff! I’ve got the Black Label Society Berzerker range at home and the “Shot To Hell” sauce contains Jolokia pods and boasts the following:

“The hottest sauce in Zakk’s line, this one separates the men from the boys. Be warned, it contains ingredients 600 times hotter than a jalapeño chili. Use sparingly. Not recommended for use without dilution”

The Jolokia rates an arse destroying 855,000–1,075,000 on the Scoville scale.

All said and done though, I look forward to trying the Habanero Tabasco soon!

Dazzlar Dazzlar 12:49 pm 20 May 10

^Worth the trip to Brisbane!!

videodrome videodrome 12:43 pm 20 May 10

+1 for Death Sauce. It sounds cooler too but I’m willing to give the Tabasco a try.
You can also get a Habanero sprinkle called Death Rain which rocks in a stir-fry.

johnboy johnboy 12:33 pm 20 May 10

This one came from the O’Connor IGA. But the promotional packaging suggested it would be part of a campaign.

stereo henry stereo henry 12:20 pm 20 May 10

You should try ‘Da Bomb’ hot sauce. It’s only 119,000 scoville units, but I’ll bet it’s hotter than this

MsCheeky MsCheeky 12:01 pm 20 May 10

As a chilli hound, I’m excited by what you’ve said, Johnboy. What supermarket would that be?

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