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Coming soon – Habanero based seasoning

In the Lab and (coming soon)…

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As I mentioned just about a week ago, we had a lot of goals to achieve in the coming days/months, and even set some goals for over the Winter. When I started to think about this Summer’s bounty of freshly grown habanero peppers and how they would be used, I came up with “Seasoning Block”…similar to writers block…but trying to envision what it would look like, taste like and what would be going into it.

So, I grabbed a bowl and all my ingredients and started to work this week on something that some people have been asking for..”The hot stuff…” (as they coined it…)

I wanted to make sure that all the ingredients would do a few things (and mind you I haven’t cook with this yet), but I wanted to have the presentation of our Classic blend, but with the compliments of table ground black pepper and some other ingredients that would “lead you down the trail of flavor, then BAM….hit you with the “Here I am” sensation.

How hot is this?

Peppers are rated based on the Scoville ratings scale for heat. Here is where you can see what the ratings are for certain peppers. As described under the Habanero pepper page, you will read this:

Details

The Habanero is one of the hottest and most famous chilis in the world. When eating and not thinking too much about the heat levels of the Habanero Orange, you will discover a plum-tomato apple-like taste. This extremely hot pepper is popular in Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. It’s 40 times hotter than a Jalapeno! The pods are about 5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide. The Habanero has a long growing season and loves heat. When you want to add some hotness to your dish, then the Habanero is one to put on your shopping list.

Watch out! The use of plastic gloves is recommended.

Species: Capsicum Chinense

Name: Habanero Orange

This is the Big Leagues for the heat/pepper lover. The Scoville rating is 150,000-325,000 units. Straight up…It’s hot.

On a dry taste, I can tell you a few things about this. It’s sweet, super flavorful, then it evens out, then it introduces itself to your tongue. ‘Here I am!” An even heat spice, numbing, but still temporary without giving up the full flavors of the rest of the spice. I personally tried this and called and text everyone because IT IS what I was shooting for. At first I was thinking smokey salt with the ingredients that I used and it soured the salt after smoking it. That was out and I am glad I went with my instincts…

Where do we go from here?

As I always do, I will be testing this here on a variety of foods (in small portions) because the rest of the house doesn’t like it hot…just me. So, taste tests, some local taste testers will get samples and we’ll be sending out samples of the blend to selected customers to try. Samples will be sent out on a limited basis with an outline of the feedback that we are looking for.

Get ready…It’s awesome…

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Mason Madness Sale (Closeout Sale)

The catch phrase…

8 ounce Mason (Holds approx 6 oz)

Clearance, Liquidation, Daily Deal, Steal of the Day, Bonus Buys, End of Season Clearance….All monikers that are attached to products that have seen the end of the line…We have that day coming…

You called it what?

In earlier days, I had a company that I did have an “ODD” (“One Day Deal”) which is great and all, but when products are put on sale in the food category, they don’t always sell out in a day…So, with that said, I have decided to call this latest offering a “OTG” (Offer till Gone). While looking at the way products are purchased by customers, and the way that they are received, we have decided to move some of the containers in stock to make room for more of the other sizes in other categories. (Pouches, Shakers, and Limited Editions).

An early dismissal…(and a great deal for you!)

The container that is going to no longer be carried is the 8 oz. Mason that holds approx. 6 ounces of product to make room for new products that are coming, and also to bulk up on shakers and the launch of our wholesale program (so you can find us in your local grocers!) Also, with this purchase you’ll receive an additional 3 ounces of Signature Classic at no charge!

Where is this Offer till Gone or “OTG?”

We are hosting this offer at our Square Marketplace where you’ll find all our specials. The tab “Sale Items” will direct you there. Click HERE to be directed there now!

Signature Classic Mason 6 oz w/Bonus 3 oz Classic Food Pouch on Square Market

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It goes with everything!

Not just for meat!

One of the things that I have come across since we launched the product to the public has been the “other” uses for our tasty BBQ spices. I have seen a variety of ways to enjoy the staple of the line, our Signature Classic as well as the various uses of our limited edition blend “The 617.”

When we were developing these spices mainly for smoking/BBQ’ing/Grilling meat of different types, we didn’t think that it would take on a life of its own. We have personally tried the Classic on popcorn, chips and cheese, nachos, mixed in with sour cream for dipping, and also on pizza to name a few uses. The 2 Alarm and 617 blends are great in pasta sauces, and chili’s for some added flavor.

To the Grill…

When thinking of the uses for the seasonings, our first thought was to get something that you WON’T see in your local market. It had to be different and had to be made by hand. Although most would think that by being solely handcrafted our spices would vary. Not at all. We use a method that ensures that all the spices that are produced are consistent and will taste the same time and time again when you head to the grill. Oh yeah, to the grill….With the focus so far on chicken, pork and beef, we have developed some great sessions with the likes of whole chickens, bottom of the round beef roasts, pork ribs, shoulders, and even pork brisket bones with the same quality that we stand for. Earlier this Summer, I did try some of different Above the Coals spices on some veggies, and they were so enhanced that we have been eating more veggies this year. The flavor that was added to rather bland vegetables made it enjoyable to eat with some spice on them, instead of just butter, salt, and pepper. It’s a must try. Continue reading It goes with everything!