Hello and welcome! This evening on the menu we have a couple of items from Aloha 65 – the same brand who brought out a spirit drink which we reviewed here. Since our last review, the company have brought out a range of snacky food items including a hot sauce and some spicy pineapple chunks and we’re fortunate enough to give them a whirl!
I love chilli sauces, but one thing that I’m not a fan of is sauces that forgo flavour for pure heat. The Sun on a Beach hot sauce is not the hottest out there but it is very flavoursome and rather moreish. The sweetness and slightly fruity taste of the Scotch Bonnet chillies goes perfectly with the pineapple in here (and the rest of the herbs and spices and of course the Spirit of Aloha 65). After doing some taste testing with chicken tenders I ended up pouring some on a plate and dunking bits of bread into it. It really is a great taste.
Downsides? It’s a little thin so appears more liquid than some other sauces, so you do need to be a bit careful when it’s on the plate… unless you want a Sun on a Beach infused carpet. Aside from that, it’s not very hot, it has a pleasant tingle but won’t blow you head off. Now this doesn’t bother me. As I said above I like flavours. And this has a great flavour. But I know some people will unfairly mark it down because they think hot sauces should be super hot. I disagree! And I’ll definitely be using this again.
As for the chilli infused pineapple chunks. These are pretty delightful – I’m a fan of pickled things and so these are right up my street. I could definitely see myself chomping through a bowl of these. Now, whilst the sauce is pretty mild these have a wee bit more of a kick to them. I probably should have read the name (or the very clear warning) on the jar before I gobbled some up. They are called Detonators for a reason… there’s definitely a bit of a kick on these especially when you’re not expecting it!
All in all I’d definitely recommend both the sauce and the Detonators.
Check out the Detonator Pineapple Chunks by clicking here, and the hot sauce by clicking here.
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