Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chok' On Dis Blaz'n Glaze

[Standard review disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, I have no affiliation with and received no compensation from restaurants or product manufacturers reviewed and paid full retail price for the item reviewed.]

A little over a week ago my curiosity was piqued by a review Brian did over at Hot Sauce Daily on a sauce called Chok' On Dis Blaz'n Glaze. Enough so, that I ordered a single bottle from the company's website at Bisummo.com.

I laughed at their company mission statement, " 'cause we're tired of being po' ". The shipping was very prompt, well packed and included a hand written note of thanks from the owners.

I won't try to do a hot sauce review, because that's Brian's specialty. But I will give you my thoughts.

First, this is NOT a hot sauce so to speak, like Tabasco, Franks, etc. It is a finishing glaze and dipping sauce. Second, I am not a chile head and don't crave the extreme burn like some people do (i.e. Brian, LOTW, or Adam Richman of Man vs. Food). I like more of a "robust spicy flavor" than worrying about how many scoville units I can handle.

That being said, I like to taste my sauces, glazes, etc straight from a spoon before I try to use them in a meal. My initial impression went from sweet to heat in about 0.5 nanoseconds. The habanero caught the back of my throat off guard and I literally chok'd on dat. Honestly, I was worried I might have gotten something too hot for my tastes.

As a Dipping Sauce
Saturday night I grilled up a couple of ribeyes and tried the Chok' On Dis as a dipping sauce. I was impressed! The obnoxious heat I felt drinking it straight the day before wasn't there. It was a perfect complex layering of flavors. The fruity sweet peach and habanero mash heat complimented the steak very well, instead of taking center stage.

As a Glaze
This is where Blaz'n Glaze hit's it's stride. I seasoned some boneless pork chops with my normal pork chop rub and then grilled them on the Big Green Egg at 500f. I brushed them with the sauce in the last few minutes. The thin sauce (compared to bbq sauces) cooked onto the meat exceptionally well.

I served them up with some franconia style potatoes and green beans.

The result of cooking with Blaz'n Glaze was kind of like riding the elevator at an old-fashioned department store (what us old folks shopped at before Walmart and the internet), with the various floors being smoky, bold, sweet, and a bit of a kick. I loved it.

I'll definitely buy some of this again and I can't wait to try it on some wings. And for what it's worth.....I like their label Brian :)

17 comments:

  1. great review...That is my feel about heat to a tea. I get "challenged" all the time. I want to taste the complexities, not just my own bleeding tonsils...but that's just me.

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  2. I love spicy and I love the sweet and heat combo this glaze seems to have. Maybe I'll order some too. GREG

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  3. I have described hot, spicy food(chili!) like this- It should be like a roller coaster, you should be scared, but not die...

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  4. Looks delicious Chris. Thanks for the review.

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  5. Man, I also got a hold of some great sauce at a Portuguese place this weekend I am going to use...this would be one I want to Chok'on...

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  6. I am sure it was tasty with both the beef and pork. I am glad to know it's not super hot when used as a dipping sauce or glaze. I am certain my husband would really dig this sauce - I'll be on the lookout.

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  7. Beautiful photos and great review, Chris.
    I'm so glad you liked the sauce!
    I'll have to try it with your awesome looking "porkus-chopus-maximus" recipe.

    As for the label, ok... it's growing on me.
    It's becoming an old friend.

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  8. Gads, yet another thing I have to try.

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  9. Sounds good! Plus I'd buy it for the label alone.

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  10. I love hot and spicy but I like to taste the food I'm easting too. Sounds like something I just might love and it sure looks beautiful too! (Although I won't give the sauce all the credit, I'm sure you and Big Green deserve some credit too :-)

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  11. love the label on that bottle!! I just found out the other day that my Dad has a Bit Green Egg!!

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  12. Great review. I agree, I really want to "taste" flavors, not burn my tongue off.

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  13. I chok'on nothing. Sorry Chris, couldnt resist.

    Loved your genuine review.

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  14. Hey thanks for the shoutout!

    My quest is to find the sauce that is super hot, but is still filled with flavour. It's not easy. Still looking.

    This looks like a tasty 'finishing' sauce. Great review. Glad to see you didn't fully choke on it!

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  15. That sounds divine! I love all things spicy, but it has to be flavorful spicy too. When I first met my husband it took him a long time to stop buying me the hottest everything!

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  16. Thanks for the review! Very informative

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