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

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 :)


  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.

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

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

  4. Looks delicious Chris. Thanks for the review.

  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...

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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 :-)

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

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

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

    Loved your genuine review.

  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!

  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!

  16. Thanks for the review! Very informative


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