My particular interests lay within the niches of things like pastas, hot sauces, and teas. I'm no food critic, but I do plan on covering (occasionally) some of my favorites that move over into the realm that some of you fellow hobbyists might appreciate.
So when I learned that one of my all time favorite guitarists, Doyle, had his own hot sauce? Well, I was a bit hesitant. I mean, this is a guy known for killer chops, muscles to spare, and an intense musical repertoire. He custom makes his own instruments to his exacting needs, how would this sauce hold up? Did he make it? Did it actually taste good?
|Intimidation and information. This a great look and design to the bottle and label.|
|A small bio and three point listing of FairTrade, 100% Vegan, and Cruelty Free are nice to see on the label. (Though I have a slight belief that many that are using this sauce are not vegan...)|
|The old school coffins and caskets advert on the back of the list of items/thank you note was great. Loved that bit.|
|And three great little treats were included. Vic, you've got me very excited so far with how well you do this sort of thing.|
|Now this is "flavor" text.|
|Siriracha, AC Delco Garlic Hot Sauce, and Doyle's Made in Hell.|
|(Left) Siriracha (Center) Garlic Hot Sauce (Right) Made in Hell|
Its damn good. It does not have the odd tang of Siriracha, nor the over reliance of vinegar that the Garlic Sauce did. It's honestly like no other hot sauce I've had. Full bodied, and incredible on cheese pizza.
Since that first try, I've put it on a lot of other things (even a full baby romaine salad) and it does not play around. It gives a slight Italian sort of zing to food, but has enough heat to make your favorite food better. No, it's not habanero or ghost pepper heat, and that's not what Made in Hell is all about. This is a great everyday hot sauce. Would I like to see one made with a bit of Ghost Pepper in it, but based on the same sort of spices? Yes. But only if it keeps the flavor that is so good in this one.
Victor the Undertaker, you've got a new fan in me. Keep doing what you're doing. Because it's awesome. I can't wait to try the rest you've got in your line up.
Until next time, cherish the good things in life, keep your hobbies and interests alive, and be kind to your fellow beings. - Mario, the Rogue Hobbyist.
|Item||Doyle's MADE IN HELL Hot Sauce|
|Made by||Victor "The Undertaker" Ives and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein|
|Rarity||Only available online.|
|Classification||Hot but not so much as to overwhelm food flavors.|
|Procured||Online through www.doylesmadeinhell.com|
|Investment||$8 plus shipping|
|Trivia & Fun Facts||Doyle joined the legendary punk band the Misfits in October 1980 at the age of 16, forming what many older fans consider the penultimate lineup which also included Glenn Danzig on vocals, Jerry Only on bass, and Arthur Googy on drums.|