My not so secret weakness? Hot sauce. Honestly, a whole shelf of my fridge is devoted to things bursting at the seems with fire and fury. Speaking of Fury – that’s the name emblazoned on the very handsome packaging of this collection of hot sauces, which I excitedly added to my ensemble this week.
This collection of hot sauces from Fury are an impressive globe trotting bunch, nabbing flavors from various ports of call around the world. The three sauces and flavors in the lineup are as follows:
Pineapple Yardie – The bright habanero heat is inflected with Caribbean flavors and sharp fruitiness. Splash some of this around on a rainy day, and you’ll instantly brighten up your food, if not your mood. I loved a good dose of this in home made guacamole – instantly sharpening up the creamy flavors and adding pinpoint heat and vibrance.
Bird Brain Peri-Peri – This one uses African Peri Peri peppers which just sing with sweet flavor. The Nando’s brand are probably the biggest name out there that use this flavor profile (see our review), Fury’s is more electric. I found myself diffusing some of the heat in mayonnaise to make a Peri Peri aioli to go alongside fish and chips (see below). This made for a really fun change of pace from the regular malt vinegar. You still get the sharp acidic hit, but also some fruit forward flavors that go great with fish.
Habanero Banh Mi – The last of the threesome is named after the famous Vietnamese sandwich with which it shares flavor profile similarity; earthy and funky daikon, and plenty of zesty pickling tartness. In truth all three sauces are quite flexible, but this one would be particularly good at bringing some energy, brightness and zap to any dish that’s feeling a bit flabby.
It goes without saying each of these sauces also brings a tremendous amount of heat – these aren’t for the feint of heart or tongue; none of them pour from the bottle freely, instead they come out (ala a tabasco bottle) in small droplet sizes – you’ve been warned. These are a capsaicin lovers dream for sure. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these for livening up your own cooking – or indeed a timely gift for that hot sauce fan in your life.
Disclosure: Fury Hot Sauce sent me this trio of sauces to review, my thoughts and final review of these are of course are my own.
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC – Utah’s biggest and oldest online food magazine; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. I started Shop Smart to catalogue my adventures in the grocery store and kitchen. Follow along on Instagram too!