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I reviewed Elijah’s Xtreme Reaper Sauce yesterday. I found this hot sauce at a local Ingle’s supermarket, but is also available at Amazon. It is produced in Gastonia North Carolina, near Charlotte. The flavor is very good, has kind of a dark sweet blend. The main flavor ingredients are Black Cherries and Cranberries, but they are overshadowed by the bourbon, vanilla, and sugar flavors. You can still taste the fruit though, but first impressions were the bourbon and vanilla. Although the label and description on the bottle imply a very hot sauce, the heat is actually pretty mild (to medium). It started with a stinging tongue burn, then overall mouth. The heat kind of radiated, but at no point was it very hot. I think you could use this liberally on anything you would use sweet flavored condiments on. Probably would go great with a Thanksgiving meal with all the cranberries in it. Elijah’s also has a Ghost Pepper sauce, which I have not tried. I saw another review saying that it was hotter than the Reaper sauce, so I’m assuming it has a higher concentration of peppers. The next time I’m at Ingles and see it available I’ll buy a bottle and do a review on it.
Ingredients shown on the label:
Black Cherries, brown sugar, tomato paste, cranberry sauce, Carolina Reaper Peppers, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, white onion, vinegar, vanilla extract, sea salt.