New hot sauce; INCREDIBLE deal on Pearl iZUMi Bib Shorts
As regular readers of my blog know, I very much enjoy spicy foods! While I wouldn’t consider myself a true hot sauce aficionado (there are literally entire online communities dedicated to celebrating the love of all things spicy), I am definitely a fan.
One of the easiest ways to jazz up and change the flavors of the foods you eat on a regular basis is by using hot sauces. I love trying new hot sauces because they are inexpensive, add practically no calories and they taste great.
Some of my existing favorites are Huy Fong Sriracha, Tabasco Original Flavor, Tabasco Green Jalapeno, Tabasco Chipotle, Cholula Mexican Hot Sauce, Valentina Salsa Picante, Frank’s RedHot Hot Sauce, Cholula Chili Lime, Cholula Chili Garlic, Cholula Chipotle and Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce. You really can’t go wrong with any of these.
My modest collection of sauces is fairly well-rounded, but it was was lacking something: a nuclear option.
About a week ago a Facebook friend pointed me towards a sauce called Melinda’s Naga Jolokia. Rated at more than 1,000,000 Scoville units, the Naga Jolokia (also known as the “Bhut Jolokia”, “Naga Morich” and the “Ghost Chili”) is 400 times hotter than Tabasco hot sauce. The Naga Jolokia was literally the hottest known pepper on the planet up until 2012, when it was dethroned by the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion only reined the Scoville charts for about a year, falling in 2013 to the current champion of heat, the Carolina Reaper.
So the Melinda’s Naga Jolokia label may be a little outdated with its claim, but that doesn’t make it any less hot. I’ve seen consumer-grade pepper sprays with less heat (click to enlarge):
So here’s the thing: I don’t like melt-your-face heat just for the sake of heat. I’m not a masochist. I like hot, but I want flavor with my heat. That’s where Melinda’s Naga Jolokia shines. Yes, it’s extremely hot; considerably hotter than, for example, Sriracha. But it’s not so hot that the awesome flavor becomes lost–and it really does have a wonderful flavor.
Don’t bother with this one if you’re not into very spicy foods. If you do enjoy a little fire on your tongue, you’re going to love this sauce, so pick up a bottle and enjoy.
Okay my fellow cyclists, I’ve unearthed an insane deal for you. Seriously, I don’t know what’s going on here, but my advice is to jump on it before Amazon comes to their senses and/or they sell out of their stock. Right now you can pick up Pearl iZUMI’s top-of-the line P.R.O. In-R-Cool® Bib Shorts for as little as $51.42. I picked up a few pair of XL in black/white for just $57.13. These bib shorts have a MSRP of $175.00, and I rarely see them fall below $130. Even at full price these shorts are worth the money, as they are extremely comfortable and last a long time. At these prices they are a steal. I can assure you that A) The deal is real, and B) These are authentic, brand new Pear iZUMi bib shorts. Do not let this get by you, stock up before they are all gone!