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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas Season Deals

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The big sale is back, and we will update it as we get new additions to our listings. It usually grows as we get closer to the holiday, so if you are shopping or curious of what will be offered, then keep coming back. If you are a company that would like to add your sale to our listing, then please either email me your whole sale as you wish it to be listed, and I will link to your website or sales page OR you can post below in the comments. We will also we sharing this listing with some other chile blogs and numerous Facebook groups.

It is very important to note that we only want to include companies that have met all the legal requirements to sell products online and ship across the US. I can not speak of international law, so companies wishing to ship outside the US are free to do so at their own discretion. We encourage our Chilehead friends to support these small market companies and the small market companies to support the Chilehead Community.

A huge thanks to Al “Buddah” Goldenberg of I Love It Spicy for getting this sale together.

Howling Dog Hot Sauce

FREE SHIPPING (Priority Mail 2-3 day shipping includes $50 insurance) and 10% off on a set of 5 bottles for $36.00. Regular price is $7.99/bottle.

Mix and Match flavors – Cayenne, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Ghostly Chipotle and Tomatillo.

Link: http://www.crookedcreekranch1.com/sauce.html

TorchBearer Sauces

Black Friday Sale will be buy 3 get 1 free sale, and then will be doing 40% off the entire store front on Cyber Monday.

Link: http://www.torchbearersauces.com

Heat Hot Sauce Shop

We will be offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $45 with coupon code “ILOVEITSPICY” through Christmas day – our selection has doubled since we did this promotion last year, so you can now get free shipping and low prices on over 400 incredible artisan hot sauces and other fiery foods. Plus, check out our freebies section to add your choice of superhot pods, spicy candy, or hot sauce sample packets, completely free.

We’re also offering 10% off any subscription to our Hot Sauce of the Month Club with the code “CHILEHEAD”. Our monthly club makes a perfect gift, and it includes unlimited free add-on shipping from our online shop. January’s featured sauce will be a brand new release exclusive to us, so members are in for a treat!

On top of all of this, we have some great deals on specific sauces (like Reapercussions for 30% off!), and awesome gift sets too. For a full list of sales visit: www.HeatHotSauce.com/BlackFriday.

Link: http://www.heathotsauce.com

Patter Fam Sauces

Discount code BlackFriday2016 for 20% off and Free Shipping on orders over $70

Then we will do Cyber Monday as well, Discount Code CyberMonday2016 for 20% off and Free Shipping on order over $70

Link: http://www.patterfamsauces.com

Hellfire Hot Sauce

We will be doing our Annual 50% off sale on all of our sauces

Link: http://www.hellfirehotsauce.com

Volcanic Peppers

Free shipping on orders over $50 through Dec 31st.

Link: http://www.volcanocpeppers.com

Pepper Explosion

We will be offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $45 with coupon code “ILOVEITSPICY”. We are approaching 1,000 hot sauces, BBQ necessities (rubs, sauces, marinades), spices, seasonings, gifts and other gourmet foods. Free shipping applies to the US only. This offer can not be combined with any other discounts and is only available from November 25th (Black Friday) to midnight EST November 28th (Cyber Monday).

Link: http://www.PepperExplosion.com

CaJohn’s Fiery Foods

40% Off on Cyber Monday on all items using  CODE: CYBER2016

Link: https://www.cajohns.com

Bigfat’s Hot Sauce

We are offering 30% off all sauces and gift packs Black Friday through Cyber Monday!! Stay home, shop and avoid the insanity! Use coupon code NOPUSHING at checkout.

Link: http://www.bigfatshotsauce.com

Hot Sauce Depot

Free shipping on all orders over $60 on Black Friday 11/25/16. LOW prices and no coupon code needed!v

Link: http://www.hotsaucedepot.com

Kearley Seeds & Pepper Co.

We are offering our first ever Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday sales! See the sales below. Don’t forget you can grab an e-gift card for the Chileheads in your life while you’re there! Shop online or, if you’re local, you can order online and arrange to pick up your items. This will be first ordered first served!

Link: http://www.kearleyseedsandpepperco.com

Black Friday

  • Carolina Reaper seeds: 50+ seeds for $9.99! 50 packs available.
  • Our already discounted Big Seed Collections will be 25% off! That’s a huge deal!
  • Spend $35 or more on products and you’ll get a Basic Seed Starting Kit free! (Not applicable to purchasing gift cards)
  • BOGO (Buy One Get One) on the following rare and other seed varieties:

Chocolate Lava Scorpion, Bhut Jolokia, Peach, Moruga Scorpion Red, Brainstrain Red, 7 Pot Primo, Kale, Cucumber, Bean Varieties & Lettuce Varieties (including Collards).

  • FREE SHIPPING!!!

Small Business Saturday

  • BOGO (Buy One Get One) on the following rare seed and other varieties: Moruga Scorpion Red, Brainstrain, Carolina Reaper, 7 Pot Primo, Kale, Cucumber, Bean Varieties & Lettuce Varieties (including Collards).
  • Spend $35 or more on products and you’ll get a Basic Seed Starting Kit free! (Not applicable to purchasing gift cards)
  • Our already discounted Big Seed Collections will be 10% off!
    FREE SHIPPING!!!

Cyber Monday

BOGO (Buy One Get One) on the following rare and other seed varieties:

  • Brainstrain Red, Carolina Reaper, 7 Pot Primo, Yellow 7 Pot Scorpion, Bhut Jolokia Peach, Peruvian White Habanero, Kale, Cucumber, Bean Varieties & Lettuce Varieties (including Collards).
  • Our already discounted Big Seed Collections will be 15% off!
  • Spend $75 or more on products and you’ll get a Green Thumb Seed Starting Kit free! (Not applicable to purchasing gift cards.)
    FREE SHIPPING!!

Crazy Good Specialty Foods

20% off all products and free shipping for orders over $50. 

Link:  http://crazygoodsauce.com/

Voodoo Chili Sauces

rotating sales, may change daily, ANY/ALL flash sales (link above) through Dec 15th all include FREE SHIPPING

www.VoodooChileSauces.com/flash-sale

Wild Bill’s Sauces

Black Friday through the end of November, get 40% off all purchases. Use code: grabone at checkout.

Link: http://www.Wildbillssauce.com

PexPeppers

We’re doing a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale! Take 35% off all products by using the code BLKFRIDAY

Link: https://www.pexpeppers.com/

Madison Chocolatiers West 

 30% off sale on order for Black Friday. 

http://www.madisonchocolatier.com/

Apinya Thai Food Co. – (http://apinya.co/) Huge Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sale – 50% off of everything with $2 shipping on all orders. Sales direct link: HERE

http://apinya.co/

Dave’s Gourmet

Both of Dave’s Gourmet hot sauce gift packs are on sale for the entire Black Friday weekend for $19.99. It makes a great gift for spicy food lovers! You can choose from the Super Hot 2oz 4-Pk Wood Crate or the Spicy Six Pack.

Link: http://store.davesgourmet.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=76

Sucklebusters

25% off coupon code – black

www.sucklebusters.com

PuckerButt Pepper Company

50% off Hot Sauce and Seeds. Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY2016

Link: www.puckerbuttpeppercompany.com

Sauce Goddess Gourmet LLC

20% off anything on our site, coupon code- iloveitspicy

now thru Dec 20th
still get free shipping for orders over $50

619-990-8684 ph
if you don’t lick your fingers, someone else will

www.saucegoddess.com

What’s all the Bugaboo about Rougarou!?

bayou blend rougarou sauces april 2016

Well, I gotta tell you it feels good to be in the review mode once again! And it’s fitting that my first written review in a while comes from my backyard – Cajun Country!!  The Rougarou lineup of Louisiana style sauces from the new startup company Bayou Blend, from Napoleonville, Louisiana did not disappoint.

Let’s start with the foundation of their lineup, Cajun Cayenne, since it appears that the Cajun Habanero builds on that profile. At first, this appears to be a  pretty straight forward, cayenne based sauce, but it has some pleasant twists. It has a simple ingredient list – cayenne peppers, garlic, onion, vinegar, and spices. It’s a thin sauce, with maybe just a bit more consistency than another very well known Louisiana based sauce, but with a tad more texture. It has a very appealing look, where you can see the fresh spices suspended evenly throughout. I credit the textural difference to those visible flecks of spices and black pepper swimming around in the sauce, kinda like the beady eyes of a gator in the swamp, which is their label and logo mascot. In fact, the black pepper is a fairly dominant player on Cajun Cayenne’s flavor team. I could pick up the garlic and onion notes, and much to my liking, not a lot of salt! I really am not a fan of super salty sauces. Most traditional Louisiana style sauces are simply peppers, salt, and vinegar, and this sauce ( and the other 2 in the lineup) took a nice, bold step to break that mold! At only 40 mg of sodium per teaspoon, there’s lots of room to guage your own saltiness needs in your food, so the sauce compliments, rather than competes, with other ingredients being used.

The heat level is a mild to low medium for the average person, and a definite very mild for the Chilehead, with that quick pop of heat you’d expect with a cayenne pepper based sauce, accented by the vinegar on the front end, with a lingering zing and a playful heat tang. It pairs well with all the staples you’d think with a Louisiana style sauce- eggs, pizza, a “cajunized” bloody mary mix, etc. and with the way the spices are blended, it could easily compliment any sauce or dish.

The Cajun Habanero shares most of the above comments, with the following additions: It obviously adds a layer of heat from the habs, as well as that nice fruity, “citrusy” note that I enjoy from a habanero. The layering of heat with the cayenne is done smartly for this medium heat sauce. You get the quick up front palate pop, then the mid palate heat takes over, which lingers much longer than the cayenne sauce, as would be expected. And for both of these sauces, the vinegar is noticeable, and after all, it is a Louisiana style sauce, but it works well in the overall flavor profile.

These sauces are respectable, if not too, too remarkable and would work well with all the usual staples, as well a companion to lot of other dishes where you want a fairly mild, but somewhat zingy punch of flavor and heat.

Bayou Blend’s Luzianne Red Habanero is a straight up, Louisiana style sauce made of red habanero peppers, salt, and vinegar. It’s thin, red, with a big vinegar front end and a fairly mild habanero heat. I like a nice,traditional Louisiana style sauce to mix with ketchup, add to soups, beans, and eggs. The added heat from the habanero is a nice deviation from either tobasco or cayenne peppers, the stalwarts of Louisiana sauces. And speaking of heat, I would say that even though this is a Hab sauce, it’s only a mild heat, or possibly a medium heat for the faint of heart!

Now if you remember, I love me a good label, and Bayou Blend gets an A+ on their graphics and label design. it’s clean, catchy, not too busy, uses a really catchy font, and just has a great, marketable look about it. Their brand logo of the gator with the name embedded is really clever and eye appealing. And if you’re a sauce maker competing with lots of others on a shelf in the store (where folks buy on looks and impulse, cause they can’t taste it!), then your label is everything! Great job, Bayou Blend!

I’m gonna give Bayou Blend’s Cajun Cayenne and Cajun Habanero both a solid 3 Fiery Worlds, which is above average in my world. They had great flavor, a nice heat balance, and would pair well with most anything.  I’m giving the Luziana Red Habanero  an average rating of 2 1/2 Fiery Worlds, since it’s really not any hotter than most readily available Louisiana style sauces currently on the market. If the folks at Bayou Blend go back and truly do justice to the habanero’s heat potential, I’d rate it at least 3 Fiery Worlds, since I haven’t seen too many true Louisiana style hab sauces true to the flavor profile with enough heat.

Even though these sauces haven’t made their way to Bayou Blend’s website, bayousnacks.com , I’m sure they’ll be there soon. I’ve tried their original jerky, which is tasty, with great flavor and texture. They have several jerky flavors available, so go check them out.  And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen – 3 sauces from a bayou state newcomer to the scene. I encourage you to order some and try them for yourself, and do your own review. I’m just one man with a unique palate and an opinion. And there are lots and lots of tastebuds and taste prefenences out there! Why, you ask? Because we all know – It’s a Fiery World!!

Ken’s Fiery World Podcast talks Fiery Festive Gift Ideas on Scott Roberts Weekly Firecast

Check out my latest segment where we give you discount opportunities and how to create your own theme styled spicy gifts!!! Always have a blast talking with my good bud, @scottroberts ! Hope you enjoy and remember, Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s a Fiery World!!

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Episode #68 – Jennifer Reynold of Sauce Goddess, Plus Holiday Hot Sauce Gift Ideas

Scott interviews the honcho of Sauce Goddess, Jennifer Reynolds, and finds out the story behind her divine BBQ products. Ken Alexander and Scott list several holiday hot sauce gift pack specials for your Christmas present shopping, and Scott reviews Bobby Brown Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce.

Sauce Goddess Links mentioned in the episode:

2014 Holiday Gift Packs and Specials

JAC’s Tailgaters
25% off before Christmas
http://www.jacstailgaters.com

Voodoo Chile Sauces
3-Packs for $21 with Free Shipping anywhere in the Continental U.S.
http://www.voodoochilesauces.com

iBurn
Various Gift Packs and Shipping Deals. Go to website for details.
http://www.iburn.com

Sucklebusters
They have a large selection of SuckleBusters Texas Gift Baskets. FREE Shipping for a $50 order (coupon code free) + for every $25 we include one of our new spicy BBQ Rubs (regular $5.99, no coupon needed) . That’s FREE shipping + 2 FREE BBQ Rubs @ $50.
http://www.sucklebusters.com/texas-gift-baskets

Volcanic Peppers
Orders over $50.00 ship for free anywhere in the Continental U.S. before January 1st, 2015.
http://www.volcanicpeppers.com

Smoking J’s Fiery Foods
Orders over $50.00 ship for free.
https://www.smokingjsfieryfoods.com

Scotty O’Hotty Hot Sauce
10% off wooden holiday gift sets now through Dec. 17th with a portion of all website sales going to Wounded Warrior Project!
http://shop.scottyohotty.com

Build your own basket! By styles and themes…

Ken’s Asian-Style Stir-Fry Basket Example:

Volcanic Peppers Aji Dust (Pepper Powder)
Volcanic Peppers Yellow Bhut Jolokia Dust (Pepper Powder)
Volcanic Peppers Hot Garlic ‘n Onion Seasoning
http://www.volcanicpeppers.com

CaJohn’s Al Buddah Mild Asian Sauce
http://www.cajohns.com

Captain Thom’s Thai Monkey Sauce
http://www.captainthoms.com

Born to Hula Pineapple Habanero Sauce
http://www.borntohula.com

Intensity Academy Chai Sweet Chili Sauce
http://www.intensityacademy.com

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Smokin’ Good! Jac’s Tailgaters Bayou Gold Chipotle Mustard Sauce is Back!

Jac's Chipotle Mustard sauce in the 5 oz. bottle

Jac’s Chipotle Mustard sauce in the 5 oz. bottle

I love mustard. There…I’ve said it! And I’m not sure why, but I’ve always loved mustard. Maybe it’s the color since, afterall, yellow is my favorite color. Maybe it’s the tang and tartness. Or maybe the low fat, low calorie nature of the beast. However, as human nature dictates, some things get routine…normal…mundane….ho hum….okay, I’ll say it – boring! And this includes my beloved mustard. And while a turkey sandwich isn’t the same without a little yellow goodness, it can get a bit ordinary after a while. Until now! Jac’s Tailgaters has revived one of their original offerings and after tasting it I saw stars! Fireworks! And I heard angelic voices! And Boston singing “Smokin'”! Wait! What? Boston? Smokin? What’s up with that!? I’ll tell you what’s up – Jac’s Tailgaters Bayou Gold Chipotle Mustard Sauce is a little touch of smoked mustardy sunshine in an otherwise mundane, boring, cloudy mustardy day! Okay, so I’m mixing up my song metaphors, but you get the point!

When I was dieting last year, I was bummed out because I couldn’t enjoy Tracy and Kristi Carter’s Bayou Gold Mustard Sauce, because it had more than a gram of brown sugar in it and a couple of other ingredients that weren’t on my diet. And as I was chatting to Tracy about it at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival, he said he had a solution- his Chipotle Mustard Sauce which has almost no sugar at all – well within my self-imposed stringent dietary no sugar rule! So armed with a couple bottles, I proceeded to learn just how smokin’ hot (as in cool…nifty…swell…appealing…not flaming, scoville topping, scorching, etc.) this mustard sauce is on just about everything it touches.

Jac's Chipotle Mustard Sauce is an excellent gourmet style mustard sauce

Jac’s Chipotle Mustard Sauce is an excellent gourmet style mustard sauce

Using regular, prepared mustard as its base, Bayou Gold Chipotle Mustard adds lemon juice, cider vinegar, worcestershire sauce, garlic sauce, chipotle pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, brown sugar, and the ever undefined “spices”. I can’t discern the brown sugar, and with only 1 gram of sugar in an oz, it’s just a wisp of an ingredient. But the chipotle, or smoked, pepper is so masterfully blended that it completes the rest of the ingredients into balanced perfection! Adding the smokiness to the flavor profile made a beautiful marriage of flavors-complimenting the other ingredients like the yin to the yang, the Rob to the Laura, the Barney to the Andy, the Dagwood to the Blondie, the Edith to the Archie, the Jerry Maguire to what’s her name with the quirky cute kid (insert iconic “you complete me” reference here), and any other finely tuned, balanced pairing you can imagine.

I’ve used this sauce on meat (especially pork, chicken, turkey, and ham), veggies (a little of this is crazy good on beans, cauliflower, and more), sandwiches, and still thinking of new uses. And my wife, who does not share my hot and spicy obsession (but is very supportive, I must say), has cautioned me on more than one occasion by stating “You’re not using all of that, are you? I like that one a lot!” That’s high praise, I have to tell you! And who could blame her? One bite and you discover the subtlety of flavors, the smoked pepper mellowing out most of the sharpness that is customary in mustard, but not totally taming the dynamic flavors set apart with hints of onion, garlic, a touch of lemon, and white pepper. Whether straight up on a sandwich, as a base for pork tenderloin, a sauce for veggies, or whatever your application, this mustard sauce is…simply put…..Smokin’!!!!

So what’s the verdict? This sauce, ladies and gentlemen, earns 4 1/2 Fiery Worlds from this reviewer! It’s as close to perfect as a mustard sauce can get, but alas, I marked it down 1/2 simply because it only comes in a 5 oz. bottle!!!! I can suck that down in one sitting! You can find this sauce, and many more excellent gourmet sauces, spice blends, rubs, marinades, dip mixes, chili and gumbo mixes on Jac’s Tailgaters website. I am a huge fan of their entire lineup and encourage you to indulge your palate and your imagination with a variety of his outstanding offerings. And remember, ladies and gentlemen…..It’s a Fiery World!

Just some of the many versatile sauces, rubs, marinades, dips, and seasonings offered by Tracy and Kristi Carter and Jac's Tailgaters

Just some of the many versatile sauces, rubs, marinades, dips, and seasonings offered by Tracy and Kristi Carter and Jac’s Tailgaters

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