Pineapple & Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce By: Sweet Heat Gourmet
Founded in 2011 by Shellie Mierwald and her husband Dave, Sweet Heat Gourmet creates small batch hot sauces, BBQ sauces, and other specialty foods using produce from local Pennsylvania farmers and growers. On the label of every Sweet Heat Gourmet product, you will even find the names of the farmers who provided the main ingredients!
“Pineapple & Ghost Pepper” is Sweet Heat Gourmet’s most popular hot sauce, made with fiery bhut jolokia (ghost) peppers, sweet pineapple, carrots, raisins, vinegar, and fresh lime juice. A touch of sugar brings out the natural sweetness of the pineapple, raisins, and carrots, all of which provide balance for the blistering heat of the bhut jolokia peppers.
The ghost peppers’ fruity, savory, and floral notes are on full display; however, the pineapple and raisins help to cancel out their distinctive bitter edge. This thick and chunky sauce is reminiscent of a savory fruit chutney thanks to its combination of sweet fruit with peppers, onions, garlic, and spices… all brought together in perfect balance with the heat and flavor of the ghost peppers.
If you’re a chilehead and you’re looking for a versatile fruit-based hot sauce that isn’t too sweet, this is the sauce for you! Pairs well with pizza, fish and seafood dishes, burritos, vegetables, chicken salad, and Indian cuisine.
Pineapple, Onion, Vinegar, Bhut Jolokia Peppers, Carrots, Sugar, Raisins, Fresh Lime Juice, Garlic, Spices.