Reaper Sauce By: Elijah's Xtreme
After taking the chilehead world by storm with their award-winning Ghost Pepper Sauce, Elijah’s Xtreme - run by the dynamic father-son team of Bret and Elijah Morey - went on to create a Carolina Reaper hot sauce unlike any other.
Introduced at the 2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo, Elijah’s Xtreme Reaper Sauce combines sweet black cherries, tangy cranberry sauce, vanilla, and bourbon with the flavor and fire of the Carolina Reaper.
First, you taste the black cherries, vanilla, and bourbon, followed by the fruity sweetness of the Reapers… and then the burn starts to kick in. But while intense enough to satisfy any chilehead, the heat is almost an afterthought due to the sauce’s depth of flavor.
Between the black cherries, brown sugar, and the vanilla and bourbon - both of which have a surprisingly strong presence - the sauce is extremely rich and sweet, without being over the top. The tartness of the cranberries and a hint of savory tomato paste help to balance the sweetness, while the onions add a distinctive sharpness that complements the peppers.
The vinegar’s acidity highlights the freshness of the Carolina Reapers, cherries, and cranberries; it’s those key ingredients that bring all of the flavors together, resulting in a sauce that is bold and rich yet elegant and balanced.
As versatile as it is unique, Elijah’s Xtreme Reaper Sauce will complement both sweet and savory fare. Pairs well with fresh fruit, cheese, scallops and other shellfish dishes, salmon, grilled meats, tuna or chicken salad, pizza, burgers, and roasted vegetables… or try it over ice cream, vanilla yogurt, or chocolate cake.
Black Cherries, Brown Sugar, Tomato Paste, Cranberry Sauce (Cranberries, Cane Sugar, Water), Carolina Reaper Peppers, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, White Onion, Vinegar, Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt.