All is quiet on the morning of March 14, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. The usually busy streets or highways are vacant, birds have stopped chirping, and the lawn service people are nowhere to be seen. That’s when it starts. At first, it’s a faint sound off in the distance, high pitched and subtle. Then it builds in intensity, getting closer and closer, louder and louder until windows on the houses start to rattle. Suddenly, all is quite for a brief moment. Then the mushroom cloud appears and the shock wave hits, irradiating the city with high levels of capsaicin. Danny Cash’s Naga Sabi Bomb has just been dropped onto my tongue.
All right, all right, so it wasn’t that intense, but it’s still got some great kick mixed with unique flavor.
Ingredients: Naga Jolokia (aka Naga Morich), Red Habanero, Wassabi, Garlic, Lime, Vinegar, Salt.
I picked this little collectable up at the 2007 Fiery Foods Show directly from Danny himself. It came with a nifty, plastic shot glass with Danny Cash’s Logo printed on it. Signed and number by Danny Cash, the label is styled after an old World War Two bomber plane. A radiation symbol is prominently displayed under the sauces title (done in a super keen Japanese styled font) giving one a slight hint of the intensity of heat the sauce contains.
Not being one for collecting unopened hot sauce bottle, I took it home and opened it. Collectors beware; sauce number 60 of 70 is now off the market. This thing has a fantastic taste to it. I would dare say it is “truly unique”. First thing I notice is the texture. Since the Cash Crew used powdered Naga and Wassabi, the sauce has a slight gritty feel. Then the taste hits you. The sweetness from the Habaneros is upfront with the Wassabi filling in the rest. The Lime smacks you in the side of the mouth and the Garlic rounds everything off nicely.
Now the really cool thing of this sauce is the heat. Since it has the world’s hottest pepper, the Naga, right away you know that thing’s going to get hot. Kicking this into overdrive is Red Habanero and Wassabi. The Wassabi heat is slight but the pepper heat is intense.
The real trick of this sauce is to keep eating it. The heat isn’t that big upon first tasting, but the more and more you eat of it, the hotter it gets. It’s a crescendo of heat that culminates in an all out hurt fest, resulting in a lightheaded endorphin rush. Be sure to be sitting while downing this sauce because the rush hits you fast and you may find yourself falling over. Yes folks, it’s that good.
All said and done, this is a kicker of a sauce! Great taste combined with “radical heat” (as Danny Cash described it). Be on the look out at his website for it’s appearance for sale.
Taste: 10, Heat: 10