Starting off my series of reviews from the products I received at this years order real viagraof-fire-2008-trip-day-1/”>Weekend of Fire is from Cape Fear Pepper Company. Tracy Campbell’s wife makes this delicious product and has had many people clamoring to try to pry the recipe away from her…the stuff is just that good!
Buccaneer Bites Ingredients: Peanuts, sugar, butter, chocolate (sugar, corn starch, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, corn syrup solids, nonfat dry milk, milk powder, cocoa, soya lecithin, artificial and natural flavors), crisp rice, spices, salt.
According to Tracy, these usually come in bars but the heat attacked it and melded them together while we were at the show. What’s contained in the jar, melted or not, still looks like tasty little treats to me! So out comes the knife to pry a chunk off. The first thing to hit is the smooth and sweet taste of chocolate and next come the peanuts. Now, I’m not a big fan of either but it is in just the right combo here. A slight sweetness that lasts all the way to the end along with a peanut taste that comes and goes.
The crisp rice makes it nice and…well…crispy. There is a tiny amount of heat, and I do mean tiny. Even after eating half the bottle (boy am I going to be hyper) I still didn’t get a burn going. Now, if I had to guess at what pepper they used (and I do, this is a review after all), I would say Habanero. I know it sounds crazy, but hear me out.
I wanted to say Cayenne at first just because it’s so generic. But after thinking long and hard on it, I decided to go with Habanero. They must have used the slightest sprinkle of dried Habanero powder to get it to be so mild. But some signs are there of that pepper. There’s a back of the throat burn and the slight build of heat. Both of these (especially the location of the burn) scream Habanero.
I want to say more about this product, but it’s so straight forward and simple, I really can’t say anything more than I have. It’s just a fantastic snack, bit too sweet and mild, but a pepper product none the less. Excellent job Mrs. Campbell!
Taste: 8.5, Heat: 0.14