We usually try not to do double reviews of the same product here at THZO and Joe has already done a great job of reviewing these products. I’ve known Clement from Cajun Heat for a while now since we both are members over at The Hot Pepper forums. His label designs have always stuck out in my mind and have furthered my desire to try his products. Since I’ve got two products from him at the Weekend of Fire, I’m doing a lump review.
Cajun Heat Liquid Napalm Ingredients: If you knew, you wouldn’t eat it! Habanero peppers, vinegar, Cajun Spices, Salt.
”If you knew, you wouldn’t eat it.” Hmm, I can go a few different ways with that one so I’ll just leave that alone. The label is hilarious. A soldier that obviously can’t hold his heat is on the front. It’s such a great visual.
This is a medium consistency sauce with some smaller chunks of ingredients floating in it. Right away the vinegar hits my tongue and causes my face to scrunch up briefly. Then the sweetness of the Habaneros rush in almost to say, “Sorry about our friend, vinegar, he’s been drinking. How do we taste?”. Up next comes the salt which is also very prominent and then the Cajun spices. The heat is a good solid medium that dies down to a small flame which lingers for a bit.
I really tried to find something that would cover up the salt and vinegar. I cooked with it, sampled it on various foods, and did my usual experimenting with it. The salt and vinegar dominate the palate way too much with this one unfortunately and shine right through.
Liquid Napalm; Taste: 5.6, Heat: 5
Cajun Heat Voodoo Ash Ingredients: Salt, spices, Cayenne pepper.
Voodoo Ash, as I’ve been told, is basically just the spices that are put into the Liquid Napalm, all packaged up in a handy 3 ounce shaker. The label on this matches the creative marketing of its sister sauce. It is finely powdered and nicely mixed.
The first taste is the salt then the Cayenne moves in. Then comes that signature Cajun taste. I want to say I taste garlic, basil, and a little hint of thyme, can’t be 100% sure though. At first, the heat doesn’t seem like much, but ever so slowly it creeps up on you eventually topping out as a medium.
The Voodoo Ash is really the gem of the two. When cooked with, the salt taste mellows a bit and all the spices just shine. You really don’t even have to cook with it to get that effect though. Just sprinkle it into something that’s moist and let sit for a few minutes while the spices rehydrate and meld. Fantastic!
Voodoo Ash; Taste: 8, Heat: 4.72