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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-01-16 14:34
Subject: Hmm, hot!
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Oh dear ghod, I'm turning into a chilli-head.

One thing with being on this diet is that one gets rather bored of the small variety of soups available. And I'm not that keen on some of them - I've never liked tomato soups, and the broccoli and cheese one is rather thin.

So, in an effort to spice them up without actually adding a measurable calorie load, I've taken to adding a bit of chilli sauce. This lunch, it was a teaspoon of Tabasco Habanero (the hottest from that particular stable), and I was drinking the soup and thinking "this isn't very hot, but there are some nice flavours in there".

I'm now wondering where to get more Dave's Insanity, since although I don't use huge quantities of that, I'm using much more that the original single drop that I started at ( though I'm unlikely to try the half-teaspoon quantity again). I'm rather bemused at how my heat tolerance has built up, so that I'm now drinking soups a single drop of which makes bellinghwoman shy away.

Once the heat has turned off, one can definitely taste some of the other flavours in some of the sauces.

But before I get blamed for masochismo, I should point out that I didn't intend to get acclimatised. It just happened, over a period of some weeks.
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The Uitlander
User: uitlander
Date: 2007-01-16 15:46 (UTC)
Subject: Dave's Insanity Sauce
It looks like these people may be able to help you.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-01-16 15:56 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Dave's Insanity Sauce
Indeed, and we may well be going with them (we were looking at that site last night, and going "2,000,000 Scoville Units? WTF!" (No, not Dave's Insanity, or even the Ultimate)). I'm just wondering where I bought the bottle I have.
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MKIllingworth
User: mkillingworth
Date: 2007-01-16 16:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My stomach won't let me do that. I have my first diet group meeting tomorrow night.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-01-16 16:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yep - not suitable for everyone. I'm just somewhat surprised that it was fine for me.

Good luck with the 100 days.
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Gideon Hallett
User: gmh
Date: 2007-01-17 15:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Tesco's pumpkin & chilli soup is much improved by Tabasco Habanero; without, it's frankly anaemic; but given a couple of sploshes of T.H. you get a lovely warm peppery afterburn.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-01-29 20:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Eeek, indeed. I wonder how much of that price is meant to be a deterrent to idiots buying it without much considered thought.

(And how much is taking advantage of the "I must have the ultimate" tendency that so sadly disadvantages such poor folk as HiFi purists.)

I might well try some ER - and as you say, there's the Encona in Tesco. I actually have a handful of the hotter sauces available from the 24 hour branch here, for comparison.

though I have to admit I avoid those with names that aren't as funny or as clever as they think they are

As per half the names on http://www.hot-headz.com/acatalog/Super_Hot_Sauces.html. One should never be embarrassed to let one's aged mother go through one's kitchen cupboard. (Though bearing in mind mine works for the Samaritans, she's at least heard it all before.
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