FATHER’S DAY GIFT: Hot Sauce From Bumblefoot | The Nibble Webzine Of Food Adventures - The Nibble Webzine Of Food AdventuresFATHER’S DAY GIFT: Hot Sauce From Bumblefoot | The Nibble Webzine Of Food Adventures
These hot sauces rock. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.
Looking for something special for Dad? If he’s a Guns n’ Roses fan, how about a line of hot sauces recently launched by the band’s lead guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal?
The guitarist partnered with the CaJohns Fiery Foods, an Ohio-based hot sauce manufacturer, to create the Bumblefoot line of condiments.
There are mild, medium and hot-hot-hot sauces, several of which won ZestFest awards in different categories (though we’re not thrilled that the manufacturer uses high fructose corn syrup in the recipes). For gifting, you can’t beat the label designs and the saucy names:
BUMBLICIOUS! Heat level: Mild. Sweet and savory cherries, bourbon and chipotle with a subtle kick. Suggested for chips, ribs, wings. A 1st Place Winner at ZestFest Awards 2013.
BUMBLEF**KED. Heat level: Hot. Tropical fruit and ginger, followed by a “sledgehammer” of caffeine and ginseng. “A high-energy heart-pounder for ‘pain junkies’ like me,” says Bumblefoot.
NORMAL. Heat level: Mild. Jalapeño, tomatoes and mediterranean herbs in what emulates a delicious salsa purée. A 1st Place Winner at ZestFest Awards 2013.
ABNORMAL. Heat level: Hot. Thermonuclear heat with a Caribbean kick: tamarind and island spices, bhut jolokia chiles. “Long-lasting taste and brutality,” says Bumblefoot, “Not for beginners.” A 1st Place Winner at ZestFest Awards 2013.
UNCOOL. Heat level: Medium. A twist of curry, cumin and citrus, inspired by Bumblefoot’s tours of the Far East.
BUMBLEBABE. Heat level: Mild. “A hot sauce with women’s pleasure in mind,” says Bumblefoot, “chocolate & cherry, indulgent and edgy, sweet and fiery, like the rocker ladies that inspired it.”