Our salt brined chili bears are lovingly made: Virginia-grown peppers ferment with salt and sake for a few months in our barrels. We then process the fermented chilis for a smooth hot sauce. Our 2017 peppers came from The Farm at Sunnyside and Barajas Produce. Farmer Casey from the Farm at Sunnyside in Washington, VA spent years in the Peace Corps working in chili loving places and wanted to grow the many varieties of chilis he encounter back to the US. We aim to highlight a few unique varietals in addition to a handful of chili blends.
The Femme Fatali Chili Bear is a single varietal bear made with the Fatali pepper. The Fatali pepper is common to central Africa and has a dangerous level of spice to it that even Bond would not want to mess with. We used yellow fatali peppers that are fruiter than other varietals and begin with a sweetness before delivering the fiery kick.
Tasting Notes: Citrus fruit, sweet, and very spicy.
Heat Level: 3 of 3 chilis, the fatali pepper is HOT!
Ingredients: Fatali pepper, Sake, Rice Vinegar, Salt, Sugar, Xantham Gum (to prevent separation)