The Supernova Chili Bear is a blend of red peppers to make a deliciously flavor hot sauce. We used a red jalapeño pepper, which is quite rare, usually you see green jalapeños at the market! The Farm at Sunnyside grew these peppers especially so that we could create deeply flavorful and red colored hot sauces! This is a bright, salty hot sauce that would love to witness a supernova. Take this Chili Bear hiking or overnight camping with you. Your camp breakfast will thank you + Chili Bear could use the exercise.
Tasting Notes: Immediate bright and briney flavors, then a natural sweetness from the peppers with notes of Maraschino cherries
Heat Level: 3 of 3 chilis, late heat
Peppers: Red Jalapenos, Chipotle, Serrano, Scotch Bonnet, Reaper, Fresno, Anaheim, Cayenne
Ingredients: Chilis, Sake, Rice Vinegar, Salt, Sugar, Xantham Gum (to prevent separation)
Our salt brined hot sauces are lovingly made: Virginia-grown peppers ferment with a salt brine and sake in our barrels. The fermentation process draws out the flavors from each unique variety of pepper. All these layers of flavor are glorious after some time in our barrels -- a 3 month ferment is better than a 3 week ferment time! We then process the fermented chilis for a smooth, easily pourable hot sauce, finished with some vinegar.
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.