About Wild Elephant Deterrent Hot Sauce
Dragon’s Blood Elixir is a small, craft hot sauce company based in CT. From
It is also genuinely delicious, meaning there are no extracts to artificially spice things up. Just the real deal: hot peppers.
We’ve tried many sauces from Dragon’s Blood
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Is Wild Elephant Deterrent Any Good?
If you’re reading this, you’re probably into very spicy sauces. Under that assumption, this sauce is very good. For those who can’t handle the heat, Wild Elephant Deterrent will likely go unused. However, if you can take the spice, you’ll be putting this sauce on everything.
- Smokey, bright, sweet
- Apple notes and rich sweet vinegar undertones
- Extra spicy burn lasts for 15-20 minutes
Put it on…
- Soup (a few drops will do)
While the flavors are very good, the heat does become overbearing. We consider ourselves to have iron palates, but with Wild Elephant Deterrent, even we have to be careful. However, if used in moderation, the flavor rewards you. Delicious ‘Fire Roasted Habanero Salsa’ gives this sauce a delectable, rich profile. On top of that, apple cider and balsamic vinegar sweeten things up, almost tricking you into thinking this is a rational, everyday hot sauce.
Tip: Taste some on a cracker or with some cheese to start. Eating straight from a spoon could end in disaster…
Wild Elephant Deterrent Scoville & Spiciness
Wild Elephant Deterrent got its name for a reason. The peppers used in this sauce range from insanely spicy to why-on-earth-does-this-level-of-heat-exist spicy. The first ingredient reads, “For Whom The Bell Tolls H
Though an exact Scoville rating is not provided, we are confident that Wild Elephant Deterrent rates around 1 million SHUs on the Scoville Scale. This makes it one of the hottest sauces that we have reviewed, but it is also one of our most highly rated. Some sauces have all the heat with poor flavor. Not in the case of Wild Elephant Deterrent.
How Much Does Wild Elephant Deterrent Cost?
Most sauces on the Dragon’s Blood Elixir website are around $7.50 per bottle, plus shipping. This may seem steep, but these are high-quality sauces that are almost always delicious.
Here’s a picture of Doug hand loading his van, likely on his way to a farmer’s market in CT. This guy is the real deal.
Tip: If you buy 4 bottles and use code GIFTBOX, you’ll save $5 off the order.
Wild Elephant Deterrent Consistency
Wild Elephant Deterrent is pourable but has enough viscosity to avoid the dreaded over-pour. We like a bit of chunk in our sauces, and this one has plenty of bits and pieces of peppers and seeds throughout. The color is a deep red-orange with flecks of black (assuming this is the fire
Is Wild Elephant Deterrent Worth It?
Absolutely. If you like it extra hot or know someone who does, this is a wickedly good sauce. It only misses the mark slightly on packaging and usability, but for the right person, it doesn’t get much better. If you buy a sauce that has a skull and cross-bones on the cap, you know what you’re getting into.