Extract Industry Lies
There are several products on the market that claim to be 4,000,000, 7,000,000, etc. Here is what “they” don’t want you to know. At 3,500,000 SU, capsaicin starts getting pretty thick. At 4,000,000 SU it can no longer be poured from the bottle without heating it up. At 6,000,000 it is a very thick paste, almost like road tar.
Caveat Emptor: “let the buyer beware” If you own any product that claims to be 4,000,000 SU or higher and you can pour it, you have been ripped off and lied to!!!
We once sold a product that claimed to be just over 7,000,000 SU. At one point that manufacturer was having problems with leaking bottles and we had several of them that we had to send back to them. One particular morning I ended up with about 1 teaspoon of this product all over my hands so I decided to try it. I then decided to compare it against our product Demon Ichor. Not only was our 2,000,000 SU product thicker than the so-called 7,000,000 plus product, but it was also hotter!
This prompted me to do some research on the matter and in the process I discovered the unfortunate fact that certain manufacturers have been making false claims about their products Scoville Ratings in an attempt to separate you from your money. I’m not making this up. These findings have been confirmed by some of the Heavy-Hitters in the Hot Sauce Industry.
Our chile extract, Demon Ichor is HPLC Certified and Guaranteed to be 2,000,000 Scoville Units (plus/minus 5 percent). It’s a Scoville Rating you can trust!
The Flavor & Quality of Extracts
Most pepper extracts that are shipped into the USA are made in India where they air dry the peppers, then piled in large warehouses, with no climate control or attention to the care of the dried peppers. Rotting, decaying chiles infected with bacteria and mold is commonly found these piles, but they use them anyway. The result is a wide array of nasty off-flavors and bitterness.
The quality of our Demon Ichor Extract is vastly superior to the extract described above. In fact our pepper extract is of the finest quality in the world!
The peppers used in our capsicum are primarily used to produce Oleoresin Paprika. Oleoresin Paprika is the ingredient that gives peppers their distinct color. Oleoresin Paprika is worth over 10 times the amount of Capsaicin per pound, so you better believe that MUCH greater care is taken. The Farmers we contract with for our capsaicin take great care to dry and store their peppers properly so that the colors will be vibrant and the end result is a pepper extract that is purer, cleaner flavors with no bitter taste. Exquisite!
Note: Another extract product that we carry come from the same contracted farmers: Satan’s Blood. The same rules apply, but it is not nearly as hot (800,000 SHU).
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