The Best: Poppamies Smoky Reaper Hot Sauce!

I had to save, what I consider as the best from the package, to share as my first review of 2020! To be both loved and feared, it is HOT!


*Having fun with photo editing 😉

This vegan chilisauce, which ranks on 10+/10 on the hotness scale, is a must-have for any hot sauce fanatic! As you know, I am a fan of Poppamies products. This Smoky Reaper hot sauce has established its place in our family.

My husband and I find ourselves, adding few drops of this on most of our meals. It has a lingering burn factor to it, so a few drops goes a looooonnnnggg way! It does add just the right amount of extra oof to our meals, so we really do put it on basically everything. Except of course, those foods which have already determined their own favourite poppamies products. Example; Green apple slices with brie and blackberry sauce!

Be warned that this chilisauce gets even hotter when its heated. So if you add this to food that’s being cooked, keep that in mind before pouring into the pan. This will bring the tears to the eyes, and the sweat to the face!

In my mind, this hot sauce is worth the purchase. Many other hot sauces in the shops can be a bit of a disappointment. Especially if the only taste added to food is that of vinegar. Which is why I really like this company. I have not seen, not one of their products, that is thinned down with the vinegar. These sauces are thick, full of taste, some are full of HOT and delicious. Well worth it!

Poppamies products can currently be purchased from sellers located in Austria, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and online here.

Hot! Hot!


Spontaneous Product Review: Poppamies Blackberry Hot Sauce

I really like this Poppamies Blackberry hot sauce.  It is for sure one of my favourites! It has a hotness rating of 3/10. Usually this means that there isn’t really a hotness to it, but not in this circumstance. This sweet sauce does have a burn to it. Which will play with your mind a bit because it tastes like a smoky, chipotle version of a dark berry syrup (I guess that’s what it is exactly!), and then…..a burn starts in the back of your mouth and you really didn’t expect that.


The way I use this sauce,  I think this is quite tasty with warmed brie on sliced apples. I have been eating so much of this last 2 weeks! The tastes really compliment each other! This sauce could also work nicely on a summer salad and could even be tasty on dark chocolate with a glass of red wine.

The consistency is what I would say medium-thickness. Quite much like a syrup.


I would recommend this product to hot sauce professionals and also to those who like some spice but on a milder spectrum. Plus, all of us sugar mice out there 😉 I think you will love it!

So nom!


*No affiliate links, products were gifted as explained here.


Unsolicited Hot Sauce Review: Poppamies Sriracha

We were really excited to try this Sriracha sauce from Poppamies. (See: Hot sauce fairy) This is actually a very new product. I think it only became available 1 week ago! So, of course we wanted to try this immediately!

This Poppamies Sriracha sauce has caused some bickering during our meals. My husband loves it, I love it and we both want to eat it on everything. My husband accuses me of using all of it and not saving him any.  He is correct that I use a lot because I am putting it on everything, but I’m not using all of it. ffftttt…


We like Sriracha sauce already. This Sriracha is a bit different from the one you are probably thinking of. This one is a bit smoother, which makes for a more versatile product. It takes you away from the thinking that Sriracha can only be used on stir fry. This is actually something I have used on rice with grilled aubergine and wheat  sausages.


The consistency isn’t super thick. It’s more like a light ketchup.  This makes me happy because I don’t like the taste of tomato sauce / ketchup / catsup (what name you just use), I’m not a fan. But this Sriracha sauce is mild enough, but still with some hot that I can easily use it as a ketchup substitute! Yay!

Speaking the truth, vege sausages and burgers taste like …. paper.  I usually use that many sauces to cover the taste of my food that I feel so happy to have found this little treasure. I will be keeping a bottle of this in my hand bag over the warm months so that whenever we find ourselves at a grill party (always) I have my secret food weapon ready.

Chili sauce makes vegetarian food taste better 🙂


*No affiliate links on this post. Products gifted as explained in Hot sauce fairy.

The Elusive Hot Sauce Fairy Visited!

Some of you may not yet know this about me, but I am a hot sauce fan. A big one! One of my favourite hobbies is trying new hot sauces and thinking what kinds of foods they would pair best with. (Just add cold dark beer and call it a day!)  I have a habit of staying with the companies I frequent, brand loyalty I think it’s called. Poppamies is one of the companies I adore. They are constantly showcasing new and interesting tastes. Also, they let me annoy them….which I do. Often.

If you haven’t yet heard of this company, you will soon. They recently won the title of Grand Champion 2018 of the International Flavor Awards in the USA for most outstanding product and they took the gold in the Barbecue category at the event with their Cherry & Cola BBQ sauce. I understand why. I’ve bought so much of that sauce and it is delicious!

So you can imagine the surprise when……


This weekend, the hot sauce fairy made an appearance! And we are so happy about it! 🙂

Poppamies heard their fan-girl and shared some amazing new flavours! YAAAY!!!

Unwrapping this treasure, it felt like it was my birthday 🙂 We’ve been smiling about it for days.  Would you like to know what I think is cool about it? There is no expectation that I will be posting about it on my blog. So, of course I’m going to post about it on my blog! Sharing my life with you people is what I do. 🙂

I have been thinking so much about how best to use these flavours.  If my photographic skills were better, you may actually be able to see what the products are. But I will list them below for you anyway 😉

The flavours included are (no affiliate links here):

Sriracha  – Super new product, I’m so excited to get this in my hands! We are already arguing over who will eat too much of this. Husband says it’s me. It’s me. No disagreement there.

Aged Jalapeno– I have plans for made at home salsa. Oh yes 🙂

Smoky Reaper. *Hot! Hot! 10+/10*  Put it on everything & sweat, then eat some more!

Chipotle Dip– I think this will be really good on aubergine burgers, or with potato.

Awesome Sauce– This is supposed to be a Caribbean tasting sauce. So maybe good to try with beans & rice?

Liquid Garlic– On. Everything. Smelling like garlic & onions is my early warning system.

Blackberry– Fruit and cheese. It has to be. We’ll know soon!

Horseradish sauce-an écrevisse salad, on a baguette. Oooohh nom!

Sriracha Mayonnaise– The idea of making cabbage salad with this has been quite stuck in my mind.

and… A meat spice rub for grilling! (Bean burgers, anyone?)

So this is my plan. In my mind, anyway.  I’m quite excited about finding the different ways to use these, so there will be more posts upcoming very soon. Keep checking those!

If you are thinking about it; Poppamies products can currently be purchased in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Ireland, Russia, Spain, Austria and the UK.

Are you a hot sauce fan?


Random Sauce Referral: Poppamies Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Hi there all 🙂

I’m not exactly sure why, but I felt the need to share my absolute adoration for this BBQ sauce. This is a ‘product review’ of sorts. But I purchased this and tried – ok, devoured it all by myself. I love it. Like, seriously – wishing for a closet full of these bottles. If there’s a hot sauce loving Santa, please write down my request for under the tree 🙂

You see, in the USA, it may be quite simple to find an endless array of every kind of spicy BBQ sauce, hot sauces, wing sauces. But in other places, it is not. And sometimes, you get something really…funky. For example, I once went to a shop to buy salsa and it was this awful sugary mix that tasted like chunky sweet ketchup. Bleh!

This stuff is great! A little bit sweet, a teensy bit sour and lots of smoky goodness. If you ever happen to see this stuff, I say GO FOR IT!

Totally yum!