Today we are reviewing Blair’s Death Rain Jolokia Pepper Cauldron Cooked Potato Chips. Blair’s is a leader in the fiery foods industry making hot sauces, rubs, jerky and snacks.
Blair’s crunchy thick cauldron (large metal pot used for cooking over an open fire) cooked potatoes are coated with Blair’s special reserve blend of farm raised Jolokia pods and exotic flavors.
The ingredients include potatoes, sunflower oil and/or corn oil, spices (including Jolokia pepper and paprika), salt, dextrose, dehydrated garlic, natural flavors and spice extractives (including paprika). No MSG.
As soon as you open the bag and remove a few chips, you will notice the bright orange color from the seasonings. You will also notice the seasoning on the tips of your fingers. On the first chip a nice crunch is detected and this crunchiness is repeated on each chip.
You will taste a mild barbecue flavor and then start to notice the heat. Because the flavor is so tasty and the nice crunch, it’s easy to keep eating the chips. Most folks know that the heat from Jolokia Peppers builds and these chips are no different. The heat in the chips continues to build. If you are not careful, you can find yourself dealing with a significant amount of spice (now, for some that is the desired outcome).
Heat for Blair’s Death Rain Jolokia Potato Chips is easily 5+ out of 10. Some will rate the heat even higher. In my case, I like to eat 5 or 6 chips and let the heat subside a little. Some of my friends (who are more of the “jalapeno” types) with whom I shared these chips thought there was too much heat!
In our detailed video review below we discuss, texture, heat level, flavor and crispiness.
One thing is for sure, I would definitely recommend these chips for any fiery foods fan. They are crunch and somewhat addictive. I know keep a stash in my pantry all the time!