If you regularly read my blog, then you know how addicted that I am to hot sauce and spicy flavors to give food, my recipes, metabolism, and the immune system a healthy boost. However, I never tried African hot sauce or seasonings until working with African Dream Foods for this review. Founded in 2020 by David Shmunk, this is a conscientious company with a mission to share the authentic flavors of Africa with the world through their products while helping support wildlife conservation to save endangered species by donating a part of their sales. If this brand hasn’t caught your attention yet, then let me tell you more to paint a way to experience some of this authentic taste cultivated directly from small farms in South Africa.
**Disclaimer: This post has been compensated. Opinions are solely mine. **
I received their all-natural African hot sauce with Lemon & Garlic Peri-Peri, Bird’s Eye Chili and Southern Braai. They also have five other hot pepper sauces that include Ghost Pepper, Ghost Peri-Peri, Jalanasco, Habanasco, and another called Sweet Dream. The artwork on their bottles and packaging is colorful as it portrays the beauty of African wildlife.
The first African Dream Foods hot sauce that I sampled with the Lemon & Garlic Peri-Peri. This one is a milder medium heat with a touch of sweetness and a bit a brightness from lemon that lent freshness against the garlic, spices and chili peppers. This was delicious on chicken and rice. Next time, I will add this to a salad dressing or a marinade recipe.
The second African hot sauce I tested was their Bird’s Eye Chilli. This one had some extra fire to it that ranged from medium-high heat due using the entire chili with seeds in this hot sauce recipe. It has a nice blend with how the onions and garlic work their way through the slightly sweet heat for maximizing taste when I poured some on my scrambled eggs.
Finally, I sampled the Southern Braai hot sauce. This one has fermented red peppers and a very mild heat that I barely could detect along with distinct sweetness from molasses and cane sugar. To be truthful, this one was just all right due to the cloves when pouring some of this on my pizza.
I also was sent a bottle of their Safari Smoke Seasoning, which is an awesome mix of smoke and spices. This has a delightful flavor with garlic, basil and paprika when I tried it on my fish. Honestly, I think this one is a great addition to a spice rack for what it can contribute to practically all dishes and recipes.
The bottles of African Dream Foods hot sauce do have a wide opening, which I wish could be much smaller. Otherwise, you pour out too much for dabbing over food. This type of opening size is better suited for cooking in my opinion.
Other than that, I think this company should be commended on utilizing fair trade practices and helping save endangered African wildlife through a portion of their sales. Check out the African Dream Foods website to learn about the products mentioned in this review. You can find African Dream Foods on Amazon or Walmart so be sure to shop!
Hot pepper lovers should also check out my refrigerated hot pepper pickles recipe. Trust me, but you won’t believe how delicious they are on sandwiches as well.