Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fiery Find at Groovefest

How can anyone resist a sweetly packaged, sunset-colored jam disconcertingly named "Triple X"?

Well, my husband shook his head in a vigorous no, but I couldn't help but stop to inquire when I passed by the Jams-n-Things booth at Groovefest 2012 in Cedar City, Utah.

Triple X is made with habanero peppers, so saying it packs a punch is an understatement. I requested a sample, and the proprietors, after repeatedly asking if I was sure, pointed out the closest water fountain.

I took a deep breath and went for it, quickly popping tiny tasting spoon into my mouth before I could change my mind.

Yowsa!! This is hot stuff, baby! My mouth was on fire for a good 15 minutes, until a cool and fruity Texas twister doused the flames.

Even though I'm not a fan of extreme spiciness or heat, I had to buy a jar. I want to develop a recipe using Triple X. I want to see if I can make a dish that's adventurous but palatable.

I'll keep you posted on how that goes.


  1. This product review actually made my mouth water in anticipation. I love spicy food, and I'd love to sample your recipe concoction once it's ready.

  2. I'm working on some ideas now, Becky. I'll be sure to post here, so stay tuned!