Contact theSOPAbout theSOPSupport theSOPWritersEditorsManaging Editors
theSOP logo
Published:October 9th, 2008 09:35 EST
The Spice of Life: Flaming Fire

The Spice of Life: Flaming Fire

By Rocco Loosbrock

My fellow lovers of all things hot and spicy,  I come to you with words of warning. Sadly, there`s a very disturbing trend going on right now within the world of Hot Sauce, Salsa and Barbecue Sauce and it seems to have an increasing number of true aficionados and connoisseurs of the these two universes just a little bit frustrated and bewildered. 

More and more often, we are seeing a serious split taking place between those individuals who sincerely love and enjoy GOOD  gourmet hot sauce, salsa and barbecue sauce for the collective taste of premium quality ingredients consummately prepared with just the right amount of heat  and those who seek merely what is extremely, excruciatingly HOT,  in what appears to be a free-falling frenzy, focusing fundamentally on flaming fire  and FLAMING FIRE  alone! 

Personally, I totally understand and completely respect the fact that some like it HOT,  after all, I`m one of those people, but recently there has been a ridiculously extreme and obsessive attitude taking place over at several of the online and offline barbecue sauce, salsa and hot sauce clubs, that has the vast majority of gourmets just a little bit confused and concerned.  

Some clubs that once conscientiously catered to the discriminating palates of the true gourmet, have seemingly, suddenly switched alliance and are now pushing product that, well, suffice it o say, shows a willingness to simply change their quality assurance standards in order to make their claim to fame ? an almost adversarial  atomic adventure ? of burning buds,  taste buds that is. 

We only bring this matter up and take the time to openly discuss it, because we want to absolutely assure our members that we would never even momentarily consider the idea of sacrificing our commitment to premium quality ingredients and taste for the childish silliness of being known as the club that will melt your mouth, thwart your throat scorch you stomach and nuke your nether regions! 

At the Coastal Vineyards Hot Sauce and Salsa Club, we take a far more traditionally classical approach of providing our members with only those hot sauces, salsas and barbecue sauces that consistently stand up to our quality assurance standards and constant connoisseur taste tests. We don`t want to waste our time or yours,  getting ourselves caught up in some sort of crazed, immature, testosterone driven flame up contest to see which club can severely scar their members the most dramatically.


Rocco Loosbrock

Use coupon code (sop) to get a 10% discount at

 Rocco owns and runs a Bacon of the Month Club called The Bacon Freak Bacon is Meat Candy Club as well as a Wine Club called the Coastal Vineyard Wine Club