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Dragon's Blood Elixir is a Connecticut-Made Hot Sauce That Doesn't Destroy Your Taste Buds
Douglas Crane is a little like Ferdinand the Bull in the classic children's book. (Ferdinand liked to sniff flowers while his young bull peers were out in the fields butting heads, charging at each other and generally gearing up for violent showdowns with a matador.) Crane makes hot sauce. And the world of hot sauce is filled with blustery, macho, pyrotechnic, face-melting hot shots. Lots of dudes (and avid customers) who like to test the limits of the taste buds by blasting their mouths with weaponized amounts of heat from hot peppers, basically turning their tongues into blast sites. Crane — though he loves hot sauces — doesn't go in for all that extreme stunt-eating and fire-breathing. Crane is the man behind Dragon's Blood Elixir. Despite the scary-sounding name, Dragon's Blood Elixir is a line of Connecticut-made hot sauces that are noteworthy for all of their rainbow-spectrum fruitiness and atypical hot sauce flavors. Over the summer you can expect him to roll out different sauces using blueberries, peaches, muskmelons and other counterintuitive hot sauce creations.
By John Adamian
July 10, 2013