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NMSU?s new Holy Jolokia wing sauce delivers the hottest wings for game day

When it comes to hot wings, it?s going to be difficult to find something hotter than Holy Jolokia wing sauce, the newest in the collection of Holy Jolokia sauces available at New Mexico State University?s Chile Pepper Institute and produced in partnership with CaJohns Fiery Foods.


A photo of Holy Jolokia wing sauce.
NMSU?s Chile Pepper Institute has unveiled Holy Jolokia wing sauce, its latest creation in collaboration with CaJohns Fiery Foods. (NMSU photo by Rosemary Woller)

?The popularity of these Holy Jolokia products has really taken off,? said Danise Coon, an NMSU agricultural research scientist who works with the Chile Pepper Institute. ?It astounds us with how many repeat customers we have. People just keep coming back for their fix.?

Over the past six years, the Chile Pepper Institute has worked with CaJohns to produce and sell thousands of bottles of Holy Jolokia hot sauce, salsa, barbecue sauce and taco sauce, each made with Bhut Jolokia chile peppers.

The Bhut Jolokia is one of the hottest peppers on the planet, clocking in at more than one million Scoville Heat Units. Despite the serious spice, Coon says the wing sauce isn?t overwhelming and something hot wing lovers will enjoy.

The Chile Pepper Institute is part of NMSU?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of Holy Jolokia wing sauce, along with other Holy Jolokia products, goes toward an endowed chair for chile pepper research at NMSU.

Holy Jolokia wing sauce is available at the Chile Pepper Institute, or online at www.chilepepperinstitute.org. For more information, contact Erica Trevino at 575-646-3028.