Food | Hot Rock Chili – Spicing up the metal scene Pt. 2

The Fusion of Rock Music and Flavor

In our coverage of metalheadz growing peppers to create their own organic hot sauces, we introduced the Dutch company Hot Rock Chili founded by hard rock alumnae Robert Soeterboek (Vulture, Plan Nine, Ayreon), Rob van der Loo (Epica) and Frans Janssen (Boneheadz). With a lot going on in their recording and performing career, they all elevate their company to the next level with the use of their musical involvements aligned with the presentation of their releases. 


At the recent ‘Rock Party of the Year’ event in Weert, we had the pleasure of getting our hands on the company’s limited-edition golden-brown habanero-style hot sauce. The bottle itself is a simple and subtle, adorned with the Rock Party styled artwork as presented onstage during their electrifying gigs.

Delivering a wide range of classic rock ‘n’ metal hymns, and especially the songs that unexpectedly kick the right @ss but aren’t necessarily chart-toppers, Rock Party’s band is an all-star collective of friends from the Dutch music scene. Their delivery is top-notch, ensuring a rocking evening of well over three and a half hours with anthemic proportions.

During the Weert gig, the evening reached new heights when bass player Rinus Gerritsen (Golden Earring) himself joined the troupe onstage for spectacular renditions of the band’s ,,When the Lady Smiles” and ,,Radar Love”, as well as The Who’s ,,Won’t get Fooled Again”. With such an electrifying performance, the taste of the evening demanded to be elongated, especially when you have a bottle of their hot sauce present.


As I served my steaks, I couldn’t help but revert to playing a chop of that evening’s setlist, especially the Earring’s classic tunes. Night Ranger‘s ,,(You can still) Rock in America” kicked off our evening, with a starter plate of nachos and teriyaki skewers, perfectly complemented by the fiery kick of the hot sauce. I should have played Priest’s ,,Victim of Changes” also, but heck; do I care?!

The golden-brown habanero-style hot sauce proved to be the perfect accompaniment to the rock anthems, adding a delightful heat and depth of flavor to every bite. Each sip of the sauce transported me back to the electrifying atmosphere of the Rock Party of the Year event, where music and flavor collided in a harmonious fusion.


Its golden-brown hue is as tantalizing as it is flavorful, beckoning you to indulge in its rich and complex taste. Full-bodied and robust, this hot sauce adds a delightful kick to all your pricy dishes, especially Mexican tacos, fajitas, and even a nice juicy steak or sirloin from the grill.

As you savor each bite, the distinct taste of habanero peppers dances on your palate, providing a delightful heat that is never overpowering. Complementing the fiery top notes is a minor roasty flavor, beautifully balanced with a sweeter undertone, making this sauce a versatile companion to a varied scale of plates. Garlic and onions are expertly woven into the mix, lending their aromatic essence and ensuring the sauce combining fluently with your dishes, elevating the rich ‘smokey’ flavors to new heights.

At the Kamado BBQ, the smoky meals benefit from the rich and deep flavors of this hot sauce, revealing a light coriander note that comes to the forefront as you sear your burger or steak. In our case, we combined it with a sirloin steak, seared to perfection on high fire with a short smoking stint, leaving it deliciously rare overall. Accompanied by grilled potatoes and mushrooms, the flavors of this hot sauce flourished with each bite, adding a delightful complexity to the dish.


The taste of this hot sauce truly flourishes with each bite, making it a wonderful addition to both our grill platters and menus. Hot Rock Chili’s expanding array of finger-licking wonderful releases has been elevated to new heights with this tantalizing creation.

Whether you’re indulging in a Mexican feast, savoring a perfectly grilled steak, or exploring new culinary adventures, this hot sauce promises to be a flavor odyssey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.


Creative as they are, Soeterboek and his companions have mastered the art of crafting the perfect flavors and designs to complement their events and album releases. They go to great lengths to ensure that the presentation matches the essence of their artistic endeavors, leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of excellence.

With the release of the highly anticipated collaboration between the charismatic frontman Soet and the Dutch iconic multi-instrumentalist Arjen ‘Ayreon’ Lucassen on the critically acclaimed album of Plan Nine `The Long-Lost Songs’, the team has outdone themselves. For their album release show, they have created an exclusive small batch of ‘Doctor Robert Hot Medicine’, a smart wordplay on their “Doctor Robert’s Medicine Show”. It’s tantalizing hot sauce that pays homage to the track and album’s organic and grooving rock music with the artwork’s Western style atop.

The jar itself is a slick and stylish presentation, seamlessly falling in line with the album’s artwork. Its design is a testament to the team’s attention to detail and their commitment creating an immersive experience for their fans.

According to the team, this hot sauce is more than just a condiment; it’s a culinary experience that promises to “heal your pain away.” Described as a tasteful yet fiery edition of their chili blends, ‘Doctor Robert Hot Medicine’ is sure to tantalize taste buds and leave a lasting impression on those who dare to indulge, while playing their music. May I suggest Plan Nine’s weeping and soaring ,,Before the Morning Comes”, or their top tier track ,,The Preacher”?


As fans eagerly await the album release show, they can look forward to a multi-sensory journey that promises to delight their senses and leave them craving for more. This fusion of art and flavor is a testament to the team’s unwavering dedication to pushing boundaries and delivering unforgettable experiences.

Hot Rock Chili’s products have found their way to the tables of many rockers and music aficionados. It is their craft and art that elevate their output, with the company present at numerous events, rocking out loud and proud. Their stall, popping up everywhere, is a showcase of their exceptional marketing skills, and when they go all in, the addition of a nacho stands featuring their hot sauce and habanero offerings is the perfect fit.

The fusion of rock, metal, and flavor has been proven time and time again, and Hot Rock Chili embellishes their name among the top ranks. It is their true love and dedication to maintaining their biological production and creating fresh, spicy, and flavorful goodness for your meals that sets them apart. Hot Rock Chili has earned my vote with their unwavering commitment to quality and their ability to seamlessly blend the worlds of music and culinary delight.


If you’re metalhead and die-hard rocker, or simply appreciate the finer things in life, Hot Rock Chili’s products are a must-try. Their hot sauces and products are more than just flavor enhancers; they are a celebration of passion, creativity, and the pursuit of excellence.

So, whether you’re firing up the grill, indulging in a plate of nachos, or simply looking to add a kick of flavor to your favorite dishes, Hot Rock Chili’s products are sure to become a staple in your culinary arsenal. Embrace the fusion of rock and flavor, and let Hot Rock Chili take your taste buds on a journey like no other.



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