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This potent recipe and design began with a buddy batch our friend Eddie Gallagher. Made to honor the ferocious spirit and heart of a warrior, we’ve created something powerful yet kind by choice. This exotic blend is made with coarse Pacific sea salt infused with an ultra-hot extraction of Ghost, Scorpion and Carolina Reaper peppers, cocoa and oak aged tequila. Gritty, smooth, robust, intoxicating heat.

Includes: Laser Etched Apocalypto Push Grinder filled with Apocalypto Hot Salt,  25g Pouch of Coarse grind Apocalypto Hot Salt, ID card and foam lined box with magnetic closure.

The Firecracker Farm Pusher is a refillable  laser-etched, stainless steel, push grinder. Solid in hand, convenient and incredibly satisfying to use. One push delivers a burst of savory heat whenever you need one.

The APOCALYPTO push grinders are etched with the sun skull representing designs found on sacrificial stones used by the Maya and Aztec that were the first to combine hot pepper and cocoa in a health-promoting elixir called Xocolatl.

The APOCALYPTO design was inspired by The Disk of Death,  also known as The Disk of Mictlantecuhtli, a menacing stone carving of a skull surrounded by sun rays that was discovered at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun.

*Want to geek out on more history? Details at the bottom.

Push Grinder Contains 17g (0.6oz) of Apocalypto Hot Salt.
How many presses? About 515.

The coarse sea salts we use are natural unprocessed sea-salts made by solar evaporation of brine and are not iodized.  They are refined by washing with clean saturated salt brine to remove surface impurities, drained of excess moisture, dried, and screened to size.

The Pusher is a spring loaded, thumb operated rasp style grinder. Pressing down on the depressor forces a rough banded steel rasp down through the opening at the bottom of the grinder and crushes the salt crystals as each band passes the salt blocking the opening. A fast press pulverizes the salt more thoroughly and creates a slightly finer grind. A slow press allows larger grains of Hot Salt to pass. 

Each press of the pusher delivers 33mg of Hot Salt on average. A full pusher contains approximately 515 presses. That's a lot of heat! When compared to the number of uses from a typical bottle of specialty hot sauce (maybe 10)you can see how this will last. When you run out, we sell refill pouches.

Flavor notes: Smokey oak and tequila meet cocoa, with savory dense heat that builds as each of the Three Kings (Ghost, Reaper, and Scorpion) peppers traverse the palette. 

*More about The Disk of Mictlantecuhtli

The Disk of Mictlantecuhtli is a Teotihuacan stone sculpture created between 1CE and 600CE. It is on display at the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City in Mexico.

According to myth, Mictlāntēcutli ruled over Mictlān, the afterlife that awaited all mortals who didn't die in battle or childbirth. Mictlān was a four-year trial, where human souls descended through nine levels featuring rivers of blood, winds that cut like knives, and mountains that crash together on souls that pass between them. Souls that found their way to the last level were greeted by Mictlāntēcutli, who is depicted in sculptures as a skeleton splashed with blood, arms raised in gleeful aggression, with a necklace of human eyeballs and a mouth agape to swallow the stars as they fall from the sky.

If all this sounds like a bit much, remember that a skeletal face had a softer connotation for the Aztec, for whom death was so intimately connected with life that skulls were a symbol of regeneration, like the first flowers of spring. "

Citation: Reed Enger, "Disk of Mictlantecuhtli," in Obelisk Art History, Published October 14, 2019; last modified November 08, 2022, http://www.arthistoryproject.com/timeline/the-ancient-world/teotihuacan-culture/disk-of-mictlantecuhtli/


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Our Three Kings Hot Salt enhances flavors and delights the palette with mouthwatering, savory heat that builds without overpowering. Hot salt will elevate your recipes, and enjoyment to new highs. It's #ffaddictive.