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Dizzy Pig Brand, Swamp Venom Seasoning and Rub Review

Do you crave the flavor of the hot Deep South? Do you love the smell and taste of well-seasoned food that yields a ton of flavor? In this Dizzy Pig Swamp Venom Review, I will be giving you my pros and cons of Dizzy Pig Swamp Venom Seasoning. We will discover if Dizzy Pig Swamp Venom really adds that big punch of Deep South flavor you are looking for.

I recently bought an 8oz bottle of Dizzy Pig Swamp Venom seasoning made by the Dizzy Pig BBQ Company. I made the decision to purchase this seasoning after my initial order of a 13 pack sampler of Dizzy Pig Original Blend flavors. Dizzy Pig “Raising The Steaks” seasoning and the “Swamp Venom” seasoning are two of my favorites from the sampler.

Not only am I a sucker for trying the latest and greatest in seasonings and spices, (my girlfriend calls me the spice hunter,) anything that can seriously add that Cajun and Southwestern influenced flavor to my food had me sold. Combine this with the fact that this multi-purpose seasoning can be used on several different types of foods and this purchase was a no-brainer for me.

I mean seriously, I can’t count how many times I’ve purchased a seasoning promising to bring the big flavor of the Deep South, only to be disappointed. I think back to all the wasted $$ and sub par tasting food and kick myself for not finding this seasoning sooner. It was even a hit with my four-year-old daughter who loved it despite the spiciness.

Spoiler Alert: Dizzy Pig Brand, Swamp Venom Seasoning is a big punch of some deep south flavor.

Swamp Venom Food Seasoning, & Rub Quick Facts

  • Product Name: Dizzy Pig Brand, Swamp Venom Seasoning
  • Best Place to Buy: Amazon
  • Product Weight: 7.4 Oz
  • Recommended Uses: Chicken, fish, shrimp, and pork
  • Amazon US rating:4.3 out of 5-Stars
  • My rating: 8/10 Stars

Swamp Venom Food Seasoning & Rub Description & Uses

Flavor | Our Favorite On | About the Product

What Dizzy Pig is saying…

“Our heat-loving customers wanted something to create some sweat on their brow! Chris dove into the test kitchen with heat and the deep South on his mind. Disappointed with other rubs labeled “Spicy” that were actually quite mild, we knew we wanted it hot. Chiliheads have united, and Swamp Venom is one of our top selling blends.”

What customers are saying…

“We love Swamp Venom on chicken wings, catfish, shrimp, and crawdads. Our chile-loving customers spice up everything from grill-roasted turkey to pork chops to freshly caught fish. There are few limits for those that like a big punch of flavor!”


  • Spicy heat level
  • Robust
  • Earthy, round backbone with bright sharp notes
  • Hint of cumin, sage
  • Lightly tangy
  • Quite complex
  • Slightly sweet


Our Favorite On

  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Catfish
  • Grilled Shrimp

Swamp Venom seasoning enhances almost anything for big flavor lovers.

About the Product

  • All Natural Ingredients
  • No Msg
  • No Anti-Caking Ingredients

Ok, that’s what the Dizzy Pig Brand claims at least. They make a very strong case while making this seasoning sound very impressive. But does it actually live up to their claims? The rest of this review will be devoted to my experiences with using this seasoning.

My Thoughts on Dizzy Pig Swamp Venom Seasoning

The Main Things I Look For When Buying a New Seasoning Are | Complements the Food Does Not Disguise the Natural Flavor | Natural Ingredients | MSG Free | Big Bold Flavor

Going from other store brand Cajun-style seasonings that I have tried to Dizzy Pig Swamp Venom was like going from fast food to a high scale restaurant. While the first will do the job and fill your belly, the second will have your taste buds doing the happy dance and leave you with a satisfied smile on your face.

So far, I have used Swamp Venom to season chicken, fish and pork shops. A big thumbs up for all from me. But my absolute favorite is when I use it to season shrimp. Grilled and scampi style shrimp on the “barbie” came out great. I’ve also sprinkled some on rice and vegetables before serving them and get great reviews.

The big, bold flavor difference had me coming back for third helpings.

The Main Things I Look For When Buying a New Seasoning Are:

  • Complements the food, does not disguise the natural flavor
  • Natural ingredients
  • MSG Free
  • Big, Bold Flavor

Let’s See How Dizzy Pig Swamp Venom Seasoning Measured Up To My Above List

Complements the Food, Does Not Disguise the Natural Flavor

Even though I describe this seasoning as having “Big Bold Flavor” it is not overpowering to the food. In my opinion, it helps bring out and highlight the natural flavor of all the foods I tried while adding a Deep South influence.

Natural ingredients

Dizzy Pig products use only ALL NATURAL whole spices and are made with only high quality, fresh and natural ingredients. No artificial extras. They are allergen friendly and don’t use peanuts or tree nuts.

MSG Free

Dizzy Pig doesn’t like additives with words they can’t pronounce. So you’ll never find MSG, anti-caking agents or unmentionables in their seasonings.

Big, Bold Flavor

I think I’ve brought this one up enough that you already get the picture. But just in case, let me mention it again. Swamp Venom is an outstanding blend of spices that adds a little kick with great flavor.

Where to Buy Dizzy Pig Swamp Venom Seasoning

I’ve done a bit of research on where to buy Swamp Venom, and so far the best place to buy it is Amazon. It is hard to beat Amazon shipping prices and many times they will ship for free. They also offer same day shipping if you want it right away. Amazon is also one of the most reliable companies when it comes to purchases.

Amazon has a 30-day return policy. If the product doesn’t work out, you can just return it for a full refund within 30 days, no questions asked.

Final Thoughts on Our Dizzy Pig Brand, Swamp Venom Seasoning and Rub Review

Dizzy Pig Swamp Venom seasoning stacked up very well to all my needs and added an additional “Deep South” flavor factor to the mix. Seasoning my food with this spice has made me a happy man.

The only gripe I have is it is not as spicy as advertised. If spicy heat is not your thing, then don’t let the name and the claims scare you off. It’s really not that spicy, just a little kick.

One more thing that is more of an inconvenience than a gripe is that I can not get Dizzy Pig brand seasoning at any of my local stores. I can only order them online. Put again, a slight inconvenience that is more than made up for in the quality and performance of this spice.

Bottom line, Yes, I am a fan of not only of the Swamp Venom seasoning but almost the entire line of Dizzy Pig seasoning offerings.

If you are a fan of that Deep South flavor and you love the smell and taste of well-seasoned food that yields a ton of flavor, then this seasoning is for you.

Would I recommend Dizzy Pig brand Swamp Venom Seasoning? That would be a Big Yes for this product!

Now It’s Your Turn

I want to hear from you:

Have you tried Dizzy Pig brand Swamp Venom before?

Have you used any of the Dizzy Pig brand seasonings?

Which one is your favorite?

Are you going to be purchasing a smoker in the future?  Or do you plan on looking at a pellet grill, built-in or standalone gas grill, or charcoal model?

Let me know by leaving a quick comment below.

If you still have questions, please feel free to send me a message.


Pat G.

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Patrick Ginise

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