Blazing Hot Blend
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 10 reviews
 by Julie on Blazing Hot Blend
Works on squirrels

This and millet are the only two seeds that the squirrels will not touch. I have had the seed in my feeders for several days and no squirrels will even approach it. The birds are still getting used to it. I am so thankful this works... finally my feeders won't be ruined by the relentless squirrels.

 by Matt on Blazing Hot Blend

A waste of money. And no, its not the "20 to 30 local squirrels doing a taste test", like you tell everyone else that realizes your product doesn't do what its advertised to do.

Thank you for your feedback. I couldn't quite tell from your email the exact nature of your disappointment (Possibly you don't believe there are that many squirrels in your yard? Or something else?), but I would be happy to help if you'd like to contact us directly (1-877-426-8882). I can assure we that we do not make up facts to excuse a negative review. We do, however, offer scientific knowledge/statistics as an aid in understanding what to realistically expect regarding product performance. For those times when Nature does not immediately react they way a customer wants it to, we also offer proven advice based on decades of bird-feeding experience. Most of the time, simply knowing a little something about wildlife behavior and having a little patience gets the desired results. And though our advice is always sound, we readily admit that animal behavior is never 100% consistent or controlled.So, if you prefer a refund from your place of purchase and need assistance, please let us know. As always, we genuinely want you to be satisfied with your Cole's experience - even if you feel our product didn't work for you.

 by Linda Schultz on Blazing Hot Blend

Our bare-branched trees look like they're loaded with jewels, with all the colorful birds waiting for us to fill the feeder. Only food the squirrels don't bother. Wish our local stores could keep this in stock!

 by Michelle on Blazing Hot Blend
Birds LOVE this!

Have 2 feeders I keep filled with Blazing Hot Blend and the birds love it!! So many beautiful visitors! Don't really have an issue with squirrels much so it could be the type of feeder. Some of the cardinals have been chasing away the doves so I ended up adding a tin on the ground for them. Started buying the 10lb bag bc they all enjoy it so much! I swear they start chirping up a storm when it needs to be refilled to let me know to hurry up and feed them. My only issue is that sometimes it's hard to find stocked on the shelves and would appreciate a sale every so often....but I'll keep this on my shopping list until the birds tell me otherwise!

 by Bucky Cox on Blazing Hot Blend
It Works

I am on my second bag and it works for me. I constantly had battles with squirrels but now they don't even look at the feeders. Birds of all types are all over the seed. I mix a container with half Cole's blazing hot seed and half with regular seed I buy from Costco and it is just as effective but more cost friendly. Wish I would have found this years ago.

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Type: Blended Seed

Blazing Hot Blend™ is a 100% all natural, chemical free way to increase the number of birds visiting your feeder. It combines a patented habanero chili oil formula with the most preferred seeds of backyard songbirds. This is a traditional mix designed to attract a maximum variety of birds and keep them coming back with a fiery bit of spice! Woodpeckers, grosbeaks, buntings, cardinals, chickadees, bluebirds, goldfinches, and more find this mix irresistible.

Works well in all feeder types including Cole’s Terrific Tube™, Mighty Mesh™, and Bountiful Bowl™.

Available in 5, 10, 20, 40 pound sizes

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Blazing Hot Blend
Average rating:  
 10 reviews
 by Julie on Blazing Hot Blend
Works on squirrels

This and millet are the only two seeds that the squirrels will not touch. I have had the seed in my feeders for several days and no squirrels will even approach it. The birds are still getting used to it. I am so thankful this works... finally my feeders won't be ruined by the relentless squirrels.

 by Matt on Blazing Hot Blend

A waste of money. And no, its not the "20 to 30 local squirrels doing a taste test", like you tell everyone else that realizes your product doesn't do what its advertised to do.

Thank you for your feedback. I couldn't quite tell from your email the exact nature of your disappointment (Possibly you don't believe there are that many squirrels in your yard? Or something else?), but I would be happy to help if you'd like to contact us directly (1-877-426-8882). I can assure we that we do not make up facts to excuse a negative review. We do, however, offer scientific knowledge/statistics as an aid in understanding what to realistically expect regarding product performance. For those times when Nature does not immediately react they way a customer wants it to, we also offer proven advice based on decades of bird-feeding experience. Most of the time, simply knowing a little something about wildlife behavior and having a little patience gets the desired results. And though our advice is always sound, we readily admit that animal behavior is never 100% consistent or controlled.So, if you prefer a refund from your place of purchase and need assistance, please let us know. As always, we genuinely want you to be satisfied with your Cole's experience - even if you feel our product didn't work for you.

 by Linda Schultz on Blazing Hot Blend

Our bare-branched trees look like they're loaded with jewels, with all the colorful birds waiting for us to fill the feeder. Only food the squirrels don't bother. Wish our local stores could keep this in stock!

 by Michelle on Blazing Hot Blend
Birds LOVE this!

Have 2 feeders I keep filled with Blazing Hot Blend and the birds love it!! So many beautiful visitors! Don't really have an issue with squirrels much so it could be the type of feeder. Some of the cardinals have been chasing away the doves so I ended up adding a tin on the ground for them. Started buying the 10lb bag bc they all enjoy it so much! I swear they start chirping up a storm when it needs to be refilled to let me know to hurry up and feed them. My only issue is that sometimes it's hard to find stocked on the shelves and would appreciate a sale every so often....but I'll keep this on my shopping list until the birds tell me otherwise!

 by Bucky Cox on Blazing Hot Blend
It Works

I am on my second bag and it works for me. I constantly had battles with squirrels but now they don't even look at the feeders. Birds of all types are all over the seed. I mix a container with half Cole's blazing hot seed and half with regular seed I buy from Costco and it is just as effective but more cost friendly. Wish I would have found this years ago.

 by Chris on Blazing Hot Blend
Squirrels are loving it

I bought this to keep squirrels away from my feeder. As i write this im looking at a squirrel munching away at the seed. The bag tipped over when i was filling my feeder, leaving a pile of seed. Well the squirrels also munching down on that.
Birds arent eating the seed. Probably wont buy this again. Every bag of heated seed i buy does nothing

Thank you your feedback. We'd love for you to contact us directly so that we may assist you in improving your experience with Cole's Blazing Hot Blend. If you would please email me at, Sindy@Coleswildbird.com, I will be more than happy to go over your particular situation and hopefully provide some tips and advice.Many people do not realize that they have as many as 20-30 squirrels in their immediate area. So, it's very possible that you would see squirrels "tasting" Blazing Hot Blend over a period of time, but you should not see a single squirrel devouring an entire feeder or bag in one sitting.Also, it is not uncommon for bird visits to temporarily dip when introducing a new food source - especially if the new seed looks different from what you were serving before. Most songbirds are very visual and any change to a feeder's look or contents can cause a temporary decrease in bird activity. Once they get past the change and try it out, you will see a significant increase in bird visits and maybe even a few species you've never seen before!Of course and as always, if you are not completely satisfied with any Cole's product, we will be happy to facilitate a refund for you with the store where you purchased our product.

 by Cathy on Blazing Hot Blend
Rodents hate this stuff

There was a rat eating from the feeder for weeks. I was having to refill the feeder every 3 days. I tried baffles, clearing the area and even took the feeder down for a while but none of it worked. I finally read that hot seeds might keep them away and I can say that it does. I’ve had this food in the feeder for a week now and only birds eat it. I was a little afraid they might not eat the seeds since it was different from their usual but so far the birds seem to like it. I couldn’t be happier with the results!

 by Peter shipp on Blazing Hot Blend
Where are my birds?

Ok, I understand supply issues during this trying time, covid 19. I have used special feed for years and have MANY different types of birds and often. I go through a 40 lb bag in weeks this time of year. Since there was no supply, I tried the hot blue ribbon (Blazing Hot Blend). I haven’t seen a bird in 4 days. Giving it to the end of the week until I return for full refund!

We are sorry to hear you were unable to find your usual Cole's Special Feeder blend. The new blend you tried, Blazing Hot Blend, is visually very different from Special Feeder and sometimes that will temporarily cause reduced birds visits. So what you describe is not that uncommon when introducing any new food or feeder to your feathered friends. Here's a great Link to explain the phenomena in a little more detail:https://youtu.be/JydeQYI1mssIn short, when you change from a dark-colored seed to an orange-tinted, lighter colored seed, that color change can temporarily confuse the birds. As a result, sometimes it can take a few days to a couple weeks for your backyard birds to recognize the new hot seed offerings as a viable food source.Most songbirds are very visual and any change to a feeder's look or contents can cause a temporary decrease in bird activity. Once they get past the change and try it out, you will see a significant increase in bird visits and maybe even a few species you've never seen before!Of course and as always, if you are not completely satisfied with any Cole's product, we will be happy to facilitate a refund for you with the store where you purchased our product.

 by Joe B on Blazing Hot Blend
BEST SEED

Best seed ever. Song birds love it. Red Wing Blackbirds love it. We have an Eastern Towhee who has nested nearby and he and his mate visit daily. We get Goldfinches and nearly every king of sparrow native to our part of Virginia. Cardinals, doves. Best of ALL, NO SQUIRRELS. This is going on our 3rd year with this seed. No regrets.

 by Patty on Blazing Hot Blend
Bird lover

Birds love it. Squirrels don’t
That is why I am going to by it again