Free Shipping on orders of $75 or more in Ontario and Quebec. Discounted shipping for all other provinces on orders of $75 or more.

Clark + Hopkins Assam Hot Sauce

June 19, 2019

   Clark + Hopkins really is my most memorable discovery of the year thus far. I had always heard of them and seen their products on YouTube and Instagram, but I only had a chance to finally try the whole sauce lineup earlier this month. MAN have I been missing out!! As seen on past seasons of Hot Ones, Assam was one of the favourites of the guests on the show! To me, there’s no mystery as to why. It’s an expertly crafted product which, to me, stands out among the total of 60 or so hot sauces I have in my fridge currently. It’s THAT GOOD!

   The flavour profile is fragrant, savoury, mildly earthy, and moderately spicy. The rich spices combined with the hot peppers make for a deep flavour. It also has a thick consistency which I really like. Apple cider vinegar acts as a healthy preservative while also bringing a light tang into the mix. This product is not very vinegary at all, which is great! Tomatoes and onions add some sweetness and help make the sauce a bit thicker and helping it give that tikka-masala kind of taste! The garlic and ginger are quite noticeable, as they should be, given this is an Indian-inspired sauce! Water helps to balance out the consistency while 7-pot primo peppers and Ghost peppers bring a moderate, sweet, lightly floral and fruity heat. Tamarind, the classic ingredient which is a base for many Indian sauces and chutneys, adds some of its distinct sweetness and tartness, with the black mustard seed providing a lightly pungent, spicy flavour. Salt ensures a light level of seasoning while turbinado sugar adds just a tad of sweetness. There’s a perfect balance between the two! I’m sure the spices included in the mix contains some turmeric, cumin, ground coriander seeds, and more!

   In terms of heat, I would give this one a 6 out of 10. It’s got a decent amount of heat, but it is far from the scariest sauce made with any of these superhot peppers. I wouldn’t recommend it to those who can’t at least handle scotch bonnet or habanero-based hot sauces, but if you do, this one should be a breeze! If you’re an intermediate or hardcore chile head like myself, you probably won’t find any crazy heat from this one. At the same time however, these chiles can give a delayed burn, so on some occasions you may find that what you tried wasn’t very hot and then BOOM it hits you.

   Add Clark + Hopkins Assam to not only your favourite Indian and South Asian dishes, but also to your Mexican food, poke bowls, soups, fried fish, couscous, samosas, rice, veggies, avocado toast, and more. It’s also amazing mixed with mayo, hummus, tahini, or yoghurt! Seriously, it’s got so much flavour that it enhances almost any dish!

   Come by one of our store locations and give Clark + Hopkins Assam Hot Sauce a try! I’m fairly confident that you will love its complexity!

As always, Keep it spicy!


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Heated Discussions

Fat Cat Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost Hot Sauce

November 06, 2019

It’s a robust sauce with a smoky, tangy, and savoury flavour profile. What sticks out the most to me are the smoky Guajillo peppers and the cumin. It really is a marriage made in heaven! Water gives the sauce a more liquid consistency and balances out the acidity and salinity while...

Continue Reading

Clark + Hopkins Laos Hot Sauce

October 30, 2019

In case you’ve never heard of it, Laos is a small landlocked nation in Southeast Asia, known for its very spicy cuisine and various influences from all the surrounding countries. This hot sauce does a great job at combining fiery heat with a multi-layered flavour.

Continue Reading

Hellfire Blueberry Hell Hot Sauce

October 23, 2019

This is one of my all-time favourites. It’s most probably my favourite super-hot fruit-based hot sauce I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy. When we usually hear “fruit-based hot sauce” we assume that makes its possible uses rather limited. That is not the case with Blueberry Hell, as I will discuss in more depth further down.

Continue Reading

Heat Chart
Heat Chart
★ Reviews

Let customers speak for us

2698 reviews
Brutal, very hot, taste was really bad

This was just stinking hot, tastes hotter than a lot of other sauces but the heat over powers you and it is not a great taste, was good for a hot wing challenge but I would use as recommended on the bottle to just add heat to something like soup or chili if you want some extreme heat, even then there are much better choices!

Not as crazy as I was expecting but many of my friends can barely handle it :)

It really burns, the heat kicks in and keeps going up when you breathe :)

I cried... I had hiccups..... but I was expecting it to be kicking my ass more.

No ring of fire :)

Baron West Indian Mustard Hot Sauce 14oz

My fav!

This is one of my go to hot sauces. I love the smokey flavour of this sauce. Will be ordering it again.


Hot, but not just for hot's sake. Really good flavour.