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Dawson’s Original Hot Sauce

April 17, 2019

Dawson’s is an all-around superb company. And what’s more, they’re locals based in Hamilton, Ontario! I’ve never been disappointed by any of their sauces and it’s safe to say that I’m HOOKED! This one is definitely Original. It’s got a flavour profile reminiscent of Italian chile oil, but with an added sweetness. It’s made with all-natural, high quality ingredients, as with all sauces by Dawson’s! It has the perfect balance between heat and flavour. One thing I really love about this sauce is the thick, smooth, and silky consistency. It pours out so effortlessly… and the colour is beautiful as well! Of course, this is not as important as the taste, but it’s nice to see a sauce that is pleasant to the eye too! It not only enhances your meal; it can make a stunning garnish or drizzle on all kinds of food! You may remember this sauce from previous seasons of the First We Feast YouTube show Hot Ones. All I can say is, I wouldn’t take Alton Brown’s opinion of the sauce very seriously. It’s an amazing product and don’t let any celebrities tell you otherwise!

I’ve written a few reviews of Dawson’s products in the past. Namely, reviews for Dawson’s Sichuan Ghost Pepper and Dawson’s Big Smoke Chipotle. These are two incredible products that are some of my all-time favourites. Give the reviews a read if you’d like to learn more about this local company and some of the other delicious products of theirs we offer here at Chilly Chiles!

The flavour profile of this one is sweet, lightly fruity, and bold. Habaneros are the only chile pepper in the sauce. Their flavour and heat totally shine through, while not overpowering the other ingredients too much. This makes it a very balanced sauce overall given that no ingredient on the list confuses me or catches me off-guard! The vinegar does a good job of preserving the sauce while adding only a light tang, as it does not mask any of the other ingredients. Brown sugar brings some enjoyable sweetness. I find there’s just the right amount of sugar added; any more would have made it too sweet in my opinion. So, Dawson’s has once again perfectly balanced every element! Extra virgin olive oil adds a mild fruitiness and creates that lovely consistency I mentioned about above. Sea salt ensures that the product is well-seasoned, while the garlic and its zingy quality is actually noticeable! It makes for a nice aftertaste. Gosh I love garlic in hot sauces!

In terms of heat I would give this one a 4 out of 10. It’s mostly got the heat I would expect from a habanero-based hot sauce. Due to the added sweetness from the brown sugar, the heat overall has been slightly reduced from the heat it could potentially have. I don’t mind the mild-medium heat because that means more people can enjoy it! I would recommend Dawson’s Original Hot Sauce to everyone. PERIOD. If you at least mildly enjoy all the of the ingredients mentioned above, you will definitely enjoy this one!

Add this original one to ALL of your favourite dishes. I mean it! It’s pretty versatile, so you can enjoy it with a number of different cuisines from all around the world! It’s great with sautéed shrimp, scallops, and even when glazed on salmon. It’s also good on wings, grilled chicken thighs, grilled veggies like zucchini, and even stews! Add it to your pasta, crostini, eggs, burritos, tacos, chili, and more. This sauce is also great as a dip for spring rolls, egg rolls, and fries. It’s one of my go-to hot sauces and I always have a steady supply of it in my fridge!

Come by one of our store locations and give Dawson’s Original Hot Sauce a try!

As always, Keep it spicy!


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Great product and great delivery service.


Liked the flavour but tingles at first and the just faded away not a lot of heat

Not Really a Hot Sauce

I purchased this because it was on Hot Ones and because it gets really good reviews anywhere you look. I placed an order just to get this, but bought 4 other hot sauces since I was placing an order. I have to say, I love the other 4, Dirty Dick's, Bravado Crimson and Black Garlic, and Queen Majesty Scotch Bonnet and Ginger, but I don't really care for this. It's not so much a hot sauce, as it is a sour sauce. When you taste it sour/tart is the predominant flavor, you get the smokey flavor in the background and flavor of the moritas with a little warmth, but no heat. I wouldn't say it's bad, but it's not what I expected. And to be honest, I really don't know what to use it on, I tried it chicken sandwich and the whole thing had this tart flavor that didn't appeal to me. Great service from the site and price is great considering the size of the bottle, but this one is a flop for me.


No spice. Tastes like HP sauce mixed with tomatoe sauce.

Hot hot hot

J'ai commandé 5 bouteilles et 2 orteils de satan comme cadeaux de Noël ! Les sauces sont super bonne bonne et vraiment forte !
Les paquets sont super bien emballés.
Si vous acheter durant l hiver assurer vous de communiquer avec la compagnie pour qu' il envoie quand même votre paquet puisque les livraisons sont retenues en hiver a cause du froid.