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Heartbeat Red Habanero Hot Sauce

March 13, 2019

   Heartbeat Red Habanero Hot Sauce is quite a delectable product. You may have seen this one on Season 6 of First We Feast’s ever-popular YouTube show Hot Ones. Jeff Goldblum totally approved of it! This is an all-natural, gluten-free, vegan-friendly product made with no added preservatives, thickening agents, or even water! It’s fermented in small batches and made with only simple ingredients. It also comes in a squeezy bottle, making it easy to pour on your favourite meals. I would put this one into the category of flavour sauce due to its highly-addictive quality and low heat. It’s got a nice sweetness, tang, and light habanero flavour. As a hardcore chile head I would say that I always appreciate more heat in a habanero sauce, but in this case what Heartbeat has made here is a sauce that is highly accessible and versatile. I salute them for that! Check out my review of Heartbeat Blueberry Habanero Hot Sauce from awhile back. That is another very good sauce worth trying!

   One of the things I love about this sauce is how well thought-out the ingredient choices are. Each element complements the next, making for an all-around great-tasting product. Bell pepper and onion add some sweetness, while the white vinegar with its mild tang helps to preserve the sauce. Sugar brings in some additional sweetness but not too much. I wouldn’t say this is a very sweet sauce overall. It’s more that it has a lightly sweet finish. Red habanero is the only pepper to be found in the mix. Its floral and citrusy taste is only subtly noticeable in this one. The garlic has a mild zing and the lime juice adds an additional tangy flavour which complements the flavour of the habaneros. Kosher salt ensures that the products’ many flavours are enhanced and that there is a balance between each one. Canola oil also gives it a nice smooth consistency, binding together all the aforementioned ingredients.

   In terms of heat, I would give this one a 2 out of 10. I find it rather mild for a habanero sauce, but the flavour is mainly what makes this one stand out. I find it even less hot than most Caribbean sauces available today. Given its milder heat-level, I would recommend this sauce to everyone! Unless there’s a certain ingredient in the list that you really despise, there’s no reason you shouldn’t enjoy this one. Beginners, intermediate chile heads, and connoisseurs alike are sure to find it not only tolerable in the heat department, but also delicious!

   Add Heartbeat Red Habanero to your… everything! It’s one of those products that simply tastes good on so many different meals. I’ve mixed it with mayo, had it with burgers, tacos, nachos, pizza, soups, wings, eggs, sausages, and in all kinds of sandwiches. It’s a great dipping sauce for fries, veggies, and mozzarella sticks to name a few. You can also use this sauce as part of a marinade for your seafood, chicken, beef, and more! It comes as no surprise that I HIGHLY recommend it!

   Come by one of our store locations and give Heartbeat Red Habanero Hot Sauce a try!

As always, Keep it spicy!


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Horrible after taste

This sauce gets two stars from me due to the horrible after taste but contains a crazy amount of heat. It feels hotter than some other sauces I have that are rated much higher in scovilles. I only bought this due to the "hot ones" show to see what the fuss was about. I think it was a mistake to add "natural pepper flavoring", tomato paste and some wrong spices that contribute to an icky after taste (not talking about heat).


I stayed away from this sauce for a while but after watching "hot ones" my curiosity was peaked. I didn't find it as hot as some of the others that were rated lower in scoville units in their show line up. For the level of heat, I echo the comments already made. The makers of this sauce did an incredible job balancing heat with sharp flavors such as sun dried tomatoes needed to poke through. Love this sauce.

OMG The ingredients

The stuff they squeeze into this little bottle, likely why it costs a lot more. I agree with the others that this isn't super crazy hot given the types of peppers used. The makers did a good job mixing it all together in the right combination. This goes great with wild game meats, thanksgiving and other festive turkey meals. But i don't really think there's anything this hot sauce doesn't taste good with.


My head tolerance is a bit low but this sauce is absolutely perfect. Perhaps not as hot as the heat scale given in the product description though. This sauce won with over with a disclaimer that the sour cherry may contain pits. That's awesome and screams no fake simulated cherry powered in this sauce. Will be buying this again.

Disguisting and disapointing.

I'm not a hot sauce expert but my taste buds hate this rub. For a long time, I've been looking for a cherry power spice. I tried to make my own using dollar store simulated cherry powder and this Mary's product is far worse. Imagine a no name cherry coke, add a ton more sugar, a while the smoke tries to overpower the similar tart cherry flavor that actually gives me a headache. To their credit, if real dehydrated cherry powder was used, they would likely have to charge around $30/shaker. I would pay this if they added some heat to this... otherwise cook your stuff in dr. pepper or cherry coke and save money. Won't be buying this again.