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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!

Alexis




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Stomach pains over and over...

I would recommend this wholeheartedly but after my experience I'd say do not, for the love of God, eat this thing unless you crave insane amounts of recurring stomachs pain and spiritual regret.

It's fine at the beginning, tasty actually with a nice initial mouth and throat burn but the satanic embers begin about 2-5 minutes after and flourish with terrible abandon for HOURS afterwards. I had to lie down for an hour and thought the cramps had finally finished their unrelenting grinding assault.

How wrong I was.

When I foolishly thought the unending pain had subsided I drove my 2 young kids to a birthday party, only 15 minutes away. Halfway through though I experienced an oncoming annoyance I felt my will could overcome. Mild sweating initially, followed by a steaming, angry swell deep in my intestinal tract up to my gut and my soul. I tried with great effort to subside the inevitable but alas my strength faltered and failed epically.

My daughter insisted we turn around, head back home or to a hospital as she was well aware of my turmoil, palpable and terrifying for one so young and naive of the stupidity of a grown adult's need for acceptance of accomplishment, however idiotic it may seem.

In the end we made it and I'm glad we did but it was an experience I would never wish upon my worse enemy.

10/10 but please, for the love of all that is Holy don't eat this abomination unless you're comfortable being extremely UNCOMFORTABLE.

Great Product & Customer Service

Great service and great product! Got this for my boyfriend who loves spicy food (I didn't try it because it would most likely reduce me to tears) and he LOVED it. Customer service was great! 10/10 would order from again

Surprising heat, with flavor!

The Spicy Shark's sauces are all made in a similar state of mind: heat without sacrificing the flavor. When I first opened the bottle, I immediately picked up banana(!), then Dijon, then a hint of pineapple. I used it in a pineapple-based chicken curry and despite all the spices from the curry itself, the sauce still came out on top adding its fantastic Dijon flair, backed with the creeping kick of ghost pepper. This will probably be a bit mild for chili heads but packed with flavor. Definitely going to become a mainstay for my curries!

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This sauce is amazing, was expecting it to be hotter being reeper. But the burn lasted longer then other sauces I have tried. Great sauce definitely will buy again.

My son loved the bottle I brought home from St. Lucia. These are for Christmas.