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Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce

January 03, 2018

  a close up of foodSecret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce is by-far my favourite tomato-based sauce that I’ve ever had. There’s no wonder it’s currently featured on the show Hot Ones, led by the great personality Sean Evans on First We Feast’s YouTube channel. You can find all the products that have been, or are currently, featured on the Hot Ones show by clicking on our “Hot Ones” tab at the top of our website.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This sauce blends the flavours of the Caribbean and Tex-Mex for an all-around sweet and savoury sauce with a kick! What makes this sauce unique as a tomato-based sauce is that it’s made with fresh as well as fire-roasted tomatoes. This makes the natural sweetness of the sauce all the bolder and more savoury, with a subtle smoky depth. Habanero peppers are the only hot peppers used in this sauce, and they deliver the heat in a way that is not too pronounced. The citrus-like taste of these peppers complements the natural sweetness and acidity of the tomatoes. The peppers bring this sauce to a 3 out of 10 for heat. The reason for this is not only that habaneros are not at the top of the ingredients list, but that the sweetness of this sauce balances out with the heat perfectly. The carrots in this sauce also adds to the sweet taste of the tomatoes, with the white wine vinegar adding a nice pungency. A subtle hint of mustard is also present in this sauce with a slight taste of garlic, adding to the overall boldness and tang.

   I use Secret Aardvark mostly as a table sauce and incorporate it into dishes that could use a spicy-sweet edge. I have mixed it with mayo, put it on burgers, pizza, wings, eggs, Mexican dishes, sausages, and in sandwiches. You can also use this sauce as a marinade with seafood, chicken, beef, and more! I highly recommend Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce to anyone who loves a bold, sweet, and savoury kick! Be sure to check out other products from Secret Aardvark on our website or at our store locations!

Have a happy new year! Make it a spicy one!

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.