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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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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).

Awesome

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.

Excellent

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.