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Tabanero Hot Sauce

April 30, 2019

Tabanero is a classic, gourmet sauce we have here at Chilly Chiles. It’s easily one of our best sellers. Part of the reason for this is because of its amazingly versatile, fresh flavour. It’s also a big hit, I believe, because it is rather mild for a habanero-based sauce. This makes it an enjoyable product for pretty much anyone who at least enjoys lower heat-level hot sauces! Our customers always keep coming back for more! A lot of them love the fact that it’s not too salty, and that there is no vinegar. The sauce makers use key lime juice instead to complement the flavour of the peppers and to not overpower the other elements in the sauce! Check our customer reviews section on our website to find out why this is such a highly-praised product!

This blend of natural ingredients makes for a tangy, zesty, citrusy, and lightly sweet flavour profile. I can imagine myself enjoying this one in a multitude of ways due to the way it not only complements but also enhances the flavour of all your foods! Select habanero peppers bring floral, citrusy flavour and a level of heat that should be tolerable to most. Carrots and onions add some sweetness and help give the sauce a classic Mexican/Caribbean flavour that many of us love. Key lime juice helps to not only preserve the sauce, but also brings a refreshing citrusy tang. Key limes are actually different from the run-of-the-mill grocery store limes. They have a higher acidity, stronger aroma, and yes, they are famous for being used in key lime pie! Agave nectar adds a touch of sweetness; there’s just enough that it balances out the acidity and heat, while not being so sweet that I want to douse my ice cream with it! The garlic taste is pretty subtle, while the salt makes for a product that is perfectly seasoned! No blandness to be found!

In terms of heat I would give this one a 3 out 10. I find it rather mild for a habanero-based hot sauce. What’s great about it then is that it is highly accessible. Even those who are only into mild sauces and peppers can get into Tabanero because of its lower heat level, as well as its versatile, pleasant flavour! This makes for an amazing quality product which pretty much never overpowers any dish! If you’ve never tried this sauce before, I’d recommend it to you whether you’re a beginner or hardcore chile head. If you’re a heat-seeker like me and want a solid habanero burn, you won’t find it in this one. What you will find though is a very pleasant-tasting product that your friends and family will surely enjoy!

Tabanero can be used in so many ways. It’s great with eggs, burgers, burritos, tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, pizza, in chilis, sandwiches, and poutine.  Add this sauce to a chicken, beef, pork, or seafood marinade. Each time I get my friends to try this hot sauce they instantly fall in love with it. I always keep a bottle of it in my fridge because it’s just so dang good. New customers also tend to be curious about this one because of its intriguing name and bottle shape!

Come by one of our store locations and give Tabanero a try!

As always, Keep it spicy!


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2809 reviews

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.