TABASCO® Hot Habanero Sauce

TABASCO® Hot Habanero Sauce

B3.5 / 5 BASED ON 4 REVIEWS

Maker:

McIlhenny Company
United States

Pepper(s):

Habanero, Tabasco

SHU :

7,000

Ingredients:

Distilled Vinegar, Habanero Pepper, Cane Sugar, Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce (Distilled Vinegar, Red Pepper, Salt), Salt, Mango Puree, Dehydrated Onion, Banana Puree, Tomato Paste, Tamarind Puree, Papaya Puree, Spices, Garlic, Tabasco Pepper Mash

Description:

Official: "One of the world’s hottest peppers with mango, papaya and more to create a fruity, Jamaican-style blend. Perfect for hot chicken, hot chili, hot grilling sauces or anything else you're hot enough to handle. Great as a marinade or for basting, TABASCO® brand Habanero Sauce will add a hot Caribbean touch to any dish you're serving."

User Reviews

The opinions expressed in these reviews are soley those of their author.

  • B-3.0

    Reviewed by on December 15th, 2016

    • Taste: 5
    • Aroma: 3.9
    • Looks: 4
    • Heat: 2.5
    • Label: 3.3

    Label:

    Readable and straight to the point, What you see is what you get.

    Looks:

    Exactly thick and perfect to use with other mixture of sauces.

    Aroma:

    As you smell you can feel the mixture and different between each element.

    Taste:

    i certainly loved the sauce as i can cook with it, put in sandwiches and even in drinks like vodka and bloody marry. it brings the taste of food up a notch

    Heat:

    comparing to other sauces i've tried this is a mild sauce just enough.

    Overall:

    A really good overall hot sauce, its not annoyingly hot and the best of it that the effect wear off after few minutes. I really recommended it if used for cooking and drinks.

  • B3.5

    Reviewed by on July 1st, 2016

    • Taste: 3
    • Aroma: 3.5
    • Looks: 4
    • Heat: 3.6
    • Label: 4.5

    Label:

    Classic Tabasco look and feel! Iconic

    Looks:

    Beautiful color, consistency is thicker than standard sauce.

    Aroma:

    Nice aroma, a bit vinegary but so are most of their sauces.

    Taste:

    I like the taste but i do not love it. this is a standby sauce for me to fill in when I do not have anything else to reach for or if I am on the road and have to hit the store for something in a pinch. the banana puree adds some depth to the product, some extra heat would be nice.

    Heat:

    Not very hot compared to other habanero sauces but much hotter than standard tabasco. Nice aroma, a bit vinegary but so are most of their sauces.

    Overall:

    I like this sauce, but again, I do not love it. It is not very hot compared to other habanero sauces but it is much hotter than standard tabasco versions as mentioned. I personally think the color is beautiful and the consistency is thicker than their standard sauce.

  • B+3.7

    Reviewed by on August 8th, 2014

    • Taste: 4
    • Aroma: 4
    • Looks: 4
    • Heat: 3
    • Label: 4.9

    Label:

    Classic Tabasco label with a gradated red to yellow background color. Compared to the hot sauce labels out there now—this is a winner.

    Looks:

    A red/brown color with the consistency and texture of Tabasco.

    Aroma:

    Smells very much like Tabasco with a bit of a sweet-ish habanero smell. There is no doubt what the base is.

    Taste:

    Again, very much a vinegar Tabasco base with a spikey habanero kick that's pretty immediate. Fairly sweet as far as hab sauces go.

    Heat:

    Nice kick that doesn't last. Not over powering. For a pepper head it's fairly tame.

    Overall:

    A good sauce for everyday/everything use. Much better than some hot sauces I've tried. It's replaced my bottle of regular Tabasco.

  • B+3.9

    Reviewed by on September 13th, 2012

    • Taste: 3.8
    • Aroma: 3.5
    • Looks: 3.4
    • Heat: 3.5
    • Label: 3.5

    Label:

    Attractive enough classic label, starting with yellow at the bottom, gradually fading into red at the top of the label.

    Looks:

    Basic reddish color speckled with black throughout. Not thick or chunky, smooth consistency.

    Aroma:

    Vinegar dominated, but not overpowering, and other components are present, but muddled. There is also an enjoyable fruity and garlicky aroma that is pleasant.

    Taste:

    Taste mimics the smell, along with some smokey overtones and a finishing level of sweetness. Does taste distinctly different than original Tabasco. Hints of banana add nice complexity, different than many Habanero based sauces. The sweetness finish is especially pleasing and draws you back for more.

    Heat:

    Has a nice kick. Sharp, but quickly fades. May be too much for non-chileheads, but pretty tame by chilehead standard. Hotter than I thought it would be!

    Overall:

    Good stuff. I didn't know what to expect from Tabasco, obviously a mass-production sauce producer. I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely recommend this and buy it again. Solid sauce all around with more complexity than even some habanero-based "artisan" hot sauce makers. Works well on Mexican food, as well as pizza.


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