I found a bottle of Habanero sauce by Ruthless Hot Sauce at a Farmboy in Kingston, Ontario. It was the only one on the shelf made in Canada so I picked one up to try.
This is an onion and carrot-based hot sauce that tastes quite a bit like mulligatawny soup.
It is not very spicy and has a somewhat bland, watery taste. While it doesn’t taste bad, it is definitely not on my list of favourite hot sauces.
Introducing: Ruthless Hot Sauce Habanero
Habanero by Ruthless Hot Sauce is made in Chesterville, Ontario. They make their hot sauces with all-natural, fresh ingredients that are sourced locally.
Ruthless also make a Jalapeno hot sauce that I have yet to find. You can order their hot sauces from their website and each bottle is $9.99.
They say their sauces are guaranteed to heat up anyone considered boring. I found their sauce to be a little bland. Not bad, just not for me.
Ingredients: Water, Fresh Onion, Fresh Carrot, Fresh Habanero Pepper, Fresh Cilantro, Fresh Lime Juice, Cider Vinegar, Spices, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum
Ruthless Habanero comes in a woozy bottle with a colourful label. The cute pup on the label was inspired by their real-life pup.
The label has all of the fun stuff you need on a label in Canada, like nutritional labels and ingredients.
Inside the bottle is a brown hot sauce with fresh bits of ingredients floating around inside. The sauce is very thing and pours out easily. You could even use a reducer on the tip if you wanted to.
This hot sauce smells like a nice Sunday roast with carrots and onions. Right away it smells savoury and rich with the aroma of the mysterious spice mix used by Ruthless.
I couldn’t smell the heat or the peppers at all.
The first bite is a little watery, almost like the first bit of apple sauce. That kind of fits the theme of Sunday roast.
Ruthless Habanero tastes like it is onion/carrot-based. While the scent of the spices is pretty strong, the taste is not very strong. To me, it is all carrots and onions.
The texture was also a little too chunky for me, there was an inconsistent size of chunks as well.
Ruthless Habanero is surprisingly mild. It was only able to tingle my tongue the slightest bit. On my personal heat scale, I rate it at a 3 out of 10.
The heat did not linger very long and was barely noticeable over a meal. I also did not sweat at all.
There was definitely no concentrate used to spice up this sauce, it was all-natural mild Habanero heat.
Sunday Roast or a bland mulligatawny soup.
There is not much going on with this hot sauce. It is not really savoury, not really sweet, just kind of there. But, I hear that is some people’s thing!
Conclusion: Overall Thoughts
This hot sauce was not for me. In my opinion, it tasted a little bland and did not have the heat level I look for in a hot sauce.
It was not bad, just not for me.
I found it just kind of added a weird scent and flavour profile to my meals. Since there was very little heat level I did not see much point in using it.
If you like bland, flat sauces, give this one a try, it won’t burn your tongue off but you might like the flavour.
Please remember that taste is subjective and everyone will experience hot sauce uniquely. These reviews contain my own thoughts and opinions. If you think you’ll enjoy a hot sauce then you should definitely try it out.
Mike is a hot sauce lover. He has never, and will never say no to hot wings. Mike loves a balance of flavour and heat; he prefers his food on the spicy side but also likes some sweetness too.