Review: Barbados Style by Mark’s Hot Sauce

Hey, hot sauce fans! If you love adding some heat to your meals, you need to try Mark’s Hot Sauces’ Barbados Style.

This fiery sauce is a twist on a classic Bajan pepper sauce. It made an appearance on Hot Ones Season 14 and has been making waves ever since.

Mark’s Hot Sauces, based in Montreal, Quebec, prides itself on using only fresh ingredients to create bold, flavorful sauces that pack a punch.

But is the Barbados Style sauce worth the hype? Keep reading for our full review.

A bottle of Marks Barbados Style hot sauce

Introducing: Barbados Style Hot Sauce by Mark’s Sauces

Looking for a hot sauce that’s bold, flavorful, and made with only the freshest ingredients? Look no further than Mark’s Hot Sauces’ Barbados Style.

This Bajan-style hot sauce is handmade in small batches using locally sourced ingredients, including fiery scotch bonnet and habanero peppers.

But what really sets this sauce apart is the addition of prepared mustard, which gives it a tangy kick that’s perfect for spicing up any meal.

Featured on season 14 of Hot Ones, this sauce has quickly become a fan favorite, and it’s easy to see why.

At around $12 a bottle, it’s an affordable way to add some heat to your kitchen. So whether you’re a hot sauce aficionado or just looking to try something new, give Mark’s Hot Sauces’ Barbados Style a try. You won’t be disappointed.

The nutritional label on a bottle of Barbados Style

Manufacturer: Mark’s Hot Sauce
Made In: Quebec
Heat Rating: 6/10
Size: 148mL
Price Range: $12-$15
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Ingredients: Spring water, onion, hot (Scotch Bonnet and Habanero) and sweet peppers, mango, pineapple, papaya, carrot, distilled white vinegar, prepared mustard, sea salt, white wine vinegar, spices, rum, garlic.

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Let’s talk about the appearance of Mark’s Hot Sauces’ Barbados Style. The sauce comes in a clear 148mL woozy bottle, which is printed with the logo and information.

What’s unique about this hot sauce is that it doesn’t come with a label. Instead, the branding is directly printed onto the bottle, giving it a clean and minimalist look.

Inside the bottle, you’ll find a bright yellow/orange colored sauce, which is a result of the fresh scotch bonnet and habanero peppers used to make it.

The sauce is blended smoothly, but you’ll notice bits of ingredients floating around, such as seeds and pepper flesh.

While the sauce flows nicely, the bottle can get a little clogged. Overall, the sauce looks very appetizing and inviting, making you want to try it right away.

Marks Barbados Style Hot Sauce on a spoon to show texture


The aroma of Mark’s Hot Sauces’ Barbados Style is both tangy and mustardy.

As soon as you open the bottle, you’ll notice the scent of the peppers and mustard, as well as the tangy vinegar.

There’s also a hint of sweetness to the scent, which adds a nice balance to the overall aroma. The combination of scents is pretty appealing, making you want to dive right in and give it a try.

Taste and Flavour

This hot sauce tastes like the real deal hot pepper sauce, with a bold and spicy flavor that will wake up your taste buds.

I was hoping to taste some of the mango and pineapple, but this sauce was all about the tang and pepper goodness. And let me tell you, that’s not a bad thing!

While there may be a hint of sweet fruit ingredients, the sauce is mainly focused on delivering a pepper-flavored punch that will leave you wanting more.

The texture is spot on too, with good-sized chunks of ingredients that release a flavor burst when bitten into. And those pepper seeds? Crunchy and spicy, baby!

The mustard provides just the right amount of tanginess to round out the overall flavor. Yum!

Heat Level

Are you ready for some heat?

Mark’s Hot Sauces’ Barbados Style is definitely packing some heat! I would rate this hot sauce a solid 6 out of 10 on the heat scale.

The heat is sharp and has a slow build, taking a few bites before reaching its full potential. Once it hit its peak, the heat didn’t increase with more bites, but instead lingered around for a good 5 minutes.

Let me tell you, this sauce made my nose run, my cheeks sweat, and my tongue and lips burn!

If you’re looking for a hot sauce that will give you a good burn without completely blowing your head off, then Barbados Style is just what you’re looking for!

Conclusion: Overall Thoughts

If you’re a hot sauce fanatic like me, then you definitely need to try Mark’s Hot Sauces’ Barbados Style.

This Bajan style hot sauce is handcrafted in small batches using only local ingredients, giving it a unique flavor that’s hard to find elsewhere.

The flavor is spicy with a slow heat build, and the texture is spot on, with chunks of ingredients releasing a flavor burst when bitten into.

With a 6 out of 10 heat level, the Barbados Style is perfect for those who want a good burn without completely torching their taste buds.

So, if you want to give your meals a little extra kick, I highly recommend giving Mark’s Hot Sauces’ Barbados Style a try!

Barbados Style Hot Sauce by Mark’s Sauces

Barbados Style by Mark’s Hot Sauces is a bold and spicy Bajan-style hot sauce made with local ingredients that delivers a slow heat build without being too overpowering.

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Spicy and tropical, lots of burn and lots of 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.

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Welcome to The Hot Sauce Guy! I’m Mike, your guide to the spicy world of hot sauces and the creator of Spicy Riffs Hot Sauce. From Canada, I share the hottest reviews, pepper-growing tips, and sauce recipes with a touch of rock and roll.

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