Get ready to add a touch of heat to your culinary adventures with Habanero, the latest creation from No.7 Mexican Hot Sauce.
As a hot sauce aficionado, I was eager to delve into the flavors of this everyday condiment that boasts a blend of habanero peppers, carrots, and onions. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, No.7 has gained quite a reputation for their bold and fiery offerings.
However, as I dived into the Habanero hot sauce, I found myself on a slightly different journey than expected.
In this honest review, I’ll share my experience and reveal the aspects that left me with mixed feelings about this intriguing concoction.
Introducing: Habanero by No. 7 Mexican Hot Sauce
Introducing Habanero, the everyday hot sauce from No.7 Mexican Hot Sauce, a Toronto-based company.
Among their range of delectable hot sauces, Habanero stands out as a unique blend of habanero peppers, garlic, onions, and carrots. What sets No.7 apart is its commitment to crafting healthy and natural hot sauces that cater to various dietary needs.
Vegan, low in sodium, sugar-free, gluten-free, and peanut-free, their hot sauces offer a guilt-free indulgence for spice enthusiasts.
Packaged in a convenient 150mL woozy bottle, the Habanero hot sauce is affordably priced between $8-10CAD.
Be it their website or various online and in-person retailers across Canada, the journey to spice up your meals with Habanero is just a click or a visit away.
Ingredients: Carrots, Onions, Habanero, Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar, Oregano, Bay Leaves, Water.
The Habanero hot sauce arrives in a familiar 150mL woozy bottle, adorned with a sleek black lid and label. The label proudly displays the iconic No.7 logo, along with essential details such as nutritional information and a heat rating of 3 out of 4.
Inside the bottle, you’ll find a vibrant orange-yellow sauce, appearing remarkably consistent with only subtle flecks of ingredients suspended within.
Its smooth and free-flowing consistency ensures a hassle-free pour, as it gracefully glides from the bottle without any clogging.
In terms of texture, this sauce resembles a fruit smoothie, finely blended yet retaining a delightful hint of texture.
Upon uncapping the bottle, the aroma of the Habanero’s reveal themselves in distinct layers. The initial impression is dominated by the unmistakable scent of apple cider vinegar, followed closely by the enticing blend of garlic and habanero.
The tangy notes and a subtle hint of spiciness create an inviting allure. However, for my personal taste, the scent of apple cider vinegar appears to be quite pronounced, overshadowing the other ingredients.
If you happen to appreciate the distinct aroma of apple cider vinegar more than I do, this aspect might be a delightful feature for you to relish.
Taste and Flavour
When it comes to taste and flavor, it’s important to note that personal preferences can greatly influence one’s perception. In my case, I found the presence of apple cider vinegar to be rather overpowering.
However, I must acknowledge my bias as I’m not particularly fond of that flavor. For individuals who enjoy apple cider vinegar, this might be a delightful characteristic that adds a tangy element to the overall experience.
Personally, I would have preferred a milder vinegar, such as white vinegar, to allow the flavors of the habaneros and garlic to shine through. Once I moved past the dominant apple cider vinegar taste, I discovered a pleasant hint of habanero flavor.
The sauce provided a satisfying level of heat, and the lingering taste of garlic added additional layers of flavor to the overall profile.
When it comes to heat, the Habanero hot sauce from No.7 delivers a respectable punch. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would personally rate it a 5. The heat is sharp and bites with intensity.
Clearly derived from the habanero peppers themselves without the use of extracts or artificial heat. Upon tasting, I primarily felt the burn concentrated on the tip of my tongue.
The heat lingered for a moderate duration, allowing me to savor its fiery essence. As I continued to enjoy the hot sauce, I started sweating from my cheeks and around my hairline.
The heat level remained consistent throughout the experience, offering a reliable level of spiciness.
Conclusion: Overall Thoughts
In conclusion, the Habanero hot sauce by No.7 Mexican Hot Sauce left me with mixed feelings.
While it offers natural ingredients and a smooth texture, the strong presence of apple cider vinegar overshadowed the flavors of habanero and garlic. Personally, I would rate it 2.5 stars out of 5.
Taste preferences vary, and those who enjoy the tangy kick of apple cider vinegar may find this hot sauce to be a worthy addition to their culinary collection.
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.