Spicy & Unique: Cremini Habanero Sauce Hot Sauce Review

Hey there! Today, we’re diving into another fiery delight from our Canadian pals at Dawson’s Hot Sauce – Cremini Habanero.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Dawson’s knows their stuff. From their kickin’ Original Habanero to that tasty Jack Astors collab, they’ve nailed it every time. Now, they’re bringing something fresh to the table with Cremini Habanero.

Picture this: cremini mushrooms, fiery habaneros, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Sounds wild, right? It’s a combo that brings a whole new vibe to your hot sauce game. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty and see what this sauce is all about.

Introducing: Cremini Habanero by Dawson’s Hot Sauce

Let’s dive deeper into the heart of Dawson’s Hot Sauce. This Hamilton, Ontario-based company is a family-owned gem that has been crafting exceptional hot sauces since 2013. With a focus on unique flavors and high-quality ingredients, Dawson’s has become a staple in the Canadian hot sauce scene.

Their dedication to combining heat with distinct taste profiles is evident in their Cremini Habanero sauce. This sauce, like their other offerings, reflects the company’s passion for culinary innovation and a commitment to excellence. It’s not just about the heat; it’s about creating a memorable taste experience that elevates any dish it accompanies.

This concoction stands out for its creamy texture, achieved through a mix of mushrooms and olive oil, while balsamic vinegar introduces a tangy twist. The habaneros ensure a bold spicy kick yet won’t overpower your palate.

It’s an innovative addition to the hot sauce market, offering a distinctive taste profile that’s both intriguing and appetizing. Priced at $12 on their website, this sauce invites culinary adventurers to experience its unique flavor without breaking the bank.

The nutritional label on a bottle of Dawson's Cremini Habanero Hot Sauce

Manufacturer: Dawson’s Hot Sauce
Made In: Ontario
Heat Rating: 3/10
Size: 155mL
Price Range: $12-$15
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Ingredients: Cremini mushroom, Habanero, Balsamic vinegar, Onion, White vinegar, Extra virgin olive oil, Garlic, Sea salt, Spices

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In classic Dawson’s style, the Cremini Habanero hot sauce is elegantly presented in a 150mL woozy bottle, accentuated by a parchment paper-style label that exudes class.

The wax-sealed lid, matched to the sauce’s signature color, adds a personalized touch. The label proudly displays Dawson’s arrow logo along with essential details like ingredients, nutritional information, and insights into the sauce.

Inside, the sauce boasts a light brown, earthy hue akin to a cremini mushroom cap, offering a smooth blend with just a hint of spice specks, ensuring a perfect consistency that clings to food without clogging the bottle.

Dawson's Cremini Habanero hot sauce on a spoon to show texture


The first whiff of Cremini Habanero is a delightful hit of balsamic vinegar, reminiscent of toasted bread drizzled with oil and balsamic. This sweet, tangy aroma is closely followed by the earthy notes of cremini mushrooms, creating an inviting blend of earthy and tangy scents.

A subtle hint of heat lingers in the background, a gentle reminder of the habanero’s presence, perfectly setting the stage for the taste experience to come.

Overall, the Cremini Habanero sauce offers an inviting scent profile that perfectly balances tangy, earthy, and spicy notes. This welcoming aroma promises a unique taste experience, appealing to anyone adventurous enough to try it.

Taste and Flavour

The Cremini Habanero hot sauce masterfully combines the rich notes of balsamic vinegar and mushrooms with a kick of habanero spice. The balsamic vinegar introduces a tangy brightness, beautifully complementing the creamy mushroom base, which also acts as a cooling agent for the palate.

Its unique flavor profile, reminiscent of a spicy roast beef dinner with a hint of onion, is intriguing. The sauce’s light, creamy texture, interspersed with the occasional crunch of pepper seed, makes it a delightful addition to comfort foods like shepherd’s pie or a roast beef dinner.

Heat Level

The Cremini Habanero hot sauce hits a mild 3 out of 10 on the heat scale, offering just enough spice to add a pleasant zing to your meal without overwhelming the senses.

The heat is quick and pointed, providing a brief tingle without lingering or causing discomfort like sweating or a runny nose. It’s a friendly level of spice that most hot sauce lovers can appreciate, save for those with a very low tolerance.

This makes it an ideal choice for enjoying in social settings, providing a genuine habanero warmth in a gentle dose.

Conclusion: Overall Thoughts

Wrapping up, Cremini Habanero by Dawson’s Hot Sauce was a delightful surprise. The balsamic and mushroom combo delivered a creamy, smooth texture and a flavor profile unlike any other, with just enough habanero kick to spice things up without going overboard.

Though it won’t be my everyday sauce, it’s perfect for those special meals, especially a steak during BBQ season. If you’re into comfort foods and looking for something unique, this sauce is definitely worth trying. Dawson’s knack for creating interesting sauces shines through once again.

Cremini Habanero by Dawson’s Hot Sauce

Cremini Habanero by Dawson’s Hot Sauce blends creamy mushrooms and tangy balsamic with a gentle habanero kick, perfect for those cozy, comfort food nights.

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Smooth, tangy, mushroomy!


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 P

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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