Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers Hot Sauce Review

If you’re a garlic lover and a fan of hot sauce, then Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce might just be the perfect condiment for you.

Made with a blend of fresh garlic and a combination of hot peppers, this hot sauce is not for the faint of heart. Tijuana Tom’s calls it “the ketchup of hot sauce,” and it’s easy to see why. With its bold and savory flavor profile, this hot sauce is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

Whether you’re adding it to your favorite dishes or using it as a dipping sauce, Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce is a must-try for any hot sauce aficionado.

A bottle of Tijuana Tom's Garlic Lovers hot sauce

Introducing: Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers

Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce is made with a unique blend of fresh garlic and three types of hot peppers. Hungarian Hot Peppers, Thai Chili Peppers, and Scotch Bonnet Peppers. This results in a complex and delicious flavor profile that’s unlike anything you’ve tasted before.

The hot sauce comes in a standard woozy bottle and is priced at around $10 CAD. This makes it an affordable option for anyone who loves hot sauce.

Tijuana Tom’s is based out of Milton, Ontario, and you can purchase the Garlic Lovers hot sauce directly from their website.

Whether you’re using it as a condiment or a cooking ingredient, Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce is a must-try for anyone who loves bold and spicy flavors.

The nutritional info on a bottle of Garlic Lovers hot sauce

Manufacturer: Tijuana Tom’s
Made In: Ontario
Heat Rating: 6/10
Size: 148mL
Price Range: $10-$12
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Ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar, Onion, Canola Oil, Distilled White Vinegar, Hungarian Hot Pepper, Garlic, Thai Chili Pepper, Orange Juice, Lime Juice, Sugars (Honey), Salt, Green Onions, Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Chili Powder, Green Hot Chili Peppers, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Curry Powder

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When you first lay your eyes on Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce, you’ll notice it comes in a woozy bottle with a black lid.

The label’s a bright and cheery yellow diamond shape that shows off the sauce’s name and branding. Flip it over, and you’ll find all the important nutritional and batch info.

As you unscrew the cap, you’ll see that the hot sauce is a pumpkin orange color, with exciting little bits of ingredients floating about. It’s pretty thick, which can make pouring it out of the woozy bottle a bit tricky. But hey, good things come to those who wait, right?

Tijuana Tom's Garlic Lovers hot sauce on a spoon to show texture


The aroma of Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce is as bold and flavorful as its taste. As soon as you unscrew the cap, you’ll be hit with the sweet, tangy scent of garlic.

But it’s not just garlic that’s in the mix. The aroma of curry powder is also quite strong, adding an extra layer of complexity to the sauce. If you take a closer whiff, you might even catch a faint hint of apple cider vinegar.

The scent is potent and lingers in the air, even when the bottle’s just sitting on the table open. All in all, the aroma of Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce is a true delight for the senses, giving you a sneak peek into the bold and savory flavor you’re about to experience.

Taste and Flavour

At first taste, Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce hits you with a strong garlic flavor and a hint of vinegary tang. The garlic flavor is intense and almost tastes roasted or like black garlic. This adds an intriguing depth to the sauce.

There’s also a bit of sweetness that adds balance to the savory garlic taste. Surprisingly, I didn’t really taste the individual peppers, but the sauce’s heat level is definitely there. The texture is smooth, with a few bits of ingredients adding a nice crunch.

The curry powder adds an extra layer of flavor that’s unique and delicious. Even though the garlic flavor is strong, it’s not overpowering, and the curry powder complements it nicely.

Heat Level

I rate this hot sauce at a 6 out of 10 on the heat scale. The heat is sharp and focused around the tongue, with a little tingle around my lips.

After enjoying this sauce, my upper cheeks and hairline were a little sweaty, but the heat didn’t linger around for very long. The heat level wasn’t extremely hot, so I was able to enjoy some of this sauce with each bite of my meal.

I also didn’t experience any compounding heat, so each bite was a consistent level of spiciness. All in all, Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce adds a nice level of heat to any dish without overwhelming your taste buds.

Conclusion: Overall Thoughts

Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce is a unique and delicious sauce that adds flavor and heat to any dish. With its strong garlic taste and curry powder undertones, this sauce is perfect for garlic lovers looking for a unique sauce.

While the heat level is a 6 out of 10, it’s not overwhelming. The sharp heat is focused around the tongue. The sauce has a smooth texture with bits of ingredients that add a nice crunch.

Overall, Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce is a tasty addition to any hot sauce collection. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a flavorful and moderately spicy sauce.

Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers

Tijuana Tom’s Garlic Lovers hot sauce is a unique and delicious sauce with a strong garlic taste, curry powder undertones, and a moderately spicy kick that adds flavor and heat to any dish.

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Lots of garlic, and a good amount of heat!


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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