Secret Aardvark is not your usual hot sauce! We have created a unique Caribbean / Tex-Mex hybrid made with flavorful habanero peppers and roasted tomatoes that’s great as a sauce, marinade or holistic cure-all. “Dump on Everything,” the Secret Aardvark compels you!
When you taste Secret Aardvark, you start to wonder why the grocery store sauces use so much salt to get great flavor. This sauce has just 1% of the recommended daily value of salt per teaspoon. Compare this to Frank’s RedHot, coming in at a whopping 8% per teaspoon and you may wonder the same thing!
Secret Aardvark has a tremendous flavor that starts with fresh, roasted tomatoes. Then there is a rich, smooth heat that builds quickly from fresh Habanero peppers. If you’re familiar with the Habanero, you’ll recognize the flavor immediately. Add in a bit of mustard and mild sweetness, and you’ve got yourself a pretty versatile hot sauce.
Tip: We have been reaching for the Secret Aardvary in lieu of ketchup – it’s a great dipping sauce or burger topper!
Secret Aardvark Hot Sauce Scoville Rating
After all, Secret Aardvark is a hot sauce, so just how spicy is it? This is, of course, a subjective topic, but thankfully we have the Scoville Scale to reference. Since this sauce was on season 4 of Hot Ones, we know the exact rating. From our perspective, it comes in around a 6/10 when eaten straight off the spoon.
Put simply, Secret Aardvark comes in at 5,000 SHUs on the Scoville Scale, making it slightly more spicy than Cholula hot sauce. This sauce is also similarly usable across a variety of foods, so it works well as an alternative for Cholula or Tabasco.
Secret Aardvark’s Habanero Hot Sauce has a tomato taste, but it’s still vinegar forward. The ingredients are simple: White wine vinegar, roasted tomatoes, habanero peppers, onion, carrot, sugar, prepared mustard, water, Kosher salt, cornstarch, herbs, and spices.
It’s the carrot and mustard that give it its tangy sweetness atop of the habanero heat. It’s a perfect balance of classic flavors with that added zing. When the onion and peppers hit you, they’re quickly balanced by the tomato, which is what makes it so very addictive. I honestly went through 1/4 of the bottle when eating my tacos. The flavor is just the perfect balance of real heat and sweet flavor that makes it undeniably a go-to hot sauce in my house now.
I also never felt the need to add salt to my burrito with this sauce, and that is a massive win for me because I’m a salt addict. With that, it only has 35 mg of sodium, which is not bad compared to some other hot sauces out there.
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