Five Recipes to Fire up Your Taco Tuesday

Here at Secret Aardvark, we believe the best time for tacos is, well…ALL the time! But we’re fully on board with a slightly more formal celebration by way of National Taco Day.

The Scoville Scale for Hot Sauce: Does it Even Matter?

We often get asked, “What’s the Scoville rating for Aardvark hot sauce?” Here’s our philosophy about the Scoville chili pepper hotness scale…and why a number is perhaps not the best way to think about a great hot sauce.

The Hot Sauce Hack Squirrels Don’t Want You to Know

A squirrel- and bird-safe way to use up that old bottle of hot sauce you’ve got rolling around the fridge. Get our spicy birdseed recipe here, and those squirrels will be hanging off your neighbor’s feeder (instead of yours) in no time.

What Gives the Scorpion Chili Pepper Its Sting?

The Scorpion pepper serves up some serious flavor alongside its blistering heat. That’s good news for Secret Aardvark fans because the Scorpion just happens to be a terrific pepper for hot sauce.

What Makes the Reaper So Deadly?

The Carolina Reaper chili pepper is among the hottest peppers ever recorded on the Scoville Scale—and won the Guinness World Record in 2017 as the hottest pepper in the world! But that’s not the whole story. The Reaper is also sweet, fruity, and surprisingly packed with flavor.

Women-Owned Hot Sauces You Totally Should Try

In honor of National Women’s Day, we asked women leaders from three Portland-based hot sauce brands for their perspectives on the recent explosion of fascinating (and delicious) sauces from this region.