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

Is it a coincidence they’re made in Portland, Oregon? We think not. Hot sauce lovers, you’re in a golden age of plenty right now. Secret Aardvark may be the leading hot sauce brand to come out of Portland so far, but several others have recently emerged from the local culinary scene. Leading us to ask:…

Our 2021 Giving Report

Each year, we give a portion of our total proceeds to organizations that are meaningful to us. Here are just a few of the organizations we gave to in 2021.

What’s in a Name?

A fan pointed out that we made a big mistake in naming one of our new sauces. Here’s how we’re making it right. Reintroducing. Red Scorpion Fiery Hot Sauce.

Celebrating Scott on his Birthday

If you’ve ever read the bottle, you know that Secret Aardvark was founded by culinary genius Scott Moritz back in 2004. Learn more about him through photos.

Camping with Secret Aardvark

In the Pacific Northwest, hiking and camping are two of our community’s most beloved pastimes. Whether we’re camping at a festival, with our family and friends, or making a solo excursion, there’s something about being out in nature that brings out the best in us. But let’s be honest. Camping food can be kinda boring….

Enter the Wild Shots Photo Contest by Oct. 1, 2021

We’re thrilled to be part of the second annual Wild Shots Photo Contest benefitting Crag Law Center! This year’s contest runs September 1-October 1 and features prizes from Artheads Frame Shop, Patagonia Portland, and Secret Aardvark.