AARDVARK Habanero Hot Sauce

(39 customer reviews)


This 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!

We were featured on “Hot Ones” Season 4!

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Our flagship sauce features a unique “Caribbean meets Tex-Mex” flavor and just enough heat to slap the sass outta your mouth. It’s a versatile table sauce that adds a special something to dang near anything, and works as a marinade too! 

We were featured on “Hot Ones” Season 4!


Food Allergens:

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, GMO Free, No High Fructose Corn Syrup, Plant Based


Tomatoes (Tomatoes And Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride), White Wine Vinegar, Carrots, Water, Yellow Onion, Habanero Chili Pepper (Habanero Chili Peppers, Water, Salt, Citric Acid), Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Spices), Organic Cane Sugar, Salt, Modified Food Starch, Garlic, Sunflower Oil, Herbs And Spices.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1tsp
  • Servings Per container: 50
  • Calories: 0
  • Total Fat: 0 (0% daily value)
  • Sodium: 40mg (2% daily value)
  • Total Carbs: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • See ingredients tab for list of ingredients


Additional information

Weight N/A
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39 reviews for Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce

  1. Christian Chavez (store manager)

    Habanero sauce is extremely good. Would recommend it for almost anything. Savory and spicy without being over the top.

  2. Brian Mars (store manager)

    I love habanero sauces. I’m always looking for a better sauce. Most are over the top hot or no heat at all. This is the Goldilocks of hot sauce.! It has great flavor without nuking your tastebuds. I’m looking forward to trying all of your sauces.

  3. Michael Cockerham (store manager)

    This sauce is the perfect combination of flavor and heat. My new go to.

  4. Benjamin Quay Bradley (store manager)

    Best hot sauce I’ve ever tasted!!! After moving away from Portland…I dreamed about the habanero sauce!!

  5. Rachael Gillilland (store manager)

    This is seriously the best hot sauce I’ve ever bought. I’m normally not a fan of habaneros but they found the perfect blend of smoky and savory with just the right amount of heat

  6. emilyharris (store manager)

    My sandwiches taste naked without Secret Aardvark.

  7. Shannon Yeo

    I have been enjoying this hot sauce for years.

    I first discovered it during a trip to PDX, sitting at the end of a table in one of the many excellent breakfast joints of Portland. At the time, I couldn’t find this hot sauce anywhere, so every month when I flew to Portland, I’d stop at a local market and pick up a few bottles.

    Years later, its nice to see Aardvark being sold in my local grocery story here in California.

    I describe this hot sauce, as HOT without being too hot, unlike some sauces that are hot for the novelty of being hot. More importantly through this heat, is good flavor. It truly is good on everything.

  8. chadvark

    Come for the heat, stay for the flavor. A sandwich without aardvark is a blasphemous sin.

  9. Nacho

    I’ve had a fair number of different hot sauces, but, I’m by no means an enthusiast- because basically every hot sauce is a blast of vinegar and a blast of heat. Aardvark is something else entirely. Everything important in the universe is under that cap. I had read reviews that told me Aardvark was different and I finally tried a bottle and- this sauce is a gem. The heat is sort of mild, but the flavor is complex and truly enjoyable. So far I’ve used it to replace sandwich spread, basted it on ground turkey for tacos, used it on tacos on its own. Have not had it for long enough to put it on “everything” yet but my bottle is now half empty in a manner of days.

  10. Ben

    This sauce is honestly so great that I find myself trying to find excuses to put it on things and eat it.

  11. bryan

    Love this hot sauce, it goes so well with everything. i only left off 1 star bc the latest bottles i’ve received have had some chunks/strands of whole peppers that blew my taste palette out.

  12. Donald Hanson

    I concur. The best hot sauce I’ve ever had.

  13. Cannuck

    You’d be doing yourself a disservice passing by this hot sauce without stopping to try it. As a Northern Canadian, this is my go to on moose, goat, bear or anything you want to kick up the heat with. It is fairly hot, enough so that my heat desensitized palate wakes up after a few bites. I don’t understand what they mean when they say tex mex, or how to describe its flavour other than “pretty damn great”. Out of the hot sauces I have bought over the years, this is one I keep coming back to.

  14. Kevin

    Was excited to see this at my grocery store after seeing it on Hot Ones. Perfect blend of hot and savory, great habanero flavor meets classic Texas BBQ. Love it on my tacos, looking forward to trying it on my eggs, nachos and wings next!

  15. Leena (verified owner)

    I’m obsessed with habaneros and I’ve tried a million different habanero sauces. Nothing compares to Secret Aardvark. I put it on everything so I have to have a large stash in my kitchen at all times. I even give them away as gifts to my hot sauce loving friends and family. I was sad when I moved away from Oregon because I thought I wouldn’t find it but luckily I found that I can order cases and they also have it at my local grocery store in a pinch. Secret Aardvark you have my heart <3

  16. Mandy

    This is the only hot sauce I’ve bought more than one bottle of or we didn’t have until it expired. We put it on breakfast food, pizza, sandwiches, and pretty much anything else. I love that you can still taste the sauce and it’s not just heat. Highly recommend this to anyone who can tolerate heat. I will def be trying the Red Eye Beer recipe.

  17. Travis B. (verified owner)

  18. Charles Spence (verified owner)

    Absolutely LOVE the habanero hot sauce!! I believe in buying local and support one of our in state (Nebraska) hot sauce companies, but… The Secret Aardvark habanero sauce is just something that nobody can compete with. I use it on everything and go through a bottle every 2-3 weeks. If you like habanero or are even slightly on the fence give it a try, you will be glad you did!!

    • Karla Lancaster (store manager)

      Thanks for the awesome review. We appreciate it!

  19. Jeff Langley (verified owner)

  20. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The best

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I’ve dumped this sauce on as many of my meals as i’ve been able ever since I got my first bottle on a recommendation from my friend. Good stuff!

  22. Eric K. (verified owner)

    Best sauce, great company to work with!

  23. Ashley (verified owner)

    Absolutely LOVE this sauce. Can never not have it in our house!

    • Karla Lancaster (store manager)

      Thank you!

  24. Joanna (verified owner)

    This is my favorite sauce in the world. It is so versatile. Mac and Cheese, soups, quesadillas, cheese bread, eggs. The uses are endless.

  25. Seth (verified owner)

    I love this stuff so much. It flows through my veins.

  26. Lois P. (verified owner)

    I have been ordering Secret Aardvark Habañero Hot Sauce by the case for several years. This year I am wrapping the box, unopened, and giving it to my husband as his 80th birthday present. Maybe it’s what keeps him so young!

  27. Bob (verified owner)

    Very good not too hot.

  28. John C. (verified owner)

  29. Elizabeth Steffen (verified owner)

    My S.O. absolutely loves this sauce on pork! I picked it up for him on a whim a few years ago, and he’s very glad I did. Our online order arrived sooner than expected.

  30. JB

    Best hot sauce I’ve ever had, no joke. I put it on my eggs every morning

  31. Tanner (verified owner)

    Aardvark hot sauce is a bit of a problem in my life. I go through, conservatively, 2 bottles a month. This used to be ok before my friends and family started to notice the money I was spending on it at the grocery store. Now I buy in bulk directly from Secret Aardvark and hide excess in my closet. I will have a stomach ulcer one day because of this hot sauce, and it will be worth it.

  32. Tim

    My favorite hot sauce of all time. I just wish they would sell it in gallons.

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  34. Stephen R. (verified owner)

    The flavor is amazing, and it adds just the right amount of heat. Not a huge scorcher and has a pleasant heat with a great habanero flavor.

  35. Patrick McConnell (verified owner)

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  37. Donald Lehman (verified owner)

    The case came right on time and in great shape!

  38. Gerard (verified owner)

  39. Christopher Chafy (verified owner)

    It had been a few years since my last delicious experience and it absolutely still holds up! So happy I bought a 6-pack!

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