Tabasco Habanero Sauce, 2 oz

A Jamaican-style pepper sauce, blended with mango, papayas, tamarind, banana, ginger and ground black pepper, the result is a deceptively fruity, yet totally fiery HOT sauce. Ingredients: distilled vinegar, habanero pepper, cane sugar, Tabasco brand pepper sauce (distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt), salt, mango puree, dehydrated onion, banana puree, tomato paste, tamarind puree, papaya puree, spices, garlic, Tabasco pepper mash (aged red pepper and salt)

Quick facts

  • Shake some on and cook a kickin’ chicken, add sizzle to shrimp and spice up some salsa

Top reviews

Best Big Brand Offering.

Out of all the hotsauces that you can readily find at local grocery stores–unlike Sriracha–Tobasco habanero is my favorite. It is quite hot with a lovely flavor that is deep and rich. The complexity of its taste makes it far superior to its parent, the timeless Tobasco sauce. I enjoy it and an added benefit is that it is fairly cheap. My one regret is that I can’t find it in a 12 ounce bottle.
BernettaWallingford, PA

The Second New Flavor of the Quintessential Condiment!

This was the second modern variation on an essentially unchanged, bestselling product for more than 140 years. Other flavors are:

Orginal Pepper Sauce (hot) (2500-5000 Scoville Heat Units),
Green Pepper Sauce (milder yet) (600-1200 Scoville Heat Units),
Garlic Pepper Sauce (milder) (1200-2400 Scoville Heat Units),
Chipotle Pepper Sauce (mild) (1500-2500 Scoville Heat Units),
Sweet & Spicy Pepper Sauce (mildest) (100-600 Scoville Heat Units),
but this is Habanero Sauce (hottest) (>7000 Scoville Heat Units).

Dueling histories of the McIlhenny Company are available: (authorized) Tabasco: An Illustrated History and (unauthorized) McIlhenny’s Gold: How a Louisiana Family Built the Tabasco Empire, for those curious about how this most remarkable product and business empire came to be.

Note: “A pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville invented the Scoville Scale in 1912 to measure the heat of peppers. A ‘Scoville Unit’ is actually a measure of capsaicin (the chemical in hot peppers that is responsible for their heat).

Scoville’s test was a comparative taste test that is considered subjective by today’s standards. A more sophisticated method is in use today, but in honor of Wilbur Scoville, the unit of measure is still called the Scoville.

The capsaicin level in peppers can vary from plant to plant due to local environmental conditions. This means that a pepper’s rating is an average measure.

The hottest pepper on record is the Bhut Jolokia with a pungency of over 1 million Scoville Heat Units (1,001,304, to be exact). By contrast, the Bell Pepper comes in at less than 100 Scoville Heat Units.”

BurtonBarton, OH

good stuff

It adds some zest to whatever you put it on. Meat, vegetables, whatever. It is not so hot that it overpowers the food either. just adds a nice bite.
CatalinaFountain City, WI

A Little Flavor and a LOT of Heat Go a Long Way

Habanero has two great advantages as a pepper–tremendous flavor and tremendous heat. The Tabasco habanero sauce captures both, especially the latter. It’s got a serious bite. A bit too much in my mind, to be honest. More problematic is the consistency. For some reason Tabasco’s habanero sauce is much thicker than Tabasco’s other sauces (and the Yucatan Sunshine habanero sauce). This is particularly problematic when using the itty-bitty 2 oz. bottle.
VerlieSan Diego, CA

Tabasco has a new King!

The McIlhenny’s have done what very few in this space have been able to manage. They have engineered
a habanero elixir for the extreme palate that tastes good on just about everything, and I do mean everything.

I’ve got over 50 different brands of hot sauce in my collection and this jewel from Tabasco has pretty much
obsoleted all of them. It’s got a mild island flavor reminiscent of a jerk/calypso sauce and it’s guaranteed
to make everything from bar-b-que to hamburgers to collard greens to bloody marys and even salads tastes better.
It doesn’t have that sting regular Tabasco has that hasn’t been properly aged, but it will bite you, and it will
bite you hard if you’re not judicious with the amount you’re pouring on. The best thing about this sauce is that
is commercially available just about everywhere. And at this price ($2.40) it makes sense to buy several bottles,
cause they don’t last long. And unbelievably, my local Publix stocks these 2oz. bottles for $6.99 each! Will rate
out at about 8,000 Scoville units, and thats enough for most aspiring pepperheads.

Warning – This stuff is addictive. After a couple of weeks on this juice you’ll get the “hot sauce slobbers”
every time you walk through your grocery’s butcher shop. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 5 Scovies!

CharlesettaMoose, WY

This is HOT!!!

If other hot sauces leave you feeling cold, try Tabasco Habanero Sauce. It adds great flavor and plenty of heat. Just a couple of drops is enough to leave a satisfying burn on your tongue and lips. I love sprinking it on chicken, eggs, and pasta. Just great!

Buy a bigger bottle though. The 2 oz bottle won’t last very long, trust me.

WadePearl City, HI