Heartbeat Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce Review

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Originating from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. has a lineup of sauces in tall squeezy bottles. Their pineapple habanero hot sauce was our first taste of what the brand has to offer.

We’ve all see it on Hot Ones Season 10 in the number 3 spot, but it is worthy of the placement? In this article, we’ll share our thoughts on Heartbeat’s pineapple habanero hot sauce.


Heat: 2/5 – Mild, subtle heat level.
Flavor: 4/5 Tasty, tropical and sweet.
Value: 3/5 Slightly larger bottle than standard hot sauce, but still goes fast.
Overall rating: 3.5/5Usable on a lot of foods, but flavor could be more punchy.

Is Heartbeat Pineapple Habanero Any Good?

Pineapple is a great ingredient to pair with spicy peppers (we have our own pineapple habanero recipe). The sweet and zingy flavor of the fruit offsets some of the spicy heat of the peppers, making for a special experience. It really is hard to go wrong.

Flavor

  • Sweet pineapple and lime are nice and zesty
  • Savory onion & garlic flavors compliment the pineapple well

Pair it with…

  • Fish tacos
  • Chicken and rice
  • Stir fry

Heartbeat Habanero Hot Sauce Ingredients

Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. did a great job pairing the sweet, tangy flavors of pineapple and lime with savory onion, garlic, and habaneros. The flavor is great when added to mildly flavored meals, like chicken or fish tacos. It is also a good addition to a plate of cheese and crackers.

However, the flavor of this sauce is not very powerful. When used in the right application, this sauce is just what the doctor ordered. It isn’t too spicy, hence the ketchup-style spout for squeezing out plenty of sauce.

Heartbeat Habanero Hot Sauce

However, I have to admit that this sauce isn’t the most flavorful sweet hot sauce we have tried (such as Los Calientes). The flavor is great on its own, but can easily get lost when applying it to other flavorful foods.

Heartbeat Pineapple Habanero Consistency

What is most impressive about Heartbeat pineapple habanero is the consistency of the sauce. It has a velvety smooth texture, unlike many other fine sauces that maintain the textures of the ingredients within. This sauce is probably strained or perhaps power-blended with ungodly horsepower.

Heatbeat pineapple habanero sauce on spoon

What is nice is that you don’t get the sense that this sauce is cheaply produced. It tastes high-quality, despite having a buttery smooth, processed texture. I love it.


Heartbeat Pineapple Habanero Scoville & Spiciness

Heartbeat Hot Sauce Pineapple Habanero is not going to knock your socks off. Believe it or not, some people don’t just look for the hottest sauce they can find. Instead, you can use this every day without the need for a glass of milk and a cold towel.

Heartbeat pineapple habanero hot sauce measures just 12,200 SHUs on the Scoville Scale. You’ll notice the heat when eaten plain, but it won’t overwhelm your meal with spiciness.

While it isn’t the spiciest hot sauce, it is definitely hotter than most of the popular hot sauces you’ll find in stores. For example, Cholula hot sauce is around 1,000 SHUs, and Frank’s RedHot is just 450 SHUs. See more hot sauces on the Scoville scale here.

Tip: Don’t expect this sauce to add much heat to meals. It is best used on milder flavored meals to allow the pineapple zing to shine.


Where To Buy Heartbeat Hot Sauce

Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. has a great website for buying their hot sauces. However, being based in Canada means that shipping costs to the US can be relatively high.

Check prices on Amazon or Heat Hot Sauce to get the best deal. You should also browse some of their other sauce flavors such as blueberry habanero and the spicier Trinidad scorpion sauce.


Is Heartbeat Hot Sauce Worth It?

Heartbeat Hot Sauce is a nice, fresh and tangy sauce with a great low-end kick. We love the packaging, the texture, flavor, and mild heat level.

The only thing we were left wanting is a slightly more powerful flavor to really kick up a meal. But perhaps that was the point – to keep this sauce more complimentary rather than dominant. So, if you’re into tropical, sweet and savory flavors without too much heat, this is a great sauce for you.

PepperGeek Score

3.5/5


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Calvin

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