The first for me is Habanero Yellow Bird hot sauce, which combines fiery habaneros with carrots. Yes, you definitely get the sweet, earthy taste you expect, but does it provide the rush that an addiction does? And is the hot sauce in which carrots are so common healthy? Let’s dive into Habanero’s Yellowbird and see what happens.


It’s definitely the first sauce I’ve ever eaten where organic carrots are at the top of the ingredient list. Ingredients: Carrots, onions, habanero peppers, organic brandy vinegar, garlic, organic cane sugar, concentrated mandarin orange juice, salt and concentrated lime juice.

The flavor of the carrot does not overpower the hot sauce of the yellow habanero bird at all. It actually forms a very pleasant base, naturally sweet and earthy, and this sweetness is slightly enhanced by cane sugar (but again not too sweet). You taste the carrots in the first few bites, but then you get mostly spiciness and a bit more depth thanks to the onion and garlic. The citrus of the tangerine and the concentrated lime juice are something you feel on your back, and both add a nice tangy note to the sauce at the end of cooking. All of this blends perfectly with the natural fruity sweetness of the habanero pepper.

After the carrots and heat, the main ingredient that stands out for me is the garlic. It’s so widespread and surprisingly fresh in this sauce that you quickly forget the spiciness and get carried away with the flavor.

Yellowbeard Habanero Hot sauce on a spoon

Heat balance

A bottle of Habanero Yellow Bird Hot Sauce indicates that yellow birds are naturally immune to the heat of hot peppers, so they have carte blanche with this rich food source. So, judging by the name, Yellowbird is a hot sauce that aims to accentuate the fire of the chilli present and give you a real boost.

With habanero hot sauces, it is easy to be completely consumed by heat, as habaneros are on a scale of 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units. In our experience, the yellow bird balances the ingredients around the habanero peppers very well. There’s a lot of flavor in this bottle. But there is a catch, depending on the bottle you get.

The Yellowbird claims a Scoville heat rating of 15,580 to 54,535 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) for its habanero hot sauce. It’s very common. In the lower section you have a spiciness like fresh Serrano peppers (10,000 to 23,000 SHU) and in the upper section, just above the highest spiciness for Cayenne peppers (30,000 to 50,000 SHU.) So your experience with the balance of this sauce will vary. This high score puts it in the range where you would expect to find sauces that have habanero in the title. The lower end of the market is much more pleasant for most people. It ranges from medium-high spiciness to particularly high spiciness for hot sauce.

That said, our bottle of Habanero Yellow Bird hot sauce was well balanced – probably somewhere in the middle of this range. The habanero peppers give it quite a kick that you can feel on your tongue from the first bite. I get the heat in my throat, but it’s okay. According to my tasting, it’s not a sauce that will completely dissolve your sinuses (or make you run for a carton of milk), but it’s definitely a condiment to be respected.

I use about 2 tablespoons of this sauce on a taco and it gives me plenty of heat. Fortunately, the throat doesn’t burn constantly, even when building with this sauce. All you have left is a nice warm tongue and you’ll probably want more.

For salt lovers like me, this sauce contains 115 mg per tablespoon (about 38 mg per teaspoon), it’s not low in sodium, but it’s certainly not one of the highest on the market. In my experience, with the yellow bird Habanero, you don’t need extra salt, you just enjoy the taste.


I assumed it would be difficult to use this root in terms of ease of use. But Habanero Yellowcake Hotcake goes really well with tacos, pizza, chicken, rice, salads and more! It’s more of a utilitarian condiment than a niche hot sauce. Maybe that’s why they count portions in tablespoons instead of teaspoons. The label even says habanero spice, so go ahead!

I also love the way they packed that sauce. It comes in a large squeeze bottle with a narrow spout, so you never have to worry about overfilling it. It gives you the freedom to be as accurate or decadent as you want.


I love the use of the classic white and orange on the label of Habanero Yellow Bird hot sauce – after that, the only yellow thing is the yellow bird on the label. He looks like a character you see in a video game, and that makes him even more endearing to me. It’s simple and practical, and it looks good on the table. Does it stand out among the hot sauces? No, but it is if you combine it with your typical everyday condiments like ketchup and mustard.


Habanero Hot Sauce Yellowcake uses carrots to great effect in its mix – offering an earthy sweetness with a hint of lemony heat. The temperature range indicated in this sauce is wide, so your heat balance may vary from bottle to bottle.

General Taste 4
Heat balance 4
User-friendly 4
Collection box 3.5
X-Factor 4

On a scale of 1 (lowest value) to 5 (highest value).


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