Many of the nearly 90 percent of reviewers who give this hot sauce five stars say it packs a unique flavor from its carrot base. “This is HANDS DOWN the best hot sauce in the world,” one writes, adding, “the carrot-based sauce is soooooo flavorful.” Another says, “the taste of this sauce is a flavorful balance of vegetables (carrot and onion), with a habanero kick that converts most people who try it. I’ve secretly started carrying it in my purse.” Dozens of reviewers also mention trying this hot sauce for the first time in Belize, and say they’ve been hooked ever since. “We discovered this hot sauce when we were staying at the Hopkins Bay Resort, in Hopkins Bay Belize,” writes one user, who notes “this hot sauce is not just hot, it’s also savory and tangy and a little sweet, all at the same time. There’s a cumulative effect to the heat, so it doesn’t burn you out right away, but the savory flavor of the sauce means you can’t stop putting it on food and eating it.”
New York Magazine - The Strategist | people's choice Updated Apr. 7, 2020
J. Kenji López-Alt
Dad | Author of The Food Lab | Contributor @SeriousEats | Chef at @wursthall | Beatles lover | Crypto-husband | Feminist | Relaxed and groovy atheist.
"Tasting the new jerk chicken sausage sous chef @zjpd has been working on. Needs a little more ginger, allspice, and smoke before it’s ready for the big time. We tried multiple ways to incorporate scotch bonnet/habanero flavor into the sausage in an efficient and reproducible way. We ended up using @mariesharpsusa’s habanero sauce for flavoring. Lots of heat and fruity pepper flavor and a nice hit of vinegar too."
J. Kenji López-Alt & Erik Drobey
My hot sauce subscription from Heatonist is $30/month and I get 3 sauces from that. I love it and I will continue to get it as long as I still am on this hot sauce journey. But that comes out to $10 per 5 oz. bottle. The “one of everything” deal at Marie Sharp’s is 14 sauces for about $45. That’s roughly $3 per bottle! How could I pass that up!?!
Jason Koepp - Polar Bear's Kitchen
"Unassuming Bottle – Knowing that all of the ingredients are grown on the surrounding farms, that there employed seasonally to maximize their natural freshness, that the company supports the encircling community by providing jobs, and that the sauces are mostly handmade – you’d be forgiven for expecting them to embrace trendy uncoated papers, hipster logos, and “look at me” proclamations. But you’d be wrong. Marie Sharp’s bottles are just right…"
Patrick Bennett - Uncommon Caribbean - "Marie Sharp's is Farm-to-Bottle Pepper Sauce You Need in your Life
Marie Sharp's 🇧🇿 @MarieSharps Marie Sharp's 🇧🇿 Retweeted Evan Hadfield | Evan, can we quote you?
| @Evan_Hadfield Replying to @tkingdot "Marie Sharps is what every hot sauce wishes it could be."
"Are you kidding I eat your sauce on everything I own of course you can quote me."
11:07 PM - 24 Apr 2019
Evan Hadfield - https://www.youtube.com/user/ColChrisHadfield
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Such an unusual blend of pure, unaltered fresh ingredients from whole fruits and veggies. From roasted garlic to scorched raisins, the ingredients can't get any better or blend any better together...
Add a kick to your other condiments, sauces, and salad dressings as well as a variety of spicy dishes or add their mild hot sauce (white label) for a flavor boost, minus the heat. I'm hooked on all of 'em. Best be extra nice to me, or I may not be inclined to share! 😃 Buy your own bottle(s) at MarieSharpsUSA.com and enjoy!"
Susan Boyoung Bailey
"Really great flavor and heat profiles! I got all three for me and a couple more as gifts. Will definitely get more as my stash decreases!"
Mish Samuil Rieser - Chief Spreader of Madness at Jelly Madness
I am addicted to this woman's hot sauces. I actually spoke to her a couple of years ago about getting bulk delivery. She was so sweet. My favorite is the Grapefruit Pulp Hab, followed by the one you are holding. I buy them ALL, and am stressing out about the fact that I am down to two bottles. I love the Sweet Habanero on pork chops. I know I am mentioning a lot about non-carrot based Marie's....I am just sooooo addicted to her sauces, I am glad someone else is too.
"...I am going to drink it, oh that's good! If you want something extremely delicious, but very different, then this if for you!"
Roger Hale - Owner Lamanai Chocolate | Mile 43 Hummingbird Highway, Belize
I think the standard white label "Hot" version of Marie Sharp's is the most versatile sauce I've ever had. I think all of their sauces are good, but when the sauce has fresh fruit in it, it's not even fair comparing it to most other mass-produced sauces. This lady is totally crushing it, and people are on here saying Cholula, or El Yucateco, or whatever is the best sauce? If you want hot for the sake of being hot, there are a million sauces that can do that. But this one has the best taste.
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