Red Hornet Pepper Sauce

Marie Sharp's heirloom habanero's have been stunning culinary aficionados, like yourself, since 1981. It takes many years to produce a new pepper cultivar like the Red Hornet, a cross between a Moruga scorpion pepper and a ghost pepper.

After more than seven generations of planting, and selective breeding, Marie announced to us personally, "I have a new sauce, from my new pepper, and it packs a sting boy!"

The delivery of heat is quite unique, as the habanero settles in with its familiar fruit forward heat, the hornet pepper kicks in hard in the finish.

This is 4 times hotter than Marie's previous hottest sauce.  Enjoy!

Hand selected, fresh Hornet pepper, red Belizean habanero pepper, natural vinegar, hand harvested sea salt, hand chopped white onions, fresh garlic.

Mindfully Made in Belize, Central America.

Customer Reviews

Based on 78 reviews
It's hot!

Definitely one of the hotter Sauces I own. Favorite from Marie sharp's only followed by beware. I think it leans more towards heat than flavor unless you have a good tolerance. The flavor is great though.

Heather Davis (San Jose, California)

I consider myself a hot sauce connoisseur, and I am referring to HOT hot sauces. This is my dream come true in a hot sauce! Perfect habanero bright and vivid flavors packed with a deliciously addictive hit you in the best way heat! I am buying more immediately.

Heather, we love hearing this! I am so glad you enjoyed the Red Hornet!! It surely packs a sting, but super delish! Thanks for the support!

Miguel Dominguez (San Diego, California)

Red Hornet Pepper Sauce

Rob LeComte (Lawrence, Kansas)
Hurts so good

This sauce is unbelievably hot and delicious, which makes the whole experience that much more worth it.

Nicolas Henderson (Acworth, Georgia)
The Hornet Stings

Man this stuff is good. This is not the slow-building habanero burn I'm used to from Marie. This is an instant punch in the mouth. It really is like being stung, but in a good way. Since it's a Marie Sharp sauce, the flavor is there too. It has a nice fruity taste from the peppers. All in all it's awesome and as long as it's available, I'll continue to buy it

Tony Schmidt (Pendleton, South Carolina)
Red Pepper Hornet Sauce

I really like it. It has a great flavor and it is spicy. sometimes when I go for an extra spicy sauce it has a lot of habarnero but not this one. It is plenty hot which should make it last longer. There is a mango habarnero sauce I like but it is not nearly as hot and I go thru a bottle in a month. I am going to try some of Marie Sharp's other sauces too, they say this is their hottest one.

Ryan Fell (Glendale, California)
Love The Store!

I got hooked on Marie Sharp’s a few years ago but with everything going on in the world it was getting harder and harder to find at my local store. Luckily I found the Marie Sharp’s Online Store - They had everything I needed. Ordering was easy and straight forward. Best part is I was able to put together a large order so my family and friends could discover new sauces they enjoy!

Larry Day (Glenview, Illinois)
Hot but incredibly tasty

Would buy again

David Ruderrman (Elk Grove, California)

Gave sampler box as a gift

ANGUS WOODBURY (Wheaton, Illinois)
Don't get stung!

Love Marie's new Red Hornet Sauce! (good thing because I bought 8 bottles on faith) it's hotter than their other sauces and is not carrot based, so while the flavor is still fresh tasting, this sauce really lends itself to a wide variety of foods. This is my new "go to" for Thai food, as well as tacos etc.. caution, the heat is high and sneaks up on you.. but there is none of that chemical taste that you get from similar sauces. Go on, get stung.. I did.