Secretos Mayas – Green Habanero Sauce

by Darth Naga on July 15, 2009 · 2 comments

in Product Reviews

Secetos Mayas Green Habanero Sauce

Secetos Mayas Green Habanero Sauce

Hi again guys and gals, Darth Naga here with another review for my home away from home, where i hear you ask?? the chile foundry of course!!

The sauce i’m tasting today is one by a company known as “Secretos Mayas” which i am guessing means “Mayan Secrets” or something along those lines. The company was formed only recently in about 2005 in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. The habaneros they use are smoked in underground wooden ovens before being used in their sauces, sadly though the company has disappered since january of this year, i spoke to the uk rep and he informed me that the company ran out of stock as more and more companies in the US ordered more sauce without paying for the last batch..and as such the company went under, thats quite sad really considering the popularity and flavour of this sauce.

Note : Please visit their web site ans let them know we want this sauce back

Ingredients:
Green habanero pepper, water, salt, xanthan gum, spices, vinegar, 0.1% citric acid as preservative.

The sauce itself is their “Green habanero sauce” and it comes in a 230ml glass bottle with a label showing the habanero at its 4 different stages of ripening set again a yellowy orange background that seems to be a common theme amongst the habanero sauces i’ve been reviewing lately. The first thing that gets you when you pop the lid is the scent of fresh habanero peppers from the bottle, Mrs Naga thought it smelt a little smoky, i tried the sauce and i have to say that aside from the obvious habanero flavour the sauce has a slightly strong salty/vinegary taste too..but its not unpleasant!!

I guess it must be something about the way they cook the sauce and the fact they use green habaneros that makes it taste this way, slightly salty but still very appealing to the tastebuds and with a heat that i would gauge at medium hot, perhaps a good one for newbies to help them to the next level of hot sauce appreciation. Its nice to see a sauce thats hot but with no extract or any additives in it, its a nice straightforward no nonense hot sauce.

As i mentioned before it is a cooked sauce, and i believe that gives it the unique flavour it seems to have, i can’t say it tastes like anything i have tasted before..so i really cannot compare it to anything! You can purchase this sauce and the rest of the “Secretos” range at www.scorchio.co.uk and at £2.99 for a 230ml bottle or £5.99 for the three sauce gift pack (albeit in smaller 120ml bottles), this is a value for money sauce that is tasty enough and thin enough to be used as a pouring sauce on pretty much anything, but i think the flavour would probably suit fish and chicken the best!!

I think at that price this will be a sauce that will find a place into my cupboard every now and then, its a great sauce to use daily on food, but its not  hot enough to make you sweat, therefore making it a good all rounder in my eyes, with the company now not existing anymore i think that makes this sauce a collectors item so go out and buy it while you still can, trust me you won’t regret it!!

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avatar Levi January 16, 2016 at 10:55 pm

Oh wow, that is very sad to hear. I lived in Quintana Roo for about 6 years and this salsa was me and my wife’s absolute favorite! I wish they still made this product I miss it so bad!

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avatar Harry Privette August 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

The best all natural hot sauce I’ve ever experienced.
How and where may I order Secretos Mayas?
Thanks

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