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La Anita Red Chile Habanero Pepper Sauce

La Anita Chile Habanero Pepper Sauce Bottle
La Anita Chile Habanero Pepper Sauce Bottle
La Anita Chile Habanero Pepper Sauce Bottle


Maker: La Anita (website in spanish)
Cost: Cannot find online - bought this in Mexico at a gas station for 40 pesos (roughly $3)
Ingredients: Water, Habanero Peppers, Iodized Salt, Acetic Acid, Stabilizers, 0.1% of Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate as Preservatives, Red 40 F.D. & C. (Cl 16035)
Heat Level:





Total Score
2/ 5

User Rating
18 total ratings



Basic red sauce - some heat.


Little heat, even less flavor

Posted October 16, 2012 by

La Anita Chile Habanero Pepper Sauce - Label

La Anita Chile Habanero Pepper Sauce – Label

Whew – now that the site is finally moved over to it’s new server, things are moving much faster around here. And now I can focus back on the reviews – clearing out a few and moving on to the new ones. Lots of good stuff coming up. Big thanks to all the new readers and visitors, keep it coming!

This hot sauce is a sister sauce to the La Anita Green Chile Hot Sauce that I reviewed a while back. What’s the difference between the two sauces? Nothing but a little Yellow FD/Blue FD. Both sauces taste exactly the same and even do the same weird lava lamp (seen below) effect.

La Anita Chile Habanero Pepper Sauce - Lava Lamp?

La Anita Chile Habanero Pepper Sauce – Lava Lamp?

I can’t really say much about this sauce since in a side by side taste test – it was the exact same damn thing. The only real difference is that this sauce won’t make your food look like  nuclear explosion – rather it’ll look more like a fake Halloween blood capsule exploded on your food.

Based on the fact that the first two La Anita sauces were exactly the same on the palette, I’m not holding out much hope for the third. Perhaps a true blind taste test of the three is in order to see if we can then detect any differences between the “flavors” – rather “colors”.

Like the Green – this sauce isn’t bad and would do in a pinch. That pinch being you are stuck in Mexico in the oddest of situations – at a road side taco stand without any other choices of sauce or even fresh peppers.


Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog



    That stuff looks really tasty! But, if you want to try some of the best, which actually comes from a small valley in New Mexico, get some Capsicum Annum Chimayo. You can find it here: http://www.chimayochilebros.com/shop


    I brought a set of these back from Playa del Carmen in ’06 (the red, green, and the “vainilla”), and agree with your assessment. They struck me as bad knockoffs of El Yucateco’s line.

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