How Spicy Are Yellowbird Hot Sauces?

Every spicy food lover would fall in love with Yellowbird Hot Sauces. And I am guilty of that.

I sometimes use a particular spicy sauce in every food I eat. For example, I go for Chili Crunch when adding texture to my food, or I love Green Cholula on my pizza. Fruits? I opt for Chamoy sauce for its sweet and spicy combo.

However, after discovering Yellowbird Hot Sauces, I got a new spicy obsession. It is a hot sauce I can enjoy every day for different purposes. I found six varieties of Yellowbird. However, the Habanero condiment is the spiciest. It also includes tangerine juice and carrots, providing a little fruit, sweet, tangy, and earthy flavors.

Yellowbird Overview 

Started as a homegrown hot sauce in Austin, Texas, Yellowbird is one of the most popular spicy condiments today. Unlike other hot sauces, each condiment is packed with fresh fruits and condiments. Most ingredients are easily found in the backyard.

Combining delicious flavor and heat with fresh yields, people can enjoy smooth, velvety, and fiery flavors dedicated to spicy fans. Yellowbird Hot Sauces are not your traditional condiments. Since the juiciest fruits and freshest veggies are used, you can get real flavors with an extreme heatwave. 

I can say that only Yellowbird condiments are an excellent introduction to a fiery yet fresh adventure. 

What are the Different Yellowbird Hot Sauces, and How Spicy Are They?

Some people think that hot sauce is simply a mildly spicy, watered-down vinegar. However, Yellowbird proved them wrong.

Discovering that Yellowbird has different varieties, I got so excited to try each of them. This means I do not need to stick to one flavor and get bored later on. For sure, you are now curious about each yellowbird spice level.

Don’t worry; I will help you get familiar with each Yellowbird hot sauce. I will describe each hot sauce’s flavor and spice level.

Yellowbird Habanero Hot Sauce 

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Habanero condiment is the spiciest Yellowbird variation I have tried. Knowing that organic carrots are among the main ingredients seems strange to me. However, it makes me more eager to try it.

This Yellowbird hot sauce is made from habanero peppers, carrots, onions, distilled vinegar, cane sugar, garlic, lime juice concentrate, salt, and tangerine juice concentrate.

The carrot flavor is not overwhelming; instead, it makes a sweet and earthy base. The cane sugar amplifies the sweetness. I tasted the carrots after the first few bites. Then, I got some additional depth of heat from the garlic and onions. 

The lime and tangerine juice concentrate adds a nice tangy twist in the end. All these ingredients pair nicely with the habanero pepper’s natural fruity sweetness. 

Habanero peppers usually score from 100,000 to 350,000 SHU. However, Yellowbird has balanced the ingredients around these peppers. The Habanero Hot Sauce lists 15,580-54,535 SHU. It carries a decent kick you can feel on your tongue immediately.

While this hot sauce has perfectly balanced ingredients, do not get fooled. It is still spicy, and you may feel the spicy kick at the back of your throat.

Yellowbird Jalapeno Hot Sauce 

Yellowbird Jalapeno is a delicious hot sauce made from jalapeno peppers, distilled vinegar, carrots, garlic, onions, cane sugar, lime juice concentrate, and salt. This hot sauce hits on the spot.

When I tried a small amount of this hot sauce, I found it really spicy. However, it loses its spicy bite after it has been cooked. This sauce is red, thin, and runny. It comes with darker red speckles and smells sweet and spicy with a slight hint of lime and vinegar smell.

The heat of this hot sauce comes from the jalapeno peppers. The natural ingredients offer a tasty, well-balanced mix of flavors.

Yellowbird Bliss and Vinegar Hot Sauce 

This Yellowbird hot sauce offers a strong vinegar-forward taste and is very tasty. It has an unusual mix of distilled vinegar, rice bran oil, red serrano peppers, dates, strawberries, cinnamon, ginger, onions, coconut cream, and salt.

Although this hot sauce has plenty of unique and bold flavors, they still come together to deliver a perfect balance. After my first few bites, the vinegar greeted me instantly, followed by the serrano peppers’ heat. Then, I tasted the fruity and sweet flavors from the dates and strawberries.

The coconut flavor enters the mid-bite. The coconut’s creaminess helps thicken up the sauce. As with ginger, cinnamon, and salt, they do not provide an overwhelming flavor.

The heat source of this hot sauce is the serrano peppers. The sauce has roughly 6,200 SHU. The peppers’ bright grassy notes are a little lost when shuffled with other ingredients. However, they still deliver fruity sweetness.

Overall, I find the heat mellower disappears quickly. The serrano peppers hit the tip of my tongue, but their spiciness does not linger after the mid-bite.

Yellowbird Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce 

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Yellowbird Ghost Pepper is another hot sauce that brings heat to your mouth. This tongue-numbing condiment features ghost pepper, onions, carrots, and tomatoes. 

The heat does not overpower the flavor of this hot sauce. The organic combination of citrus, vinegar, and tomato paste offers tangy and rich flavors. This makes a fantastic ketchup substitute if you want your burger to have an extra boost or you want more heat on your tacos.

Yellowbird Ghost Pepper deserves a spot at the table if you are a barbecue lover. It also brings the desired heat to stir-fries or vegetable crudites.

I appreciate that this condiment has no artificial flavor, preservatives, and chemicals, just like all Yellowbird Hot Sauces. They are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. I can quickly taste the natural flavors.

Yellowbird Serrano Hot Sauce 

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Omelet is one of my favorite breakfasts, and I make it more exciting by adding hot sauce to it. However, I got bored with the hot sauce I usually use for breakfast. So, I visited a nearby grocery store and found another Yellowbird variation – the Serrano.

I tried the Yellowbird Serrano Hot Sauce on my morning omelet. This serrano pepper-based condiment brought tanginess to my breakfast. The pepper offers more than jalapenos, but their flavor is almost identical.

This hot sauce includes vinegar, limes, cucumber, and sugar, which helps balance out the Yellowbird spice level. I find this condiment quite versatile since it is more savory than hot. So, my friends who are not spicy fans can have some splash on their plates.

I also tried dousing Yellowbird Serrano on my scrambled egg or avocado toast. And I love how the heat of peppers and citrus flavors complement each other. Since then, this hot sauce has become a go-to for my avocado toast and eggs.

Yellowbird Blue Agave Sriracha Hot Sauce

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Yellowbird Blue Agave Sriracha has one of the unique tastes I have ever tried in the hot sauce because of the tangerine juice. This deliciously spicy condiment contains blue agave nectar, red jalapenos, distilled vinegar, garlic, guar gum, lime, and tangerine juice concentrates.

The heat comes from jalapenos, which instantly greet my tongue. Although it is the sweetest Yellowbird hot sauce, the heat will undeniably have a kick on your mouth. I also use it as a substitute for sugar-packed BBQ sauces. This hot sauce is a perfect companion for cheese, egg, and bacon on a bagel.

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Bill Kalkumnerd

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