Marie Sharp’s “Beware Comatose Heat Level” Habanero Pepper Sauce Review


As many of you may already know I am a big fan of Marie Sharp’s Habanero Pepper Sauce. So, when I saw this Comatose Heat Level version I couldn’t wait to try it! I bought it a few weeks ago and decided I better do a review on it before I empty the bottle.

Marie Sharp’s Habanero Pepper Sauce

I first tried the original delicious sauce when I bought a small sample bottle at a gift shop in Monterey, CA a couple years back. I was immediately addicted!

I tried as hard as I could to ration that little bottle for as long as possible. I was super sad when I ran out and went in marie-sharps-habanero-hot-saucesearch of another asap. To my surprise, however, I could not find it at any of my local stores. Even the fancy markets around here that carry all kinds of different obscure hot sauces did not stock Marie Sharp’s for some reason.

That being said, I took to the internet and quickly found it on Amazon. I had asked for it for Christmas that year, but no one got it for me, so I bought it for myself soon after. My arsenal of hot sauces just is not complete without this yummy hot sauce!

Good Job Belize!

As the bottles state, on both the Original and the Comatose version, this hot sauce is a product of Belize. Being that all peppers originate in the Central/South American area, one would expect them to know their stuff when it comes to hot sauce. After all, they have had longer than anywhere else in the world to perfect it. Marie Sharp’s definitely lives up to those expectations.


Marie Sharp’s was, as far as I know, the first hot sauce I had ever tried that lists carrots as one of the ingredients. Since then I have tried a few others that also include carrots. Those too seemed to have a particularly distinct yum factor. This leads me to believe that carrots really add something fantastic to the blend.

Often times, in other foods, I am not a fan of adding carrots. I even tend to leave them out of recipes I try, because they really seem to add an abundance of sweetness I do not generally care to have in savory dishes. For some reason, however, it appears to work quite well in hot sauce. The sugariness isn’t detectable as far as I can tell. It just seems to enhance the rest of the ingredients to form a wonderful flavor burst.

Marie Sharp’s Original Habanero vs Comatose Heat Level

When I first tried the Comatose, I didn’t think it tasted quite as good as the Original. It did have a little more kick to it, but not nearly what you would expect from something claiming to be Comatose levels.

As I continued to try the new sauce on different foods though, I found that the variance in flavor from the Original allowed me to use their sauces on a wider variety of foods.marie-sharps-hot-sauce

The Original is very good on burritos and tacos. It adds a wonderful, fresh little tang and heat to Mexican classics. In contrast, I have found the Comatose is better as a dipping hot sauce for things like fried chicken and even french fries. It is has a deeper flavor, as opposed to the brightness of the Original. Which makes it great for adding a bit of heat and flavor to heavier, fried foods.

In my opinion both are definitely worth having in your hot sauce arsenal. If I had to pick one though, I would say to get the Original. It is so good I could pretty much drink it.

However, I must say, the Comatose is really growing on me. As I continue to try it during different meals, and dip into it more frequently, I have noticed that I am actually using the Comatose even more often than the Original!

Marie Sharp’s Habanero Pepper Sauce Ratings:

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I didn’t look back through all my reviews, but I am pretty darn sure this is the highest rating I have given any hot sauce. And it is well deserved. The only thing that would get it to a 10 is just a little more heat.

Marie Sharp’s Comatose Heat Level Habanero Pepper Sauce Ratings:

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All in all I have to say, you are really missing out if you haven’t tried Marie Sharp’s yet. It is truly something special. I am so glad I stumbled upon it while on vacation! I will do my best to keep it in my life forever! It’s that good.

I have posted some links on this page in case you want to check it out for yourself. You can also visit My Hot Sauce Shop where I have posted links to most of my favorite Hot Sauces! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please let me know. I would love to hear from you! Thanks for visiting. Talk to you again soon. To check out Marie Sharp’s website directly, straight from Belize you can click this link.




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