The Habanero is the tiger of chiles. Like the tiger, the pepper evokes ideas of exoticism, power, beauty, and fear. The challenge in making this sauce was to show the beauty and sweetness of the tiger, rather than the, yknow, Siegfried and Roy side. So we tamed the beast, adding golden beets, carrots, and dates to accentuate the peppers sweetness, making the dangerous heat more of a through-line that conducts the orchestra of flavors than a solo artist. While this is the hottest of our sauces, its a playful heat that we think youll find pleasant in its restraint. That big scary predator is just a sweet cat at heart.