Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Pink Label – Review and Huge Christmas Giveaway

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce has released its sixth and newest hot sauce. The Pink Label is an Extra Hot Lightly Smoked Pepper Sauce. Featuring habanero, serrano, and ghost peppers, along with sweet pears and dates, this apple-wood smoked sauce is hot and hearty.

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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Pink Label

Don’t let the soft “pink” name or color of label fool you… this pinkie packs a punch! The flavor and heat of the Pink Label places it second-to-hottest in the Lucky Dog lineup.

Huge Christmas Six Pack Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Lucky Dog’s sixth and newest sauce – Pink Label – we’re partnering with Lucky Dog to offer a huge Giveaway. You could win a six pack of all of Lucky Dog Hot Sauces! Read on for our exclusive Christmas Giveaway!

A respectably hot blend of Habanero, Serrano, and Ghost peppers. Bartlett pears & dates for natural sweetness with a subtle hint of apple-wood smoke.

Ingredients: distilled white vinegar, onions, pears, habanero peppers, garlic, carrot juice, serrano chili peppers, dates, carrots, water, ghost pepper infused sea salt, applewood smoked sea salt, lime juice concentrate

Our initial impressions

While not our usual thorough review on foods and flavors, the following are our first impressions of Lucky Dog Pink Label. After all, we want to get this Giveaway going!

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Texture & Appearance: Slightly pulpy, like a fine apple sauce grind, with a light burnt orange color. Medium thick, it has a nice body and texture. Impressive.


Taste Straight Up: “Sweet, vinegar, peppers, onion, garlic, heat.” – Marilyn’s initial taste. We get the sweet first up. There’s a sharp burn from the habaneros, complemented by the Ghost peppers. I’m not sure what role the serrano peppers play… they probably add some fresh green taste to the habs… but the sweet heat of the Ghost pepper is the real supporting chile here.

The sweetness from the pears and dates are also a big part of the overall flavor profile. A big winner here is the very light applewood smoke from the smoked salt. Sweet and complex.


Heat Level: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars 3.5/5 – Very flavorful heat for a sauce that is the 2nd hottest in a line of six sauces. Not near the top at 4 stars, we backed this off to 3.5 stars due to the short lived classic habanero heat. If you like a medium-hot sauce, you’ll appreciate a bump up to the next level of this habanero sauce.

The heat comes in slowly, building up with flavor and filling your mouth with a nice sharp bite. The burn lasts for just bit before fading – leaving you with a light smoky flavor. Hot.

Final Thoughts

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars 4/5 – Complex and delicious, lightly smoked and quite hot – another winner from Lucky Dog Hot Sauce!

Using smoked salt instead of “liquid smoke flavor”, creator Scott Zalkind found he has more control over the level of smoke in his sauces. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Pink Label Extra Hot Lightly Smoked Pepper Sauce may just be his best sauce yet! Or (in my opinion) it’s a big “tie” with the Black Label for best of the line, on the hot end.

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