Howler Monkey Sauce

Tom and I both grew up in Panama in the former Canal Zone.  We both shared a love for hot sauce and had a passion for growing our own Aji Chombo (Scotch Bonnet) peppers.  After many years of traveling back and forth from Panama to the United States and lugging back countless bottles of Aji Chombo hot sauce, we decided to take a stab at making it ourselves.  After much collaboration and taste testing we came up with the right flavor and decided to share it.  What started off in the backyard and kitchen turned in to Howler Monkey Sauces, Inc.

Aji Chombo is a traditional Panamanian style hot sauce heavily influenced by the Caribbean.  The hot sauces created from these peppers are typically vinegar based and are commonly referred to as Aji Chombo or Chombo Picante.  You can use Aji Chombo on just about anything.  Unlike most Habanero hot sauces, the Aji Chombo hot sauce starts off with a burn that turns into a blast of flavor. In keeping with tradition our sauce is All Natural!  We don’t use Xanthan Gum or Sodium Benzonate, which you will find in a lot of other hot sauces. We made the label clear to show you what’s in the bottle.   We are proud of what’s in our bottle, just look at our ingredients, we don’t water down our sauce!

Howler Monkey Original

Our Original hot sauce is a traditional Caribbean style hot sauce, unique to the country of Panama, called Aji (ah-hee’) Chombo.  The heat and flavor will liven up just about any dish.
Ingredients (5oz./148ml): Distilled vinegar, scotch bonnet peppers, garlic, water, onions, mustard (distilled vinegar, mustard seed, salt, turmeric, spices), salt, turmeric, black pepper, cumin

Howler Monkey Hot

Want more heat?  Hot is another variety of our Caribbean style hot sauce from Panama. We took our Original recipe and add Red Habaneros to bring up the heat a few notches.  Same great taste with a little more kick!
Ingredients (5oz./148ml): Distilled vinegar, scotch bonnet peppers,red habanero peppers, garlic, water, salt, onions, mustard (distilled vinegar, mustard seed, salt, turmeric, spices), salt, turmeric, black pepper, cumin.

Howler Monkey Verde

Don’t be fooled by the name, this is no tomatillo hot sauce!  A blend of green habaneros and bell peppers makes the base for this great sauce.  Mild heat with a hint of sweet, this sauce goes great on any dish!
Ingredients (5oz./148ml Bottle): Distilled vinegar, green habanero peppers, green bell peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, salt.

Howler Monkey Amarillo

Amarillo is our third installment of our Caribbean style hot sauces from Panama.  We use select yellow scotch bonnets and tweaked our Original recipe.  Slightly hotter than our Original with another great flavor!
Ingredients (5oz./148ml): Distilled vinegar, yellow scotch bonnet peppers, red scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, water, salt, onions, mustard (mustard seed, turmeric, spices), salt, turmeric, black pepper, cumin.

 


Read what people are saying about us below!

The Original sauce goes well with my arroz con pollo (chicken with rice) and so many of my favorite traditional Panamanian dishes. This sauce is a definite “must have” if you love great tasting sauces that pack a wallop of heat. I will always keep this in stock in my fridge.
— Michael Chase
I tried your sauce at the Half Moon in Jacksonville Beach. Really enjoyed it! It has heat with flavor…I look forward to getting some for myself…..Keep up the experimenting with different type peppers and flavors.
— Jim Kelley
Recently had the pleasure of tasting a Howler Monkey hot sauce, specifically Amarillo at Lola’s Burrito Joint. Holy. Crap. I do love hot but not when the hotness overpowers flavor. It’s like happy yellow crack to me. I literally just ate bacon cheddar fries (chip fries), dribbling the sauce one them it’s so good. I then contemplated what kind of dips and wing sauce I could make incorporating this hot sauce. Spot on, guys! I will be sharing this awesomeness with everyone I know!
— Mel Jo