Love the Hot Sauce- The Spice of Life


My MissionAnaheim Peppers

The sauce that I seek will be delicious, but not overpowering. Spicy, but not tongue scaldingly hot. For the most part, not too smokey or too sweet. I surely do Love The Hot Sauce, and I am always looking for those perfectly balanced additions to compliment delicious meals.  As I try new sauces, and revisit old ones, I will let you know how they pair up with different foods. Please feel free to share your opinions, thoughts, and suggestions. I hope for all of us to benefit from this menu of hot sauces– including myself.

With this website I am going to share with you some wonderful spicy recipes. I will also suggest hot sauces you can use to add some heat to everyday dishes, and how to spice up mild recipes.

We are often times preparing food for family and guests who may not always appreciate the heat levels of us hot pepper lovers. So, when those times arise, as they often do, you will have a full arsenal of tasty, fiery sauces that go great with each kind of meal.

Since food and hot sauce go together, I will offer advice on products and techniques to make the best meals and sauces. For me, BBQ Grilling and Hot Sauce go hand in hand. So, I will regularly be touching on the subject of grilling and all things related to backyard fun.

In addition, I intend to share with you all things related to chili peppers. This will include posts ranging from the history of our favorite little fruits, to modern day uses; including the science and health benefits of hot peppers.

To read any or all of my Posts, Reviews, and Helpful Hints on Hot Sauces, Spicy Foods, Recipes, and related topics check out the menu categories above.

The Scoville Scale

Here is fun little video that gives a bit of history of the Scoville scale, which is how the heat of a chili pepper is measured.


My Hot Sauce List

Bottle of Hot SauceThis is a list of hot sauces I currently have in my kitchen. Not all of them are the best hot sauces you can buy. I have everything from $12 per bottle (or more) to six bottle variety packs for $5 from Wal-mart or Costco. I am constantly buying new ones and trying my existing ones with different dishes. That is why I built this website. I would love to share what I find that goes wonderful together, and also what doesn’t. I am posting this list so that you all can ask me to try any particular sauce with any particular food you wish. My hope is to help you to get just the right sauce for your favorite dish.



>>>Click Here to go my Hot Sauce Shop page to check out most of the Hot Sauces listed below<<<

This list was started in July 2017…

I am constantly adding to it…

As of today,

April 8, 2021  (This is continually updated as I get new hot sauces)

These are My Hot Sauces:

Blue highlights can be clicked on to read my review of that sauce. My absolute favorites, new and old, appear in bold print (May appear in Blue or Black and most are available in my Hot Sauce Shop)Hot Sauce Aisle

  1. Tabasco- Original
  2. Tabasco- Green
  3. Tabasco Brand- Spicy Soy Sauce
  4. Cholula- Original
  5. Tapatio
  6. Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce
  7. Melinda’s- Original Habanero
  8. Melinda’s-Original Red Savina Fiery Hot Pepper Sauce
  9. Ass Kickin’ Roasted Garlic Hot Sauce (made by Southwest Specialty Food)
  10. Ass Kickin’ Cajun Hot Sauce (made by Southwest Specialty Food)
  11. Ass Kickin’ Chile Lime Hot Sauce (made by Southwest Specialty Food)
  12. Dat’l Do-it (Variety Pack)- Scorching Habanero
  13. Dat’l Do-it (Variety Pack)- Classic Cayenne
  14. Dat’l Do-it (Variety Pack)- Spicy Jalapeno
  15. Bay Island Inc (Variety Pack)- Chipotle Hot Sauce
  16. Brother Bru-Bru’s African Hot Pepper Sauce- Very Hot
  17. Sante Fe Chili Hot Sauce (made by The All Spice Co)
  18. Dave’s- Temporary Insanity
  19. Marie Sharp’s- Fiery Hot Habanero Pepper Sauce
  20. La Anita- X Hot Grilled Pepper Sauce
  21. El Yucateco- Hot Sauce Chile Habanero (Red)
  22. El Yucateco- Hot Sauce Chile Habanero (Green)
  23. Nando’s Peri-Peri Sauce- Hot
  24. Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce
  25. Trader Joe’s Habanero Hot Sauce
  26. Tajin- Clasico Regular Snack Sauce
  27. Salvation Sauce- Cajun Cayenne
  28. Hellacious Hot Sauce (made by High River Sauces)
  29. Dancing Bear Farm Hot Pepper Sauce (local)- Moderate Heat
  30. Miss Delta Ol’ Recipe Hot Sauce
  31. El Yucateco Black Label Reserve
  32. Texas Pete Original (gave it away)
  33. Louisiana “The Perfect Hot Sauce”
  34. Zaaschila Guacamole & Habanero Extra Hot
  35. Uncle Dougie’s Habanero Gold One-Hit Hot Sauce
  36. Jardine’s Street Taco sauce-Hatch Chile Green Sauce
  37. Secret Aardvark- Habanero Hot Sauce
  38. Dank Sauce- Nopal Spicy Cactus
  39. Cajun Sunshine- Hot Pepper Sauce
  40. Jardine’s Street Taco Sauce- Roasted Chipotle
  41. Mayanik- Chili Habanero (Red, Orange, and Green varieties)
  42. Salsa Hecho in Pacific Northwest
  43. Hot Mama Salsa- Hot Sauce la Femme Fatali White Hot
  44. Tia Lupita Hot Sauce
  45. Super Hot Sauce- “Habashow” by Smokeshow
  46. Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce- Green Sauce
  47. Herdez Taqueria Street Taco Sauce- Habanero
  48. Secret Aardvark- Serrabanero Green Hot Sauce
  49. Silagy Sauce- Cilantro Lime Serrano Sauce
  50. Silagy Sauce- Roasted Habanero Sauce
  51. Silagy Sauce- Cilantro Lime Hatch Sauce
  52. Silagy Sauce- Smokin’ Habanero Sauce
  53. Pain 85%
  54. Virginia Gentlemen- Bourbon Chipotle Hot Sauce
  55. Siete- Traditional Hot Sauce
  56. Casablanca Market- Moroccan Harissa
  57. Tia Lupita- Salsa Verde
  58. Ranch Gordo- Rio Fuego Very Hot Sauce
  59. Pickapeppa Sauce
  60. Old Bay Hot Sauce
  61. Flat Iron Pepper Co Hot Pepper Flakes (4 Varieties)
  62. Busha Browne’s Pukka Hot Pepper Sauce
  63. Hanks Heat Hot Sauce
  64. El Yucateco- Caribbean Hot Sauce Chile Habanero
  65. The Pepper Plant- Original California Style Hot Sauce

Written by: Jamie
Updated: April 8, 2021

18 Comments on “Love the Hot Sauce- The Spice of Life”

  1. Hey, a few years ago I bought a gift set for my husband from Datldoit Hot Sauce. In this set they had a hot sauce that was extremely mild with a smokey flavor. They have not come out with it again. I can’t handle the heat, but I like a little zest to make someone say, “Oooh!” And the smokey flavoring was just right for the dishes I used it in. Can you recommend something I might like?

    1. Great question! Although I am usually not too happy when I end up with a hot sauce that has no heat, it does happen on occasion. Iguana brand “hot” sauces make a few varieties, and are pretty popular for their flavor. I have tried at least a couple of their sauces and found them to not be spicy at all. They do make a smokey Chipotle sauce you might want to try. Here is the link to it on amazon, click here. Pretty much any inexpensive, novelty brands, ie Datldoit, or most any of the ones that you find in gift sets are really mild. You just want to look for one that has a Chipotle sauce in it. Chipotle basically means smoked peppers, so it lends that smokey flavor you love, typically without much heat. Hope that helps. If you have any other questions or if you need a more in depth answer to this question, please let me know.

      1. Thank you! I did not realize that was what chipotle was. I feel a little more confident now. A little smokey zing is a great addition to homemade Chex Mix. And since different people are eating it something on the milder side is a better choice.

        1. Glad I could help! You can also get chipotle powder, which would work really well on snacks like Chex Mix. Also, with the powder you make chipotle mayo, for a smokey addition to burgers and more.

  2. Great post for those of us that like it spicy hot. One of the hot sauces that I like most I did not see in your list. Sriracha is one of my most favorite that hot sweet makes everything taste great.!

    1. Thanks for the comment! I have been really surprised more people haven’t mentioned that I have not discussed sriracha at all LoL. I have actually been purposely avoiding the topic because it is so trendy. I guess that is the opposite of what someone trying to gain readers should do, but I am weird like that.

      But because you have finally called me out on it I guess I have to say that I am apparently the only person on the planet who does not like Sriracha. Yes, there it is, I said it. I apologize. But because I now have this site I should give it another try. Plus there are so many different brands of it now, maybe I will like one of them more than the original rooster sauce (that’s not what we called it though 🙂 )…although I did like it in my famous Volcano Beers back in my bartending days 🙂

  3. Hi, Jamie. I love to read about your hot sauces. I love to make my own hot sauce but I like to try others sometimes.
    You have a variety of hot sauces but I am only familiar with the Tabasco brand. I don’t like my sauce very hot.

    Thanks for the post.

    1. Thanks for your comment. I was very excited to read that you make your own hot sauce. You said you don’t like it too spicy, so I was curious as to what you generally use for your base?

  4. Coming from the Caribbean I can certainly identify with hot sauce. Scotch Bonnet in Jamaica and Scorpion pepper in Trinidad are by far two of the hottest peppers out there. And I remember growing up with my grand mother’s homemade hot sauce. It was tasty and very very hot.

    From your list I’m only really familiar with the tabasco (very mild) and the Habanero and of course, the Jalapeno.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I so wish I could taste some of your grandmother’s homemade hot sauce! I bet it was wonderful. I hope to be able to go the Caribbean sometime and try some tasty hot sauces! Maybe I can do an upcoming post on some Caribbean favorites. It would be great if I could find some recipes and try to make my own too! Thanks again for your comment!

  5. Wow, this is a lot of sauces. It seems you like sauce very much. For the list what do you recommend as a sauce used to eat with grilled chicken? Not too hot, please. Thanks

    1. Hello, thanks for your comment. Even though I keep trying new and different sauces on chicken, at this point I still really think nothing beats Franks Original Hot Sauce. I don’t actually have that on my list, because I ran out recently. It has a little spice to it, but not too much and really goes great with chicken!

  6. Louisiana and Franks Red Hot are my two most favorite hot sauces. They taste pretty similar and are excellent to enhance the flavor of steamed shrimps or raw clams and oysters. I might have to try some of these hot sauces as it may agree with my taste buds also.

    1. Hi Max, thanks for the comment. I agree with your two favorites. They are great on chicken and some seafood! They don’t really mesh well with any kind of beef dish though. A good one try that isn’t really spicy, but may get your taste buds thinking about some hot sauce options for steak is the Chipotle Tabasco. It’s a good starter to the smokier side of sauces. You should give it a try if you haven’t before.

  7. Hello Jamie,

    You ‘ve got me hooked to your website !!! Because I am a big fan of hot sauces.
    If I want to impress my friends when I invite them … by showing off new hot sauces that could bring a plus to my dishes. I know where to find the info now. I keep your website in my favorite ones.
    Thank you and good luck !!!


    1. Hello! Thanks for your comment! I am very happy that you like my site! It makes me excited to think about you sharing new hot sauce adventures with your friends. I look forward to letting you know about new sauces and flavors that I encounter. If you need any suggestions for a particular dish just let me know. I would be happy to help.

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