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Spicy Party Snacks

Five Must-Have Seriously Spicy Party Snacks

When it comes to party snacks, we love them spicy. The spicier the better. And that often means spicy party snacks that are tough to find at regular supermarkets (though that’s changing quite a bit!). Here are some of our favorite options that you can find online – at minimum – and maybe one or two even at your local grocer. So when you’re ready to take the heat to another level at a Superbowl party, a summer barbecue, or a spring fiesta, reach for one of these options. They bring it.

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Chili Pepper Costumes

Top Chili Pepper Costume Options For The Whole Family

Ready to don your favorite spicy food for Halloween? Or are you looking to spice up your summertime barbecue with a little costume fun? How about a chili pepper costume? Yup, there are styles for the entire family, even the dog can get into the action. And if you don’t want to go full-out, you can opt for a chili pepper hat! Talk about hot Halloween costumes…

Check out some fun options below, from infant styles (yeah, they’re cute as little chiliheads) to adult options too.

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Unique Gift Baskets

The Best Unique Gift Baskets For Spicy Food Fans

There are millions of spicy food fans out there, and when it comes to a birthday, a holiday, Father’s Day, or just a way to say thanks, unique gift baskets celebrating the spice in life are a fun way to go. And like with the best gift baskets out there, the top spicy food gift baskets are chock full of fun food and snack options. There are hot sauce gift sets and even beef jerky gift baskets, and all are as creative as they are tasty!

Here’s our five favorite that say “thanks for being you”, of course in the hottest way possible.

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Hot pepper jelly uses

Seven Of The Best Hot Pepper Jelly Uses

Hot pepper jelly is a favorite among spicy food lovers for its mild sweet-heat. But what can you do with hot pepper jelly? What are ways that you can incorporate it into your meals and your snacks? Here are some of our favorite hot pepper jelly uses that go beyond simply spreading it on toast.

These are meal and snack time solutions that give your standard fare a nice little taste bud jolt. And all are easy to do, so make sure you stock up!

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Cayenne Pepper Pills

Natural Pain Killers: Three Capsaicin Products That You Need To Know

The health benefits of hot peppers are one of the best things about chilies. And it’s all due to the one compound in chili that gives them their heat: capsaicin. As far as natural pain killers go, capsaicin is one of the best out there, especially for arthritis and general pain management. But there are capsaicin products out there that can help relieve headaches as well.

If you’re looking for natural pain killers and capsaicin interests you, the following three products should definitely be on your radar. Each helps with natural pain management in a different way.

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What is crushed red pepper?

What Is Crushed Red Pepper?

We’ve all used it before, whether at home, a pizza joint, or at an Italian restaurant:¬†Crushed red pepper. It’s tasty, spicy, and a staple of the North American kitchen cupboard. But exactly what is crushed red pepper (a.k.a. redd pepper flakes)? What chili flakes make up the typical mix? And are there different varieties of ¬†flakes?

The answers may surprise you. Let’s dive in.

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unique chili flakes

Unique Chili Flakes That You Won’t Find In Your Local Store

Every grocery store carries its red crushed pepper flakes staple, but what about different varieties of chili flakes? Chances are you won’t find anything else.

But there’s a whole wide world of chili flakes out there that really run the gamut from mild to spicy on the Scoville scale. If you love chili peppers, you’ll want to check some of these hard to find options out – all available online. They’ve got big flavor and (some) big heat. They’re perfect additions for your cupboard, and terrific ingredients for dips, barbecue rubs, pizza, snacks, Asian dishes, Mexican dishes, and more.

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Best ghost pepper hot sauce

Want The Best Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce? Five Top Options

Ghost peppers (otherwise known as Bhut Jolokia or Naga Jolokia) are some of the hottest peppers in the world. And a ghost pepper hot sauce? Well you can bet that’s going to follow suit. They are popular choices for their intense heat, but underlying that is a pretty flavorful pepper. So you may be picking up a bottle of ghost pepper hot sauce on a dare (or as a collector’s item), just don’t be surprised if you start using it more than you imagined. Remember, though, a little goes a long way when it comes to these extreme hot sauces. Approach with respect and dilute in foods as necessary.

Below are five of the best options you’ll find out there. Each has a distinction all its own and a load of positive reviews. Check them out.

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homestyle hot pepper jelly

Love Spicy And Sweet? Top Home-Style Hot Pepper Jelly Options

There’s just something about spicy and sweet. When together in a food, you’ve got something so complex, so teasing to your taste buds, that you can’t help but smile. That’s hot pepper jelly. It’s got the sweet fruit base, but within lies a little kick, sometimes a big kick to be honest. They are two different tastes that when placed together just work with all sorts of snacks from crackers to cheeses and sliced fruits.

Hot pepper jelly is a popular artisanal product. You can find lots of homemade, small batch options out there that just taste like heaven. You may be able to find them at a local farmer’s market, but if you can’t there are a many home-style hot pepper jellies available online. Below are five of our favorite that have that made from scratch flair.

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