Goya Hot Sauce - Salsa Picante label

Goya Hot Sauce (Salsa Picante) Review

With its presence on (I think) every hot sauce store shelf on the West Coast (and maybe the East?), Goya Salsa Picante is a definite fiery staple. And for good reason – its simple ingredient list provides plenty of tang. But how does this hot …

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Howler Monkey Hot Sauce - Original

Howler Monkey Hot Sauce (Original) Review

If you know your monkeys (and who doesn’t, I say), you may have gathered Howler Monkey Hot Sauce is a Panamanian-style sauce. Howler monkeys being the tell here for those in the primate know — a species native to Central America. But enough Nat Geo …

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Secret Aardvark Serrabanero Green Hot Sauce Label

Secret Aardvark Serrabanero Hot Sauce Review

What happens when you pair two popular peppers with totally different flavor profiles? Secret Aardvark Serrabanero Green Sauce does just that. It mixes medium-heat serrano peppers and extra-hot habaneros into one beautiful green tomato based sauce — and one funky name. But how does it …

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African Dream Foods Ghost Peri-Peri Sauce Label

African Dream Foods Ghost Peri-Peri Sauce Review

Tell you what, African Dream Foods has the kind of x-factor that most hot sauces dream of. Their sauces are made from ingredients sourced from small South African farms, and they give back to African wildlife conservation with every bottle purchased. That’s sustainable business right …

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Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce label

Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce Review

You’ve no-doubt seen it. Often right near that ever-present Tabasco Red. Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce is nearly just as common on store shelves. And there’s good reason this Louisiana-style hot sauce is so popular — its balance between the fresh chili pepper flavor and …

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The Pepper Plant Hot Sauce Label

The Pepper Plant Hot Sauce Review

My first takeaway from a bite of The Pepper Plant Hot Sauce (Original California Style) is how salty the flavor is — and I’m not mad at it! It actually blew me away as I’m a known salt-addict. There’s a more complex flavor here, too, …

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Palo Alto Firefighters Pepper Sauce label

Palo Alto Firefighters Pepper Sauce Review

The second Palo Alto Firefighters Pepper Sauce hit my lips, I thought, “This tastes very familiar, and I love it!” I later figured out, after my weekly drive through Taco Bell (no judgement), that Palo Alto firefighters found a way to make something that tastes …

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Yellowbird Habanero Hot Sauce label

Yellowbird Habanero Hot Sauce Review

This is a first for me — Yellowbird Habanero Hot Sauce pairs those fiery habaneros with carrots. Yes, you definitely get the sweet, earthy flavor you expect, but does it pack the punch of heat the hab is known to deliver? And how usable is …

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The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce label

The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce Review

Let’s cut to the cool stuff first: The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce is made from serrano peppers grown in community gardens in The Bronx. Your purchase of this sauce directly supports those community gardens. Pretty rad. And a great idea from Small Axe Peppers. I …

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Gator Hammock Gator Sauce label

Gator Hammock Gator Sauce Review

If you love yourself a fresh peppery Louisiana-style hot sauce with a vinegar zing, then Gator Hammock Gator Sauce may be your new go-to utility sauce. That’s right, I said utility because it doesn’t have an overbearing heat, but it gives you just the right …

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