Product Reviews

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Grinders Death Nectar Label

Grinders Death Nectar Review

Let me just start by saying this: I read a little note that the cooks who make Grinders Death Nectar wear hazmat suits. I think that’s a good enough indicator of what to expect here. It’s terrifyingly hot — so hot it made me curse … Read more

Ring of Fire Habanero Hot Sauce

Ring Of Fire Habanero Hot Sauce Review

Normally, when you hear habanero you think HOT, but Ring of Fire Habanero Hot Sauce is more like a mellow camp fire…that’s LIT with flavor. Get it? So, what is it about Ring of Fire that makes it so tasty? Does its lower hab spiciness … Read more

Tapatio Hot Sauce on a shelf

Tapatio Hot Sauce Review

If you’ve ever been out west, Tapatio Hot Sauce sits on every table in California. It has that kick that won’t knock you down and a punch of flavor that makes any dish simply better. So, why is this sauce so popular? How does its … Read more

Pirates Lantern Pepper Sauce

Pirate’s Lantern Pepper Sauce Review

Love Bajan-style mustard-based hot sauces? Pirate’s Lantern Pepper Sauce should be on your map of sauces to seek. But is Pirate’s Lantern an “X marks the spot” winner, or does its flavor, heat balance, and usability have it walking the plank? Arrr….only one way to … Read more

Angry Goat Hippy Dippy Hot Sauce Label

Angry Goat Hippy Dippy Hot Sauce Review

Angry Goat’s Hippy Dippy Hot Sauce pairs tomatillos, kiwi, and agave nectar with fire-roasted chilies. Unique? Definitely. Fun? No doubt. But how do all these flavors meld together as a verde sauce? And how usable is Hippy Dippy really? Too sweet? Just right? Let’s jump … Read more

Tabasco Habanero Hot Sauce

Tabasco Habanero Sauce Review

In terms of heat, Tabasco Habanero Sauce sits between Tabasco’s Original Red and Scorpion options. But how hot is that really? Does it reach true hab heights? And how well is it balanced against its flavor? Is it as universally usable as other Tabasco brand … Read more

Burn After Eating Hot Sauce Label

Burn After Eating Hot Sauce Review

Holy hell hot sauce! Burn After Eating Hot Sauce is terrifyingly spicy. I might be dazed and confused because my tongue has been burning for five minutes straight. But is there more to this super-hot sauce than pure fire, or is it solely brain-numbing heat? … Read more