Truff Hot Sauce on spoon

Truff Hot Sauce Review

Truff Hot Sauce may look like a classic hot sauce on the first pour, but you soon get a good whiff of its unique selling point: truffles. You definitely notice the truffle smell right away and might assume it will overpower the spice, but you’d …

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Mikes Hot Honey_In Spoon

Mike’s Hot Honey Review

Mike’s Hot Honey is definitely honey first with a little heat on the back end. This hot honey is just like your typical honey with a very light kick of chili pepper heat. It comes in the exact kind of bottle you’d buy at the …

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Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce on spoon

Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce Review

Secret Aardvark’s Habanero Hot Sauce is the most unique and addictive hot sauce I have tried in a while. It’s a classic tomato-based sauce with a slightly chunky consistency, which may surprise you because it comes in a squeeze bottle. This was a smart move …

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Minorcan Mike’s Datil Pepper Salsa: Deep Sweet

First things first: We love Minorcan Mike’s Datil Pepper Sauce (see the review here.) Its sweet, spicy, and unexpectedly complex flavor hit all the right notes for a datil pepper hot sauce. So learning that there’s a salsa option, too, is a terrific spicy snacking gift! Minorcan Mike’s Datil Pepper Salsa pretty much provides more of the same, which is a very good thing. This is one tasty sweet salsa, which – while not quite the flavor depth of the sauce – provides a bold sweet flavor with plenty of datil heat.

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Pepper Palace Reaper BBQ Sauce

Pepper Palace Reaper BBQ Sauce: Extreme Grilling

A BBQ sauce for those that think “big” and “bold” are entry level…

The grim reaper on the label should tell you enough. Pepper Palace’s Reaper BBQ Sauce, featuring the infamously scorching Carolina Reaper pepper, is a taste bud land mine. Yet, thankfully this isn’t a story of all heat and no flavor. There’s just enough tomato sweetness and peppery spice to make things interesting before the Reaper has its way. Let’s break down this super-hot BBQ sauce.

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Black Rose Hot Sauce

Black Rose Hot Sauce: A Growing Bite

Tabasco tang, Sriracha thickness, a flavor all its own…

We’ll be honest, at first we weren’t really sure how we felt about Black Rose Hot Sauce. It has a vinegary tang like Tabasco, but as a Louisiana style dashing sauce it’s way too thick. That thickness is a lot like Sriracha, but the pronounced vinegar tang limits its uses compared to Sriracha. On our first few tastes, we were left with the feeling that this hot sauce was in a hard-to-place limbo zone between two popular flavors.

But Black Rose Hot Sauce has grown on us big time since our initial first impression. In fact, it has a flavor all its own, taking the best of those two popular hot sauces and mixing in a hint smoke and a delicious amount of grit.

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Times Up Reaper Hot Sauce - Tomato Blend

Time’s Up Reaper Hot Sauce (Tomato Blend) Review

Edge of your seat heat, sweet tangy tomato flavor…

Check your willingness to explore the edge of super-hot if you pick up a bottle of Pepper Palace’s tomato-based Time’s Up Reaper Hot Sauce. While not as hot as some inferno-level hot sauces, it punches and hard from the first taste. But unlike many of those extreme sauces that lean into the heat and away from taste, there’s a real flavor in Time’s Up – a garden-y tomato base with garlic and onion undertones, perfect for wings, eggs, and much more. That is, as long as you can take the heat.

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Pepper Palace Ghost Pepper Sauce

Pepper Palace Ghost Pepper Sauce: Smokin’ Versatility

Slow burn, smoky sweet…

When you pick up a bottle of Pepper Palace Ghost Pepper Sauce, expect a sauce that sticks around. Not on your shelf – we’re sure you’ll find as many uses for it as we did – but on the palate. That ghost pepper heat lingers, and with it a smoky sweet tang that’s as good on eggs as it is on steaks. Though, you may be surprised – the heat here is not as hot as you may expect for something labeled with the name of a super-hot chili.

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