Cholula Hot Sauce Primer

Cholula Hot Sauce 101: A PepperScale Primer

You’d have to be under a rock to have never seen a bottle of Cholula Hot Sauce. It’s offered in many restaurants, from famous national diners like Denny’s to the likes of California Pizza Kitchen and Boston Market. Many online stores and supermarkets carry them too. But what’s up with this Mexican hot sauce brand? What flavors are available and what heat should you expect?

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Blair's hot sauce

Five Lesser Known Hot Sauce Brands That You Must Try

Sure you’ve likely tried a few Tabasco hot sauces in your time. Maybe the famous rooster sauce Sriracha by Huy Fong Foods has a place in your kitchen cabinet (or on your t-shirt). You may have also come across the likes of Cholula and El Yucateco at your supermarket. But there’s a deeper and, some would say, vastly more interesting world of hot sauce brands out there than the ones you most often find. 

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zombie cajun hot sauce set

Want a Spicy Food Gift? Top Hot Sauce Gift Sets

Spicy food lovers are a lot of fun to shop for…

There are a ton of exceptional spicy food gifts out there, from high-octane gift baskets to really cool hot sauce gift sets. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite sauce sets below. They’ve got the flavor as well as the style that makes them a ton of fun to gift. These are perfect for Father’s Day, a birthday, the holidays, or just saying thanks.

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Scotch bonnet pepper

Three Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauces That You Must Try

It’s no secret that scotch bonnet peppers are a big favorite at PepperScale. They bring a habanero-like spiciness, but layer in sweetness and fruitiness that makes this pepper extra special. There are quite a few scotch bonnet hot sauce options out there, but we’ve got a few favorites here to share with you.

They all bring big flavor and a nice slap of heat all in one – perfect for Caribbean meals or other tropical dishes. You’ll even find the hint of sweetness – especially when paired with mustard in the sauce – works on more conventional dishes like burgers and eggs. Check them out.

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Best spicy chocolate

Best Spicy Chocolate: Sweets With Wow Factor

Are you looking for serious high octane sweets? Let’s talk spicy chocolate.

If you like high heat, spicy foods, or unique flavors, spicy chocolate definitely brings a new layer of taste to the table. The chocolate goes beyond the rich and smooth you expect, bringing a unique bite. Plus when you mix in things up with different flavors, you come up with some extremely creative and tasty eating experiences. So next time you want a wow factor with your sweets, try one of the spicy chocolates listed below. All of them bring it.

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Spicy Pickles

Tasty Spicy Pickles That Pack A Punch

There’s just something about spicy pickles. It’s that mix of crunch, tang, and heat that makes them irresistible to any spicy food fan. The spears are amazing as spicy treats and sides, while the slices are the perfect topper for sandwiches or burgers to add a cool little kick to the meal. And the marinades these pickles come in? Well, you can use that too as a marinade for other hot dishes or to add a little something extra to a Bloody Mary.

We’ve got five excellent spicy pickle brands below, and if you’re one that loves all things hot, then you can’t go wrong with any of them. It all comes down to flavor and style.

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Does hot sauce go bad?

Does Hot Sauce Go Bad?

If you’re a chilihead, it’s likely you’ve got a cupboard full of hot sauces. Some are your staples, some may be gifts, and others may have been chance buys to test the flavor. It’s those last two where the question “Does hot sauce go bad?” comes into play. It’s for those hot sauces that may have been sitting around for a while, or those mild and hot Taco Bell packets that were stuck in the back of a shelf for future use. Oh yes, we all horde.

So does hot sauce go bad? Depends on your definition of “bad” really.

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Sriracha shirt

Top Sriracha Shirt Styles: Hot And Cool Meet

The famous Sriracha hot sauce has a ton of fans. And why not? This jalapeño-based hot sauce is super tasty, and the label has taken on cult-like status. It’s a retro classic and even slightly strange: with its multiple languages, and the iconic rooster. In fact, the label has inspired a ton of Sriracha gifts, and few are as sought after as the Sriracha shirt.

In terms of design, there are lots of styles out there. But we’ve compiled our favorite Sriracha t-shirt designs that place the rooster sauce front and center for all to see. All make excellent spicy food fan gifts, or if your shopping for someone who loves cool unique t-shirts, there are few as simultaneously hot and cool as these designs.

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