Old Bay seasoning substitute

What Is In Old Bay Seasoning?

What a delicious powder Old Bay seasoning is! If you have any Maryland roots, this is a powder you’ve lived with for a long time. It’s a favorite for seasoning Maryland crabs, and it’s had a long tradition in regional southern cuisine.

But these days Old Bay has gained national popularity, and a lot of that has to do with the spicy little kick it delivers. What is in Old Bay seasoning that delivers this hint of heat? What gives it its surprisingly rich flavor? There’s a lot to this powder, and it’s all so good.

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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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