Valentina Hot Sauce label

Valentina Hot Sauce Review

Valentina Hot Sauce is adored by many for its bold chili pepper flavor and thicker consistency, especially compared to other popular “daily driver” mass-market hot sauces. It’s marketed as “The Mexican Hot Sauce” So, does its flavor meet those high expectations? Is the heat well-balanced? …

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Melinda’s Green Sauce label

Melinda’s Green Sauce Review

Melinda’s Green Sauce is described right on its web page as, “crafted by blending together a lot of good green stuff.” And that it sure is. It’s chock-full of green things — from jalapeños to spinach and more. There’s a lot to take in on …

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Tabasco Original Red Sauce on spoon_Cover

Tabasco Original Red Sauce Review

There’s a reason Tabasco Original Red Sauce has a place in kitchens and on dining tables across the country. It’s simple, has a tasty tang, and its heat builds well (but isn’t the overwhelming kind.) It gives you that slight tingle on your tongue and …

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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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Dawson’s Original Hot Sauce On Spoon

Dawson’s Original Hot Sauce Review

Dawson’s Original Hot Sauce is pretty sneaky. The heat doesn’t get you on first bite. But a few swallows in and WHAM. That habanero heat sneaks up on you and it’s legit. So it packs a surprising punch. But does the sauce’s overall flavor balance it …

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Aka Miso Ghost-Reaper Hot Sauce Review

“Get back Reaper!”, I screamed, “You’re freakin’ dangerous!” Seriously, Aka Miso Ghost-Reaper by Bravado Spice Company is really hot, particularly for a sauce with no chili pepper extracts. No, this is the real McCoy here — fresh ghost peppers and Carolina Reapers punching hard. But …

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Gringo Bandito Original Hot Sauce_Close-up

Gringo Bandito Original Hot Sauce Review

Gringo Bandito Original Hot Sauce has always been a go-to for me. It’s a thin, yet creamy red sauce, perfect for Mexican food, and always served with a side of song in my house. “Say what?!”, you say? Well, you need to play some Offspring …

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Tabañero Original Hot Sauce Review

Okay, so no one drinks hot sauces (at least among those I know), but Tabañero will make you want to. This isn’t a fiery hot sauce that will burn your taste buds off. No, it’s a mellow hot sauce that can be enjoyed because of …

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