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The 10 Best Hot Sauces
PJ Media ^ | May 29, 2014 | BONNIE RAMTHUN

Posted on 06/27/2014 5:00:12 AM PDT by kingattax

Flavor, balance, heat and appearance. These hot sauces rock the house.

There are thousands of hot sauces to choose from today, and most of them are terrible. They’re novelty items designed with an amusing label and name. The sauce itself is inedible, with inferior ingredients and so much capsaicin from the peppers you’ll blister your tongue. A good hot sauce is a combination of great ingredients and a balance of heat and flavor.

These ten hot sauces are filled with zest, spice and peppery heat. Dash enough on your eggs or tacos and you’ll find your eyelids sweating, but no matter how hot the temperature gets you’ll still get a mouthful of great flavor. Let’s start with a surprising number 10 on the list:

10.) Taco Bell Hot Sauce


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this will melt your teeth
1 posted on 06/27/2014 5:00:12 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

The man includes “Taco Bell” on the list and NOT Crystal? How about “Bull” or “Louisiana”? If he wanted to go mainstream he could have included “Franks”.

The author is not qualified to write such a piece. May Harold’s Chicken Shack overcook his 1/2 white.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: kingattax

All of these appear to be mild sauces, not what I would call hot sauces.

To each his own.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 5:04:52 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Agreed! Love crystal hot sauce!


4 posted on 06/27/2014 5:06:13 AM PDT by wheat_grinder
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To: OldPossum

5 posted on 06/27/2014 5:06:28 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: kingattax

Oh Jeeze, I bet this thread ends up like the “best beer” threads - hot sauce snobs and beer snobs (my beer is best and Bud Light is cat piss) or something.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 5:11:02 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Hoodat

Dave’s insanity sauce is the hottest thing I ever put in my mouth. I once put a tiny dot on my finger and had to drink a half gallon of milk to cut the burning. After washing my hands I accidentally put the same finger (though thoroughly washed)on my eye ....I felt like my eye was going to melt!


7 posted on 06/27/2014 5:12:29 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Hoodat

I poured that onto a taco at Lime grill recently. Immediately after swallowing the first bite, along with the third degree burns to mouth and throat, there was a rumbling in my belly reminding me that I ate something that I wasn’t supposed to. Started sweating and had a rapid heart beat.

Evil sauce.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 5:13:02 AM PDT by Textide
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To: OldPossum

Yep, pretty lame, especially to a Hispanic’s standards such as myself. If it doesn’t burn on the way in, and burn on the way out, it wasn’t hot enough.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: kingattax

My taste buds are ‘destroyed’ with even the mildest of hot sauces, I cannot taste my food. Do extreme hot sauce users actually taste their food, just askin’?


10 posted on 06/27/2014 5:14:16 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: KingLudd

Your statement is a little off. I have it on good authority that Bud Light is actually cow piss.

;^)


11 posted on 06/27/2014 5:14:33 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Totally agree—what is it with this ketchup list?

The most smoking, fire-breathing sauce I’ve ever had was actually Trader Joe’s Habanero Sauce. It makes Yucateco taste like just a mild chipotle.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 5:15:06 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: kingattax

16 MILLION Scoville Units

13 posted on 06/27/2014 5:17:34 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: wheat_grinder

Crystal is good, I prefer Frank’s as an all around hot sauce. It may not be for the real aficionado of hot sauces but , I do like the flavor of it.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 5:17:57 AM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: Constitution Day

Well given that most of the mega brewers will not release an ingredients list, we don`t know is it`s cow piss, cat piss, or fish swim bladder, so to be safe I try to stay away.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 5:19:05 AM PDT by nomad
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To: kingattax
We make our own Tabasco with just our home-grown Tabascos, white vinegar and salt.

It is plenty hot while retaining flavor and sparing your taste buds.

Just remember to use only half as much as store-bought.

16 posted on 06/27/2014 5:20:36 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: KingLudd

“Oh Jeeze, I bet this thread ends up like the “best beer” threads -”
__________________________________________________
I agree...much ado about nonsense.
One man’s whatever is another man’s poison.
No doubt, there will be numerous FReepers claiming they know the very best, and it will be some little known nothing.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 5:22:56 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: kingattax
Huy Fong, Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

Staring at a bottle just now
Applying to morning eggs

Hmmmm... Warm

18 posted on 06/27/2014 5:25:13 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: kingattax
My 3 favorite hot sauces are:

1. Tabasco for eggs and Tacos.

2. Panola Extra Hot How Sauce.
http://www.panolapepper.com/store/hot-sauces/panola-extra-hot-hot-sauce-6-oz?zenid=up6hphm6mq5gah2lnesangg1n0

3. And the Beast where you need to get something really really spicy:
http://www.hotsauce.com/The-Beast-Hot-Sauce-p/1937tb.htm

19 posted on 06/27/2014 5:25:25 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: MCF

Frank’s is a decent wing sauce. Crystal is a great table condiment for the cayenne flavor, an ever so slightly sweet hot, it’s the best one of that cajun style and surprisingly cheap too. Tabasco you cook with, imho, they all have their place. Exception would be the truly over the top novelty hot sauces that are more for bragging rights and to sell to tourists than anything else. The only food that really functions very well packing that sort of heat is Thai. I typically order medium and request a spice tray so I can control the burn, lol.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 5:26:05 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Aevery_Freeman
Try subbing white tequila for the vinegar some time. I especially like doing this with horseradish sauce.
21 posted on 06/27/2014 5:27:08 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: kingattax
The best one I've found so far is:


22 posted on 06/27/2014 5:28:33 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: nomad
I completely agree.

Besides, living here in NC where there are now so many excellent small breweries, I would be a fool to stick to the mega breweries.

A couple of my favorites are The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery and Mother Earth Brewing. Both of these are located <1 hour from my house so I can always be sure it's fresh!

23 posted on 06/27/2014 5:31:20 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: kingattax
My favorite is El Yucateco in the XXX Hot Habanero. Good naturally hot, peppery taste, with no Oleoresin Capsicum or pepper extract concentrate. Those kinds of sauces taste like a nasty chemical extract hot sauce-because they are!

I grew up in a mixed neighborhood of Eastern European and (mostly native born) Hispanic makeup and was raised eating homemade (from scratch) salsas, now that`s good eating!

24 posted on 06/27/2014 5:31:33 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

“If it doesn’t burn on the way in, and burn on the way out, it wasn’t hot enough.”

Several years ago the talk at work turned to hot food. I opined that there are two things which should not hurt, food and sex. Everyone agreed. Then I added that, at least, sex should not hurt me. The women got mad. But the guys had a good laugh.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 5:32:00 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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This was #1, if you don't want to click through(!) all ten of them. How annoying!


26 posted on 06/27/2014 5:33:16 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: CrazyIvan
Horseradish and Tequila?

I'll give it a try, thanks for the tip!

27 posted on 06/27/2014 5:37:18 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Constitution Day

It`s expensive but the German beer purity law, Reinheitsgebot, says Barely, Hops, and water. I tend to stick with them, the Germans do brew some good beers to choose from.


28 posted on 06/27/2014 5:38:47 AM PDT by nomad
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To: kingattax

FWIW, I’ve found “Endorphin Rush” to be a particularly good sauce. The “hit” is a bit delayed, and it has a nice, slightly sweet flavor.


29 posted on 06/27/2014 5:49:17 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: PLMerite
Then I added that, at least, sex should not hurt me.

LOL

30 posted on 06/27/2014 5:50:40 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: All

I like hot sauce but anything you need to wear gloves and protective respirators to prepare or sign a waiver to purchase is too hot. The best is not the hottest and I like the new direction some of these guys are taking by creating layers of flavor, instead of just capsaicin.


31 posted on 06/27/2014 5:57:00 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: kingattax

Nice post. My mouth waters just reading it. The list of 10 looks good. I’ve occasionally enjoyed Blair’s Death Rain Habenero Potato chips. A small bag will light me right up. Oh . . . and Bud Light really *is* cat piss.


32 posted on 06/27/2014 5:57:50 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: KingLudd

No, Bud Light is possum piss. Coors Light is cat piss.


33 posted on 06/27/2014 6:11:15 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: All

I didn't even know Tabasco made a wing sauce until recently. Now I find myself putting it on everything.

34 posted on 06/27/2014 6:19:17 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: kingattax

I’m not so much into the “melt your teeth” hot sauces.

For me, a good blend of heat and flavor is Texas Pete’s Hotter hot sauce.


35 posted on 06/27/2014 6:23:22 AM PDT by saleman
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To: RegulatorCountry

Funny you say that. I got tired of ordering Thai in a restaurant ‘hot’ and they come back with ‘American’ hot. I said - hey how do you say Thai hot in Thai.

‘Pet Mak Mak’ - spelling’s probably off. But it means (supposedly) Thai hot.


36 posted on 06/27/2014 6:23:40 AM PDT by time4good
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To: kingattax

El Yucateco Habanero is our favorite and we buy them off the Internet 4 at a time. We actually take a bottle with us when we go to the Mexican restaurant in town. We gave them a bottle once and they loved it.


37 posted on 06/27/2014 6:24:46 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: kingattax
So, you like it hot, you say.
Is this hot enough for you?:

LOL
;^D

38 posted on 06/27/2014 6:25:18 AM PDT by RebelTex (Soli Deo Gloria, "To God alone the glory")
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To: Straight Vermonter
Yuengling makes a pretty good wing sauce as well.


39 posted on 06/27/2014 6:27:51 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: All

I’ve never believed that you have to scald the inside of your mouth and have your nose hairs singed in order to enjoy a good hot sauce.

I’ve always believed too hot of a hot sauce can mask the flavor of the food.

My favorite is Cholula. Not too weak, not too hot. A nice touch of flavor that accents the food you put it on.


40 posted on 06/27/2014 6:33:45 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Dr. Sivana

Ya...Frank’s hot sauce is my 2nd favorite after El Yucateco.


41 posted on 06/27/2014 6:48:00 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: kingattax

I’m pretty fond of Marie Sharp’s Belizean Heat.


42 posted on 06/27/2014 6:51:07 AM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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To: newnhdad
I like hot sauce but anything you need to wear gloves and protective respirators to prepare or sign a waiver to purchase is too hot.

Agreed. Some people eat this stuff just because it's a challenge:

Girl Eats Ghost Pepper

43 posted on 06/27/2014 6:53:01 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: OldPossum

Try Instant Insanity sauce! It will definitely light you up. One drop on a toothpick in a 2 gallon pot of soup or stew will still make it so hot that the average person will swear you used a handful of habanero peppers!


44 posted on 06/27/2014 7:01:17 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Constitution Day

There was also a link to view it all on one page.
http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/05/29/the-10-best-hot-sauces/?singlepage=true


45 posted on 06/27/2014 7:05:43 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Dr. Sivana
My personal favorites:
  1. McIlhenny Tabasco
  2. Crystal
  3. Sriracha Hot Sauce
  4. Tapatío

46 posted on 06/27/2014 7:07:03 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: MplsSteve

I agree. If you ever want to try another good one as you are describing, try Dat’s Nice Datil Pepper Sauce or Minorcan Datil pepper hot sauce. They are both similar and I order whichever is most available. The Datil pepper is grown in St. Augustine and Minorca.


47 posted on 06/27/2014 7:25:57 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

Thank you! I didn’t see that.


48 posted on 06/27/2014 7:31:51 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Hoodat

I like DAVE’S INSANITY SAUCE. Guaranteed to clean you out the next day.

When some of the LEGAL Mexicans at work tried some of it on their burritos, they took a bite, and threw the burrito in the trash. It was TOO HOT for them!

Then there was the man at work who would use up all your sauces when you were off duty (Plant manned 24/7).

I replaced my empty bottles of Tobasco with Dave’s Insanity Sauce. He saw the Insanity Sauce, tried it ONCE, and never got into the sauce again.

When he put it on his food, just like he would any other sauce, he failed to notice that EVERYONE in the room stopped doing what they were doing and were watching, and waiting for him to take a bite. Then he did. Everyone there got a good laugh at his reaction to that sauce.


49 posted on 06/27/2014 7:34:02 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: kingattax

There needs to be some clarity before judging hot sauces. Some rough rules of thumb:

To start with, Salsa (Spanish for sauce), is typically associated with a cooked, chunky mix of vegetables including peppers. They mostly begin with a pico de gallo or salsa cruda, both of which are uncooked.

A Picante has mostly the same ingredients and is cooked, but is blended so that most of the chunks are gone, but seeds remain. Thinner than a salsa, it is often added to a salsa to make it hotter. Of that list, Sriracha is more a picante.

Hot sauce, as a rule, is like a strained picante, which must be thin enough to pass through the nipple on a bottle.


50 posted on 06/27/2014 7:36:38 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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