Skip to comments.The 10 Best Hot Sauces
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. Theyre novelty items designed with an amusing label and name. The sauce itself is inedible, with inferior ingredients and so much capsaicin from the peppers youll 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 youll find your eyelids sweating, but no matter how hot the temperature gets youll still get a mouthful of great flavor. Lets start with a surprising number 10 on the list:
10.) Taco Bell Hot Sauce
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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.
All of these appear to be mild sauces, not what I would call hot sauces.
To each his own.
Agreed! Love crystal hot sauce!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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’?
Your statement is a little off. I have it on good authority that Bud Light is actually cow piss.
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.
16 MILLION Scoville Units
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.
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.
It is plenty hot while retaining flavor and sparing your taste buds.
Just remember to use only half as much as store-bought.
“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.
Staring at a bottle just now
Applying to morning eggs
1. Tabasco for eggs and Tacos.
2. Panola Extra Hot How Sauce.
3. And the Beast where you need to get something really really spicy:
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.
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