10 of the best hot sauces on Amazon – Cooking over the past year during the quarantine has been a struggle for many of us.
Routines begin to happen, and with cooking the same meals over and over again, they become bland and the result is even your pet stops begging for food at the table.
Cooking fatigue is a problem, and the only way to solve it is to spice things up in the kitchen.
One of the simplest ways to add life back into your cooking is by adding a dab or two of hot sauce to kick your dishes up a notch.
This post is dedicated to those who are looking for something a little sweet or spicey to heat things up in the kitchen.
We have searched Amazon for the top-rated hot sauces by passionate reviewers we could find. Here is a round-up of the best hot sauces for you to choose from to add a little pizazz to your foods from now on.
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Best Sweet Heat Sauce - Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce
This is not your typical hot sauce! While most hot sauces are vinegar-based, Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce features the sweetness of tomatoes and carrots followed by the heat and flavor of habanero peppers.
The goal is to make your food taste great by finding the balance between flavor and burn. This is a table hot sauce for everyday use.
It goes great on eggs, pizza, and tamales; use for marinating any type of meat or tofu. There’s nothing that this can’t go on!
The flavor that kicks you in the mouth! A unique Caribbean/Tex-Mex hybrid made with flavorful habanero peppers and roasted tomatoes. Great as a sauce, marinade, or holistic cure-all. “Dump on Everything,” the Secret Aardvark compels you!
Amazon Reviews: “I have yet to find any food at all this doesn’t work well on – meats, veggies, breakfast, tacos – it’s a wonder sauce. It does pack quite a punch, however. If there is any negative, it’s so delicious you will want to pour it all over your food, but you would burn your head off.”
“I’m seriously thinking about hiding this stuff. My sons are addicted. Not sure we can afford this habit unless they sell it by the case for a bulk discount.”
Better Than Tabasco Sauce - Tapatio Salsa Picante Hot Sauce
“Tapatío” is the name given to people from Guadalajara, just like the company’s founders. The sauce has medium heat and is made with red peppers, vinegar, garlic, and spices. It has a deep pepper flavor with hints of acidity.
Which is hotter Tapatio or Tabasco?
Tapatio is more chili-based. The main difference is Tabasco being a vinegar-based hot sauce so you have a tang to it that Tapatio will not have. … Tapatio is less spicy, but it has such a good flavor.
Amazon Reviews: “There are several mild hot sauces out there. Tabasco, Cholula, Frank’s, El Yucateco, which are all great in their own way. But Tapatio has the best taste that you expect of a cayenne sauce.
Unfortunately, it is not very easy to find in regular grocery stores. You have to be lucky or near a specialty grocery store (Mexican or Indian) to find it. Nice that it’s easy to order on Amazon.”
“Spicy and flavorful, I saw this at a Mexican restaurant and had to have it at home. I put it on everything that needs a little spice and heat.”
Best Habanero Pepper Sauce - Marie Sharp's Hot Sauce
Add to any casserole, soup, or rice dish. Try some on nachos and quesadillas. A great all-around hot sauce for everything from chili to wings.
Amazon Reviews: “Came across this stuff when I was in Belize on vacation and fell in love with it. I have been buying it for years since. It has a great taste along with an amazing hot bite. I add it to my eggs every morning. It’s also great for adding some spice to those under-spiced burritos or tacos you get from some restaurants and is a hell of a lot better than the packaged little spies they have. =D
It’s also great on chicken. I’ve had it on casseroles and just plain chicken. Great stuff. I highly recommend it if you like spicy things. =).”
“One of the best tasting hot sauces ever made. If you like heat this is good, but if you like flavor this is great. I’m not a fan of hot sauces that burn so bad you can’t taste anything so this is my recommended hot sauce.”
Best Bold, Sweet & Spicy - Dirty Dick's Hot Pepper Sauce with a Tropical Twist
Dirty Dick’s Hot Sauce is one of the most awarded hot sauces, ever.
It is considered one of the three top hot sauces in the country By Chili Pepper Magazine and the National Barbecue Association. It was also selected for the Hot Ones Series, season 4.
Dirty Dick’s Hot Pepper Sauce with a Tropical Twist is bold, sweet & spicy.
It’s an outstanding exotic blend of habanero peppers, tropical fruits, and sweetness, plus freshly ground spices from around the world. This sauce is perfect for cooking or dipping.
Amazon Reviews: “Wow – I’d seen these on a few lists and had to give them a try. I’m now purchasing these regularly. I love them on basically everything, but especially with eggs and breakfast burritos. Just delish. Yum!”
“I can barely keep this in the house, gone after just a few weeks but perfect for pizza, wings, really anything you can dip, this flavor is amazing.”
Best Eye Watering Hot Sauce - Pain 100% Organic Hot Sauce
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and 100% Pain Hot Sauce is made extra-hot for those who have nothing left to lose!
Put It On Anything! Pork, chicken, seafood, steak, vegetables- you name it as it is incredibly versatile and enhances whatever dish you’re in the mood for.
This Pain 100% hot sauce is the ultimate in heat! Just one or two dashes will go a long way!
Amazon Reviews: “I rarely ever 5 stars anything. The reason this deserves 5 stars is its rounded character. This sauce is very hot (nothing insane).
It is hot enough to easily get your friends in a prank (got 5 of them) without causing any real pain that might cause some anger.
Also, the flavor is very good, I read a few reviews about it being salty but mine wasn’t. I’ve just cooked a steak while using this and olive oil as my rub.
I got a lot of flavor into the steak and the steak didn’t burn my mouth though it did produce warmth(like that of an expensive whiskey).
Put this directly in your tongue, get ready for a ride. Put it in your food get ready for warmth and flavor.”
Best Sriracha Hot Sauce - Yellowbird Sauce
Forget traditional. Get wild with the freshest, juiciest fruits and veggies nature has to offer — whole food taste with a heavy heatwave.
Squeeze for an endorphin rush. Yellowbird’s spicy condiments are crafted flavor first, heat second, celebrating the subtleties of each ingredient.
This Texas twist on Sriracha, packs the jalapeño heat with a bit of sweet organic dates, followed by a supremely savory garlic finish.
Proudly homegrown in Austin, Texas by a musician and a designer, focused on bringin’ a real food revolution back to the community by empowering our cooperative soul. Saddle up! You’re in Yellowbird country.
Amazon Reviews: “I’ve tried a lot of various Sriracha products. I like Yellowbird’s organic Lime, Garlic & Date Blend, and Fix Signature Sriracha Hot Sauce the best. This Yellowbird product is especially nice in that it’s thicker than the average sriracha – not as runny.”
“This stuff has much better depth of flavor and a more complex profile than other popular Srirachas on the market.”
Best Spicy Gourmet Hot Sauce - TRUFF Hotter Sauce
For The Heat Seeking Flavor Connoisseur. Perfectly balanced and loaded with iconic flavor, TRUFF Hotter Sauce is a “less sweet, more heat” rendition of the Flagship original.
Infused with the same black truffle goodness, chili peppers, organic agave nectar, this meticulously crafted flavor profile will improve your hot sauce experience.
Flavor and spice meet prestige and charisma in this delightfully balanced blend captured in a bottle made even hotter.
Level Up Your Dishes. TRUFF’s combination of ingredients delivers a flavor profile unprecedented to hot sauce.
Only The Best Ingredients. With no limit to indulgence, TRUFF sourced its ingredients with an open mind and a sophisticated palate.
TRUFF Hotter Sauce is crafted with a jalapeño rich blend of red chili peppers, Black Truffle and Black Truffle Oil, Organic Agave Nectar, Red Habanero Powder, Organic Cumin and Organic Coriander.
Amazon Reviews: “When you’re older and look back on life, there are special moments that stand out – graduating college, getting married, having a child, or getting promoted to name a few.
After tasting the Hotter Sauce, I immediately knew that this was going to be one of those moments.
Now I know what many of you are thinking – NO WAY – it can’t be that good. The cold hard truth is that it is! Hotter Sauce is a culinary experience, unlike anything else.
Just a few drops of the Hotter Sauce will transform that tasteless, boring meal that your girlfriend thinks you like into a Michelin-prepared meal by Gordon Ramsay himself.
Seriously, have a life-changing moment and try the Hotter Sauce!”
Best One Dab Hot Sauce - Dave's Original Insanity Hot Sauce
The original hottest sauce in the universe. It’s the only sauce ever banned from The National Fiery Foods Show.
Ultimate Insanity offers a heat experience that is even hotter than Insanity, yet doesn’t back down in flavor.
Jamming smoky Red Savina Habaneros into his original Insanity, Dave has crafted a sauce that will blow your mind and burn your taste buds.
Experience your chili, wings, burgers, and pizza one drop at a time with insane heat and ultimate flavor.
Amazon Reviews: “I love hot and spicy food–I mean really hot and spicy. The first time I ate this sauce was at Lime Cafe in Miami.
I actually passed out on the floor! However, the flavor was so good that after recovered I continued to eat it and bought bottles that I have stored and used over the last year.
I love the flavor. I learned how to use only a few drops and not pour it on.”
Best Killer Hot Sauce - Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce
Be prepared to shiver in fear. The Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce is one of the most powerful sauces in the world, and it will take your breath away.
This killer sauce is packing 357,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). One hit will blow you away! Don’t even think you can handle this heat gracefully.
A blend of 160,000 SHU Cayenne peppers, fiery hot red Habanero peppers, and a whopping 3,000,000 Scoville pepper extract will provide a tantalizing tingle from your tongue to your toes. 5 fl oz.
Try it on Eggs, pizza, burgers, tacos, burritos. Add a drop or two into chili, soups, and stews.
You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
Amazon Reviews: “This burns your mouth, sear your taste buds, and then force you to consider jumping in a pool of ice hot.
My extended family took just a drop of this altogether. The next 15 minutes were a blur of absolute pain. My aunt drank a gallon of milk by herself. We all became sailors and strung sentences together that forced us to pull the hearing aids from the elderly.
Point is, this stuff is hot.”
Best Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce - Zombie Apocalypse Ghost Chili Hot Sauce
This Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chili pepper) hot sauce combines Ghost Peppers and Habaneros with a mix of spices, vegetables, vinegar, and oil to create this almost sweet yet terrifyingly hot sauce.
Try this sauce on all your favorite foods * wings, chili, soups, steak, sauces, marinades * or put it on your favorite sandwich.
Approx. 500,000 Scoville units. It burns like a blow torch, yet for those with discerning taste buds will notice the flavors of a cooked Habanero followed by the slow and intense pain of this Ghost Chili hot sauce.
Take the Zombie Apocalypse Challenge! Enjoy this sauce with friends and family. Bring your family meals up a notch.
Amazon Reviews: “As a proud millennial I know everyone would love to hear my opinion, so here it is.
To call this simply a hot sauce is probably false advertising. I was very excited to try this out, after watching hot ones on YouTube. However, the dream I was awaiting turned out to be a nightmare.
After cooking some free-range, organic chicken wings I tossed them with some zombie, and boy was I in for a surprise.
Upon eating the first wing a few things happen simultaneously. Immediately, my mouth and lips were set on fire, literally. My well-groomed mustache was instantly singed off. Which was upsetting, since it took me 6 months to grow.
Simultaneously, I grew lightheaded. That last time I was that lightheaded, I was walking up a set of steep stairs carrying my vintage MacBook Air, and I realized my free trade reclaimed sneakers didn’t match my Louis Vuitton messenger bag.
Then, while trying to extinguish the fire in my mouth I had to chug my Microbrewed IPA (which led to me throw up all over myself).
Alas, the nightmare had only begun. The next morning when the wings came out, they were unfortunately just as hot. If you do get this sauce, I recommend buying some dude wipes and a bidet. Both can conveniently be bought here on amazon.
So in summary, if you have no soul or love hot things going in and coming out of you, buy this sauce. However, if you don’t buy still enjoy hot sauce I recommend son of zombie instead.”
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