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The official hot sauce review thread (to be updated)!

Hot sauce!!!  :devilwink: In alphabetical order. Add reviews here. Word of warning: I didn't think to check for honey in all the ingredients until partway through the list, so let me know if any flavors need to be removed.

Hot Sauce
Arizona Gunslinger
a habanero-jalapeno sauce that my mom brought when she visited.  It's really good, but we're almost out (permanentgrin)
Chipotle habanero

Green jalapeno

Habanero

Habanero and mango

Red jalapeno
This used to be one of my favorites...but I can't find it anymore. Love the red jalapeno flavor! Very flavorful...tangy without tasting vinegary. Goes great with refried bean burritos. (kristinv)
Ass Kickin'
Original
one favorite (storm)
Awassi
Ebesse zozo hot
Favorite. crazy African hot sauce my friend gets me when he goes to Shambhala. Use it on pretty much anything, though. I love love love love that stuff!! (sb)
still the best in the universe (sb)
I've had several bottles of it over the years. My best friend is from Canada and goes to this big music festival called Shambhala. The first time he tasted it, he KNEW he had to get it for me because I love all things spicy. I have never seen it for sale in stores (sb)
Ebesse zozo medium

Ebesse zozo mild

Baron
West Indian hot

Bello
Hot pepper

Blair's
After death
This is a very spicy habanero hot sauce with a bit of smoky chipotle flavor coming through. A little goes a long way. My favorite way to use it is to add just a couple drops to guacamole. (kristinv)
Beyond death

Chipotle slam
A good, basic chipotle hot sauce. Kinda spicy (nowhere near as spicy as their Death sauces). I didn't use it much, because there are other chipotle sauces I like better. (kristinv)
Death

Golden death

Jalapeno death

Jalapeno tequila
This is one of my favorite Blair's sauces, and it's my second favorite green sauce. Everything you would expect from a good green sauce...tangy, flavorful and medium-spicy. (kristinv)
Mega death

Muerte death

Pure death

Sudden death

Sweet death

Ultra death

Wasabi green tea
A very unique hot sauce. Great if you like wasabi...couldn't really taste the green tea, though. I didn't use it much, because I had no idea what to put it on. Now that I'm thinking about it, it would probably go great on some veggie sushi. (kristinv)
Zakk Wylde original berserker

Zakk Wylde sonic brew

Zakk Wylde stronger than death

Brother Bru Bru's African
Original
i really like spicy food so most hot sauce just doesn't cut it for me (not hot... ) i like this (hesp)
has a fairly distinctive apple-cider and African-spices flavor. Not for everything, but often goes well in otherwise slightly bland soups. (kuzu)
Capt'n Sleepy's
Habanero

Cholula
Chili garlic
A very garlicy sauce but milder than original Cholula. Tasty, but I don't use it very often, because it's milder than most hot sauces. (kristinv)
Chili lime
not very good...and I'm a huge fan of the original...the lime gave it a weird taste that I didn't care for - only bought it once, never again. (erinmonster)
Chipotle

Original
Nothing else will do for us. (nmpixie)
favorite (queenbee)
I LOVE this stuff. When I go to a Mexican restaurant I get my own salsa bowl because I load it up with this delicious sauce. Mmmmmm....(veganrun)
It's my absolute favorite (caison)
like it (wassernixe)
pretty decent too. (fb)
like it on omelets and breakfast taters (mama2veggie)
my favorite hot sauce for mexican food!  It's a pantry staple. (erinmonster)
Yum! This has really good flavor. It's not very spicy, but I definitely prefer it to the other Mexican style hot sauces I've had. I would purchase this to have. (AC)
love when i want some smokey spice (larisuena)
LOVE this stuff. Not too hot that you can't taste the flavor. I could drink this stuff. (veganrun)
Good general hot sauce for Mexican food, but I prefer Tapatio as far as Mexican-style hot sauces go. (kristinv)
Crystal
Extra hot

Original
it's the only one that was ever in my house growing up. it's what my mom made her buffalo sauce with and i don't think i could ever use another at home. (mei)
I use it (or something composed of vinegar and cayenne) on any type of potato (baked, fried, roasted). (sb)
love it (lunanova)
D'Elida's
Green habanero

Original

Red habanero

Dat'l Do It
Devil drops
one favorite (storm)
Hot sauce

Dave's Gourmet
2011 jolokia private reserve

Adjustable heat

Cool cayenne

Crazy Caribbean
It is not too hot and has a slight sweetness to it.  One of the first ingredients is carrots.  If it wasn't so expensive I would buy it more often. (monkey7)
although I've only been able to buy one bottle, it was absolutely delicious as far as I can remember. In comparison, all of Dave's other sauces I've tried were quite disappointing (kuzu)
Garlic chile

Ginger peach

Ghost pepper jolokia

Hurtin habanero

Hurtin jalapeno

Jump up chipotle

Jump up original

Jump up passionfruit

Insanity
starts out mild good flavor then a sudden explosion of heat. (caison)
okay when I want mostly heat and not so much flavor, and there are several flavors I haven't tried. (kuzu)
Very spicy. I like to add a few drops to vegetable soup to give it some kick. Doesn't really add flavor...just heat. (kristinv)
Liquid stoopid
I LOVE THIS.  Instant giant bomb of insane heat.  Within milliseconds, you feel the most intense heat I've ever gotten from a hot sauce, along with a beautiful smoky flavor. (caison)
Presidential Barack

Roasted garlic

Roasted red pepper and chipotle

Scotch bonnet
A tangy, flavorful sauce...I poured it on everything until the bottle was empty (in a matter of days). I received it as a gift, but I haven't been able to find it in stores. (kristinv)
Temporary insanity

Total insanity

Ultimate insanity

Delish
Bajan pepper

Cucumber pepper

Red hot pepper

Desert Pepper Trading Company

Doc's Special
Jamaica hell fire
one favorite (storm)

ElYucateco
Caribbean habanero

Chipotle
one favorite (storm)
Green habanero
my all time favorite!! But, since I cut way back on nightshade veggies, my bottle lasts a lot longer! (livingdeadgirl)
I have been using these recently and loving them (sb)
nar nar binks status... freakin spicy! i love spicy but some stuff i eat and think "holy damn all i can taste is spicy" i sorta like to semi taste the food even though my coworkers are astonished at how much garlic chili paste i can put away in one sitting (amymylove)
Dude, it has a great flavor! I love spicy food probably more than I should, so it isn't too spicy for me (has a nice kick, though!). I think the fruity flavor of the habanero pepper is amazing. (sb)
Jalapeno

Kutbil ik

Red habanero
I have been using these recently and loving them (sb)
Pretty good! I like this better than Tapatio, and almost as good as cholula. It's spicier than those, and has a bit of spice to it. It has pretty good flavor, but don't know that I would specifically get it again. (AC)
Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard
Fire roasted habanero

Good and evil

Hell's kitchen habanero
soooo good. I buy it online when I'm back home. (caison)
Hot and smokey wing

Mean Jean's 3 pepper

Vidalia onion peach

Frank's RedHot
Buffalo wings
I am a baby, I actually like this, and I add melted earth balance to it too! Ha ha, it is yummy though! (corrinas)
Chile n lime

Hot buffalo wings

Original cayenne
Always a classic, and here in the midwest, is the traditional sauce for hot wings, so we use it on everything! (GFvegmom)
I like this, but not for many things. I probably use it solely for a wing type thing, or a dash here or there. The flavor is too strong for me..not too spicy, but just strong. (AC)
favorite (prettyinpunk)
for casseroles and sauces (hanashi)
like it as a sauce (misa)
I'll use it as a backup. (caison)
Favorite. I use it (or something composed of vinegar and cayenne) on any type of potato (baked, fried, roasted). (sb)
I always go with this, I've actually never tried anything else. It's got a nice burning sensation that goes really well with avocado and carrots and tomatoes.  (aggplanta)
good on beans, southwestern food but is kind of mild to me. (tweety)
a little boring, but will do in a pinch. (erinmonster)
2nd favorite (dannibazaar)
love it for beans & rice! (lunanova)
Sweet chili

Thick cayenne

Wings sweet heat

Xtra hot cayenne
we use this to make our buffalo sauce and I also use it in cooking since it comes in a big bottle...the heat is perfect for us - the regular is a little boring, but will do in a pinch. (erinmonster)
Gator hammock
Lethal gator
one favorite (storm)
Goldson's
MoreFire hot

Half Moon Bay Trading Company
Iguana deuces bold gold habanero
has a nice balance of heat and flavor. has mustard and cumin flavors that sometimes work well, sometimes not. (kuzu)
Iguana deuces rockin red habanero
has a nice balance of heat and flavor. a bit more all-purpose than gold (kuzu)
Iguana deuces smoky chipotle

Iguana deuces vicious verde jalapeno

Iguana en fuego ultra hot

Iguana mean green

Iguana radioactive atomic

Iguana red cayenne

Iguana tropic thunder

Iguana XXX habanero

Smoky iguana chipotle

Hot Mama's
Habanero X

Habanero XX

Habanero XXX

Manganero

Huffman's
Original

Iguana
Bold gold habanero

En fuego ultra

Golden habanero island

Mean green

Radioactive explosively hot
one favorite (storm)
Red habanero

Red moderately hot cayenne

Smoky chipotle

Vicious jalapeno
Not my favorite...has a strong vinegar flavor and tastes very salty despite not listing salt on the ingredients. (kristinv)
XXX pretty damn hot hananero

Kaitaia
Fire chili pepper

Kalahari pepper company
African rhino peri peri sauce extra hot

African rhino peri peri sauce hot
k, so, i saw this was made from a different pepper, and i was like, MUST TRY. So, it seems this pepper must be really spicy because (other than the label statement that it's the hottest pepper in Africa) there's a lot of other stuff in this sauce before the pepper listing, and it's still spicy. However, it's pretty mild. Not quite as mild as the Original Juan jalapeno sauce, but fairly close. It has a really great, addictive flavor - the sauce is primarily roasted tomato - and is a bit vinegary. Love it on everything. (fb)
African rhino peri peri sauce mild

Louisiana hot sauce
Chipotle
Went over very well. (sweetgeorgiapeach)
Gold green

Gold horseradish

Gold red

Gold wasabi

Habanero

Jalapeno

Original
We consume mass quantities of this; it's the only kind my husband really likes. We had the good fortune to find a variety pack of different flavors of Louisiana. That went over very well. (sweetgeorgiapeach)
Red chili

Red rooster

Roasted garlic
Went over very well. (sweetgeorgiapeach)
Roasted pepper

Mad Dog
1 Million scoville pepper extract

357

357 collector's edition

357 ghost pepper

357 pure ghost

Green amigo

Habanero

Habanero and chile extract

Hemorrhoid helper

Idiot boyz habanero

Inferno
I had it in New Orleans about a year ago, and it was THE BEST EVER, but the bottle broke in the suitcase on the way back. It tasted like really really spicy BBQ sauce...DH and I could only eat about 3 drops between us, which is saying a lot because we generally use 1 tsp each of habanero paste.  Must...get...some...more....(permanentgrin)
Inferno reserve

Joe Perry's rock your world

Liquid fire

Mae Ploy
Sweet chili
You could put this on a flip flop and it would taste good! (mama2veggie)
I hear ya about the flip flops. Sweet sauce makes everything taste good. (fb)
I actually think this is too sweet! There's no heat to it, and it's too sweet for dipping to me. I think I've mainly used it as a sweetener in dishes. (AC)
Marie Sharp's
Belizean heat

Beware

Green habanero

Fiery hot hanero

Hot habanero

Mild habanero

No wimps allowed

Sweet habanero

Matouk's
Hot calypso
one favorite (storm)
Hot pepper

Soca

West Indian

West Indian flambeau

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Melinda's
Amarillo mustard
A spicy, slightly-sweet mustard sauce. Haven't figured out what to use it on yet. (kristinv)
Chipotle

Fire roasted habanero and garlic

Garlic

Habanero
I have been using this recently and loving it (sb)
Habanero extra hot

Habanero XXXtra hot

Habanero XXXXtra reserve
Great on popcorn or as an all-purpose non-Asian spiciness (quintess)
Not as spicy as you might expect from something labeled XXXXtra Hot. Heat-wise, it's on par with some other habanero sauces that I like to use. Tastes good on a variety of foods. (kristinv)
Jalapeno

Mango

Naga jolokia habanero

Pico de gallo taco mild

Red savina

Scotch bonnet

XXXmas

Original Juan
Batch 37 garlic style

Batch 66 jalapeno wasabi

Batch 112 jalapeno harissa

Batch 114 Jamaican style
So good. Even though it's got other stuff in the ingredients (like tomato and pineapple juice concentrate), it's VERY spicy. I think the other fruity ingredients goes with the habaneros well. Goes well on most things, kinda like Sriracha, but spicier. It's thick, like tomato sauce. (fb)
An interesting and flavorful sauce. Spicy and a little sweet. Great for anything where you want to add Jamaican jerk flavor such as homemade patties. I've even used it to make a spicy "jerk" chex mix and jerk tofu jerky...so good!! (kristinv)
Bite me roasted garlic chipotle
Just about as hot as the 'batch 114'. The roasted garlic flavor definitely comes through, and it's just a wee bit smoky from the chipotle. Not sure if we prefer this or 114; they're kind of similar. (fb)
Da bomb beyond insanity

Da bomb final answer

Da bomb ghost pepper

Da bomb ground zero

Da bomb the source

Fire and spice

Pain 85%

Pain 95%

Pain 100%

Pain is good cayenne

Pain is good habanero

Pain is good jalapeno
Markedly milder than the other sauces we've tried so far; this one is rated 'medium' on the website whereas the others are 'hot.' this is about the spice level of the tabasco jalapeno sauce, and is similar. It's less plain, having a distinct lime flavor (vs just vinegar), and some cumin n stuff. I like it better than the jalapeno tabasco sauce, but it's too limey and not hot enough for me in general. When I use this, I end up using A LOT of it for that reason. (fb)
Raw heat vintage '69

Spur tree crushed red pepper

Spur tree scotch bonnet

Xtreme

Pickapeppa
Gingery mango

Hot mango

Hot red pepper

Original
This might sound strange, but it reminds me a lot of steak sauce, only a little spicy with a touch of sweet. Would taste great with stews or lentil loaf (or other faux meatloaf). (kristinv)
Spicy mango

San Luis
Extra hot

Original
love, love, love (larisuena)
Satan's Rage
Ghost pepper

Smack my ass and call me Sally
Habanero
one favorite (storm)
Jalapeno

The slap

Sriracha (Huy Fong)
Chili garlic
current fave for asian stuffs. better than sriracha! i discovered this because the chili paste at the thai restaurant i love is a different tasting chili paste... cause it's the garlic chili paste! get it... i think it is better than chili paste and different than sriracha (amymylove)
I use this to make our Sweet Chili Sauce - very spicy!  Makes delicious sauce! (erinmonster)
really good, I mix it in stirfrys (lubi)
tastes more like pure chili to me, vs sriracha which is more of a sauce. and sweet. (fb)
SO GOOD. I put this in everything, and when I can't come up with something, I'll just dip chips in it. LOVE IT. (veganrun)
I actually don't think I prefer this over sriracha. I do enjoy it, but not more so. It has the spice, with more garlic, but I like the sriracha consistency better. Still good. (AC)
Sambal oelek
forget the vinegar! (fb)
I like this, but don't use it very often. It is pretty spicy in bigger quantities! I've most often used this for Pad Thai. I need to use it more. (AC)
good on all things Asian. (tweety)
This is my go-to sambal. Tangy and spicy...goes great with basically any Asian-style food. (kristinv)
Sriracha
LF eats sriracha like it is going out of style. i don't like hot stuff! (bp)
for soups and asian/indian (good thickener....learned that at culinary school)
My favorite. I use this all the time, and love it for most things. I don't use it on Mexican, but will use it on top of many other dishes. Love it on potatoes. (AC)
On everything Asian (this isn't that spicy to me, but I'm a chiliholic) (quintess)
has a bit of sugar in it, so it has a hint of sweetness that for those with fragile palates can't taste over the initial heat. If you're looking to 'dip your toes into the waters' of this wonderful and versatile sauce, I recommend starting out 'small' add a few drops/ to 1/4 tsp of it per jar of spaghetti sauce; you can also add it to cheeze sauces like alfredo or mac'n cheeze; again, no more than a few drops. For legume soups (black bean, lentil, chilli, etc) it doubles as a flavor enhancer/heat provider and a thickening agent. I've also used it in dips and spreads like humus. As you can see, for me it is pretty versatile and not used solely in Asian cuisine. It is all about taking small steps and seeing what you like it with and what you can do without. (hanashi)
I love this on sandwiches. (permanentgrin)
amazing on sandwiches, pizza, noodles, rice (super yum!), in soup, i mean the possibilities are endless with that stuff though i wouldn't put it on mexican food that might be bizarre (amymylove)
I built up my tolerance to spiciness using Sriracha. At first it just tastes like chili sauce, but once you adapt, you can taste the sugar and garlic in it pretty easily. I love it. All other hot sauces to me are just vinegar + spicy. This one is more complex. (fb)
favorite (prettyinpunk)
2nd favorite (queenbee)
I eat sriracha all the time.  It is my "fall-back sauce".  Basically, if I have screwed up a recipe, I add sriracha and it fixes it all into a smoldering yummy chili garlic wonder.  I did this to soup today. I forgot to add the spices to the oil, so it was very bland...now i have an amazing spicy lentil veggie stew. (fufu)
Huge fan (tweedle)
I like it for a more sweet-intense-heat. (misa)
have it in my fridge (livingdeadgirl)
mahoosive fan... though most people I know call it 'chicken hot sauce' because the brand most common around here has a rooster on it (narcissus)
Favorite. works well in all Asian flavors, on veggies and on PIZZA!!!  (sb)
good on all things Asian. (tweety)
I'm on the Sriracha side too. (cstadt)
I just tried it for the first time last week and it was really good.  It has a nice level of heat. (monkey7)
I actually didn't eat sriracha on top of something for a long time. I put it in things a lot, and cooked with it, but never realized how flavorful and delicious it is to eat "raw." In case someone else is in that boat, try it with some bread and avocado! (AC)
i eat sriracha on salad. (fb)
my husband puts a bucketload of sriracha on his sandwiches for work every day.  Good thing we buy it in a giant 750ml bottle (oww)
I too am a super massive fan. I don't think I ever saw it in the UK, but have found it super cheap here in NZ.....although not quite as super cheap or as big bottles as oww has.  Quite jealous of that. (shelloid)
like it in my asian recipes, on fried tofu with furikaki (mama2veggie)
one of only hot sauces I can get here. (yabbit)
our all-time favorite - use it almost every day, on everything!  Couldn't live without it. (erinmonster)
I love love love Sriracha so much more than other hot sauces. (dannibazaar)
I hate it! It is way too sweet! (mdv)
We eat a lot of it in our house, requiring us to buy the huge squeeze bottle that stays on the table at mealtimes. (sweetgeorgiapeach)
I once saw an Oatmeal comic about Sriracha that was a diagram, basically saying the two things they wouldn't put Sriracha on were: their eyeballs and genitals, and everything else is fair game. Essentially how I feel about it.  (veganrun)
Good but not one of my favorites, since it only seems to work well with Asian-style foods. I don't really like it on non-Asian things, because the sugar in it makes it taste weird. (kristinv)
St. Pete Heat
Hell screamin' habanero
one favorite (storm)
Killer carrot

Mean green
one favorite (storm)
Susie's
Burning desire

Calypso

Mango mandingo

Original

Papaya delight

Pineapple pleasure

Tamarind tango

Teardrops

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Tabasco
Buffalo style

Chipotle
tasty, too. (narcissus)
it is the bomb!!! (lubi)
good... I tried it at the restaurant Chipotle... Yum (amymylove)
current fave for tex mex (amymylove)
DH likes this. (mdv)
Adds a nice, smoky chipotle flavor to any dish. I love to add a few splashes to my Chipotle burrito bowls. (kristinv)
Garlic

Green jalapeno
when i go out to chipotle or qdoba i like this. (mei)
I like this in my chili and similar dishes. (wassernixe)
Gross. Tastes as bad or worse than regular Tabasco. Didn't like the tiny taste I tried, and wouldn't have more. (AC)
I don't really like this sauce very much. It's okay, but there are better green sauces out there. (kristinv)
Habanero
especially in Cajun food (permanentgrin)
Original
for eggz (hanashi)
Not my favorite hot sauce, and I don't even have any. My parents used it a lot, but I don't like the flavor much. (AC)
I like it for heat with smoke (misa)
Hate it...I can't stand the pure vinegar flavor. (caison)
I use it (or something composed of vinegar and cayenne) on any type of potato (baked, fried, roasted). (sb)
I love it on about anything. Pizza, rice, noodles, you name it. (wassernixe)
Most of the time I use this since it is cheap. (monkey7)
like it pizza, chili, beans (mama2veggie)
gross!  I've never had a hot sauce I hated until this one - I refuse to use it.  Unfortunately, it's Andy's favorite.....tastes like spicy vinegar to me. (erinmonster)
Third favorite. (dannibazaar)
I don't like this. I think it's hot and has zero flavor. (veganrun)
It's a classic. I like to use it to spice up bean dip and on hashbrowns (if I'm at a restaurant). It's not the most interesting hot sauce, but it gets the job done. (kristinv)
Sweet and spicy

Taco Bell
Fire
This is the sauce we usually get with our bean things. It's not spicy, but has the best flavor, comparatively. (AC)
This used to be my go-to, until the Fire Roasted came along. I think it has great flavor and isn't overly hot. Fantastic. (veganrun)
The best (spiciest) Taco bell sauce. I add this liberally to bean burritos. It's a MUST. (kristinv)
Fire roasted
I don't really like smoky things, so not a fan of this one. (AC)
This sauce is the shit. When it came out, I had a friend text me and tell me I had to try it because he knew I'd love it. And I do. I could drink this stuff, along with the Verde. (veganrun)
Smoky with "medium" heat. I use it in combination with Fire sauce, so that my food is spicy enough. (kristinv)
Hot
Not hot, and probably my least favorite TB sauce. (AC)
Doesn't add much heat. Don't bother when you can use Fire. (kristinv)
Mild
I like this flavor better than the hot, but it's definitely not spicy at all. (AC)
Not spicy at all. I never use it. (kristinv)
Verde
This is ok. Wouldn't choose it. (AC)
DELICIOUS. I grab handfuls of these, and I've used a bunch of packets at home on beans when I'm too lazy to think of spices. I just pour this all over my burritos. Love it. (veganrun)
I like the flavor, but it's not spicy, so I'll use it in combination with Fire sauce. (kristinv)
Tamazula
Black label

Red label

Tapatio
Original
for mex and pizzas (hanashi)
I don't find it very hot, but it has good flavor.  I usually combine it with other spicy things like salsa or spicy refried beans. (permanentgrin)
I like this for vinegar + spicy. (fb)
Favorite in latin dishes. (sb)
current fave for mexican (amymylove)
This is not my favorite. I prefer other similar style sauces. (AC)
if there's nothing else (larisuena)
Fantastic. I drown my Mexican food in this. Great flavor. (veganrun)
My favorite Mexican-style hot sauce! Hubby and I dump it on homemade tacos...soooo good! (kristinv)
Texas Pete
Chipotle
DH like this. (mdv)
Garlic

Hotter

Original
I slather this on anything potato. I love that spicy vinegary taste. (wassernixe)
I use this for basic stuff (mdv)
really good (sb)
The Chili Factory
Bilbie's bummer

Devil's delirium
(jolokia paste) The Chili Factory is one of the few Australian chili product companies.  Very good but unfortunately very expensive. (permanentgrin)
Double trouble

Dragon's blood

Fiery frillneck hiss
(smokey chili tomato chutney).  The Chili Factory is one of the few Australian chili product companies.  Very good but unfortunately very expensive. (permanentgrin)
Funnelweb bite

Morning afterburn

Numbat nibble

Scorpion strike

Sweet dreams

Taipan venom

Todd river dust

Turbo supercharge
(habanero paste) The Chili Factory is one of the few Australian chili product companies.  Very good but unfortunately very expensive. (permanentgrin)
Trader Joe's
Chili pepper
I don't know how I'd live without it! It's slightly smokey. I use it on anything Mexican (and we eat Mexican food a LOT). I can't even imagine burritos without it. If you haven't tried it, DO! (jendiggity)
Habanero
It's like tabasco/tapatio (vinegary) rather than sriracha (paste), but it's sooo spicy. I put it on my food a drop at a time. (fb)
Jalapeno
really like this (mdv)
I like it! Good flavor, medium-ish heat. Not quite as good as Arizona Gunslinger's Red Jalapeno, though. (kristinv)
Trappey's
Bull brand Louisiana

Chef magic jalapeno

Indi pep

Louisiana

Mexi pep

Pepper

Red devil cayenne
This is pretty indistinguishable from Franks's redhot to me. I feel the same about it..but maybe like it a bit better b/c the flavor is not quite as strong. (AC)
TryMe Yucatan Sunshine
Habanero
roughly like Frank's RedHot / Texas Pete / Tabasco in terms of thickness (thin) and heat (modest), but tastes much better, in my opinion. Much less vinegar flavor (though, I suppose sometimes one might want vinegar flavor). (kuzu)
Valentina
Extra hot black label
a favorite (larisuena)
Original red label
My fave.  It's so good, and comes in a huge bottle.  and I've gone through several huge bottles!!   It's also insanely cheap, a 34 oz bottle is less than 3 bucks. (lubi)
I prefer tapatio, valentina has a strange aftertaste for me, that tapatio doesn't leave on the tongue. they're both basically the same thing and are used interchangeably in recipes and are equally priced. just depends on individual tastes. (hanashi)
I like this ok. It's pretty good for Mexican style things, but I really don't use it that much. Not spicy at all. (AC)
Vermont Pepper Works
Chocolate chipotle XX
My favorite. seriously, try their stuff it's all AMAZING! Just ordered the 5 pack, again (irreverent)
Hempin jalapeno X

Peach ginger habanero XXX

Rancho ancho PG13

Roasted garlic and carrot cayenne R

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that's a lot of chilli sauce!  : )

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hot sauce!

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Cholula Chili Lime - not very good...and I'm a huge fan of the original...the lime gave it a weird taste that I didn't care for - only bought it once, never again.

Cholula Original - my favorite hot sauce for mexican food!  It's a pantry staple.

Frank's XtraHot Cayenne - we use this to make our buffalo sauce and I also use it in cooking since it comes in a big bottle...the heat is perfect for us - the regular is a little boring, but will do in a pinch.

Tabasco Original - gross!  I've never had a hot sauce I hated until this one - I refuse to use it.  Unfortunately, it's Andy's favorite.....tastes like spicy vinegar to me.

Sriracha - our all-time favorite - use it almost every day, on everything!  Couldn't live without it.

Sriracha Chili Garlic - I use this to make our Sweet Chili Sauce - very spicy!  Makes delicious sauce!

Now I'm super excited to go try some new ones....

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Now I'm super excited to go try some new ones....

Me tooooooooooo.

eta: I'm going to add some new ones just so I can look at them more.

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Tabasco Green jalapeno
Gross. Tastes as bad or worse than regular Tabasco. Didn't like the tiny taste I tried, and wouldn't have more.

Cholula original
Yum! This has really good flavor. It's not very spicy, but I definitely prefer it to the other Mexican style hot sauces I've had. I would purchase this to have.

Red habanero
Pretty good! I like this better than Tapatio, and almost as good as cholula. It's spicier than those, and has a bit of spice to it. It has pretty good flavor, but don't know that I would specifically get it again.

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I have so many hot sauces in my fridge (I like to try new ones, but don't use a lot of each that often..), but I bought the chipotle lime cholula to try.

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Original Juan
Batch 114 Jamaican Style
So good. Even though it's got other stuff in the ingredients (like tomato and pineapple juice concentrate), it's VERY spicy. I think the other fruity ingredients goes with the habaneros well. Goes well on most things, kinda like Sriracha, but spicier. It's thick, like tomato sauce.

FYI: the Louisiana-style isn't vegan - it has honey

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Cholula
Original
LOVE this stuff. Not too hot that you can't taste the flavor. I could drink this stuff.

Sriracha (Huy Fong)
Chili garlic
SO GOOD. I put this in everything, and when I can't come up with something, I'll just dip chips in it. LOVE IT.

Sriracha
I once saw an Oatmeal comic about Sriracha that was a diagram, basically saying the two things they wouldn't put Sriracha on were: their eyeballs and genitals, and everything else is fair game. Essentially how I feel about it.

Tabasco
Original
I don't like this. I think it's hot and has zero flavor.

Taco Bell
Fire
This used to be my go-to, until the Fire Roasted came along. I think it has great flavor and isn't overly hot. Fantastic.

Fire roasted
This sauce is the shit. When it came out, I had a friend text me and tell me I had to try it because he knew I'd love it. And I do. I could drink this stuff, along with the Verde.

Verde
DELICIOUS. I grab handfuls of these, and I've used a bunch of packets at home on beans when I'm too lazy to think of spices. I just pour this all over my burritos. Love it.

Tapatio
Original
Fantastic. I drown my Mexican food in this. Great flavor.

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Kalahari Pepper Company
African Rhino Peri-Peri Sauce
k, so, i saw this was made from a different pepper, and i was like, MUST TRY. So, it seems this pepper must be really spicy because (other than the label statement that it's the hottest pepper in Africa) there's a lot of other stuff in this sauce before the pepper listing, and it's still spicy. However, it's pretty mild. Not quite as mild as the Original Juan jalapeno sauce, but fairly close. It has a really great, addictive flavor - the sauce is primarily roasted tomato - and is a bit vinegary. Love it on everything.

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Kalahari Pepper Company
African Rhino Peri-Peri Sauce

Did you have the extra hot, hot, or mild?

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hot.

i am fascinated that there's a mild. hmmm

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I noticed that some of these hot sauces use "sugar" in them. For example, the popular "Sriracha". Has anyone confirmed that these companies are using non bone-charred sugar as an ingredient? I wouldn't give them the vegan green light until there has been some written confirmation on their part.

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I'm such a hot sauce freak! I need to start reviewing all the ones I've tried...this could take a while...(AC, I hope you don't hate me, haha.)

Arizona Gunslinger - Red Jalapeno
This used to be one of my favorites...but I can't find it anymore. Love the red jalapeno flavor! Very flavorful...tangy without tasting vinegary. Goes great with refried bean burritos. (kristinv)

Blair's After Death
This is a very spicy habanero hot sauce with a bit of smoky chipotle flavor coming through. A little goes a long way. My favorite way to use it is to add just a couple drops to guacamole. (kristinv)

Blair's Chipotle Slam
A good, basic chipotle hot sauce. Kinda spicy (nowhere near as spicy as their Death sauces). I didn't use it much, because there are other chipotle sauces I like better. (kristinv)

Blair's Jalapeno Tequila
This is one of my favorite Blair's sauces, and it's my second favorite green sauce. Everything you would expect from a good green sauce...tangy, flavorful and medium-spicy. (kristinv)

Blair's Wasabi Green Tea
A very unique hot sauce. Great if you like wasabi...couldn't really taste the green tea, though. I didn't use it much, because I had no idea what to put it on. Now that I'm thinking about it, it would probably go great on some veggie sushi. (kristinv)

Cholula Chili Garlic
A very garlicy sauce but milder than original Cholula. Tasty, but I don't use it very often, because it's milder than most hot sauces. (kristinv)

Cholula Original
Good general hot sauce for Mexican food, but I prefer Tapatio as far as Mexican-style hot sauces go. (kristinv)

Dave's Gourmet Insanity
Very spicy. I like to add a few drops to vegetable soup to give it some kick. Doesn't really add flavor...just heat. (kristinv)

Dave's Gourmet Scotch Bonnet
A tangy, flavorful sauce...I poured it on everything until the bottle was empty (in a matter of days). I received it as a gift, but I haven't been able to find it in stores. (kristinv)

Iguana Vicious Jalapeno
Not my favorite...has a strong vinegar flavor and tastes very salty despite not listing salt on the ingredients. (kristinv)

Melinda's Amarillo Mustard
A spicy, slightly-sweet mustard sauce. Haven't figured out what to use it on yet. (kristinv)

Melinda's Habanero XXXXtra Reserve
Not as spicy as you might expect from something labeled XXXXtra Hot. Heat-wise, it's on par with some other habanero sauces that I like to use. Tastes good on a variety of foods. (kristinv)

Original Juan Batch 114 Jamaican Style
An interesting and flavorful sauce. Spicy and a little sweet. Great for anything where you want to add Jamaican jerk flavor such as homemade patties. I've even used it to make a spicy "jerk" chex mix and jerk tofu jerky...so good!! (kristinv)

Pickapeppa Original
This might sound strange, but it reminds me a lot of steak sauce, only a little spicy with a touch of sweet. Would taste great with stews or lentil loaf (or other faux meatloaf). (kristinv)

Huy Fong Sambal Oelek
This is my go-to sambal. Tangy and spicy...goes great with basically any Asian-style food. (kristinv)

Huy Fong Sriracha
Good but not one of my favorites, since it only seems to work well with Asian-style foods. I don't really like it on non-Asian things, because the sugar in it makes it taste weird. (kristinv)

Tabasco Chipotle
Adds a nice, smoky chipotle flavor to any dish. I love to add a few splashes to my Chipotle burrito bowls. (kristinv)

Tabasco Original
It's a classic. I like to use it to spice up bean dip and on hashbrowns (if I'm at a restaurant). It's not the most interesting hot sauce, but it gets the job done. (kristinv)

Tabasco Green Jalapeno
I don't really like this sauce very much. It's okay, but there are better green sauces out there. (kristinv)

Taco Bell Fire
The best (spiciest) Taco bell sauce. I add this liberally to bean burritos. It's a MUST. (kristinv)

Taco Bell Fire-Roasted
Smoky with "medium" heat. I use it in combination with Fire sauce, so that my food is spicy enough. (kristinv)

Taco Bell Hot
Doesn't add much heat. Don't bother when you can use Fire. (kristinv)

Taco Bell Mild
Not spicy at all. I never use it. (kristinv)

Taco Bell Verde
I like the flavor, but it's not spicy, so I'll use it in combination with Fire sauce. (kristinv)

Tapatio Original
My favorite Mexican-style hot sauce! Hubby and I dump it on homemade tacos...soooo good! (kristinv)

Trader Joe's Jalapeno
I like it! Good flavor, medium-ish heat. Not quite as good as Arizona Gunslinger's Red Jalapeno, though. (kristinv)

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I always love to see reviews!

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That's good  ;)b

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I dropped a whole bottle of hot sauce on my kitchen floor.

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Yikes!  :(

Hopefully it wasn't a fancy one?

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