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what is your favorite brand of hot sauce?

mine is Valentina,  but I love trying new ones......so tell me your favs.

My favorite hot sauce is Dave's Gourmet Crazy Carribean Hot Sauce.  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.  Most of the time I use Tabasco sauce since it is cheap.

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cholula is pretty decent too.

i realized the other day that i'm out of tapatio... they always have big containers of Valentina for cheap at the local store; is it similar? better?

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cholula is pretty decent too.

i realized the other day that i'm out of tapatio... they always have big containers of Valentina for cheap at the local store; is it similar? better?

my mexi BF likes valentina more... i still like tapatio better

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Tapatio and valentino are both the same style of hot sauce. They are usually about the same price in my grocery store too

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I bought/tried Valentino for the first time today. To me, it seems more like an enchilada or taco sauce than I was expecting. It was cheap, though..like .99.

Sriracha still wins by 8 billion.

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I'm on the Sriracha side too.

But there are a ton of hot sauces around here with corny southern names that would be neat to try. I think one's called Swamp Ass. If there's a Firehouse Subs near you, you could check all the bottles they have. I think they carry local brands, but I don't know how far-reaching that chain is...

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I just tried Sriracha for the first time last week and it was really good.  It has a nice level of heat. 

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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!

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definitely. i eat sriracha on salad.

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my husband puts a bucketload of sriracha on his sandwiches for work every day.  Good thing we buy it in a giant 750ml bottle : )

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bumping this thread for... a new hot sauce at Trader Joe's: 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.

Sriracha still wins though.

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oh, how did I miss this thread before!  I too am a super massive fan of Sriracha.

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.

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I'm for variety! The thought of picking just one as my absolute favorite makes me sad. Since most of the ones I use regularly have already been mentioned repeatedly in this thread, I won't list them. Two were only mentioned once though and need to be seconded. Also I have a few new (to the thread) recommendations.

Dave's Gourmet Crazy Caribbean: 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, though the Insanity ones are okay when I want mostly heat and not so much flavor, and there are several flavors I haven't tried.

Brother Bru-Bru's has a fairly distinctive apple-cider and African-spices flavor. Not for everything, but often goes well in otherwise slightly bland soups.

Half Moon Bay Trading Co.'s Iguana Red and Iguana Gold sauces both have a nice balance of heat and flavor. Red is a bit more all-purpose, while Gold has mustard and cumin flavors that sometimes work well, sometimes not. Sadly, I haven't yet found any of their other flavors.

Hot sesame oil is just toasted sesame oil infused with hot peppers; probably will be in the Asian foods section. Some brands may add other flavors. This is pretty much the only sauce I put on popcorn (with nutritional yeast) or in instant ramen. Blends nicely with ketchup for fries / bean burgers, too.

TryMe Yucatan Sunshine is 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).

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Cholula--on omelets and breakfast taters
Tabasco-pizza, chili, beans
Sriracha-in my asian recipes, on fried tofu with furikaki
Mae Ploy-sweet chili sauce (You could put this on a flip flop and it would taste good!)

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I hear ya about the flip flops. Sweet chili sauce makes everything taste good.

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oh, how did I miss this thread before!  I too am a super massive fan of Sriracha.

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.

haha, yessss GIANT SRIRACHA!! 

when I went looking for gochujang when theo was at our place, we looked more closely at the random chilli sauce aisle at our asian shop and there are a HEAP of different chilli sauces there!  But we always just get sriracha because it's the cheapest/biggest and we know it's good.

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ok current faves:

garlic chili paste for asian stuffs or "rooster"/ aka sriracha

mexican is tapatio

tex mex: tabasco chipotle flavor

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Sriracha and sweet chili sauce (Cock brand, which always cracks me up) are the only 2 I can get here.
This chipotle thing sounds great but we don't have the variety y'all do there!
Sometimes I make my own using tiny guindillas and vinegar or oil to make piripiri.

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garlic chili paste for asian stuffs or "rooster"/ aka sriracha

I was wondering about this... Huy Fong makes sriracha (with the rooster), but they also have a "chili garlic" sauce. It's in a jar type thing similar to the sambel oelek. Have you had the chili garlic, or just the regular sriracha? I want to try the chili garlic.

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the chili garlic is really good, I mix it in stirfrys

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