The best hot sauces, ranked
Huy Fong Sriracha:
The dark red-coloured sauce has a uniquely spicy flavour and a medium burn that complements most any dish—but particularly chicken.
Valentina hot sauce:
Taking the No. 10 spot on the list of America’s favourite hot sauces, here’s a traditional salsa. The sauce has 900 Scoville units, which means that it is relatively mild.
Tapatio Salsa Picante:
Coming in at No. 5 on the list of America’s favourite hot sauces, Tapatio Salsa Picante packs both heat and a warming flavour.
Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce:
is a Louisiana-style hot sauce that has gained popularity in recent years. So much so that it took the No. 7 spot on the list of America’s favourite hot sauces.
Next up, it’s a hot sauce that goes with pretty much any dish. Rich with arbol and piquin peppers, Cholula Hot Sauce offers a mild level of spice that will keep you coming back for more.
Nabbing the No. 6 spot on America’s list of favourite hot sauces, it’s a classic: Tabasco. This one is a staple of many a table around the world, and it’s clear to see why.
Red Clay Spicy Peach Honey: Rocking sweet peaches and habanero chilies, It is an entirely unique flavour. This one has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon and works with both sweet and savoury dishes.
Louisiana’s Pure Crystal:
Boasting red cayenne peppers, distilled vinegar, and salt, Louisiana’s Pure Crystal sauce has a peppery flavour that sets it apart from the crowd.
Heinz Chili Sauce:
Heinz Meanz Beanz… With a base of ripened vine tomatoes and a kick of garlic and spices, the chili sauce is an excellent extra for burgers and more.
America’s second-favourite hot sauce, Frank’s Red Hot is what it says on the bottle. Made with aged cayenne peppers, this one is akin to a buffalo hot sauce in flavour.