10 of the tastiest hand made hot sauces

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1. NW ELIXERS HOTT SAUCE #1

With Roasted Habaneros, Arbol Chiles, and a pinch of Smoked Paprika and Cardamom

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NW ELIXER’s Hott Sauce #1 is made with roasted habenero peppers and dry arbolo chiles combined with just the right amount of Northwest honey and southern spices, create the ideal balance of sweet, smoky and spicy. It’s the ideal sauce for absolutely anything.  

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 2. PRETTY DOG HOT SAUCE

Naga Jolokia with Meyer Lemon, Fresh Sage, and Honey

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Pretty Dog’s Naga Jolokia sauce is one of the most unique sauces we have encountered. It has a fiery hot kick and a rich smokey flavor with subtle sweetness provided by the honey. The Meyer lemon adds a brightness to the sauce and the sage compliments the unique ghost pepper flavor. This sauce does not sacrifice flavor for heat!

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3. SECRET AARDVARK

Habanero Hot Sauce with Mustard, Carrots, and Roasted Tomatoes

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Secret Aardvark has developed quite the cult following, and for good reason. This sauce is an incredibly well balanced and tasty take on a Caribbean style sauce. The carrots and tomatoes give it sweetness and the habaneros add a good amount of heat. This sauce is good on everything!

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4. HEARTBREAKING DAWN’S

1498 Cauterizer, with Blueberries and Apricot Preserves

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1498 Cauterizer contains Trinidad Scorpion peppers (one of the hottest in the world), along with blueberries, apricot preserves, soy sauce, honey, and carrots, with a pinch of ginger and white pepper. It might sound strange, but it’s amazing. The sweetness of the fruit and honey balance out the extreme heat of the Scorpion peppers. The flavor of the peppers really shine through. Too hot for you? Heartbreaking Dawn’s also makes a slightly milder 1498 sauce with almost the same ingredients, but with some Scotch Bonnet peppers replacing a portion of the scorpion peppers.

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5. SAUCEE  No 3. Kale

With Kale, Basil, Habaneros and Yellow Bell Peppers

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Thats right, Kale hot sauce! It’s not as strange as it sounds. The basil flavor comes through stronger than the flavor of the kale, making this sauce taste like pesto with an extra dose of antioxidants! Also check out Saucee’s other unique flavors, like FlaxTurmeric, and Capsaicin.

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6. HIGH RIVER SAUCES

Grapes of Wrath with Cabernet and Pickled Red Cabbage

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Grapes of Wrath is a unique blend of Trinidad Scorpion peppers, red wine, holiday spices and pickled cabbage. This limited edition sauce is perfect for the holidays!

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7. CHICAOJI

Chipotle Chile Sauce with Goji Berries, Agave, and Raw Cacao

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Chicaoji is made with Goji berries, cacao nibs, chipotles, agave nectar, Celtic Sea Salt, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the “Mother of Vinegar”. This is a super healthy sauce with a mild heat level.

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8. HUMBOLDT HOT SAUCE

Island Style with Pineapples, Guavas, and Bananas

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Humboldt Hot Sauce’s Island Style is a fruity sauce wit pineapples, guavas, bananas, mangos, a touch of ginger and garlic. Habaneros give it a medium-hot kick. This sauce goes especially great with Indian and Caribbean food.

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9. LUCKY DOG HOT SAUCE

Black Label with Trinidad Scorpions, Figs, and Apples

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Lucky Dog makes a bunch of really tasty sauces. You can always count on them being rich, well balanced sauces with plenty of garlic. The Black Label is the hottest of the Lucky Dog family, with Trinidad Scorpion peppers and Ghost Pepper infused sea salt. The heat is balanced with organic apple sauce and California Black Mission figs. While this may not be the hottest sauce in the “superhot” category, it certainly is one of the tastiest!

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10. BRAVADO HOT SAUCE

San Patricio with Roasted Pablanos and Granny Smith Apples

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Bravado Spice, based in Houston, TX,  makes some really good hot sauce. TheirSan Patricio is a tangy blend of roasted pablanos, jalapenos, and Granny Smith apples. The apples add a nice level of sweetness without being overpowering, and the jalapenos and pablanos provide a mild-medium heat level. Also check out their hotter Habanero Pineapple sauce.

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