The hot sauce community is a vast one, from large household names like Frank’s and Tabasco to small town batches that pack a big punch. To show our appreciation to this tasty meal-time staple and in honor of National Hot Sauce Day, we’ve decided to round up what we think are some of the best hot sauce brands of 2023!
**In creating this list, we took into account brands that are highly talked about, uses quality ingredients, gives back to the community, and most importantly makes some blazin’ hot sauce
13 Stars Hot Sauce
13 Stars Hot Sauce is a veteran-owned and operated company serving up small-batch spicy goodness since 2019. 13 Stars source their peppers locally upon availability to create concoctions ranging from a mild and unique take on the ever-popular salsa verde to a nuclear level hot sauce using the ever infamous ghost pepper and Carolina reaper. These sauces not only taste great, but they will also make you feel great as a portion of each sale is added to their veteran and first-responder fund which they continually donate to various non-profits.
Jump in with their Variety Pack
You might know the Heatonist sauces from the hit Youtube series “Hot Ones” where they whipped up official Hot Ones sauces like the iconic “Final Dab” but the Heatonist got its start when founder Noah began selling a selection of his favorite hot sauces from a pushcart in Brooklyn and from there the spice began. Not only does the Heatonist carry a selection of the best hot sauces from around the world made only with love (ie fresh quality ingredients) their own one-of-a-kind concoctions come from data collected from thousands of customer tasting sessions a year. Talk about quality control!
Try the iconic Classic Hot Sauce
Elijah’s Xtreme came to life in 2014 from a father and son’s love of hot peppers and the desire to make fun, flavorful hot sauces. You don’t have to rely on just our taste buds that Elijah’s Xtreme has some of the best sauce around, just check out their extensive awards list! The Reaper Sauce alone has 15 industry awards!
Test your taste buds with their Worlds Hottest Xtreme Trio pack
You can’t have a best hot sauce brands list without one of the most iconic pantry staples, Frank’s RedHot. In 1964 Anchor Bar & Grill in Buffalo, NY decided to create the first-ever buffalo wings using none other than, you guessed it, Frank’s RedHot. The history is long and tasty making it no wonder that Frank’s is America’s #1 hot sauce brand.
You can’t go wrong with a Frank’s Original
TorchBearer Sauces truly is the hot sauce for just about everyone. Living up to their motto, “Accidentally Healthy, Intentionally Delicious” TorchBearer’s sauces use only quality all-natural ingredients that are gluten, dairy, nut, and egg-free. From smoky horseradish to chipotle barbecue and hot sauces ranging from mild to wild these concoctions surely pack a punch. In fact, since starting in 2005 TorchBearer Sauces has earned over 52 national awards.
Check out their Hot Sauce Bundle Pack
Angry Goat Pepper Co
What started as some extra peppers from the garden, bloomed into a multi-award-winning business of hot sauces, pepper jellies, mustards and barbecue sauces. Angry Goat Pepper Co, located in Vermont, has been featured on the hit Youtube series “Hot Ones” multiple seasons and it’s no surprise why! With sauces ranging from mild to XXX to ultra hot heat, there’s something for just about every palate.
We think you’ll love their Spicy Trio
Siete Foods is a family-run company from South Texas that is serving up delicious foods and hot sauces that is on its way to becoming the leading healthy Mexican-American food brand. Started when this family of 7 came together to support Veronica, co-founder & president, who was suffering from debilitating autoimmune conditions and decided to adopt a low-inflammation, grain-free diet. Not wanting to keep their delicious foods to themselves, Siete foods was born. And trust us when we say they cook up some great hot sauces! Made from simple ingredients like apple cider vinegar, avocado oil, and vegetables, all varieties are Whole30 approved.
Try their Hot Sauce Sample Pack
So many great hot sauce companies are family-owned and operated and PexPeppers is no different! Located in Pueblo, Colorado, PexPeppers creates small-batch hot sauces so as to not sacrifice quality for their 18 varieties of sauces. With names like HornetBOMB Habanero, Solar Fuego, and Atom Splitter Tropical Douglah, these sauces pack a major flavor punch to any item you pair them with.
Try their limited edition 2 the Moon SBJ7 Hot Sauce before it runs out!
Yellowbird warns that there is a high probability of getting lost in the sauce and they’re probably right! Homegrown in Austin, TX, Yellowbird came to life from a passion for growing hot hot peppers and a self-taught sauce master. Working with ingredients grown themselves or from a network of small farms to create delectable sauces with only the freshest ingredients you’ll be taken on a flavor explosion journey from habanero hot sauce to blue agave sriracha and so much more in between.
Start off with their Classic Hot Sauce Variety Pack
Kultivar & Co
When Kultivar & Co started they simply wanted to make delicious small-batch hot sauces. As the peppers continued to grow, founders Lisa and Ira knew their mission was about more than just quality sauce but also to the community that supports them. That’s why 35% of Kultivar & Co’s revenue goes to local charities, and they only use the best ingredients from suppliers that follow the ideals of sustainable farming.
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