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The Best Hot Sauces: 9K Reviews
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The Best Hot Sauces: 9K Reviews

Based on 8,501 Influenster Reviews

It's getting hot in here! We love hot sauce. It's something you can keep in your purse and add to just about anything–pizza, chicken, rice, eggs, even salad. Turn up the heat with these extra spicy, extra delicious hot sauces, selected by combing through thousands of Influenster reviews.

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Huy Fong Foods Inc. Sriracha Chili Sauce
BY HUY FONG
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars86%
  • 4 Stars10%
  • 3 Stars2%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.8 / 5 (2,470 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $2.49
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Andra D.Andra D. said...
Sriracha's a great early morning pick-me-up on the ol omlet. It's also great on pizza, stirfry, soups, panini sandwiches (spritz a little atop the cheese the next time you make one, and see for yourself), etc. Great for livening up roasted red pepper hummus, tomato sauces, mayonnaise, you name it. The uses are innumerable.

I'm a self-avowed chili-head, and I've tried more chili sauces than I can easily count. Everyone has their favorite styles and brands, and I'm no different, because this happens to be one of mine.

The thing I like about Sriracha is how the flavor and texture of freshly ground sun-ripened red chilies shine through cleanly ... there are no gritty/bitter seeds, no oxidized flavors from using reconstituted dried chilies, no caramelized/overcooked flavors, no competing heavy mismatched flavors/spices, no mouth pucking wretched excesses from being pickled in cider vinegar and salt, no fatiguing smoke flavors, no fruit juices, no excessive heat, no thermonuclear oil essence extracts, etc. Most of those things have their time, place and uses, and good examples of each abound ... but not here.

No. Sriracha is just plain, beautiful, de-seeded, unobstructed, sun-ripened fresh red chili flesh, with just barely enough garlic, salt, vinegar and sugar to round it out, plus a little gaur gum to thicken it slightly, and a little sorbate for extend it's freshness. That's it. It's pleasantly piquant, but not overly so.

Highly recommended.

p.s. A convenient fallback for me, whenever Sriracha is unavailable, is Franks RedHot Original. ...read more
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Huy Fong Foods Inc. Sriracha Chili Sauce uploaded by Sarah T.
Huy Fong Foods Inc. Sriracha Chili Sauce uploaded by Rose G.
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Frank's RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
BY FRANK'S REDHOT
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars81%
  • 4 Stars15%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (4,042 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $1.85
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Christie R.Christie R. said...
label on Frank's Hot Sauce says "The Perfect Blend of Flavor and Heat" and I must say this is an accurate description of the product.

Frank's Hot Sauce is outstanding. It's a Cheyenne Pepper based hot sauce that is not too hot, not too sweet, but has just a perfect blend of "flavor and heat." It's not like Tobasco sauce which is very hot and you sprinkle on items. It's a different kind of sauce (I love Tobasco). Frank's is a hot sauce you can use more liberally to your liking because, while it's hot, it's not so hot you can't really dig into it and enjoy the rich flavor and spices.

I like to use this sauce to dip chicken tenders in, but you can also use it too cook buffalo wings, put it on eggs, French fries, burgers, whatever you like.

I highly recommend this hot sauce.
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Frank's RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce uploaded by KATHERINE P.
Frank's RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce uploaded by KATHERINE P.
Frank's RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce uploaded by KATHERINE P.
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Valentina Salsa Picante
BY VALENTINA
4.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars85%
  • 4 Stars13%
  • 3 Stars1%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star1%
4.8 / 5 (182 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $2.24
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Alexia S.Alexia S. said...
As a Mexican kid I grew up putting this on EVERYTHING. Valentina was an essential for my home's cabinet! lol This gives food so much flavor. You can put it on chips (hot cheetos, ruffles, takis, lays, etc.), corn, fruit (esp. watermelon), mangoneadas, ramen noodles, peanuts, and many other foods! You seriously have to try it. It's not even that spicy, it just adds the perfect amount of spicyness if you don't want to be sweating! ...read more
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Huy Fong Foods Inc. Chili Garlic Sauce
BY TUONG OT TOI VIET-NAM
4.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars87%
  • 4 Stars11%
  • 3 Stars1%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star1%
4.8 / 5 (97 reviews)
Buy on Target for $2.04
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Cynthia H.Cynthia H. said...
My favorite! I am used to eating thai chili peppers and ghost chili...the spicy stuff. This isn't spicy at all. It's a little sour, sweet, mild. A little of this stuff goes a long way. If you eat a lot of it, that can be when you start tasting the spiciness, other than that, this is a great dressing for salad, seasoning for meat. Very versatile and inexpensive. We always have this in the fridge, since I personally like this stuff cold. If you hate spicy foods, but like something with a kick, definitely give this a try. It's not spicy, but it does have a little kick. Not spicy though..just a kick that lasts for 5 seconds then goes away. I you like to marinate meat, add this, some oyster sauce, sriracha, garlic, ginger, a pinch of salt, black pepper, and you've got yourself some bomb meat haha. Enjoy! ...read more
Louisiana Hot Sauce
BY LOUISIANA
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars82%
  • 4 Stars15%
  • 3 Stars1%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star0%
4.8 / 5 (82 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $16.27
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Courtney U. said...
Maybe I am biased, because I am from Louisiana. But Louisiana Hot Sauce is hands down the best for me and other brands do not compare. I use it on fried chicken, baked food, seafood... almost everything. Louisiana Hot Sauce is the best, and is bursting with flavor rather than how a lot of brands are just straight up spice. It is the perfect heat level too. I most definitely recommend. ...read more
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Cholula Hot Sauce Chipotle
BY CHOLULA
4.9 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars91%
  • 4 Stars9%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.9 / 5 (32 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $3.65
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Kenneth C.Kenneth C. said...
I'm a bit of a hot sauce fanatic. At any given time I must have two dozen different bottles on hand, but only a few are mandatory. One of those is Cholula hot sauce and when I saw that Cholula started making a chipotle sauce my mandatory list became one sauce larger. Chipotle flavor lends itself to many dishes and Cholula Chipotle (say that 5 times fast!) gets used at my house on many things from tacos to fried potatoes. ...read more
Huichol Hot Sauce
BY HUICHOL
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars78%
  • 4 Stars11%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (9 reviews)
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sara g.sara g. said...
This hot sauce is delicious. I have grown up eating it and it's a must on most of my food. The taste is so good and nothing compared to other hot sauces out there. It is hot so I would be careful on how much I add to my food if I did not eat too much spicy food. Great for seafood, meat, soups and fruit. ...read more
Gator Hammock Lethal Gator Hot Sauce
BY GATOR HAMMOCK
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars88%
  • 4 Stars0%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.8 / 5 (8 reviews)
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Ashley F.Ashley F. said...
Best hot sauce ever! Hot but not crazy hot and so flavorful! Just a good sauce! it tastes great on everything! Chicken, fish pizza what ever you wanna put it on it will taste great. Even just diping veg in it and you not only have a yummy snack but a really healthy one. ...read more
Schultz's Gourmet Hot Sauce Spicy Original
BY SCHULTZ'S GOURMET
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars62%
  • 4 Stars38%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.6 / 5 (8 reviews)
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Janidel V.Janidel V. said...
I rarely feel passionate enough about a product to leave a review. This sauce is so great, I have to chime in. I was buying it from a local Costco, until they stopped carrying it. I'm looking to find it in whole foods. The sauce is tangy with nice heat, and the more you eat, the hotter it feels. It has a great color, and the taste is out of this world. Just a fantastic sauce, and after trying it, no other sauce will do. ...read more
Red Ghost Hot Sauce
BY RED GHOST
4.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars83%
  • 4 Stars17%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.8 / 5 (6 reviews)
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Kenny R.Kenny R. said...
If you think Tabasco sauce is hot, then this guy isn't for you. Red Ghost is definitely hot, but flavorful as well. You only need a drop so the bottle lasts awhile. Love this stuff. ...read more
Daves Gourmet Insanity Sauce, 5 oz
BY DAVES GOURMET
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars75%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.8 / 5 (4 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $6.15
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Kenny R.Kenny R. said...
Dave's Insanity is my favorite hot sauce of all-time. It's not for the faint of heart though. If you are used to Tabasco or Texas Pete's, this is gonna be a step up for sure. Dave's not only brings a immense amount of heat, but it's the most flavorful hot sauce out there IMHO. Some of these hot sauces are so hot that's all you get. Dave's is the exception. My favorite by far! Highly recommended! ...read more
Tabasco Pepper Sauce Original Flavor
BY TABASCO
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars80%
  • 4 Stars10%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (109 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $2.18
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Crystal C.Crystal C. said...
I really love hot & spicy foods so this sauce is great! I love to add it to my pizza, fried shrimp, popcorn, potato chips... etc. to give it a little extra kick of flavor. I honestly don't think it's spicy for me, it's actually pretty mild but I'm the type of person who enjoys & eats a lot of spicy food. Someone who is not used to spicy food may think that this is hot/spicy. I definitely recommend trying this hot sauce, especially on pizza & fried shrimp (my fave). 10/10 would definitely recommend! ...read more
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