THSC's pick of some of the best hot sauces November 29 2014

There are so many different types of hot sauce on the market that you may find yourself asking where to start. Depending on your tastes, there are countless manufacturers and distributors of hot sauce depending on your particular tastes, and exactly how much burn you can take.

Here are our pick of some the best hot sauces varying from a little zing, to eye-watering heat that will put hair on your chest.

Father and son team, Bret and Elijah Morey have recently launched this insanely hot sauce onto the market, after years of refining it. The combination of Naga Jolokia (aka the notorious Ghost Pepper) and habanero rates at over one million Scoville Heat Units. This hot sauce, however, is not just about mind-blowing heat, it also produces some amazing flavors. Ingredients include roasted garlic, lime juice, carrots and passion fruit, for a sweet flavor flavor to calm down your taste buds once the initial kick of the Ghost Pepper has cooled down.

Outer Limits Jalapeno Lime Hot Sauce

Perfect for heat lovers, but for those who are not willing to experience hot sauce that will literally take your breath away, Jalapeno Lime Hot Sauce is a perfect choice. What it lacks in extreme heat, it makes up in a delicious flavour thanks to a combination of red jalapenos and lime. Including not only lime juice but zest too, the citrus flavors and jalapeno are a delicious combo.

Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce

This is a hot sauce that will blow your mind. Definitely not for the fainthearted, this combination of Ghost Pepper, Habanero and Peri Peri Chilli Peppers is considered one of the hottest hot sauces around. Other ingredients include garlic, onion and cayenne pepper. This sauce is so hot that warnings have been issued before you give it a try. We suggest that a little goes a long way.

Dave's Gourmet Adjustable Heat Hot Sauce

In terms of hot sauce innovation, this hot sauce has managed to scoop up loads of awards, including:

 

2007 Outstanding Innovation in Package Design (NASFT)

2005 Fiery Food Challenge - 1st Place Packaging

2005 Fiery Food Challenge - 1st Place Best New Product (Non-food)

2005 Top Ten Consumer Products (Datamonitor Productscan)

 

These awards are not surprising when you look at just how versatile it is. It comes in a specially designed container which can be adjusted according to heat, from warm to extra hot. It is perfect as a household staple, giving family members different heat options according to their heat preferences.